Sunday, December 22, 2013


 The Camellia has bloomed this year again in my garden. When I bought the plant 5 years ago, other gardeners looked pityingly at me and said it would never flower in our tropical climate. Fortunately, it has been flowering since last year, filling my heart with joy! I have now bought a pink camellia plant, and hoping it will flower soon.
The plant is full of flower buds,,, some of them will probably open when I am away during the Christmas holidays.
Wish you a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!
My thanks to the team of Today' Flowers, who have brought joy to so many of us for so many years. I look forward to seeing many more flowers in the new year, and the years ahead!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

W for Water

 A fountain in a lake in Mysore
 Where there are waterlilies, there is water.
 A lake in Mumbai
 Watery marsh....
I thank Mrs.Nesbitt and Roger and their team for the wonderful ABC Wednesday

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Today's Flowers

Most hibiscus plants have gone to the rest mode, but some, like this one are valiantly showing flowers.
 Another hard working hibiscus.
 My Strelitzia is slowly waking from its slumber.
 Kalanchoe flowers are attractive, though my camera doesn't do them justice.
 Golden shrysanthemums love the winter when they can show their blooms .
You can see flowers from all over the world at Today's Flowers.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

V for Vegetables

 The vegetable fields of the Nilgiris
 Brinjal, or eggplant as some people call it, in my garden
 Tomato from my garden.
A vegetable vendor ...
My thanks to Mrs Nesbitt and Roger for the vivid blog ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Today's Flowers

 Thunbergia alata, which is flowering on many fences, is also called Black-eyed Susan here.
 The Fragrant Panama Rose is faintly fragrant.
 This ground orchid flowered unexpectedly last week.
My thanks to the team of Today's Flowers where you can see flowers from all over the world.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

ABC Wednesday- U

 Utterly exasperating though the letter U is,I unhesitatingly clicked  the Umbels , which are the places  to find unknown creatures.
Under the coconut tree was this unknown (to me) umbel-like fungus.
I thank Mrs.Nesbitt and the understanding Roger for ABCWednesday.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Flowers in the Tropics

 The Black-Eyed Susan Thunbergia is a wildflower blooming in vacant plots now.
The Crown of Thorns has started putting out flowers in readyness for spring which is around the corner.
 The Bittergourd Karela has fragrant flowers as well as delicious , although bitter fruit.
The Snowflake Bush Euphorbia leucocephala is full of tiny white bracts, reminding us of the real snowflakes that are seen elsewhere in the world.
My thanks to Denise and other team members of Today's Flowers.