Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Reflections On A Winter Day


Cairenes often think of the canals of the countryside with disdain. They are, indeed, the repositories of much debris, although most of it is vegetation that will decompose and simply make the canal water liquid fertiliser to help produce our marvelous vegetables. With prices soaring, farmers are even more reliant on the natural sources of fertilisers. I think of the canals as the Nile Valley's circulatory system on a mechanical end and as the windows of its soul on a day such as this.

3 comments:

babooshka said...

Not a sight I expected to see it's like a beautiful oasis.

PJ said...

I wouldn't have thought the Middle East had soaring prices but that's why I love blogging, it dispells all manner of preconceived notions.

CathM said...

Great images and posts. Brings back wonderful memories of an upbringing in Egypt. Thanks for sharing!