Friends in Deed


She is dull

drab and brown

cares of the world

weigh her down;


they close in

and paint her

pink and




would we





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A Survivor


Pre drum

You may cut

me to size

show me

my place

as many times as you wish.


is your nature

just as mine

is to rise

again and again


Four months was all that she took to begin yielding juicy drumsticks all over again.

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The Sneaky One

This week I am again off on my favorite hobby – stalking trees ๐Ÿ˜€ Just as a recap and in case you are not a regular visitor to this blog, just a couple of weeks ago, amaltas were in full bloom (CFFC: Golden Garden).p4

This particular showstopper opted for an all gold look. And just as quickly, she was back to her sedate greenery in about two weeks time.

20170529_181941But when I ventured for a closer look this weekend, look what I found nestling within the folds of her pleats leaves.

FrontGolden danglers!



tough times –

he lives off her



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The jack-fruit tree at full term ๐Ÿ˜€

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Ready to Party

OrangeThis one is all decked up and ready for the wedding party ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Witch

31st March 2017

A spring view


12th May 2017


she cloaks herself

shady going ons


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Reflecting on Nature


There are some beautiful trees around the campus where we stay. And on the rare occasions that I do overcome my (overwhelming) laziness I invariably manage to find new trees to drool over. This one is my latest favorite. I couldn’t help marveling at her impoverished state and yet she was so generous in her support to the others. Creepers grew on and around her with impunity whilst she held up her bare arms, undeterred, patient and waiting for her time in the Sun.

She looked so sure that I clicked a photo and waited (impatiently) for what was to unfold in less than a month. Take a look at nature’s miracle in less than a month ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mayโ€œI must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.โ€ Albert Einstein

This is the Amaltas or Cassia fistula and aka golden rain tree that is native to the Indian subcontinent.

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