Monday, July 9, 2012

Our World - Golden Pandanus

 Last Sunday we had gone for a picnic to a place near the gold fields of Kolar. Although all the gold has been exhausted from the mines, there are some beautiful places to visit in this rain-shadow region. One of them is the curious rock formation at Avani, which looks like an  English lady of the Victorian era..
 This golden girl of present times sells the golden flowers of the fragrant Screw Pine Pandanus odorifer near an ancient temple.
 The fragrant Screw Pine is called Kedige in Kannada, and Kewda in Hindi. Its scented water is used in many Indian sweets. Only the male flowers are fragrant. This pandanus grows in water logged and swampy places.
Herons and egrets and other water birds love the swamps where the pandanus grows.
My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday, where you can see fantastic images from all over the world.


  1. What a lovely look at your world! Looks like a great place to visit! Hope you have a great week!


  2. That stone really look like a lady with a hat!
    Your world look so beautiful !

  3. Great post!Have a great week ahead!


  4. Great post and nice capture on the Heron. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  5. What an interesting plant! Lovely shots.

  6. I wish you show the close up of the flower, i haven't seen that pandanus flower yet, but i already saw the plant.

  7. Wonderful photos, indeed...the rock shapes are fascinating!

  8. We have the pine in my country, but I've never seen the flower. Interesting.

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  10. I love visiting other countries via blogs..enjoyed this post...Michelle

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