April 12, 2007

The Darling Buds Of Margham - #224


Any plant experts?

These feel almost alien species to me - take near Margham - which is the only oil field in Dubai and will run out soon.

Not to worry though - Abu Dhabi (the capital of the United Arab Emirates) is still sitting on 10% of the known world oil reserves...

5 comments:

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

You're in right about oil ;-) and the photo it's very nice !

Anonymous said...

you are a genius. nice one

but stay away for this plant it can hurt your eyes.

secretdubai said...

Is that Sodom's Apple? If so I heard all sorts of scary stories about it, including the make-you-go-blind one.

Possibly just Old Bedouins' Tales, but I err on the side of ancient wisdom and modern caution (paranoia) ;)

Anonymous said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31177688@N00/225078936/

Check this out... same plant?
Interestinghistory!

naz said...

I've seen this in India, the milky sap is supposed to be toxic / blinding / caustic depending on the story. I say "supposed" because I didn't test their veracity.