Saturday, March 31, 2012

Water Reflections

With the scorching summer that we are experiencing here, there are water shortages everywhere. My borewell which watered my garden faithfully for ten years, has suddenly run dry. Today's early morning showers have brought some relief to the plants , although it was not sufficient to fill up our dwindling village pond.
This is my contribution to this week's Weekend Reflections. I hope I'll be able to connect with the linky this time.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our World- Fearless Egrets

Farmers are friends of egrets. When this farmer was cutting the grass in a swamp, a group of egrets surrounded him to feast on the insects which were being disturbed by him.
The farmer cut huge heaps of grass to take away for his cattle. The egrets were still feasting.
My thanks to Sylvia and her team for hosting Our World Tuesday.
I am also contributing this to World Bird Wednesday.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Weekend Reflections- Flamingos

The reflections of the flamingos were pinker than the birds themselves.
My thanks to James at Weekend Reflections for hosting this wonderful meme.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Welcome to Skywatch Friday. You can see fabulous sky photos at this site.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cormorants Watching

From a distance, they look like crows, sitting patiently on the poles , waiting for the fish to surface.
The cormorants have other competitors like the storks and the egrets, all waiting for a juicy morsel.
However, the cormorants are the smartest anglers. I have seen one bird catch and swallow a fish bigger than itself, in a smooth operation.
This is my contribution to this week's Our World Tuesday and World Bird Wednesday.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Today's Flowers from Other Gardens

These huge dahlias were blooming in a garden in Indore.
The blue shade of the Thunbergia bengalensis is very soothing.

Orchids and bromeliads from a garden in Mumbai.
You can see gorgeous pictures of flowers at Today's Flowers.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mumbai Mirrored

The Powai Lake mirrors a small part of Mumbai.
My thanks to James at Weekend Reflections where you can enjoy beautiful images from all over the world.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Evening Sky Over the Powai Lake

Welcome to Skywatch Friday! My thanks to the Skywatch team.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Flamingos of Airoli

Every year, during this season, flocks of flamingos arrive in the outskirts of Mumbai from the colder places in the northern latitudes. I was lucky to see them last Saturday, as I was convalescing in Mumbai at the time.
Since it was hardly a week since the welcome visitors had arrived to browse in the mud flats of the Airoli creek, they hadn't yet got their bright pink colour.. ...
although some of the birds did look as though they had just played Holi, which had been played with the usual gusto by Indians, a few days back.
This is my first contribution to World Bird Wednesday, where you can see birds from different parts of our planet.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Back to Blogland

Greetings to all my blogger friends and visitors! After a long absence during my surgery and convalescence, I am happy to be back in blogland! And with loads of pictures of different flowers and birds, too!
The hospital I was in had a beautiful garden, which had flowers which are not usually seen in the tropics.
Banks of red poppies gladden the heart.
Pansies are some other flowers which I have tried to grow unsuccessfully.
Petunias were a familiar sight, but there were other flowers whose names I did not know.
Now that I am back home in the tropics and the heat, I look at my shrivelled garden and long to put it right. Well, I should take it easy.
This is my contribution to Our World Tuesday.