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 →

Pink Beauties! #ThursdayTreeLove

It's that time of the year again!! All year, I await the blooming of the pink and the purple beauties of spring time. I look forward to it in the same way someone might await a celestial phenomenon or a hugely popular festival or an important event -sporting /cultural/ traditional/ personal name it! There... Continue Reading →

Yellow Daisies #FridayFlowers

These lovely flowers belong to the family Asteraceae, also known as the Daisy family. I do not know the exact name or the genus this plant belongs to. It is one of the many wild varieties and was introduced to our home by our cook D. D brought the seeds from plants growing near her... Continue Reading →

Fragrant Lilies #FridayFlowers

Its been a while since I've bought flowers for myself. But glad to have found these lovelies while browsing through my archives after a back-up exercise (yes my phone is bursting with pictures 😛 ). Lilies (Lilium), in general, are very attractive and enhance the beauty of flower bouquets, and of the spaces around. In... Continue Reading →

Tiny Blue! #FridayFlowers

It was a treat to spot these lovely blue flowers one hot afternoon when we'd gone to see the new house that sis was intending to buy. These are really tiny and I would have missed them if not for the striking blue colour! On  a closer look, I was amazed to find pink and... Continue Reading →

African Lily #FridayFlowers

The highlight of the week's posts is the trip to Johannesburg. So, here are pics of the beauties that I happened to come across on the very first day there! Botanically speaking, this plant belongs to the genus Agapanthes and African lily/ blue lily are some of its common names. These take me back to... Continue Reading →

Friday Flowers!

I love buying me flowers every now and then. This cheerful bunch of yellow roses had called out to me at the traffic signal one day. And, I was not disappointed !! They were every bit the fresh and exuberant lovelies that they'd seemed to promise 😀 I'd loved clicking the pics and uploaded all... Continue Reading →

When flowers beckon!

I was fascinated when I'd read about the cannon ball tree, especially the flowers seemed interesting and appealed to the botanist in me. It has an unusual arrangement of the stamens which has been modified into a hood. And is hence known as the Naga Linga flower and the tree is the Naga Linga tree. Not very... Continue Reading →

Flavour of the season – Tabebuia

I'm here with flowers again 🙂 I do not seem to tire of flowers and thanks to the avenue trees here in Bengaluru, I am treated to various lovely blooms all through the year. Right now, its the season of Tabebuias and Jacaranda. The pink Tabebuia rosea is especially awaited eagerly, year after year! The... Continue Reading →


I indulge myself from time to time by gifting myself some of the lovely flowers available at the florists. The weather here is favorable and most of the flowers stay for at least a week or so. Carnations are one of our favorites and they come in an amazing variety of colours! here are a few recent... Continue Reading →


Keeping it simple for the last letter for this round. And quite apt too.. Zinnias from our little balcony garden. Gifts for us this Christmas and New Year! 🙂 Linking this to the letter Z at ABC Wednesdays.

Y is for Yoga.. and Yellow!

I was never the sports/physical activities type person. I preferred reading and arts/crafts. And even though physical activity and exercises are important, I did not actually do much, except for the mandatory sessions at school and later household chores. However, as I approached 40, I felt the need to do something to keep fit and... Continue Reading →

O is for Orange

..the colour Orange 🙂 Keeping it simple .. posting a few pictures that I'd taken at the flower show at Lalbagh earlier this year.. Linking this to the letter O at ABC Wednesdays!

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