Home Grown Cucumbers :)

Look at what we harvested this Monsoon! First to show up was the sweet watermelon that I showed in the last post. Every cucumber seed I had sown, sprouted. But, I had to kill 🙁 many of them who would never allow others to grow. Cucumber flowered very soon, but…

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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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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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Dancing in Nature :)

If everything happens as we have planned, I would be dancing in nature when this post goes online! Venu has promised to stop the car at every beautiful place in between Mangaluru and Pune for me to enjoy and capture the awesome moments 🙂 By the end of the day…

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The Lonely Benches…

Today I am voting 🙂 These lonely benches @ Aditi Garden, Pune reminded me of our Lok Sabha election. Lok Sabha seats are waiting for the right candidates who serve the nation… just like these lonely benches that are waiting for singles/pairs who adore nature. So far hundreds of MPs…

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Basant Raani or Tabebuia Rosea

Tabebuia Rosea or Basanth Raani is another flower that I found attractive at Aditi garden, Pune. Those icy pink flowers looked like innocent faces 🙂 More details found in Flowers of India: Common name: Pink trumpet tree, Pink poui, Pink tecoma, Rosy trumpet tree, Basant rani बसंतरानी (Hindi) Botanical name:…

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Why Do Birds Fly In V Shape?

I have understood that birds are living science far more than we human beings, when I observed some bird groups flying in V shape. I also understood that all the living beings help each other in need (except man). V formations helps them to save energy. The leader leads by…

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