Bahrain’s Bougainvillea bazaar

The Bougainvillea is out in force in Bahrain. It’s everywhere, in full bloom. While this hardy plant is perfectly capable of weathering the harsh summer, it’s rather colourless, dull and drab. But, come October and the easing of the heat, it comes out with a vengeance and shows its true element. Our own garden, in…

Busy butterfly

Captured this amazing sight in the garden – the butterfly was so busy sucking out the nectar on this Zenia flower that it did not move even when I came within inches of it. Nature at its very best!

Feeling fresh

As kids, we caught butterflies and put them in a bottle. When it dies, the ‘corpse’ went within the pages of a very heavy book and ‘pressed’, only to end up a few days later on a chart paper – a part of the school project! I cannot, for the world of me, imagine, how…

Bloom Boom

“10 am flower” or “Morning Blossom” – call it what you want but the Portulaca Grandiflora is one wonder of nature that has fascinated me since I was a kid. It was then that we used to pluck it early in the morning and ‘colour’ our hands and faces and went to one of our…