Wednesday, December 31, 2008


May these sunset images from Luxor find you bidding a "fond" farewell to 2008 and anticipating a hopeful, peaceful, healthy and prosperous 2009!

Signs of the Times 1

Seen on my walk to Karnak Temple on Sunday!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ho Hum!

A little sensory overload? Late afternoon in the Hypostyle Hall at Karnak Temple. But what great seating!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Holiday Wish for You...


Just a quick note about the genuine day-to-day friendliness of the Egyptians I encounter. No matter how often during the course of a day I run into someone I am always acknowledged with a smile, a wave of the hand and an "Ahlan!" or "Marhab!" I could be recording the temperature and humidity at the weather station near the front gate or passing through the library or getting something from the fridge. It's almost a game to see which of us can get the greeting out first! This hospitality/neighborliness is one of the qualities I value most highly about the people I've met here in Egypt.