Tag Archive: flora

D is for Dahab’s Deserts

This isn’t the first scene that usually comes to mind when people think of Dahab. Typically, visions of gorgeous blue waters, golden sandy beaches, and amazing marine life are what draw people to… Continue reading

A is for Aloe

  A few years ago, a friend gave me some young aloe vera plants. Today, they would take over my garden if I let them! I have used the leaves to cool burns… Continue reading

D: Date Palm

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… Continue reading

F: Flora of the Flood Paths

A collage of desert blooms seen on a morning walk through Wadi Digla – a protected area near Ma’adi, Cairo. Like Sinai, the wadis around Cairo also received some rains early this year.… Continue reading