Flamingos and Lightning Storms

August 7, 2009 at 9:02 am 1 comment

Well ok, they’re not flamingos but female peacocks but we have two running around the yard in the guesthouse. Imagine my surprise when I found out that females don’t have the beautiful plummage.

That just doesn’t make sense, women are always more beautiful. JJ Hiking the MargalasPoor peas…all they’re left with are red, beady eyes!

The peacocks are very brave. When we have lightening storms – which we have a lot of during the monsoon rains – they stand stock still right in the middle of the yard letting the rain and the wind rush right over them. Ummm….a metaphor for life?

The storms during a monsoon are spectacular – course you have to like storms. Thunder, huge lightning action – absolutely brilliant if you’re high enough to see it. But not too high! The flashes light up the Margala Mountains which are just minutes away. One of my hiking buddies describes the Margalas as “the wrinkles of the Himalayas.” They’re spectacular in that they are sharp, straight up, with tons of peaks and valleys and fantastic vistas to Islamamad. Much better than Kabul with the three hills in the middle of the city surrounded by brown mud.


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  • 1. gaby  |  August 11, 2009 at 11:17 am

    hi, great photos, glad to hear you had a short vacation. everything fine here, look forward to reading more about your adventure. take good care of yourself. l


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