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Hard to imagine the splendid Taj West End Hotel (Bangalore) without all those grand foliage. One more example of how Nature enriches our senses. In response to Lesley C Weston's challenge to post pix celebrating Nature. (BTW my niece Anusha would be doing her first catwalk this evening at the hotel.)

Hard to imagine the splendid Taj West End Hotel (Bangalore) without all those grand foliage. One more example of how Nature enriches our senses. In response to Lesley C Weston's challenge to post pix celebrating Nature. (BTW my niece Anusha would be doing her first catwalk this evening at the hotel.)

Notice the black cloth tied round the coconuts. It's to prevent those nuts from falling and cracking other nuts. @Taj West End, Bangalore.

Notice the black cloth tied round the coconuts. It's to prevent those nuts from falling and cracking other nuts. West End, Bangalore.

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I  hear them saying "We are a bit tired."

I hear them saying "We are a bit tired.

Peace at last. No more hammering and clanging. And all the guests and cars and bikes have left. Just the tiny celebratory lights twinkling acknowledgement.

Peace at last. No more hammering and clanging. And all the guests and cars and bikes have left. Just the tiny celebratory lights twinkling acknowledgement.

My ever so considerate new neighbor has put up a marquee adjacent to our house. That's where he will serve b/f and lunch for about a thousand invitees. And that's how all the cars of all the other buildings will be immobilized.

My ever so considerate new neighbor has put up a marquee adjacent to our house. That's where he will serve b/f and lunch for about a thousand invitees. And that's how all the cars of all the other buildings will be immobilized.

Finally, the year long torture of banging and clanging and whirring and grating and godawful other noises has ended. They came over and apologized and invited me for housewarming lunch. I don't know if I going.

Finally, the year long torture of banging and clanging and whirring and grating and godawful other noises has ended. They came over and apologized and invited me for housewarming lunch. I don't know if I going.

Upma in the pan. Cooked right now. Gorging right now. PS: I have grown to look with suspicion at anyone who dislikes upma.

Upma in the pan. Cooked right now. PS: I have grown to look with suspicion at anyone who dislikes upma.

And this..when the butterfly decided to show me its beauty.

when the butterfly decided to show me its beauty.

Photographed on my verandah. The butterfly ignored me totally. And I thought this was also a fitting image to encourage harmony between nature and homo sapiens. In continuing response to Lesley C Weston's challenge to post pix celebrating Nature.

Photographed on my verandah. The butterfly ignored me totally. And I thought this was also a fitting image to encourage harmony between nature and homo sapiens. In continuing response to Lesley C Weston's challenge to post pix celebrating Nature.

Ficus religiosa or the pipal tree as it called in India stands guard in most temples associated with Lord Siva (and his family). Belief has it that women will get their prayers for a child answered if they pray here and tie a sacred thread around the trunk (as in the pic). It's also called the Buddha tree (I suppose he became Enlightened while meditating under a pipal). In response to Lesley C Weston's challenge to post pix celebrating nature.

Ficus religiosa or the pipal tree as it called in India stands guard in most temples associated with Lord Siva (and his family). Belief has it that women will get their prayers for a child answered if they pray here and tie a sacred thread around the trunk (as in the pic). It's also called the Buddha tree (I suppose he became Enlightened while meditating under a pipal). In response to Lesley C Weston's challenge to post pix celebrating nature.

The curry leaf plant in our garden. Humble looking. But makes a world of difference to Indian cuisine with its exquisite aroma and medicinal values too. In response to Lesley Weston's challenge on posting photos celebrating nature.

The curry leaf plant in our garden. Humble looking. But makes a world of difference to Indian cuisine with its exquisite aroma and medicinal values too. In response to Lesley Weston's challenge on posting photos celebrating nature.

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