Today there is going to be a solar eclipse in a few minutes. I wanted to watch it , so I did not even go to my usual early morning walk. The TV stations are showing it live from Patna, where the full eclipse can be seen.We can only see a partial eclipse from Bangalore.
These are some of the jasmines I have in my garden. Jasmines prefer full sun, so only the monsoon jasmine is in full bloom now. The pink jasmine blooms throughout the year- even in winter. Both have distinct perfumes. The monsoon jasmine is small, with a heady perfume. The summer jasmines are bigger, and they have the classic jasmine perfume . That is the perfume used in soaps.I have another jasmine , which is called the seven-layered jasmine. It is as big as a small rose. And I have a lemon scented jasmine which is my favourite. It flowers only when it is blazing hot. The scent is more intense after a summer shower.