MyWorld: In The Shade

The view from my husband’s 5th floor hospital room in Jeddah looked down over a lovely park which was adjacent to the facility. I took many photos of the park and enjoyed looking down and seeing women walking, families picnicking, and children playing out in the enjoyable spring weather. I was particularly happy to catch this guy sprawled out on the grass taking a nap in the shade of the palm trees.
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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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18 Responses to MyWorld: In The Shade

  1. Laura Fairhurst says:

    I just sent a response about pic of Bedouin and then read about your husband’s cardiac issues. The reason I was in Saudi was to help set up the cardiac unit at Al-Hada hospital. My husband set up the unit and I worked as the cardiology RN. King Khalid was brought in just prior to his death but unfortunately did not survive long enough for treatment and I took care of the ancient queen mother of Yemen while there. I did find VIP medicine a whole new ball game. Hope things work out well for you. Most of the royals headed out for London or Cleveland Clinic while I was there. Taif and Jeddah were both growing so rapidly at that time that I’m sure I wouldn’t recognize much at all now. Laura.

    • The hospital where my husband has his surgery is International Medical Center (IMC) and it is an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic. It is an amazingly beautiful hospital – I did a post about it on my other blog in April. Just in the less than 3 yrs that I have been here, Jeddah has grown by leaps and bounds and continues to do so. I cannot believe how many new construction projects there are all over the city. I’m glad you enjoyed your time here. It’s a totally different experience for someone like me – with a Saudi husband, I’m not working, no driver, no maid, stuck at home most of the time, and my husband is a homebody … not a very exciting existence at all.

  2. ladyfi says:

    What a joyful capture! Hope you and hubby can keep some of this joy and hope in your hearts.

  3. Judy says:

    What a wonderful capture! I love the color and the shadows and the guy sleeping adds a touch of human interest. This is a beauty.

  4. First, sorry so sorry to learn about your husband’s heart problems.
    Second, hope he is doing well.
    Third, last but not least I loved the palms, the palm relections on the grass and the “bloke” relaxing on the grass.
    In times of trouble and stress, photography can be a great distraction and relaxation device.
    Take care.

  5. J Bar says:

    It’s great that you captured the bloke sprawled out in the shade. Fantastic.

  6. SandyCarlson says:

    That’s a lovely view of somebody enjoying the shade! I hope your husband is OK.

    • Thank you, Sandy – he is coming along now. Triple bypass surgery is pretty serious but he had wonderful doctors and staff there. He just needs to work on his patience a little bit!

  7. Now catching a shot like this one is priceless! Talk about timing!! I love it, Susie! I do hope your husband is doing well. I hold good thoughts for you and your family! Hope you have a great week!


    • Thanks, Sylvia – Hubby is finally doing better after suffering a minor setback for about a week. I’ll be so happy in another month or so… when hopefully this will pretty much be behind us.

  8. ewok1993 says:

    this is a fabulous snap, great timing.

  9. Pathfinder says:

    Hehe as if was murdered!

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