Cee’s Fun Foto challenge- Bark or leaves

We recently planted this medicinal plant and it is growing well. It is called ‘ Amruta balli’ in my language, Kannada. The leaves have great medicinal value and they look good too.

Medicinal Values of Amruthballi – The stems and leaves of the Amrutha Balli, also known as Tinospora Cordifolia, are primarily used for medicinal purposes. The creeper is used …


Leaves are so fascinating this wild croton plant with its big leaves and beautiful colour combinations. The smaller leaves are of the jasmine plant.


Another  beautiful croton plant with its striking yellow and green leaves




By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. Twice a week I used to go to a home for the mentally challenged . But I have not gone there since March 2020. I will start going there again but I do not know when. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.


  1. I took a look at your link on Amruta balli – what an amazing plant! It certainly seems to have impressive health benefits! I hope your new plant thrives, Lakshmi 🙂
    The two croton plants are lovely – I think I may have seen them in plant shops here in the UK, to buy as indoor house plants! I guess they are warm weather plants so would not enjoy our colder seasons 🙂


  2. Thanks Peggy, so often I think it is really great that we live in different places but we are able to connect, through the internet, it is a pleasure:)


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