Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Managing Summer


Our fields are amazingly fertile and supply Egypt with its vegetables. This is all done with irrigation since essentially it doesn't rain. Summers are hard here for my work, riding and teaching, because they are so hot but shady trails and the cooling effect of evaporation help a lot.

6 comments:

rapunzel said...

That shade does look refreshing. We're wishing for rain here. It's very dry.

Jack said...

When I visited Egypt 18 months ago, our guide said that if we walked up to an eight year old in Luxor and asked him to describe rain, he would stare with no comprehension. He has never seen rain. The last rain in Luxor was at that time nine years earlier. Amazing.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's amazing how a place adapts to it's circumstances, I really can't imagine not having any rain for that long.

Petrus said...

Lovely photo - I like the donkey ..

Exchange 2007 said...

Beautiful pics!

Shammickite said...

We are wishing for rain here too, it was 38C yestrday. Yes, I know, that's downright cool for Egypt!