Tuesday, February 26, 2013

G for Gorgeous Flowers of our World

 Gloriosa Superba is a wildflower , which can also be grown in gardens.
 Golden flowers of Gravellia Robusta gladden the beholder's heart.
 A Chinese Garden in Hong Kong.
 My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday...
 and Mrs.Nesbitt and others of ABC Wednesday, who make my life sweet as Gud, every week.
A Gud seller with different varieties of the sugar made of sugarcane : some are spiced with ginger, and some with medicinal herbs.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Today's Flowers

 Spring has arrived in the tropics, and the flowering plants are full of flowers now.
 The amaryllis has bloomed, and the white one is putting out buds.
 The frog pond boasts of a pink waterlily every day.
The long awaited Bat flower has got two strange blooms now, and many buds.
My thanks to the team of Today's Flowers, where you can see flowers from all over the world.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Frogs in Our World

 Frogs are becoming rare visitors to gardens now.
 They come out during the rainy season.
Some frogs hide in unlikely places.
Wherever they are, frogs keep the environment clean.
Many thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday for the wonderful meme.
My thanks to Mrs.Nesbitt and Roger for the wonderful meme ABCWednesday.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Enter the Elephant

 The elephant is adored and respected in India. The tame elephants which are housed in a reserve, help the forest officials to persuade the wild elephants which sometimes stray into the city.
Whenever the elephants travel on the road, the traffic halts in respect!
This is my contribution to Our World Tuesday and ABC Wednesday. Thank you, to both the teams.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Today's Flowers- Justicia

Justicia Carnea is also known as Jacobinia. These flowers bloom all through the year in my garden. Another advantage of these flowers is that they bloom even in the shade!
Head on to Today's Flowers where you can view what is blooming in other places.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

ABC Wednesday-D

 D is for Danaid Eggfly butterfly Hypolimnas misippus which is a great mimic.  The male butterfly has large white 'eyes' on its wings to scare away the predators, and the female mimics other unpalatable butterflies.
By daring and deceit, the Danaid Eggfly dominates the sun-drenched gardens.
This is my contribution to the delightful ABC Wednesday with due thanks to Mrs.Nesbitt and Roger.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Our World-Indian Fig Cactus

Opuntia ficus indica, is called the Indian fig cactus, although it is not a native of India. You see them everywhere in the countryside now, profusely flowering in the hedges. The fruit of this cactus is edible. The cactus is very valuable to farmers in this time of drought, as it takes up very little water and makes a good guard against roaming cattle, and also makes good compost. The fruit of this cactus are used to make a liquer in Malta. The young pads are cooked and eaten as a vegetable in Mexico.
I thank the team of Our World Tuesday for hosting that wonderful meme.