Category Archives: Flora

A Garland of Jaruls

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Blessings of Nature

 

 

 

 

When you live in a big city like Delhi in a small flat, any edible thing that emerges from soil inside your house gives you a big thrill…

When white brinjals began appearing on a potted plant in my balcony, I was absolutely amazed as I had almost given up on it. Year after year, new flowers kept appearing, falling, and getting replaced by new ones, but the flowers just did not turn into any fruits, like one of those perpetually unlucky kids whom Success treats like outcasts.

I didn’t have the heart to pluck these bringals, so I let them be. Now they are ripening and their color has changed into a bright, attractive yellow. See below.

 

 

Their continued, tenacious presence in my balcony has a reassuring effect on me every morning while I water all the potted plants.

I know it’s like holding on to something that I know will collapse one day. But that’s what life is all about, isn’t it?

And here are some pics of a few other edibles that I plucked.

Mint

Green peppers and beans

Summer Yellows

Summer has already planted its foot at Delhi’s doorstep…Dark, cloudy days are gone and bright, sunny days are here…

Just look around you and you will see bright colors, especially yellows everywhere…Perhaps this is one reason why our festival Baisakhi celebrated every year on 14 April is also associated with the color yellow…

And inspired by this post, here’s good old me with a patch of yellow…

So, dear Friends, take out your yellows; paint the town yellow and enjoy the hot, sunny days ahead…