Monday, September 15, 2014

Jungle and its Denizens

 The jungle attracts many people. Rudyard Kipling wrote The Jungle Book set in the jungles of India.
 The jungle has plenty of hidden treasures like the Cobra lily above......
 and the orchid Acampe which are used in Ayurvedic medicine.

 The jungle also is the home of the shy Nilgiri Langoor which leaps from treetop to treetop.
My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday.
I thank Mrs.Nesbitt and the team of

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I like Ixora

 Ixora is a wildflower of the rainforeests of the Western Ghats. It was named Ixoraby the Portuguese because they saw the local people of Goa offering it at the temple of Ishwara.
 The gardener can get many colours of Ixora except blue.With thanks to Mrs.Nesbitt who initiated ABCWednesday, and to the inimitable Roger and innumerable others in the team.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Our World Tuesday- Yoga

 These beautiful sculptures representing the twelve poses of the Surya Namaskar- Salutation to the Sun can be seen in the Delhi Airport. This is my tribute to the great yoga master B.K.S.Iyengar who passed away recently.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


 Co-opeation and team work is not the prerogative of humans. Insects like the weaver ants show it in full measure.
 I watched fascinated when the ants built their nest using the leaves of my Ixora plant. Some ants held the leaves together while some sealed them with the saliva of a young ant.
 Finally, their home was ready- a safe haven which keeps them dry even during the raging monsoon storms.
This is my contribution to Our World Tuesday which is giving such pleasure to all of us , week after week!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Forests are Fun

 I am fascinated by forests, whether it is the fir and deodar forest of the Himalayas,
 or the fabulous rainforests of the Western Ghats,
 or the famous forest of Rudyard Kipling in Madhya Pradesh, where you can see a tiger if you are lucky. I saw only some deer:)
 This fiery forest flower is a clerodendrum.
 I was fascinated by the flamingos which flocked to the forest creek to feed on their favourite fish.
 My thanks to the team of the famous Our World Tuesday.
The fantastic ABCWednesday first started by the fun loving Mrs.Nesbitt, and ably taken forward by friendly Roger is firing many with inspiration!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

 Orange is for self control and sacrifice...
 White is for purity...
and green is for prosperity and friendship towards all.
.Today is Indian Independence Day. I wish all my Indian friends a happy Independence Day!

Monday, August 11, 2014


 I found this Echeveria in a crevice in the rocks when we had gone for a picnic.
.Euphorbia comes in a range of colours. It is also known as the Crown of Thorns. It is the lazy gardener's  choice as it does not need much care.
I found this Eranthemum in the wild in Bhimbetka.

My thanks to the team of OurWorld  Tuesday for bringing out a fresh edition every week. The entries are very interesting and informative.
My thanks to the erudite Mrs.Nesbitt and the ebullient Roger for bringing out ABCWednesday every week.