Sunday, March 17, 2013

Today's Flowers

 In spite of the unprecedented drought and heat, some flowers are blooming in my garden.
 These delicate flowers belong to the family Gesnariaceae., but I don't know its name.
 The Bat Flower has finally decided to call it a day. Now you can see many small flowers in it.
The pink Brugmansia is trying valiantly to bring out some flowers.
You can see lovely flowers from all over the world at Today's Flowers.

Monday, March 4, 2013

History of a piece of our world

 The 2000 years old Cave temples of Badami have some intricate carvings.
 The ruined palace of Mandu tells the tale of the romantic love of a king for a dancing girl.
 The 18th century Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan has this elegant entrance.
 The  Cathedral Se in Goa was built by the Portuguese in the 18th century.
The imposing Viceregal Lodge at Shimla is a reminder of the British Raj in India.
 My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday for doing such a wonderful job  !
I also thank Mrs.Nesbitt , Roger and others of ABC Wednesday, who bring humour and happiness into my life.