Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Watery Wednesday- Cauvery Falls

The waterfalls on the river Cauvery is a favourite picnic spot.
The oldest hydro-electric power station in Asia is situated at Sivasamudram nearby, but it is now out of bounds for tourists .
This is my contribution to Watery Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


While walking in Hong Kong, I came across this 150 year old church. The calm, cool interior was a perfect place to sit and meditate.
This little island of peace is surrounded by raging traffic.
I miss the meme "My World" started by Klaus. He left the world a better place.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Wild Beauty

I found this beauty on a walk in the forested area near Powai lake. The Crepe Ginger Costus speciosus has white crepe growing from red cones.
This is my contribution to Macro Monday.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Today's Flowers

The abundant rain this year has made the flowering plants in all gardens more floriferous. The oleander bushes are full of flowers everywhere.
The Gloriosa superba lily flowers in this season and retreats into the ground in winter, to emerge again in the next monsoon season.
The Chinese Hat Holmskioldia is a native of India. It comes on many colours like the yellow one above, and...
this orange one
The cream flowers of the Nerium Oleander are not so popular as the pink one, but I like it better.
My thanks to the team of Today's Flowers.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Weekend Reflections- Hong Kong

I was away for some time due to a tragedy in my family.
I am resuming blogging with this image from Hong Kong.
My thanks to James at Weekend Reflections.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Weekend Reflections- Lalbagh Lake

The Lalbagh lake in Bangalore is one of the few lakes that is still surviving in the district in spite of the hectic building activity all round.
My thanks to James for his wonderful meme Weekend Reflections.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Watery Wednesday

The rain of yesterday left these drops on the Alocasia leaf.
To see more images of water, please click on Watery Wednesday hosted by 2sweetnsaxy.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My World - Street Vendors

Flowers, notebooks and bananas are sold cheaply by street vendors. The flower vendor has fragrant , yellow Michaelia Champak flowers, White jasmine strung into malas , the orange Kanakambara flowers and red roses.
This vendor has a cart with wheels, on which he sells seasonal local fruit. Now it is the season of the purple Jamun Syzygium cumini, also called Malabar Plum and Portuguese plum. This is a fruit of high medicinal value. The stomach infections which are common during this season , vanish if you eat two or three Jamun fruit. The seeds are used in Ayurveda for controlling diabetes.
My thanks to Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Sylvia and the Fishing Guy for hosting My World every Tuesday.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Chalice of Gold

The large flowers of the Chalice vine Solandra grandiflora are cream coloured when they open.
They turn an attractive gold colour the next day.
My thanks to Lisa for Macro Monday.