Sunday, 1 May 2016

Z is for Zekreet

Zipping it today:
my words, I mean.
Almost, I mean.
Fewer, far fewer words today.
I promise.

'Zip it!: an oft used term to signal the speaker to stop talking.
What word would you use if you wanted a writer to stop 'talking'? 
Any ideas?
I'm drawing a ZERO.

The word leakage continues, despite the zipped up state! (faulty zip, I guess).
No words, just photos today, was what I'd set out to do, but I love words!
 Let the pictures do the talking.

90 km northwest of Doha lies my favourite outdoor place in Qatar. 

Pictures taken on Day 1 of the A to Z challenge. I had just posted 'A' when my friend, Danielle's text told me that they were headed to Zekreet to camp for the weekend. 
It was a God send.
 Off we went to click; husband at the wheel:
Zoom in...

Art Installation
by American artist Richard Serra.
 It's called: East-West/West-East 

Rock formations

Scarmbled up the rock formations and what did we find?
Lush. Lush. Lush.
I certainly was.
Reminded me of Richmond park in London.
There's  beauty everywhere, we just have to open our eyes, that's all.

Flora and fauna found in the meadow:

Flower of Maryam
The Sun starts to set

Time for camp fires and smores...

If you live in Qatar, do go and check this treasure out:
PLEASE take your rubbish back with you and leave the place clean.
And if you are planning a trip to Qatar, put Zekreet on your list.
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  1. Who knew the desert could hold such beautiful wonders. I've enjoyed your posts. Thank you for stopping by my posts as well and I hope that you continue to do so.

    #AtoZChallenge Z is for Zenda

    1. Deserts are beautiful, as long as you can head back inside an airconditioned car after the trek and you have plenty of water:) Winter is stunning here.
      I'm glad our paths crossed on this challenge and hope to keep in touch.

  2. Arti, thank you so much for taking us on a wonderful journey throughout April, with something exciting awaiting us round the corner every time.
    It is no mean feat posting something interesting EVERY single dayou! Hats off to you.
    It's very selfish of me when I say I am waiting for your next post:-)

    1. Cheers Ruchita:) May and June will be slow-- house move and then holidays, but I shall keep pestering you to read and comment as usual; rest assured.

  3. I'm like you, I love words! But these pictures were beautiful! I love that bug!
    Thanks for your kind words about my new blog :-) The only issue I am having is that my "Followers" site has malfunctioned and I cannot get it back on so nobody can join my blog now....

    1. I hear you Danette. I'm scared of technical glitches and sometimes dream of hiring an IT person to sort all that out for me. All I want to do is read and write and take pics and engage with fellow bloggers. Hope it gets sorted soon. All the best.

  4. The end ? Hope not - may you continue to enthrall us with your writing Arthi .

    God bless .

    1. Inshallah! and thank you:) Enjoy the holiday down under.

  5. Oooh, great Z. Congrats on making it to the end.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity and Unicorn Bell

    1. Thanks Liz. And the same to you:) I've enjoyed your posts this month.

  6. I had so wanted to go and see the Richard Serra installations there, but alas it wasnt to be. Thanks for sharing these fantastic photos of Zekreet....what a fitting finale to this challenge even though I still have to catch up with some of your earlier ones.
    Well done, pat on back to you. No, actually make that a bouquet!

    1. I'm imagining a bouguet on my back;) Just kidding Ketaki. Love your visits and your comments, so always look forward to both. Thank you dear friend. You know you could do this next year. What say? Apparently, seasoned bloggers start planning in advance (unlike moi). How about posting the process of your designs and the beauty of Islamic Art?

  7. What a lovely treat....enjoyed your A to Z challenge. Relived many of our childhood memories through your posts. Its unbelievable how much we remember of our earlier days.Start working on a book dear sis!


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