Monday, April 28, 2014

Rosemary Flowers....

Being an amateur cook, one always comes across herbs like Rosemary and Thyme.  It was only after I picked up a small plant and planted it on my roof was I able to both see the real-time development as well as get fresh herbs for my use.


It was a great surprise when I saw small flowers on the tips of some of the branches. They looked white and pristine and really pretty.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday Blooms 27.04.2014


The blazing sun on Bangalores� horizon lit up this beautiful bunch of flowers hanging from the balcony of my house.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Flaming flowers...


Come spring and once sees the fiery blooms of the bougainvillaea all over Bangalore. Although there are several lovely colours, nothing captures the morning sun as beautifully as these orange flowers.....

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Green Bee Eater


Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) photographed at Mysore. These birds are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water. 

Like other bee-eaters, this species is a richly coloured, slender bird. It is about 9 inches (16�18 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers. The sexes are not visually distinguishable. The entire plumage is bright green and tinged with blue especially on the chin and throat. The crown and upper back are tinged with golden rufous. The flight feathers are rufous washed with green and tipped with blackish. A fine black line runs in front of and behind the eye. The iris is crimson and the bill is black while the legs are dark grey. The wings are green and the beak is black. The elongated tail feathers are absent in juveniles. Sexes are alike.