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.

If you have reached here looking for my other blog please do click on http://dilipnaidu.wordpress.com/

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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Crepe Myrtle

This beautiful tree with its purple flowers is so new to me. I am not sure if this tree grows in India. But I have spotted a few here in Texas.


Have a nice day friends. 🙋

At the Arboretum

We visited the Dallas Arboretum and the botanical garden today. It Is a beautiful place to promote the art and knowledge of horticulture, while  providing opportunities for education and research.

You can imagine an average of 900,000 visitors from over 70 countries visit this lovely I garden annually. Located on the shores of the beautiful White Rock Lake the Arboretum covers 66 Acres.

Here are some pictures taken today. As Halloween is coming closer there were colourful pumpkins looking their best. And the lovely flowers were the best of the fall selection.

A mom sitting her son

A mom sitting her son

White Rock Lake

White Rock Lake

Lotus pond

Lotus pond

Waterfall and lotus pond

Waterfall and lotus pond

More pumpkins

More pumpkins



Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple



Bird chillies

Bird chillies


The colour of the flowers in bloom , the smiling happy faces of the visitors young and old as also the festive atmosphere of the entire  garden made our day.

Cheers! :)







The Colonels Lilies

So at-last the rains have come in right earnest and our dams are fast filling-up :) But lo-behold mother nature too is smiling and there is greenery everywhere with the flowers all set to bloom. In my warning walk we witnessed beautiful Pink Lilies just about to bloom. I took a few pictures along with the proud gardener Col. Roshan who looked so pleased with natures bounty. Don’t we all know the color Pink signifies happiness and joy? :)


Evening view

Evening view

A Sunset Behind Clouds

Sunsets are beautiful anywhere in the world. Just gazing at them makes you calm and peaceful. In the words of Nobel laureate and poet Rabindranath Tagore ~ “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky”.

I took this picture today in the evening and couldn’t resist sharing on my blog.

Setting sun with rays (1)

Cheers :)

The serene Sahyadhri range

The major hill range starting from the north is the Sahyadhri (the benevolent mountains) range. This range is home to many hill stations like Matheran, Lonavala-Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, and Amboli onwards. The range is called Sahyadri in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Sahya Parvatam in Kerala.

The pictures below are taken from the road just short of Jugnoo Farms. You can observe the Sahyadhris in the far distance behind.

Sayadhri Hills

Sayadhri Hills

Sayadhri Range

Sayadhri Range

Annual Flower Show 2014 Pune


Hi folks this post is re-blogged from my other blog. Hope you enjoy :)

Originally posted on Breath of Joy:

“Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts” ~ Sigmund Freud

The Empress Garden at Pune covers a sprawling 39 acres, and is home to many rare species of trees and flowers. The

Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India organizes an annual flower show and arranges various programs throughout the year to create environmental awareness among people. This year the flower-show was held on January

17, 18 & 19.

In this post I’ll share pictures which capture the decked-up Empress Garden and the spirit and the mood of the flower enthusiasts young and old. Prize winners in Bonsai and flower decorations will would be in subsequent posts.



Thank you friends and have a lovely day :)

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Winter’s blossom

This lovely bush is so attractive when in bloom. Actually its the leaves which turn white.The bloom lasts only a few months in the winter :( People passing by give it different names but that’s pure guess work. In case you do happen to know the name of this beautiful creation of nature please do share.

White flower bush

Have a lovely day :)

Jugnoo Farm village scene

You can spot the Jugnoo Farm Poly-house with the green top in the far distance nestled in this typical village setting. You can also see simple village folk going about their daily chores and also our Kashinath with the white beard. Kashinath is a highly spiritual person and is the heart and soul of Jugnoo Farm. The effect of his goodness is felt not only by the people who know him but also by the plants. I do believe the plants respond happily to the care he bestows on them.

Every evening Kashinath who is a kirtankar goes with a few friends to the temple located a some distance away from the village for Kirtan (bhajan). A person performing kirtan is known as a kirtankar. Kirtan practice involves chanting hymns or mantras to the accompaniment of instruments such as the harmonium, tabla and some others.

Green House in the distance

At the farm seeing off a visitor.


Namaste and cheers :)