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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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