The weather has been very warm for this time of year. For me, this makes a great change after the freezing two weeks I had abroad. Coupled with the heavy rain we had last month, the warm period has meant an explosion in these beautiful flowers. They are quite literarily everywhere you look…
If you haven’t yet noticed them, look out for them. Wherever you happen to be tomorrow: on highways, look at the hard shoulder and the central reservation; if you’re out of the city look at low grounds; and if you’re between houses, look at the areas outside people’s gardens. For gardeners, they are not a welcomed sight.
We went for a local walk this afternoon in Abu Halifa. I saw the flowers and blue sky and could not resist.
Apart from the truck-loads of rubbish thrown all over – from picnics over the weekend – the place is amazing. Carpeted with lush green (for a desert), decorated with flowers and contrasted with dry desert plants. This particular area of Abu Halifa has been designated as a ‘National Park’ in Kuwait’s official map. I’m sure there is a time-plan somewhere for its development – but I won’t hold my breath. It’s no where near what I understand a national park to be, but it would make a decent-sized park – being the size of two typical blocks of Kuwait’s suburbs. I love open space and I’m very pleased this area will not be built up.
I leave you with more shots from the glorious afternoon.