Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Butterflies in the Rainy Season

 Butterflies hide themselves when it is raining, but as soon as te sun comes out, they flit around madly.
 The Blue Tiger is a common butterfly in this season
 This wild flower lookks like a butterfly, and it attracts butterflies.
There are swarms of dragonflies which are  good because they eat up the mosquito larva in the lake near my home!
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Lilies in my garden

 The Monsoon season is in full swing and there are lilies everywhere in my garden. The spider lilies make an attractive clump with their brilliant white flowers.
 I don't know the name of this lily with large, sword shaped leaves. Every barber's shop has this lily in front !!
 This sweet smelling lily is called Sudarshan in India. It has pink stripes on the underside. It is also known as Milk-and-Honey lily.
The Amazon lily has a heady perfume. Every part of the plant is poisonous.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Himalaya calling!

 Our camp at Deoriatal. It rained every day, and sometimes with hailstones!
 Wild roses on our way...
 A village home in the Himalayas
 Clouds cover the snow peaks of the Kedar range.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Trekking in the Himalayas

Tha Choukhambaa Peak and the Kedar range seen from our camp at Deoriatal.
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Monday, April 18, 2016

Himalaya Calling!

 The intense heat of this summeris making me long to go to the Himalayas. I was in those grand mountains last August.
 The small stream named after Saraswati, the goddess of learning, made a gurgling sound as it raced down the mountains.

There were wildflowers everywhere, like the Inula above.
I hope our trip to the Himalayas next month will be as wonderful like the last.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Our World Dragonfly or Butterfly?

 I found a pair of this unusual dragonfly hovering on my jasmine bush. At first I thought they were butterflies, but on closer look, I came to the conclusion they were dragonflies. It is unusually hot and sunny here that even the jasmine has not flowered.
 The heat does not seem to bother the cactus Pereskia. It is blooming profusely now.
During my early morninf walk, I see little sunbirds skip around this wild grass and eat the seeds.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Our World Today

Roadside trees are resplendent with flowers now.  So are the tiny wildflowers.
Hope you had a great Easter holiday!
My thanks to te team of Our World Tuesday where you get to see what is happening in different parts of our world.