Going..Going… Almost gone!!

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…

That wonderful feeling

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…

Bahrain’s Bougainvillea bazaar

The Bougainvillea is out in force in Bahrain. It’s everywhere, in full bloom. While this hardy plant is perfectly capable of weathering the harsh summer, it’s rather colourless, dull and drab. But, come October and the easing of the heat, it comes out with a vengeance and shows its true element. Our own garden, in…

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…

Go, went… going!

The summer is upon us in Bahrain. And the folks of migratory birds that flock to this tiny island throughout the winter are on their way out – or are they? These few seagulls and a solitary (what looks like) stork were all that were visible on the Arad coast, which is normally “infested” with…