Green Earth

Two weeks ago Last week (seems like two…) we had three or four days of on-and-off rain.  Usually the rains come in February and March.  One Iraqi told me that the last fall rains like this were in 1998 and 1984, which makes 2008 a ten-year flood for Baghdad.

Here is a break in the rain, taken October 29.

Rain Storm

This morning I took a helicopter ride.  I was astonished how green the winter vegetable crops are.  We saw the fields ready for planting about a month or six weeks ago.  Now they are lush and green.

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That’s the Tigris in the background.  (Sorry for the muggy picture, it was through a window.)

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