Tuesday, September 8, 2009

So Apparently Summer Isn't Over...

After a week of rain and cold I was pretty sure summer was over, but today was really hot and sunny, so I guess it isn't. Here are some pictures of the oldest botanical garden in Holland, where my friend & I went today. It's in the city of Leiden and is amazingly beautiful.

Of course the day I end up in a botanical garden is the one day I don't have my camera with me, so these aren't the best quality since they were taken with my phone.

(The first 3 photos aren't of the garden.)














15 comments:

Mohaly said...

Awesome Green :)

Umm Omar said...

Gorgeous. Now, the green has *got* to be a plus over Egypt, right?

nadia said...

I sooo want to be in that place right now! So beautiful and green, mashaAllah.

Your phone takes great pictures :)

Muni said...

beautiful
can u identify any of these botanical beauties?
:p

CooL MuslimaH said...


wow..is all i can say..

mashAllah...

~Cool muslimah~

nice boots..:)

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

The green is definitely one of the best things about Holland :) It's beautiful.

Muni I don't know anything about flowers lol. My friend and I were actually joking about how we were walking past all the flowers while other people were examining them carefully.

Muni said...

botany was my least fav. course

but i wud also gape at the beauty of the flowers
so yeah.. GAPE FOR ME!

but its so sad, in cairo ther r some places with flowers, like erm, ZAMALEK! but u just dont LOOK! and salah salem too btw! i've been takin ths road every day for almost a year and i just noticed all this beautiful flowers.. its soo distracting so i never get to stop and appreciate them!
:(

Sara said...

I am simply wowed!

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Salah Salem has flowers? You're right, I think we're usually too distracted trying to drive when on that road, so no one notices the flowers!

Aynur said...

Very nice!
And I saw on my blogger dashboard that you had just posted something ... but it's not there anymore. Did you change your mind about leaving it up? ;)

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Haha Aynur, yes I did have 2nd thoughts. It was about Hadith. I wasn't sure what reaction I would get and I realized that most people had already given their opinion in my previous post about Hadith. Just started a course about the subject anyway so insh'Allah I'll post about it when I'm done :)

G said...

How beautiful. Of course no one but you would know how envious I am right now huh? Lol Muni!!! I miss you both so much. It does look beautiful and I am happy you finally had a European outing with a friend, just walking in the park. Now if that isn't European and so unlike Egypt, I don't know what is!

It is very beautiful!!
I am really happy for you Sarah and I am proud of you for posting the Hadith post! DO update us how the course goes ;)

Lot and lots of love as always!!

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

G: Awww, love your comment, as always! Will def. keep you updated on the course :D

Ikka said...

ok so despite of what i said just a few minutes ago on skype, i decided i'd join the blog world. i won't actually be posting much.. just random ish (the name of my blog lol) but anywho, now i can comment on ur blog. I love the pictures they are so beautiful! i can just smell and breath in the fresh air. hmmmmm..

oh and did u say they were taken with your phone? iPhone?

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Yay glad you started a blog!

And yeah, iPhone :D