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.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Dahlias which Delight

My thanks to the team of friends who are doing a great job with the delightful meme Our WorldTuesday.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cherries at Chitkul

 Chitkul is a village in the Himalayas, at the China border. Most of the inhabitants of this remote mountain village are Buddhists. The houses are wooden, with slate roofs. Newer houses have cement roofs.
 The walk to Chitkul takes you through misty mountains.
 Cherries are cheap here...
The wild cherry trees were in full bloom in May.

My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday, where you can learn many interestng things about our world.
I also thank Mrs.Nesbitt, the founder of ABCWednesdayand the clever team which is continuing it.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Walking in the Himalayas

 A walk in the Himalayas is a wonderful experience, in spite of the huffing and puffing lowland folks like me do!
We walked from Rackcham to te Buddhist village of Chitkul at 11,000feet.Wild cherry trees were full of bright pink blossom. The snow capped mountains, the ice cold gurgling river, the bracing air, the butterflies and wild flowers filled my heart with joy.
With thanks to the hard working team of Our World Tuesday, where you can see what our world is made of....