Landscape-tales

Khareef magic ( part 2)

Driving through the mountains of Salalah-Dhofar at this time of the south west monsoon, is entering into a world full of magic. Moisture condenses on trees and plants. Sometimes there is a drizzle rain and always fog crawls around. The mountains turn into a playground of fresh greenery.

Myrrh, reddish resin. Some species are used medicinally and others are valued for their fragrance (Wadi Athoom)

Myrrh, reddish resin. Some species are used medicinally and others are valued for their fragrance (Wadi Athoom)

Luban, Frankincense, white/green till dark brown colored resin, in total four qualities. It is said that the best frankincense is produced by trees growing in the Dhofar region of Oman. ( Jebal Al Qamar)

Luban, Frankincense, white/green till dark brown colored resin, in total four qualities. It is said that the best frankincense is produced by trees growing in the Dhofar region of Oman. ( Jebal Al Qamar)

Dragon tree, is a vulnerable, extremely slow growing tree with mythical origin.  “The Eleventh Labour of Hercules: The Apples of the Hespérides”. After Landon, a hundred-headed dragon, is slain, red blood flowed out upon the land and from it sprung up the trees that we now know as ‘Dragon Trees’. ( Jebal Al Qamar)

Dragon tree, is a vulnerable, extremely slow growing tree with mythical origin.  “The Eleventh Labour of Hercules: The Apples of the Hespérides”. After Landon, a hundred-headed dragon, is slain, red blood flowed out upon the land and from it sprung up the trees that we now know as ‘Dragon Trees’. ( Jebal Al Qamar)

Specie of Indigofera, the leaves are used for coloring white textile into indigo. ( Wadi Athoom)

Specie of Indigofera with rain drops, the leaves are used for coloring white textile into indigo. ( Wadi Athoom)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ( Job's Tomb, Jebal Al Qara)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ( Job’s Tomb, Jebal Al Qara)

Flowers of the Iridaceae Gladiolus Candidus of the Iris Family. The Bedu knows that the bulbs are valued food. ( on the way to Thumrait )

Flowers of the Iridaceae Gladiolus Candidus of the Iris Family. The Bedu knows that the bulbs are valued food. ( on the way to Thumrait )

 

 

 

 

 

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