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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Category Archives: Nature
This photo just screams “Saudi Arabia.” Not a cloud in the sky. Mama and baby camel in the desert. A mosque and new construction visible in the background, along with a couple of palm trees. I love this photo! To … Continue reading
Baby camels nurse from their mamas for about two years. Camel milk is also good for humans. It is very nutritious, and compared to cow’s milk, is higher is Vitamin C and is more easily digested, which makes it better … Continue reading
I think this is just one of those classic images of when one imagines a Middle Eastern desert scene with the camel at rest and the tent off in the distance. If you look closely, you can see the little … Continue reading
Ok, I know this is probably a little gross or distasteful, but I thought some of you might be interested in seeing what camel dung actually looks like. I remember years ago being fascinated with a show on the Discovery … Continue reading
Three years ago in Saudi Arabia, about 2000 (with estimates as high as 5000) camels mysteriously dropped dead, suffering from symptoms including vomiting, fainting, excitability, paralysis, neurological problems, and sweating, which indicated some type of poisoning as opposed to an … Continue reading
When camels itch, they can’t really scratch themselves, so they have to use their minds and get creative. These two photos show how a camel uses a barbed wire post of the camel enclosure to alleviate an itch on her … Continue reading
Camels native to Saudi Arabia are the one hump dromedary camel. Their fur color can range from almost pure white to beige to sand to every shade of brown imaginable, almost to black. Many people believe that camels store water … Continue reading
Dates come in many shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Some are quite dry, hard, or chewy, and others are moist, sticky or gooey. There are hundreds of varieties of dates and they are very popular here in Saudi Arabia, eaten … Continue reading
A few days ago I was part of a volunteer Anti-Litter Clean-Up Campaign of a beach here in Jeddah which was organized by a wonderful group of concerned young people called the Young Initiative Group (YIG). YIG has undertaken many … Continue reading