Monday, November 17, 2014

Colour and Joy

 Santosh is a high school student who peddles balloons on Sundays and other holidays. His name means 'joy', which he brings to the little children in our suburb. In a world which is becoming increasingly full of lonely people, it is heartening to see a friendly and cheerful soul like Santosh.
This is my contribution to Our World Tuesday which brings great joy to me.Thank you, Sylvia and team!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Butterflies in my Garden

 Now that the rains have abated and the sun is out, butterflies are flitting about in all the gardens. Whenever I am free, I am out with my camers, trying to capture those beauties in my camera.
 The Blue Jay seems to love the flowers of the rattlepod.
 I saw this strange newcomer yesterday evening, when he went to sleep soundly amidst leaves. He was not scared of predators, because he had a perfect camoflage among te leaves.
Many thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday where you can see interesting things happening in our world.

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Exhibition of mathematics in Art in my school. 
My thanks to Mrs.Nesbitt and Roger, the quintessential blog hosts. Q.E.D.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bridges across the Sharavathi

 The river Sharavathi isa mysterious river which winds its way through the dense rainforests of the Western Ghats before  the ocean at Honnavar. One of the many bridges acrossthis beautiful river is this hanging bridge .
 This hundred year old bridge is still in use although there are newer bridges like the one below.
 The people along the river grow coconut, arecanut and spices besides rice.
My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday, where you will find many interesting posts.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Wildflowers of the Rainforest

The rainforests of the Western Ghats have a rich biodiversity. But the wildflowers are few, probably because of the darkness of the forest.
This is my contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


 Orchids are no ordinary flowers.
Ornate and beautiful, they are an ornament to any garden.
 They can be observed one by one, or
 in a bunch.

 Our own Orchid Society had organized an orchid show last weekend.

My thanks to OurWorld Tuesday and ABCWednesday. The latter was started by Mrs.Nesbitt and organized by Roger.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Our World Tuesday - Billbergia

 Billbergia rosia is a bromeliad which gives spectacular inflorescence.
The bracts are a bright pink, and the flowers are pearl grey with jade green protrusions.
This is my contribution to Our World Tuesday, which brings joy to viewers all over the world.