Green is good

The family the Green Community on the day that my mother-in-law was leaving for Manila. It was that weekend when we first started getting rain here in Dubai so I didn’t expect that we would be able to do a photo walk around the community.

After lunch, Bernie and I borrowed one of the bikes and off we went with the camera. I did ride the bike but damned if I let you see a photo of me on it!
We headed to the farthest end of the community, near the Marriott Courtyard where they have this gazebo and water feature plus lots of plants and flowers. This water area is lit up beautifully at night.I think this is the Marriott Apartments. I love the quiet reflection of the buildings on the man-made lake.
They love gazebos here! Here is another one which reminds me of a spider web.The benches were getting a make-over. I hope no one sat down on the wet lacquer by mistake! There is a running stream throughout the park area and even though the sun was high up in the sky, I tried to get a long(ish) exposure on this little brook just to see that silk effect they all talk about. The volleyball court was set on sand so I can only imagine it must be quite difficult to play here, no to mention very messy!
Rule of Thirds or trying my best to get the tower and the trees into the frame? You decide.I’m a sucker for this kind of pattern. The green grass is an added bonus plus it was freshly mown too so it wasn’t all bad.
I couldn’t resist and had to take this shot. The park bench leads to the playground area with the slides and swings.
Down the rabbit hole. I had to be careful not to fall in when taking this shot.
Then it was back to the house to say hi to the dogs. They were a bit shy though.
Snowy, the cat was a bit more friendly this time, esp as she just had a snack.
Aww, don’t you just love those cute puppy dog eyes?
Oh I forgot to show you the flowers! The Green Community has flowering plants all over the place. It’s a big smorgasbord for bees and butterflies.It rained the night before so these leaves look a little messy. But the flowers are gorgeous.
I love this shade of yellow. Not my favourite colour in the world but these flowers simply stand out.
More bougainvillae. The screaming fuschia was tolerable enough.
It’s no wonder red shades attract insects more. It is bright and cheerful – what’s not to like?
This flower is often used back home for funeral wreaths , but it is quite pretty too. Reminds me of Hawaii or some tropical island.
Okay I swear that’s the last of the 2009 photographs. Thanks for staying with me and I hope I didn’t bore you to death.

I want to take this opportunity as well to thank you for visiting the blog this past year and for the lovely comments . It would be great of you could let me know what you’d like me to blog about or take photos of.

See you around!

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