Mayflowers In August

I enjoy going for walks here.The whole lane is bordered by Mayflower trees on both sides. When its spring and all the flowers start blooming the place gets filled with butterflies. It’s also a short cut to reach the nearest mall so I go through here all the time.The ones which I took photos of are not that big. They were planted just a couple of years ago. There are bigger ones on the other streets but couldn’t get a good photo of them.

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Mayflower 1

A Day Out

Spent the day with my friend – roaming around and getting some errands done. Stopped by the local pond(more of a lake), the area around which has been converted to a small park and enjoyed the cool breeze and ice creams. My friend bought a new mobile with 8 MP camera so decided to take some shots with that.

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Tried to brighten up the image a little. The sky was overcast and it started raining a short while after we got there..

Will post more photos soon.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

This week’s photo challenge theme is Fresh.
Perfect timing for the theme. I clicked these photos a few days ago and was planning on posting them .

These are the leaves of a lily I have in my small garden. They remain fresh, green and beautiful like this for the whole year except for the two months when the flowers start blooming at which time all of the leaves fall out.

Fresh and green after a rain.

Fresh and green after a rain.

 

Probably what it looks like for the bugs.

Probably what the view looks like for the bugs.

 

(Click here to see the photo of the lily in a previous post)

Crape Jasmine

These are very common here in India. I’ve seen it everywhere but knew it only by the local name.
I found out yesterday about the English names.They seem to have three names Crape Jasmine, East Indian Rosebay and Pinwheel flower.
It doesn’t have a scent nor does it have any vibrant shades of color so they aren’t used for any decorative purposes.
I was really surprised that it was actually more useful than typical garden flowers because the plant is supposed to have medicinal properties.

Crape Jasmine

Crape Jasmine

Crape Jasmine

 

Weekly Photo Challenge- The Golden Hour

I tried to take a new photograph for this week’s photo challenge but it’s been grey and cloudy skies day after day and no hint of any shades of sunset or the sun. So I decided to go with a photo I took a year ago. I clicked it while travelling to Mookambika temple in Karnataka.

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For those who haven’t seen in already I’ve included two other photos I posted before that was taken around the time of sunset.