I welcome myself back to blogging. After a long lay-off , while life unfolded in a variety of different ways, I was off here – more out of laziness and lethargy than anything else. Of course, it was also paucity of time, exigencies of work and the like but now that I have returned – if feels good. What better way to start off with … Continue reading The winter’s back – and so am I
A cloudy sky; a beautiful sunset; an even better sunrise, not to mention the rain and the cool weather – that’s what sums up a classic winter day in Bahrain. And, in the past month, we’ve had several such occasions. Rarely has this archipelago seen such pleasant, even cold, weather for so long at a stretch. The rain Gods have been rather benevolent this time … Continue reading Enjoying the winter
It’s rather cool and very windy after an unprecedented spell of rain in Bahrain. Little wonder then that one of the few public beaches on the island is deserted. However, it’s only a matter of days when it begins to get warmer and that would bring out the crowds. Source: “Cool” beach Continue reading “Cool” beach
Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Park in Bahrain’s Awali township is one of the country’s greenest places. In the winter months, in particular, it is an oasis of beauty, tranquility and peace. Along with the beautiful fruit and flower plants and trees, it has fountains, an artificial lake, a mini zoo with exotic birds and well manicured gardens. These are some shots of the flowers … Continue reading An oasis in the desert
Migratory birds, that flock to Bahrain in the winters, escaping from the freezing temperatures in Siberia and other colder regions of the world, are omnipresent everywhere in the country, especially in the coastal areas. This particular spot, at the so-called ‘dhow graveyard’ in Muharraq, is one that is most frequented by these winged visitors and this rotting dhow is a favourite ‘perching spot’ for them. … Continue reading The birds are back
There are perhaps the last pictures of the winter colour in our little garden. We are well into February and it’s just a matter of time the weather will begin to warm up and leave a trail of dried plants and empty patches. The petunia’s have already started drying up, the zinnia’s are losing colour and new rose buds have stopped appearing, even though the … Continue reading Going..Going… Almost gone!!
This view of the Bahrain skyline from the vast expanse of the Busaiteen coast makes one feel ‘small’ in comparison with nature. Almost all of this island nation’s skyscrapers are captured in one frame, with the winter even clouds, and the setting sun, for company. Behind me is the ocean, an equally awesome part of the Arabian Sea, that stretches for miles around this archipelagoe. Continue reading That wonderful feeling