Resilience!! #ThursdayTreeLove

“It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.”― Dieter F. Uchtdorf This Jacaranda tree stands at a crossroad right opposite to our old office. I used to look at it everyday...the lush leaves, the pretty purple blooms, the tree's silhouette against the setting sun... Unfortunately, the tree... Continue Reading →

The luscious Rudrapalaash! #ThursdayTreeLove

Commonly known as African Tulip tree, botanically the Spathodea campanulata and locally known as Neerukayi mara or pickari due to the water that squirts from it when pressed, this one is hard to miss especially when in bloom. The flamboyant red-orange blooms are a characteristic of September and were on my mind, now that we... Continue Reading →

The food connection! #ThursdayTreeLove

A Moringa sapling silhouetted against the grey sky... Moringa feels kind of extra special because it is food and memories and so much more than just a plant/tree. Botanical Name: Moringa oleifera. Family: Moringaceae. Commonly known as the drumstick, it is one of the favorites in our homes. Here are the many ways in which... Continue Reading →

An idyllic haven… #ThursdayTreeLove

4 months and counting... This year, we'd planned to have a programme during the first quarter or at least during the kid's summer vacations. We all got more regular with the classes, practised better and we were generally gearing up towards the big day. And boom! The lockdown meant us having to miss our dance... Continue Reading →

Pink berries! #ThursdayTreeLove

Strictly speaking, this is a shrub, not a tree. I spotted this bush with pretty pink berries, in a resort we'd been to for a team outing, a couple of years ago. The whole day had been spent in various team building activities... I'd also managed to click a few pictures of the ambience and of... Continue Reading →

Musings on the garden…

Picture these - Beautiful plants in lovely pots and planters, with accessories to boot. Plants, carefully pruned to show them off in the best manner. Flowering plants and other ornamentals chosen carefully to enhance the overall beauty of the garden. I'm sure most of us plant lovers would have seen such prettiness, either real spaces... Continue Reading →

Standing Tall! #ThursdayTreeLove

A palm tree that welcomes us as we step into our apartment. One that we have seen growing from a small sapling to its present height (almost 15-16 feet). Though it has stood there all along, its only now that I suddenly feel its mighty presence. Its like how we see children grow up.. all... Continue Reading →

Looking Vs Seeing ! #ThursdayTreeLove

Wisdom inspired by plants/trees... You walk towards the kitchen in the morning and what first catches your eye is the branches of a tree against the sky, seen straight ahead through the kitchen window. The fresh green of the new leaves gleaming in the sunlight. Each morning, you try to take in this view and... Continue Reading →

Joyful Jacaranda #ThursdayTreeLove

Yes! Its a joy to behold!! Flowering around the same time or slightly overlapping with the Tabebuias, the Jacaranda lends itself beautifully to the tapestry of the spring landscape. Purple hues against the blue sky. Purple nestled within the fresh green of spring. Also, the purple that evades me! Every year, I think I need... Continue Reading →

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