Lal Zumber or Brownea Coccinea

An exciting activity of watching Lal Zumbar or Brownea Coccinea or Scarlet Flame Bean (Caesalpiniaceae Family) flower clusters in orange red colour. I had been watching a group of small evergreen trees in Aditi garden, Pune, India.   It looked interesting because of their dwarf structure. It was during winter,…

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Octopus Tree Berries

Octopus tree Berries – These are the favourite berries of many birds and animals! Common Names: Octopus Tree, Queensland Umbrella Tree, Brassaia and amate Botanical name: Schefflera actinophylla    Family: Araliaceae (Aralia family) Native to northern Australia and south-eastern New Guinea More about Octopus Tree:  Tropical evergreen shrub with multiple trunks.…

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Li’l Rain Drops…

  Already people are enjoying the monsoon in many parts of India.. But, we are still watching the dark clouds at Pune that are not yet showing mercy on us…  My first Pune monsoon experience was superb as Pune had one of the heaviest monsoons ever in past 20 years,…

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A Flower Within A Flower…

Oh! Yes!!! It is a red hibiscus flower smiling in my small hibiscus plant 🙂  This is the second flower that bloomed in my plant. Notice the stigma… For the first time I thought it is mutated… But, this flower is also with three conjoined stigmas (unlike the usual five)…

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Celebrating Life…

I was celebrating life being a part of this wonderful world, where the sun shines and the earth is alive… Where seeds sprout and hence new lives, new hopes and new promises begin… Where flowers bloom, each with its unique beauty, fragrance and life… Where birds sing, each with its…

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Democracy Wins…

Democracy wins! Bharatiya Janatha Janardhan has finally elected a Prime Minister with the magic figure (272, the simple majority) after long 30 years! This is the victory of the Indians, for finally choosing vision and development over all the other unwanted issues that were hyped and imposed on them. Of…

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