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

 

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I chose these pics for today’s Daily Prompt : Distance

The view of the Malampuzha Gardens from the halfway point before reaching the top of the dam. If you look closely you can see the rope-way which passes over the garden and a canal.

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The view from the top of Malampuzha Dam, Palghat. The river follows through parts of the Western Ghats mountain range.

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Mirrored

Daily Prompt show us MIRRORED.

Mirror work is quite common in traditional Indian dresses and accessories. It’s more common towards the northern part of the country.
So for today’s prompt here’s a couple of photos on that topic.

I found these in a fair and was told that this is of Gujarati style.

I found these in a fair and was told that this is of Gujarati style.

 

Some of mom's dresses with mirror work.

Some of mom’s dresses with mirror work.

The Nature I’ve Seen

Topic for today’s Daily Prompt : The Natural World

I spend first few years of my life in my grandparent’s house that had a beautiful garden and trees everywhere. It also had a great view of a part of the Western Ghats. I fell in love in nature at that point itself. The place I grew up in  is a town named Palakkad in Kerala, India.

The first photo is the view we had from the terrace at my grandparent’s house. The hills you see in the photo are part of the Western Ghats and the region is known as Malampuzha.

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The rest of the pictures where taken during a train journey which passes through Walayar Deer Sanctuary, Palakkad.

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I had a hard time getting good shots from a moving train on my mobile camera so some parts of the photos look a little blurred.