Green with envy?

Ever wondered how even a small postage stamp sized patch of  green can alter quality of life in big cities?  I spent my childhood without a garden in our house. And then when I started working, I was lucky to live in what are called ‘bungalows’ in India. The kinds you see in Lutyen’s Delhi, with large sprawling lawns, kitchen gardens – the works. And then again back to apartments. It was in January that we again moved into a house with a small patch of green. Though it was late in winters but we put in some Gaillardias and to our surprise they bloomed in spring and carried on well into summers. Take a look.

A bright orange bloom

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Another one but a little different too!

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  A sea of yellow

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 Bollywood love birds?

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 Looks like a ‘rakhi”

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 Aren’t they beautiful?

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 Caught in the web of life

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You won’t believe but a little green brings myriad visitors in its wake. This one was ‘bagged’ in the heat of the Indian summer when temperature was around 42 degrees celsius but it is well perched in the foliage.  

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 And this one looks ready to take off

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 Hard to believe that there are peafowls where we live? But it is true. These are aplenty. And we live in a city with 2 million plus inhabitants.

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  Look at the bright colour on its neck. And its feathers . 

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  Lunch time

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Even langurs 

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  And this is our resident squirrel 

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  This one is perhaps looking for juicier grub.

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  Hope you enjoyed browsing as much as I enjoyed posting it.

 

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2 Responses to “Green with envy?”

  1. I like the picture of the hawk !!

    • Hi

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. waiting to see what becomes of the piece that your husband picked up from the kerb. The one you plan to paint white, I mean.

      salaamreaders

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