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sunset, abu dhabi

My photos of Dubai are now completely uploaded and in a photoset on Flickr that you can see here: Dubai 2007. The cactuscam was a success and allowed me to see the christmas cactus flowering until something happened and it went dark on Decembe 11th. Here is the last photo from the day I got back. As I recall from the last time I went left the country in mid-December, coming back to a US that has gotten its Christmas on while I was away is always a little jarring. Christmastime in Dubai was interesting because Dubai is a Muslim country and so it is crystal clear that the trees and ornaments and lights designate a secular, shopping holiday. It’s a little more murky here.

However, I like Winter. And yesterday I woke up to a box of fancy english muffins on my doorstep. In two days from now the days are going to start getting longer. If that isn’t a bang-up reason for a celebration I don’t know what is.

3 Comments

  1. Jeremy wrote:

    Right on about the days getting longer, sister!

    It was bright and sunshiny here this morning and I took a little walk and marveled at how effortlessly my disposition had grown sunnier.

    Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 11:48 | Permalink
  2. RoboNuggie wrote:

    Winter always makes me appreciate the things I already have and take for granted the rest of the year, for example a roof over my head, food and reasonable good health.

    Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 04:58 | Permalink
  3. jam wrote:

    that’s a magical picture

    Friday, December 21, 2007 at 10:47 | Permalink

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