I have a love-hate relationship with spring season in Islamabad. This is the time of the year when I get violently ill (throwing up several times at night) due to pollen allergy to the paper mulberry tree. It’s hard to simply stay indoors because this is also the time when flowers are in full bloom. Islamabad never look as good as it does when a variety of colors are everywhere. We’re fortunate to have two yards and a mali (gardener) who plants and takes care of roses, lilies, etc. But my favorite are the red poppies, and you can easily see here why. Tomorrow I’ll share more photos of the other flowers in our garden.