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Mar
12

A Day in Paradise

It was my wife’s birthday.

She only wanted a simple day.

But how could I just let that day pass without even a simple celebration. And because  I couldn’t bring her a dozen roses, I brought her to a million flowers – to a place called “paradise.”

Get ready to treat your eyes…

Al Ain Paradise is a garden park in our city which opens only during spring – a time when flowers  are in full blossom. It holds the Guinness World Record for the largest display of hanging flower baskets.

I dedicate all these flowers to you 🙂

Happy birthday, Mommy 😀


49 Responses to “A Day in Paradise”


  1. March 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Happy Birthday to your wife!!! I would have gone camera crazy there!!! All so very gorgeous!! Especially those of your family!!

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    • 2 nelson RN
      March 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      My wife says ‘thanks!’ My post came out a bit long but I have to tell you that I only chose the pics that I posted. I have a looooooot to choose from. I was the one who went camera crazy, and that’s although I wasn’t into flowers. I couldn’t help it, the place is so beautiful.
      Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. 3 Northern Narratives
    March 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Wow, a visit to this place would be a perfect birthday present for me (and my camera 🙂 Hope your wife enjoyed her day.

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    • 4 nelson RN
      March 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      I would guess that your birthday is near… so… advance happy birthday 😀 My wife did enjoy. And so did I. Thanks for dropping by!

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  3. March 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Your wife is a lucky woman to have such a thoughtful husband. 😉 Tell her Happy Birthday from me, please. Here’s to the first of many more for the two of you to share together. P.S. Thanks for sharing all of the lovely photographs with the rest of us!. 🙂

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    • 6 nelson RN
      March 15, 2012 at 12:24 am

      She says ‘thank you!’ for the greeting! And I thank you for your lovely complement. I’m glad you liked the photos 🙂

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  4. 7 Sonel
    March 14, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Wow! Birthday blessings to your lovely wife Nelson and you have such a gorgeous family! What a romantic you are! It’s a gorgeous place and the best birthday gift any woman can ever ask for! These flowers are just absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this special day with us. 🙂

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  5. March 15, 2012 at 3:59 am

    happy birthday to your other half. may she and your family be blessed more!

    my mom who’s with us here in penang and had worked in uae (with my brother and cousins who are there working as nurses too) for 3 years have been waiting for the opening of that al ain paradise but she came over to join us early january of this year and have not experienced those blooms yet! she’s a lover of flowers as most women (perhaps except my wife) do. i will show her this post later once i get home after work. thanks for sharing!

    ps : do you know carla of the blog, my yellow bells? and jo of witsandnuts? they both work and live in uae too.

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    • 10 nelson RN
      March 15, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Thanks for the visit, Doc Gelo. Thanks for the bday greetings.
      I hope your mom likes my amateur photographs. If you were here, you could have taken better angles coz I know how great photographer you are. Maybe your mom have experienced the last two year’s opening of Al Ain Paradise. This is the third year they are having this. The place is really gorgeous.
      No, I don’t know Carla and Jo, but will check them out later. I actually read Carla’s comment in your “HKD Last Day” post and I remember reading something about Al Ain Paradise.
      God bless!

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  6. March 15, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Happy Birhday to your lovely wife. The place looks truly like a paradise. Such wonderful, colorful, bright flowers. Looks like a very happy and memorable day. You are blessed with a loving, beautiful family. Wishing you all the best my friend.

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    • 12 nelson RN
      March 15, 2012 at 9:30 am

      My wife is saying ‘thanks’ for the greetings. And I am thanking you for visiting and leaving a lovely comment. Thanks also for retweeting this post. Have a great day “)

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  7. March 15, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Beautiful place. Gorgeous flowers. Indeed a paradise. Except for those with seasonal allergies…..ah…ah….achooo!

    Happy birthday to your wife.

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    • 14 nelson RN
      March 15, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Hahaha… yeah those with pollen allergies would end up in the hospital if they go there.
      “Thanks” says my wife.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. March 15, 2012 at 10:03 am

    These photos are just stunning! Wow! And what a sweet sentiment to your wife. Happy Birthday 🙂

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  9. March 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Such a romantic way to celebrate her birthday! 😀

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  10. March 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Happy birthday to your lovely wife! What a beautiful garden! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. March 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Happy birthday to your wife. What a beautiful place. It must be happy day.

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  12. March 15, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Looks like a fantastic place to visit and get ideas for your own garden. I love gardening myself – very glad it is coming on spring here!

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  13. March 16, 2012 at 1:56 am

    you are so the greatest husband in the world

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  14. March 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Kindly extend my birthday greetings to your wife. It was close when we had a visit last year. I hope I could see it this time.

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  15. March 17, 2012 at 5:40 am

    What a gorgeous place to visit. I wish I were there… The colors are so vibrant too. 🙂
    Happy Birthday to your wife! 🙂
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  16. March 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    A great place for celebration happy birthday ,beautiful very colorful experience 🙂

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  17. 36 Mak
    March 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Very nice paradise !!

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  18. March 19, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Happy birth day to your wife Nelson. You must a wonderful time in this place. Everything about this place is so beautiful. Even you captured this whole place so beautiful. Great job with this post. 🙂

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  19. March 20, 2012 at 5:51 am

    That is such a place, Bro. Makes my pupils grow twice it’s size. Paradise indeed. A perfect place to bond with our loved ones as the environ is ultimately inviting.

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  20. March 20, 2012 at 6:43 am

    I mean, twice their size … 🙂

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  21. March 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    It does indeed look like paradise. Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing and many Happy Returns!

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  22. March 23, 2012 at 4:39 am

    How long do those flowers bloom? There are probably enough to last the whole year through. It is so beautiful. Your wife’s smile reflects that beauty. Wonderful. Thank you for sharing this view of your world with those of us not lucky enough to see it in person.

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    • 45 nelson RN
      March 24, 2012 at 9:41 am

      Oh unfortunately the very hot weather during summer in this part of the world does not allow for the flowers to bloom like this. This park is open from winter to spring only. Spring will be over very soon, so the park will be closing quite soon. I’m glad to capture this year’s full bloom of the flowers 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. March 27, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Such gorgeous flowers, I can see why it’s called Paradise! That’s definitely a photographer’s dream, with all the colors and variety to capture in photos. And your photos are beautiful. You have a sweet family too. That was a very thoughtful birthday outing for your wife, and it looks like the weather was perfect for it too.

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  24. June 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

    The place looks really lovely! I’m sure my daughter would love to roam around and touch the flowers. Are you allowed to touch or pick flowers? If not, I’d probably be running after my kid the whole time we’ll be there! LOL

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    • 49 nelson RN
      June 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

      Yes we can touch them, but no, we can’t pick them! There were lots of guards roaming around, and surely you’ll have a hard time chasing after your kid 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

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