Wednesday, November 27, 2013

ABC Wednesday to a T

 The Triangle butterfly Graphium sarpedon is a constant visitor in my garden, but he is camera shy.
 The vivid blue of the Thunbergia benghalensis  attracts many butterflies and small birds.
 Transporting goods in the desert state of Rajasthan.
Transporting tender coconuts to quench the traveller's thirst.
 Transporting other means of transport.
With thanks to Mrs.Nesbitt and Roger at ABCWednesday...

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Flowers for Today

 This Thunbergia sends long chandeliers of flowers.
 Justicia can flower in shade too, making it a prized plant for a shady garden.
 This wild hibiscus' leaves and pods are used for making a tangy chutney.
You can see loads of beautiful flowers at Today's Flowers, ably managed by Denise.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

ABC Wednesday S

 The Sahyadri Cruiser is a shy butterfly found in the forests of the Sahyadri mountains.
 The Sullied Sailor has stripes .
 The spices of the Sahyadris have lured famous sailors like Columbus and Vasco de Gama.
 Ths sylvan beauty of the Sahyadri Mountains leaves one spellbound.
I thank Mrs.Nesbitt who started ABCWednesday , and Roger who strongly supports it.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Flowers for Today

 The Zimbabwe Creeper Podrana bryceii needs very little water, but gives out plenty of flowers.
 The Matchstick Plant  is also showing very pretty inflorescenc.

I could not link my last week,s post to Today,s Flowers. I hope the link functions today.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

R for Rampart

 According to the Oxforddictionary, a rampart is a high wide wall of stone or earth with a path on top, built around a castle, town etc.,to defend it.  This romantic rampart was built for Rani Roopmati by her royal husband.
 Rampart of a royal residence in Mandu.

 The rampart on a rock resisted the attacks by foes .
Thanking the reliable Roger and the responsible Mrs.Nesbitt for the radiant meme ABCWednesday.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Flowers for Today

After a plentiful rainy season, my garden is now full of flowers. The Zimbabwe Creeper Podranea brycei has lovely pink flowers.
 The Snowflake Plant Euphorbia leucocephala looks like it is laden with snowflakes.
Gerbera adds colour at ground level.
Thanking Denise and others in the team of Today's Flowers, where you can see flowers from all over the world, I wish you a good Sunday.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Q for Quo vadis?

 The question 'Quo vadis?'  or "Whither goest thou?" can elicit a profound answer or quite a mundane one.
 The quadruped quickly jumped into the quarry as I posed the question.
 The elephants marched in queenly splendour.
 The holy Quran is read here.
 The quarrelsome quadrupeds wanted to quench their thirst.
Quelling my atrocious alliterations, I quietly thank Mrs.Nesbitt and Roger of ABCWednesday.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Flowers for Today

 Cape Primrose, aka Streptocarpus has bloomed for the first time in my garden now. I hope it will thrive and continue to bloom.
 Rasna ginger plants are full of flowers now.
 Barbados' Bachelor's Buttons are fillingup borders.
 The Sanchezia has beautiful leaves, as well as flowers.
You can see what is growing in other gardens at Today's Flowers. My thanks to Denise and the others in the team.