Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Corner View: September





September is the best month in Salalah. The blanket of mist and drizzle of the summer has lifted, leaving the mountains beautifully green and covered with wild flowers. The temperature is in the upper 20s and the skies are pale blue, with just a hint of cloud. One thing, perhaps more than any other, that tells you autumn is arriving is the fact that the meadows are dotted with pairs of storks migrating southwards after nesting on the rooftops of Europe.

Please visit the other Corner View bloggers for their views of September:

jane, kim, ladybug-zen, ian, sunnymama, kyndale, samantha, karen, kristina, angelina, dorit, goldensunfamily, sophie, janet, nicki, ruth, mcgillicutty, desiree, di, travelingmama, aimee, bonnie, esti, sophie, cele, modsquad, caitlin, joyce, ani, couturecoucou, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t.,jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemian girl, ruth, dianna, isabelle, amber, girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, jenna, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa, britta, virginia, april, rebecca, b, jenell, guusje, juanita, pamela, inna, daan, myrtille, cris , ibb, susi, jodi, lily, gillian, doobleh-vay

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36 comments:

  1. I love the storks! Thank you for these. They are beautiful.

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  2. Sounds delightful. Love the storks.

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  3. The cycles of nature are so reassuring - thanks for sharing this spot with us Ian. WELCOME BACK!

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  4. gorgeous!
    nicola
    http://whichname.blogspot.com

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  5. It certainly looks beautiful at this time of year! Love the shots. Welcome back!

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  6. looks just great!
    storks i saw last summer in latvia, lithuania and poland- lots of them :)
    happy september to you!

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  7. Aaah our storks flew to you!

    Have a great September!

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  8. Looks so beautiful ... and welcome back.

    PS: Your travel photos are great also!

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  9. Looking at your pictures it is difficult to imagine that you are in Oman ... so much green !!

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  10. 'covered with wildflowers' and 'dotted with pairs of storks' yes please !!! oh how i love a place like your corner !! and so green !! i know you'll enjoy the rest of your september !!

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  11. Really lush and green looking and a view that stretches for miles. What more could you ask?

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  12. it does sound like the best time of year. gorgeous photos ian. i love learning about your corner! besos-jane p.s. i think i recognize the last guy...

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  13. welcome back on corner view dear ian! i liked your words about bhutan and hope so much, that one day i'll travel to this magic kingdom. and hope that one day i'll travel around the world too. wish you a wonderful september and a lot of happiness*

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  14. This is not what I pictured Oman to look like!
    Beautiful images and words, Ian!

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  15. ian
    september looks beautiful in Salalah!!!

    great shots!!

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  16. Beautiful -- I'm so glad to be visiting again.

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  17. It looks beautiful in Salalah, so green!
    Have a great September!

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  18. Hi Ian! Thanks for stopping by! Wish I could make pictures like you!
    I love The Aleph. I re-discovered Borges ( and reconciled with him!) years ago while assisting to a creative writing lab in Spanish. He was a complicated person; but a great writer. As for The Aleph, it is a fascinating short story about a mystic experience, about a revenge, ,and impossible love for a woman; most of this topics are frequent in his works, like "The Zair", or "Emma Zunz" also in "The Aleph" collection of short stories. I love especially "Emma Zunz".
    A curiosity: The inspiration for The Aleph, was a caleidoscope, and the story was dedicated to the only woman he ever loved, the uruguaian writer Estela Canto.
    It was a pleasure to share with you this post! Ciao

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  19. Salalah has so many faces...
    I have been away too long. Have to read the adventures you had during the last few months. Looking forward to read about Bhutan.
    Have a great week in your beautiful part of the world,
    ♥ Jeannette

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  20. I love these shots. They make the storks look as regal as swans (note to the latter, please, do not get upset, you're still the theme of my favourite ballet). Yes, autumn is finally here! Yippee!

    Greetings from London.

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  21. It looks like a beautiful time in Salalah. I love the storks.
    Happy September.

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  22. What beautiful landscape! Hope you had a lovely summer!

    Happy September, Ian!

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  23. I agree with you Modsquad... beautiful landscape !! and i've never seen storks on the grass, just on the chimneys !!! Thanks !

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  24. Great pictures. Love autumn. Only problem is it is followed by winter.

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  25. oh wow, well exotic this corner view (well, for me, that is.)
    fab pics, all of them, not just this cv. I may have to spend hours scrolling down and tracing back all your visual adventures.
    well-impressed by the land of the flying willy, I must admit.

    la ninja (new-ish corner-viewer)

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  26. Recently my oldest son (age 7) asked THE QUESTION.. "Where do babies come from?"

    For a minute I seriously thought about blaming it on the STORKS.

    Instead I replied, "It's a bit complicated. I'll explain when you're older."

    To which he replied, "Just tell me now and I'll let you know whether I understand or not."

    HA!

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  27. hey - i wonder if those are jane's storks!

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  28. woow, these photos are gorgeous! I would love to visit there and see wild animals...

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  29. Wow! It never stops amazing me that you have been to so many beautiful and adventurous places!

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  30. Your blog is full of surprises! I never expect Oman to be so green!

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  31. newly comer on the CV, I am discovering..you !! And your pictures are just amazing...from yhis side of the owrl, friendly hellos...
    www.d-un-bout-du-monde-a-l-autre.com

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  32. those storks are cool. thanks for doing the cv and thank you for stopping by my blog. love seeing your travels.

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