SoftyPink n GloriousRed

…. the colours of life with my kids



L is for leaf..

Cauliflower.. local produce at a resort..
A close up.. the floret just emerging…

Linking this to the letter L at ABC Wednesdays


G is for Green!

No words can describe the exact feeling when I see greenery around. And it feels extra special to see fresh new leaves sprout forth at the start of the spring season!! Needless to say i go click click πŸ™‚ Here are a couple of them clicks!



My post for the letter G at ABC WednesdaysΒ . Hop over to check out other ‘G’ posts from around the world!

New leaves… colourful flowers!!

My entries for this week’s theme “SPRING” (Fresh Leaves, Baby Animals, Warm Weather,…) at Thursday Challenge πŸ™‚


New leaves on the rain trees (Albizia saman)..


Bougainvillea and Canna flowers ..

Hop over to the site to check out gorgeous pictures from around the world!
Cheers!! πŸ™‚

Flavour of the Season – Jacaranda!

The Jacaranda blooms around Feb-March and this season I have been noticing these beauties wherever I went πŸ™‚ And I am especially glad to get a beautiful view of these each morning as I start from home.
Earlier too, I have seen them bloom in the open property in front of the apartment that we live in. However, I had had missed this view!! Thanks to my driving, I start at the other gate and that is where I get this awesome view from πŸ™‚
I am glad that I could get a few clicks before Jacaranda season ends…




The view when I start from home !! πŸ™‚



I hope to take better pics of these next time!! As soon as the season starts .. and at other locations too πŸ™‚

Flavour of the season – Mango!

The mango season is here !! Fresh mango pickle, mango flavoured rice, mango curry, mango chutney… yummmm πŸ™‚ Yes.. its the season of raw mangoes right now.. to be savoured as much as possible until the juicy ripe ones arrive!!

BIL in his eagerness and tempted by the look of them, bought the first batch of mangoes yesterday.. they turned out to be a bit on the sour expected. Not to be deterred, D made juice out of it and it was yumm when mixed with the water melon juice Β πŸ™‚


Flowers turning into fruits!



Teeny weeny mangoes..



I had clicked these during our trip to Pondicherry in Dec 2012 !! Brings back so many memories.. do you like the pics πŸ™‚

Linking this to ABC WednesdayΒ .



Our plant collection..

… has finally begun!! πŸ™‚

In the beginning of the year I had announced that any gift to me should be a plant! πŸ™‚

I actually forgot that I had said this… And, was quite surprised when BIL1 came home with 2 potted plants as gifts on Mother’s day!!


The AloeΒ VeraΒ was only lone one for quite sometime. It had been gifted by the land lady of our previous home. The two Auracarias were gifted by BIL1. Enthused by that, we bought a few more plants, one being a favorite – the Pelargonium, which is generally referred to as Geranium.


SoftyPink flowers that started blooming after a few days!! … we did not know the colour when we bought the plant





I simply love it! Plan to get a whole lot of them in different hues…Hope that they will all thrive and spread cheer πŸ™‚ Will keep my fingers crossed !!

New and Fresh!!

Life... springing anew!!
Lovely flowers... signalling spring is here πŸ™‚
New leaves sprouting on the bare twigs!!

For this week’s theme at Thursday Challenge πŸ™‚ Pics taken on our recent trip!

Spring time is full of enthusiasm… with renewed energy and life all around πŸ™‚ The sights to behold and cherish are so many!! Freshly sprouting leaves, flowers of all hues… bird songs, butterflies… πŸ™‚ Hope you allΒ relished your share of all these.. and more πŸ˜€

The colour of life…

… Green πŸ™‚ For this week’s theme at Thursday Challenge.

Green is a colour so soothing… makes me feel at peace. I cannot take my eyes off when I see an expanse of green while travelling …there’s something so tranquil about it. I’m sure most would agree with me. *i have always wondered why green is associated with jealousy*

And these past few weeks .. I’ve been revelling in the sight of various shades of green… from the fresh sprouts on bare the translucent green of tender leaves… to the dark leafy green πŸ™‚ Its amazing to observe the plants come to life again!! Isnt it?

I had felt that Green would be an easy peasy theme… but truth is I have had a tough time going through the pics again n again.. so many pics of trees and plants!! I couldnt pick just one.. Finally, I have selected a mix.. πŸ™‚

The green playground… pic taken by sis in London. If you look closely you can see a set of people doing something in a ‘A’ like formation.

A green bug .. pic taken by sis when we had been to Tirunelveli for a cousins wedding.

Green joy ride! Pic taken by BIL1 at Kolkatta.

And how can I not include a picture of leaves? πŸ™‚Β This was taken by me, on the apartment terrace,Β after a drizzle!!

Liked the various shades and forms? πŸ™‚

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