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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 long ago I happened to spot a tree in the area where we go for our dance classes. And some of the days I take that route depending on traffic. Recently when I went that way I was reminded of the tree and was wondering if its in bloom and that I should go check sometime. Thing is, there’s another tree beside it and I’ve never been able to notice the blooms from afar.

Incidentally, the very next day we ended up going to that very street for a lunch treat from BIL and parking constraints ensured we parked the car near the tree! The first thing I did on getting off the car was to run to the tree !! 😀

Its incredible how wishes/thoughts manifest and then are fulfilled… in the most amazing ways!!!

Here are a few clicks taken using my mobile phone…

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P.S: Found a nice write up and lovely pics here !! Go ahead and check it out if you are a plant/flower person like me 🙂

 

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Of new happenings..

2016 has been an year of some significant happenings in my life! One of them being the purchase of a new car on a whim .. almost ! And, driving on the highway for the first time ever!! Yep.. in my new car, to Mysore … this Dasara  🙂

It was a pretty decent drive, with not overly crowded roads as we started a day earlier than the designated holidays. There were of course a couple of heart stopping moments but I was able to handle those and move on . It was a sort of coming of age! … an important milestone for me where driving is concerned.

While I liked the experience, I would still love to not be in the driver’s seat just so that I can enjoy the sights, click random pics and absorb the view to the maximum 🙂  Which brings me to the point of this post…

As we neared Mysore, we were greeted by gorgeousness of the evening sky!! The splash of colours was mesmerizing and I had to gather all I had to keep my focus on the road ahead. Here are a few pics clicked by sis who was in the back seat of the car. The pics dont do justice to the view that was… but are precious due to the fact that they invoke the lovely memory of that evening… being welcomed to the city that always makes us happy to be there!!

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See the hearts floating in the sky? ! 🙂

 

Skywatch

I never tire of watching the sky! The lovely clouds…the beautiful patterns and amazing colours leave me mesmerized !! Needless to say, my pic archives has loads of sky pictures 🙂

Sharing a few recent ones.. all pics captured on my humble phone!

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Trees silhouetted against the colourful sky!
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View from our office terrace.. splash of colors!
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View from our office terrace..
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View from our office terrace..
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Civilization.. and nature ..in one frame!
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A close up of the setting sun.. captured while waiting at the traffic signal
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Riot of colours!.. another one captured while waiting at the traffic signal..

Roses!

From the famed Rose garden in Ooty 🙂
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M is for mist!

Pics from our visit to Ooty over the weekend. It was a fun family trip… a much awaited one as we were doing one after a gap of 2 years!!
The weather was awesome.. a lovely brief relief from the soaring temperatures in Bangalore.

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Linking this to the letter M at ABC Wednesdays – 18th Round

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Evening sky !

The dramatic evening sky in all its glory. Felt lucky and blessed to be treated to these gorgeous views on my way back home when I started early from office on a couple of days, Feb 1st and 2nd , to be precise 🙂

Just couldn’t resist clicking!!

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Wonderful and awe-inspiring..isnt it !!

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..

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Shades of Orange!
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Orange coloured Chrysanthemums..
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Roses in a deep orange hue!

Linking this to the letter O at ABC Wednesdays!

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L is for leaf..

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Cauliflower.. local produce at a resort..
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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 🙂 Here are a couple of them clicks!

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

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