First Rain

  I am sure it sounds strange but here in Bahrain we celebrate the first rain of the season. A few days ago, an impending ‘thunderstorm’ was announced in the local Press and smartphone weather apps started giving out ‘warnings’ of ‘unsettled weather’ over the weekend. So it was with much anticipation that virtually everyone…

Winter view

We know the winter’s here – finally – when there’s a certain nip – and colour – in the air!

Life’s back

Bahrain’s weather’s changed in the last few weeks and nowhere it is more apparent than in our tiny garden. Suddenly, everything’s back to life. And we are making the most of the “purple patch” lasting a few months of what we call the winter. The fenugreek and the radish have sprouted, the money plant has…

Summer visitor

We do not see many birds in these parts and in this weather but this feathered friend created quite a racket early one morning. On hearing the rather unusual noise, I discovered three of these on the branch just outside my window but in the time I got the camera, only one of them was…

The bright side

If this is the sight that greets you as you step out at 5 am after a good night’s sleep, then one tends to forget the nauseatingly hot and humid weather that is now sweeping Bahrain. Even at that hour, with the sun just about making its way up, on any day, it’s in excess…