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Three places outside Kuwait City have been secretly calling me for some time.  The Mutla’ ridge in the west, which I am still to visit, the station of Umm il Aish, which was unfortunately removed before I got my act together, and Doha.  I read BloggerMathai’s post and decided it was time.  My cameras were in London so it had to wait… or so I thought.

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Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed holy month and easy fasting.

مبارك عليكم الشهر و عساكم من عواده

As terrible as it sounds, I am pleased that – starting tomorrow – I can have the only thing I miss in Ramadan: a good coffee in the morning.  I haven’t had time to take a photograph for Eid.  I do hope that you like this close up of a Habiscus flower.   The shot was taken in April this year at my mother’s garden.

Eid Mubarak to you and your loved ones.  I hope all your prayers are answered.

تقبل الله طاعتكم و عيدكم مبارك

In the middle of the month of Ramadan, we celebrate Girgi’an.  Boys and girls dress in traditional costumes and sing old songs in exchange for some sweets.  It’s our version of trick-and-treat… only without tricks.  When I was a child, it was still a relatively simple affair with small handfuls of sweets, almonds and – if you’re really lucky – a couple of coins handed to us.  Today is a different story all together. Parents (mainly mothers) compete to achieve some truely ridiculous results.  The concept of ‘Less is More’ is yet again forgotten.  Whatever way you do it, I hope your kids have a wonderful time in celebrating this wonderful tradition.

The shot above was my first real test of the new tripod.  I took the photograph from our roof late Wednesday night using a Sigma lens at 500mm.  Have a look at the larger version by clicking the image.

I wish you and your families all the best for the holy month.  To my readers who are not familiar with Ramadan, it is the month every year when Muslims around the world fast during daylight – no food, no water and no smoking until the sun is down. Another significant event that took place during this month is the revelation of the Holy Quran.

The small attractive mosque above is in Fintas.  I took the photo earlier this evening at sunset.

مبارك عليكم الشهر و عساكم من عواده

I love everything about the holy month of Ramadan.  I find fasting easy even with the thirst in this terrible heat/humidity.  What I find most difficult is not being able to have freshly brewed coffee.

تقبل الله طاعتكم

I wish everyone a blessed month, full of answered prayers and contentment.
مبارك عليكم الشهر و كل عام و أنتم بخير

Photograph taken earlier this evening in Sabah Al Salem area.  It was so humid outside it felt like under-water photography.