I'm making a point of recording some of my thoughts on the nice things I find in Iraq and Iraqi society, so that it's not all pessimistic and negative.
One of the beautiful things about this country is that almost any house with a 'backyard' has at least one fruit tree in it; even if the owners aren't very well off. There's just an abundance of 'giving' trees here, mashaAllah. Some of the more prevalent fruit trees that I have seen are naranj trees; a type of citrus fruit, looks like an orange but is much more sour/bitter (used as a lemon for flavoring, mostly). Many gardens also have berry trees, palm trees, etc.
This is a picture of my husband's aunt's garden. There's actually nothing else in the garden (they're in the process of redoing it) but this nabq tree. Its a gorgeous tree, huge and full of fruit mashaAllah.