This nutmeg had just fallen from the tree. The seed is almost black in colour and the outer lacy covering is so reddish orange. The contrast between the two colours is so vibrant and beautiful.



Time stands still

The Champa flowers are once again in full bloom and their fragrance is making life very fragrant.

Time is flying by. Half the year 2014 is coming to an end. I remember the years before the beginning of this century. There was so much talk about Y2K and all the problems that would occur due to it. But the year 2000 has come and gone and it is now 2014. Nothing really happened that affected our life and if there had been problems due to Y2K we did not come to know about it.

Days have gone by, with all those happenings, small and big, significant and insignificant. There have been so many changes in life. We have become grandparents and it is a joy to see our grandson to change from a helpless little baby to an individual who knows what he wants and gets it done though he will be completing one year only next month :))

Time does not stand still. But, sometimes it seems as if time does stand still. Nothing has really changed there. They are a part of my life. There have been changes which only people who have been with would understand. Those changes make us happy , though small, are great achievements. But it feels as if time stands still there. Some of them are doing the things which they have always done, they are speaking the same way as they had done in the past. For them their little world is the whole world, nothing else exists.

It hurts and there is always the question why, why does this happen, and there is no answer. Life goes on, people grow older and the changes of age are there but it feels as if time stands still there, in many ways.
“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne




BETWEEN – Last Sunday we had been to a temple not very far from our place. This ancient temple of Goddess Mahishamardhini is on the banks of river Sita and is a very quiet and serene place.
This archway is between the inside and the outside of the temple.


Jasmine flowers are a very important part of our lives. We offer them to God and are also used in marriages and other important functions. This is in our garden. The fragrance of the jasmine flower is very special. There are different varieties and each is beautiful.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Crooked and Squiggly Lines

This photo is of the ivy gourd plant in my parents’ home. This gourd is a very tasty vegetable. Many dishes can be prepared from it. Four posts are  fixed in the ground and wires are joined to the top of the posts and creeper grows along these wires and they look like crooked squiggly lines 🙂




Share your world 2014, Week 24

What makes you feel the most secure?

My family

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?

I never wear shoes:) slippers and sandals, so I am not very sure about this.  We buy our footwear from BATA, they are very comfortable.

How many languages do you you speak?

Three,  English, Kannada, my mother tongue and Hindi. We have many, many languages and most people speak not only their mother tongue and English. In North India most people know Hindi too.

What was the largest city you have been to?  What is the one thing you remember most?

I am not very sure about the largest. Each city has its own personality and something to only itself.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

We have a Book club, nine of us book lovers:), we meet once a month. Last Friday we had a great meeting. Next week, on Monday and Tuesday we will be with my father in law in our village. It will be nice.

Thanks Cee:)



EXTRA EXTRA   –  This beautiful tree is just opposite our home. It looks like a big yellow bouquet, when in full bloom. But that little EXTRA which adds to the beauty is that yellow carpet of flowers on the ground.



THINGS WITH EDGES-   This photo is of a beautiful Jain temple. We had been here a few  years ago. This temple is a small place called Ranakpur, near Udaipur in Rajasthan. All those edges are fascinating. This temple is more than 600 years old and one is awestruck at its beauty. The whole temple is made of marble, every inch covered with carvings.