Monday, April 03, 2006

Springtime in Gaza

(Interesting to note the mixture of bright colours such as lilac, fuschia, and red are often reflected in traditional Palesinian embroidery originating from Beer il-Sabi3, Isdud, and other areas in and around the historical Gaza district.


Blogger Hazem said...

happy and safe spring for u and Yusuf and all palestinians ppl.
nice pic

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember the red flower the most from the middle east in the 3rd picture. What is that called in english?

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like a poppy to me.

All very nice!

5:50 PM  
Blogger Khaled said...

to the first Anonymous, it's called anemone...
to the second Anonymous, no ya seede it's not... sheklak ma bte3refhoosh, it seems you don't know him!

Plants are my game... and my life!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Why Palestinians Usually Get It Wrong said...

Come and check out my collection of Rachel Corrie jokes.

3:15 AM  
Blogger Frances Goodman فرانسيس said...

Beautiful pictures! Thank you for these.

5:32 AM  
Anonymous Jim said...

nice flowers :)

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whypalestinesusually get it wrong,

how vile you must be?
here is the picture of flowers blooming and you drag your nasty,smelly fingers here.

Is making fun of the dead part of your teachings?is that your religion?

She's dead.She's with the Lord.Let her be there.

please,get out.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Chef Sara said...

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9:54 AM  
Blogger Chef Sara said...

nice blog, you folks go through hell on a daily basis..its not right!

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Jim said...

They make nice desktop backgrounds, although its a bit tricky to see the icons.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


thank you for the flower name.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Mahammed said...

Dis is no fer tis is poscards, no flowers in palestine. israelski primitivski burn all the flowers in Falashtin. No flowers! Zios! Give us all flowers you steal from us! You steal all opur cocumbers and potatoes! Shame on zioz!

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Spring time for Hitler and Germany..." Oops, wrong place. Wrong time...

3:23 PM  
Anonymous lizard of Oz said...

great pics

6:32 PM  
Blogger Fatima said...

beautiful pics, especially the one with the lone red rose (?).

10:45 PM  
Blogger Gert said...

"Why Palestinians Usually Get It wrong" has been going round blogspamming comment sections of pro-Palestinian blogs, including mine. At one point he was putting completely irrelevant and abusive comments on my blog at a rate much faster than I could take them down.

What exactly he's trying to achieve with his Rachel Corrie jokes remains rather unclear. Rachel was naive but she doesn't deserve this in any way. Many agree with us on that.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Laila said...

Salaam Fatima-
yeah, that red flower shows up in spring in the most unexpected of places (scorched land, garbage dumps, etc.)...its quite a thing of beauty of a symbol of tenacity. It is called "Shaqa2iq al-No3man" or "anemone" in english...=)

10:37 AM  
Blogger Mama Bird said...

Lovely photos. Spring is my favorite season.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Mama Bird said...

Lovely photos. Spring is my favorite season.

7:04 PM  
Blogger jac said...

You have such lovely pics, umyousuf!

The 3rd one is a red poppy flower... very common in syria, Lebanon and Iraq.
There is white poppies too in the same shape but a bit smaller and white in colour.

2:19 PM  
Blogger julianna said...

Asalamu Alaykum,

Your photos are beautiful and moving :)

I especially love flowers, and I love seeing these when i visit my husband in Jordan (he is Jordanian).

I am sad that I am missing the springtime there.

2:47 AM  
Anonymous Ghassan said...

To whom he asked anout the red rose name, here it is in arabic:

Original arabic: Shakeek
Palestinian dialect: Sh'ee'
': glateral stop

In fact this flower is extremely common in Palestine's spring. It grows in Spring and dies after

5:23 AM  

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