Monday, March 6, 2017

Kuppali- A Poet's Home

 The home of the beloved Kannada poet K.V.Puttappa is in the midst of a dense rainforest in the Western Ghats. The lush greenery and the smells and sounds of the forest must have inspired him to write his beautiful poetry.
 The Karnataka state government has hept the ancient homestead in good repair , and has turned it into a museum.
It  was quite common for large families to live in the middle of the dense forest in the last century. People grew their own rice and vegetables, kept cows and hens, and grew spices, coffee and betelnut which brought them money.
My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Earlu Summer Flowers

 The firespike blooms are fullmof nectar, and we can see many sunbirds feasting on them.
 The yellow Rattlepod attracts bumblebees. These creatures are hard workers who start foraging for food at sunrise, and still are at it 12 hours later! Since the flowers of the rattlepod open lazily at noon, they are still attractive to the bumblebees at dusk.
 The scented Valencia flowers attract the creatures of the night.In the morning, they have a scent similar to freshly baked bread.
I am very sorry to hear about the death of Arija, who always posted lovely pictures and wrote nice comments. She was a mainstay of Our World Tuesday.