Wednesday, July 31, 2013

C for Yourself

 The catterpillar of the Common Crow butterfly...
 could not trust the hand that came near, and so ...
concealed himself in the Cannonball flower.
You can see many clever compositions in ABCWednesday, crafted by Mrs.Nesbitt and cared for by Roger and

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Justicia for Just Today

 Justicia aurea has bright , golden yellow flowers . It blooms in the shady corner of my garden, like a golden torch.
 Its cousin, Justicia carnea has a bright pink hue. It also prefers shade.
My thanks to the team of Today's Flowers where you can view lovely flowers from other gardens.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

ABC Wednesday- B

 A bee in the Bixa bloom bothers not about the bat.
 Baheda in full bloom .
 The bear watches something intently.
 The Bat flower is beautiful to behold.
Many thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and her team for ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Flowers of the Monsoon season

 Reinwardtia indica with its bright flowers is blooming in my garden now.
 Hoya carnosa with its scented flowers perfumes the garden.
The Spider lily needs no care during drought- it puts out hundreds of flowers during the rainy season.
My thanks to the team of Today's Flowers.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A for Ananda

 Today is the day to start a new series, and what better word to start it with than Ananda, which in Sanskrit means Joy? Here are some things which bring joy to the beholder.
 Allamanda flowers bring great joy to the gardener...
 The Amazon Lily with its allure would alleviate any ailing heart.
The Arrack pot with its contents brings Ananda to the artist.
My thanks to Mrs.Nesbitt and her team who have made a speck of Ananda possible to all of us through ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Flowers to Lift Your Spirit

 Lobster Claw Heliconium is bright enough to lift up the spirits on a rainy morning.
 Bright yellow Crassula is another uplifting flower
My thanks to the team of Today's Flowers where you can view blooms from across the continents.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Today's Flower- Milk and Wine Lily

 Like the Rain lily, the Milk and Wine lily Crinum zeylanicum also flowers whenever there is rain. My garden is now full of these large beauties.
 It is also known as Milk and Honey lily. Its local name is Sudarshan, meaning 'Good looking'. This native lily has great medicinal value in Ayurveda.
My thanks to the team of Today's Flowers, which brings joy to me every Sunday.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Y For Yellow

 The English language has some negative connotations associated with the colour yellow like 'yellow journalism', 'yellow livered' , 'yellow rag', and so on. But nothing lifts up the spirit more than yellow flowers when you are feeling 'blue'.
 The Golden Shower blossoms are an important part of the Hindu New year festivl.
 Bright yellow Tecoma blossoms can be seen on the hedges in the countryside.
The interesting flowers of the Chinese Hat .
My thanks to Mrs.Nesbitt and the ABCWednesday team,