Once in twelve years, the slopes of the Western Ghats mountains are carpeted with the blue Kurinji (Strobilanthus) flowers. The mass blooming makes the hillslook blue. After the hectic floral activity, the plants die down and resurface again after 12 years.
In 2012, it was the turn of the hills of the Nilgiris to turn blue with flowers.....
This year, the Munnar hillsare awash with the Kurinji blooms.
The struggle between the Kurinji and the Tea plants is continuing. Sadly, the Kurinji habitat is being taken over by the dollar-earning tea......The Kurinji areas are dwindling , and with it many other life forms are disappearing.
My thanks to the team of Our world Tuesday and
Thanks also to ABCWednesday started by Mrs.Nesbitt, and continued by Roger and his team.
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.http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com
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!