Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Colours in my garden on a overcast day


It is raining almost all over the country. Yesterday was wettest in Hyderabad, I think. It was pouring throughout, the dampness is all-pervading., it is dark, even in the day time. Toady is little better, but still the sun-god has not appeared. I have been coughing since days, the weather not helping at all.

Today I feel a little better , and  am awake by 5 a.m. It is pitch dark outside. By 6.a.m. it is still dark, clouds hanging over the sky. I am eager to see my plants in the aftermath of leeching by incessant rains. I tip toe to the terrace, with a cup of coffee..

The sky is gray, but the plants .. I gasp. They are bathed in rain drops, but the colors.. my.. worth writing a blog about.. Please  enlarge and view the Pyramid :-)


 My Pyramid!
















My Tomjal



 My calcutta paan





The Seethaphals are the major attractions for the birds, and the Kabhootars.

Hey forgot to show off my new nursery plants.. all from Vanastri.. More on the in the next post. Happy gardening.

Friends, the Indiblogger is refusing to accept my original post from here . Therefore I had to re-post for my friends from Indiblogger. Apologies.

For clearer picture Updates, please view here

56 comments:

  1. Wow! An heart warming sight!!

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  2. Thanks Magiceye!. I am not happy with the pictures, even with my limited scope.:-) ( cell phone).

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  3. For the last few weeks the weather is much better here and showering sometime... Hope you feeling better now :)

    That’s so fresh and refreshing shots from your terrace garden. But the photos are not enlarging.

    Wishing the climate remains pleasant... Take care.

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    2. Hi Jeevan. Thanks, I am feeling better today. It finally did not rain.

      I agree, I too am not happy with those photographs.

      But here is the story:

      Since , it was threatening to rain, and since I had to climb two stories to reach this heavenly place,
      and since I was coughing, I did not want to go down and get my I pod.
      I took chance with the 'cell phone.
      And, to top it all, indiblogger was not accepting my post form word press. :-(

      So I ended up with this bad post.

      Thanks for reading it though. I need to learn photography, basics .I feel inadequate.

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  4. What great pics! The pyramid is lovely,and very colourful.

    BTW- what is a Tomjal?

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    1. Hi Manju! Thanks.
      Tomjal is Tomato brinjal, it seems. A kind of combo , being sold in our nurseries. It does not taste like both.
      In fact, no taste at all.
      But a hardy plant. the leaves are like Brinjal plant and the fruit is like tomato.

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    2. First time I heard of this 'combo-veggie'. :)

      Oh, and I didn't realize that the comments appeared after being moderated which is why I posted again....

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    3. Welcome Manju. No problem. I guessed as much. This moderation thing , is tiresome, but keeps some silly comments at bay:-)

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  6. Who would notice an overcast sky, when there are such colours in your garden, Pattu.

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    1. Hi Sudha, True, The color catch the eye. The flat owners in front of road,get to watch my garden , at their balcony level. :-).

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  7. Superb! All the plants & flowers are very Nice & Beautiful.
    Congrats & Thanks for sharing P a t t u ;))))) All the Best.

    [However the picture what I asked is not shown ;( ]

    GOPU

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    1. Thanks வை.கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் sir! Please see the mail.

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  8. adadaa enna azhaku. iruminaalum vidaamal pooraadi eduththa padanggaL aththanaiyum azhaku. they are so lovely Pattu.
    Thank you for sharing. kudos to yr bravery.

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    1. வல்லிசிம்ஹன், I am so glad you saw that!. Thanks a lot. Adaadhu iruminaalum vidaadhu thotavelai seyvom:-)

      BTW, I was jealous of Ranjani madam, for meeting you and clicking that lovely picture!. Any visit to Hyderabad planned?:-)

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  9. The colours are wonderful! I like the cabbage. It looks like a flower. :-)

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    1. Thanks Shankari! Tomorrow is the harvest day for cabbage. Today Gourds. ( Boasting).

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  10. It's an absolutely darling post even if the pics are not enlarging:)
    They are great as it is since they are a gardener's delight, and are not meant to be a photographer's delight!
    PS: "Kabhootars" for pigeons is cute too:)

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    1. Amit bhayya!, I have uploaded one link again today. Please see.(Thanks to Ipod).

      Hope those pictures are clearer. I feel my inadequacy , while photographing plants.:-). For now I will take shelter under "senior citizen".

      Pigeons = if not Kabhootar what?

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    2. Pattu di, The original pics were ok for me(plz read my comment again), and pigeon=kabootar of course...but I loved it somehow and found it sweet for no specific reason:)

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    3. Amit Bhaiyya, I love your comments. They are so full of life .

      Did you think the Ipod pics are better? ( I want answer please).:-)

      And Hyderabadi Hindi is so sweet :-)

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  11. Beautiful!! I would like to start my own garden even if its just pots - but like all good things in life I dont have the space or the time :(

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    1. Thanks SRS.It will come in its own time. Mine took decades.:-)

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  12. not only yummy but also good for both eyes and health as home grown fruits and flowers will not have pesticides etc..

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    1. True Desi Traveler. That is what prompts us to grow.

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  13. Your refreshing garden posts & the accompanying pics emit so many rays of color & cheer.

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  14. your garden is very tempting..the tomatoes, the cabbage, the gourds, the seethaphals and the flowers are so colorful..oh!!yes the battle leaves too..:)

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    1. Thanks Ranita. The colors tempt me daily. I miss them , if I dont visit them.

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    2. I again came to visit your garden at this night as i was not feeling sleepy..suddenly i saw my error..what a mistake I made..it will be betel leaf..

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  15. Pattu, keep up your terrace gardening spirit! :)Hope your cough gets better.

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    1. Rathi, Thanks. Feeling much better. Still chomping those Vetrilai and Karpooravalli leaves.

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  16. wow ! you have a lovely garden !

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  17. The yellows remind me of Van Gogh paintings, super !

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    1. Thanks Sandeep. Though the petals are few, and not the packed variety, I liked the color. The seeds were from Hulimavu, Bangalore. And the germination rate is almost 100%.I am glad I started them.

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  18. Your life looks happy.

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    1. Thanks Shovanji. I love drama in life, and colors too.! Yes, I am a happy person.:-)

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  19. I'm sure those colours made you feel a whole lot better. Get well soon. :)

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    1. Divya! Thanks. Yes , It did.:-)

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  20. You have a lovely garden. So many different varieties of flowering plants and vegetables. Monsoon is the best times for plants. They look so fresh and full of life. Lovely images.

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    1. Thanks Sabyasachi! September in Hyderabad makes us forget the dryness of summer. It is lovely here right now.

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  21. Hi Pattu,
    I read your post today. It is as fresh as the plants which seemed bathed in the nectar from heaven. For me your pictures of gourds
    and flowers are excellent. The yellow marigold looks sweet.

    I liked the honeyed flavour of the post!

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    1. Thanks Uppalji. I am glad you read it.

      Have you settled back in your winter residence:-)

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  22. wow ! you hv a wonderful garden !! !

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    1. Welcome here Riddhi! and thanks. :-)

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  23. A splash of colour on a rainy day - such a lovely sight. And such unusual plants too - never heard of tomjal or calcutta paan. Wonder what tomjal tastes like. Just been out in the garden myself (and the dog). Feel refreshed.

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    1. Welcome here KayEm. I am so glad you could see my plants. I am sure , it a pleasure to grow plants in NZ.The place is simply beautiful , and gardens thrive !

      Thanks a lot.

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  25. Thanks Eatpraylovemovies:-)

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  26. Indeed the green colour seems rejuvinated!!

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    1. Welcome here Anupama! thanks.

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  27. What lovely shots the spots of colour make!

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  28. Pattuji! I share this post, now, with some friends who love kitchen gardening...
    Western monsoon is coming to an end here. Sky is overcast! Plants and farmers are happy!! I join all the bits of photos and enjoy the homely feel of your garden. It is Organic! It is far better than 'neat and systematic' Japanese Garden you posted recently. Our farmers certainly are neat and systematic in their brains, though their hands and feet are SOILED :-)))

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