Monday, November 24, 2014

T for Thunbergia

 Thunbergias are vines with bright flowers which bloom throughout the year . The yellow one above is the Black Eyed Susan Thunbergia alata which is a wildflower in south India.
 The King's Mantle, Thunbergia erecta has a rich purple colour, fit for a king's dress.
 The white Thunbergia fragrans has no fragrance that I can discern:(
 The Bengal Clock vine T.indica has large flowers in a beautiful lavender shade.
 Thunbergia mysorensis, which is named after the beautiful city of Mysore, is the most spectacular of all. It sends out long chandeliers of gold and brown flowers.
 This pink Thunbergia is a cousin of T.mysorensis, and not half so beautiful.
Although Thunbergias are natives of India and S.E.Asia, they are named after the great botanist Peter Thunberg of Sweden.
 My thanks to the great team of Our World Tuesday.......
My thanks to the talented Mrs.Nesbitt and the terrific Roger Of ABCWednesday for the tremendous work they are doing.

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

Q.E.D

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

 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.