Hedge flower

I was pleasantly surprised to spot a beautiful little flower on a hedge opposite my home. I am not sure of its name and gave it a name “Fiery sparks” but on a Google check a similar looking flower is called Grevillea ‘Winpara Gem’ a red spike flower. Oh oh Stop Press I have told the correct name and it is Passiflora!

Fiery sparks

Well friends if you know the correct name please do share it for the benefit of all of us. And I thank my dear friend Ranjana 🙂 🙂 for letting me know the correct name.

A beautiful Nursery near Dallas

In our recent visit to Texas US we visited a few beautiful nurseries. North Haven Nursery is a beautiful nursery full of blooming and cheerful flowers and and a variety of healthy herbs too.  The colorful pumpkins tell you it was Halloween time. 😀



Snowflakes or what?



Halloween timeimage

More pumpkins

More pumpkins


So long folks will share some more shots in my next post. 🙂





Have a wonderful December!

Happy Diwali 2015

“On this Diwali may your inner light grow and bring light all around

Love, light and laughter”~ Quote by Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev

Diwali (Deepawali or Dipawali) is a Hindu festival. Diwali means rows of lighted lamps. It is a festival of lights and all Indian Hindus celebrate it joyfully. In this festival, people light up their houses and shops. During this festival, people worship Lord Ganesh for good welfare and prosperity and goddess Lakshmi for wealth and wisdom. ~ Wikipedia.

When you see hawkers selling heaps of bright flaming Marigold (Jhendu in local language) flowers on the street it means some important festival is on. Sharing some random shots with you 🙂 and wishing you a very happy Diwali.




Light decorations

Light decorations view from the balcony

Have a lovely day 🙂

Purple Bougainvillea

Just look at that rich purple spread of colours. Yes only a Bougainvillea bush or creeper can create the magic 0f the purple Bougainvillea!

The purple Bougainvela


Nature’s pride

Hi folks in my morning walk I saw these beautiful Gulmohurs shrubs growing side by side. The colours White, Yellow and Red on a early Sunday morning really brightened my day.




Sharing my joys with you!  🙂

Roses in our garden

“Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.” ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan




“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” ~ Ben Hogan




“I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.” ~ Roland A. Browne


Rose 1


Have a lovely day my friends! 🙂

And there bloom the Crocuses

Nothing can be more true than this quote “The earth laughs in flowers” by Ralf Waldo Emerson.

And this is just what happened here in my friend Roshan’s garden. He must’ve heard the laughter of his beautiful Crocuses had just bloomed. Its late summer now and the right time for these annuals. Their gentle colours spread waves of happiness beckoning all nature lovers to come and admire its beauty.



Have a lovely day my friends 🙂

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

Hi my dear friends,

Do enjoy this beautiful tree. I took this picture in the Arboretum in Texas in my recent visit.

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Till then cheers and enjoy my hobby farm.


2014 in review and wish you a Very Happy New Year my friends

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