Category Archives: Flora

Stuck Between Life And Death

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Night Beauties

 

 

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Flowers and trees have their own sweet ways of adding glamour to a place. This photo was clicked near M.G. Road Metro Station in Gurgaon…

The place has an avenue lined with Champa trees laden with white flowers, which combine with their shadows and the fluroscent lights to give you a beautiful feeling of walking through someone else’s dream.

Here are some more pics…

 

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Stones And Flowers

Nothing can be as fickle, treacherous

As Life.

Love it or hate it,

Take it or leave it,

Life will remain life.

Sometimes it hurls stones

On your path,

And sometimes it throws

Flowers on your feet.

But you just have to keep plodding on.

Because flowers and stones are but

Passing illusions.

As ephemeral as the fog,

As short-lived as the images of a kaleidoscope.

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