Category Archives: Plants

Leafy Petals

A lot of trees are shedding leaves these days in Delhi (January 2020)

Winter is at its peak, but it will be on its way out by next month end. So trees are getting ready too…

See some more pics below.

They remind me of the lovely lyrics from Cliff Richard’s song ‘Evergreen Tree,’ “Oh Darling, I love you so, don’t you know that I’ll be true/ Till the leaves turn blue/On the evergreen tree…”

A Cocoon Of Joy – A Movie – By Jasbir Chatterjee

Google Photos gave me a pleasant surprise yesterday (4 January 2019), my day off from work.

They made a movie out of my photos that I clicked that day and sent it to me for saving in my library. It looked so good, an evidence of a day well spent, as in a Jane Austen novel (my great grand neice Alia’s 7th birthday, a walk through a park, sunbathing in the balcony, etc, etc).

I never thought that the photos I created without giving much thought to it would turn into something so wonderful. Well, it proves that movies needn’t always be larger-than-life, doesn’t it?

With wars, calamities, and bloodshed all over the globe and Trump and Iran threatening to go to war, blissful images like these give you a niggling feeling of living in a quiet, cosy cocoon that may burst anytime…

Here is the YouTube link: https://youtu.be/DS1avSHzbVw

Enjoy…

Are, Chaddi Pehen Ke Phool Khila Hai!

I got a pleasant surprise today morning (23 December 2019) when I saw this Aloe Vera plant. It held aloft its long stalk of lovely, pink flowers with great pride!

It reminded me of the popular Hindi song ‘Are, Chaddi Pehen Ke Phool Khila hai’ from the TV serial Jungle Book -Mowgli. Its literal meaning is ‘Wow, the flower is blooming with its underwear on!’

The song was created by Bollywood’s lyricist Gulzar and music director Vishal Bhardwaj.

Winter Flowers

Winter is always such a dull, grey, depressing thing, isn’t it? Chills, fog, mist, sore throats, cough, and a lot of discomfort. But in spite of all this, your day isĀ  made when you find lovely flowers hanging from the trees and balconies in the midst of all this like jewelry with the sun light streaming through the gaps between branches and leaves. It feels great to be alive…Here are some pics…

 

 

 

Trees…Sometimes Worshipped, Sometimes Used

Trees are an intrinsic part of our lives. But because of rapid urbanization, a lot of them have been eliminated mercilessly without ensuring their immediate relocation or replacement.

Wherever they exist, especially those with thick trunks and huge canopies, their treatment is generally in two extremes, either worshipped with stings attached or manhandled. Rarely ever are they left alone in peace, free to grow and breathe in full freedom, the way all trees ought to be treated…

Given below are pics of three trees; a used one; a heavily worshipped one with a concrete fence around it; and a free, unfettered tree, a very lucky guy indeed, growing somewhere on the NH8 Delhi-Jaipur Highway…Look at them closely and feel the effect each one of them has on your senses…

Today, on 15 August 2019, as we celebrate our Independence Day, let us free all living things, not just humans, and let them live only for the bliss of living…

Naughty Child

A few days ago, I had posted about this Newborn karela (bitter gourd) plant of mine.

https://jasbirchatterjeephotoblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/a-newborn/?preview=true

While it was growing, I noticed that its creeping handles were not grabbing anything.

Not any more. See this pic here. Not only is it clinging, it’s also being very naughty and grabbing falling dead leaves too!

Soon, it will carry little karelas. I look forward to posting that pic soon.