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.
My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday where you get to read and enjoy interesting blogs.

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.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

End of Winter Flowers

 Yesterday was Shivaratri- a day of fasting and worship for the Hindus. This day is supposed to be the end of winter in south India. The hibiscus will flower more profusely now.
The Justicia will stop flowering and recoup its energy during the long summer months.
Wish you a happy summer ahead!
Many thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday, which brings cheer to us every week.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Our World- Guardians of the Ancient Temple

 The ancient temple of Keladi has a story of sacrifice behind it. When the temple was being built nine hundred years ago, Murari brothers heard  a   prophecy that a human sacrifice is needed . So they killed themselves.Every year, a celebration is held on the day of their self sacrifice in the town of Keladi.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The World of Tropical Flowers

 Tropical flowers are in bloom almost all through the year. I wonder at their vigour. The red Clerodendrum is a climber , and it is so invasive! But cheerful!
 Thunbergias are also in bloom through the year. This purple King's Mantle is elegant and attractive.
This hibiscus took a month's rest , and now it is back in business.
All these are from my garden.
My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday, who are like the tropical flowers who bring cheer throughout the year!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Flowers in my garden

 Black-eyed Suaan is a wildflower whichis flowering in my garden now.
 Ixora  is blooming profusely after its qne month rest.
 The Crown of Thorns started blooming at the end of December, welcoming the New Year.
Tanner's Cassia blooms throughout the year.
My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday where you can see what is happening in other parts of the world.