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Sunday
Apr122009

Mother of Gardens


Staying in the frame of gardening, this collection was captured on Friday afternoon. The weather was beautiful and my mother's garden: gorgeous.  


It's not a surprise that I love plants.  My late grandfather (father's side) was perhaps my first influence.  I don't remember him much as I was very young when he passed away, but I spent all of my early childhood playing in his gardens.  This was in Rawdha, which incidentally means 'Garden' in Arabic, and my memories are of trees... Many tall trees.  There was no lawn, not many flowers - but a wall of trees surrounding the house inside the main walls and out.  The sound of leaves on windy days still takes me there!







 


When I was seven or eight years old, we moved to Mishref.  It was my mother's turn.  Smaller trees, many flowers and a wonderful lawn.  The small trees are now huge by the way.  We're no longer at that house, but whenever I drive past it, I look at those trees.


Enjoy the collection.  Enjoy the lovely weather we're having these days.  What a treat for this time in April.  Have a nice week.














Reader Comments (8)

Nice Garden Bro mashalah

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercasttro

:) a lovely medley of vibrant colours! a feast for the eyes. yes, the heat is still a bit reluctant to fire on! :)

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker

Lovely garden BuYousef ! may it keep on growing and blooming. :)

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

Mashalla! A beautiful garden! Amazing shots as usual! Keep it up!

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

subhanallah!
thanks for sharing!

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersadia

-- casttro
Thanks :)

-- onlooker
Thanks. Yes... Thank God.

-- Mathai
Thank you for the nice wishes :)

-- Marzouq
Thank you :)

-- sadia
Very welcome. Thanks for commenting.

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

A lovely garden

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjewaira

i've seen this garden somewhere in in the Gurain area, very nice and organised

April 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterq8milk

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