About a year ago, I posted about my Arabic-speaking alter-ego Habiba. She´s embarrassed it has taken her this long, but she has finally uploaded a new book! The Flying Seed or البِذرة الطايرة… Read More
The most abundant “tree” in Egypt is the Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera), known in Arabic as Nakhl el-Balah نخل البلح . And Egypt is the world’s top producer of dates, producing over a… Read More
T is for Toot or M is for Mulberry Mulberry is a popular tree in Egypt, with its fruit eaten fresh or made into jam or juice (my favorite!). Their leaves are collected… Read More
F is for Flame Tree…or R, this time, for Royal Poinciana Yes, it’s another flame tree post - this time up close. These beautiful flowers are growing in Dahab, South Sinai. Apparently, there is… Read More
F is for Flame Tree OR P is for Poinciana A sure sign of spring in Cairo is when the Flame Trees begin to get their leaves. By summer, their scarlet flowers are… Read More
A is for Acacia And if you’re going to have a picnic in the desert, it will most likely be an acacia that provides your shade! I had a lovely lunch under this… Read More
A is for Acacia This is a close-up shot of the spines of an acacia tree. Taken on a hike along the coast between Blue Hole to Ras Abu Galum, South Sinai.