Nurture Through Nature
A weekend close to nature is always a time well spent. So on the outskirts of Mumbai, around 3 hours away, we went on a nature trip, to rejuvenate ourselves.
On reaching the farm, we wasted no time, and went clicking away to glory, like a dog waiting to be unleashed. Pink poinsettias looked pretty.Pink Hibiscus blooming under bright sunshine. There were lots of them of different colours, red, white, but it dried up due to lack of water. Waiting to bloom, if you look at the image close enough you will be able to see a larva coming out of the flower bud.Freshly planted red Periwinkle with white eye.Owning to under-watering some of the plants had dried up, but that didn’t stop the butterfly from hovering around, I managed to a get a side shot of it over a bundle of twigs.Brown leaves curling up.
Banana plants have broad, long, graceful leaves and grows rapidly. Here you can see the huge banana flower, hang down pointing at the ground. The flower has flaps that will open upward in series over many weeks.As each flap opens, you will see cup-like flowers, and apparently its nectar tastes really good, but I’ve yet to try that out.Watering the lawn and the plants was so much fun. Water gushing out of the pipe can form nice shapes.So many trees and no birds, not possible. A dove sitting comfortably on the branch. There were lots of them actually.A brownish frog sitting unfazed by my presence in the bathroom. What’s that spot?
He was sitting on the pot, saying, “Hey man! Can I use your pool?”.Can you guess what the image below is? A snake had shed its skin, which I found while watering the garden, and was quite amazed. Although the skin seemed quite old and had a transparent appearance.
What’s there on the pile of rocks, a lizard with a Mohawk on top. Interesting!On every visit of mine to Karjat, I’ve found something different growing in the garden.Star-shaped flowers.
Bougainvillea, the tiny white flowers appearing in cluster surrounded by colorful papery bracts, so they are also called paper flower. I especially love white bougainvilleas, they give a very soothing feeling!Fire in the jungle, run, run, run…Well this time it was burning of hay.This little boy comes on his bullock cart to bring cow dung, which is used as manure for the garden.The leaves of the plant below seem to be quite Christmassy.Bhavika and I visited a dog farm thats close by, as soon as we got to the gate a few dogs came charging and barking. By the time I turned around Bhavika was already on the other side of the road saying I’m not coming in.So I went in alone, well most of you may know how fond I am of animals so this was a treat, the breeds that here were the Caravan Hounds, German Shepherds, Doberman, a couple of Pugs an a Cocker Spaniel.
Here’s a litter of the hounds, and a German Shepherd that gave birth the previous night.Caravan Hounds and their litters, all the pups had their eyes closed still. They usually open in 15 days.
These guys were kept in their cages as they were not very friendly and got wild when they saw me, barking ferociously. They ran to the back of the cage when I got my camera out to snap them.This Doberman below was kept in a separate cage you can guess why, he couldn’t handle me standing in front of his cage, barking and moving up and down continuously.A caravan hound with the caretaker, he wanted me to take a picture of this dog because it had a coat just like a tiger he said. That’s Candy the Cocker Spaniel who would begin to wine every time I stopped petting her. The dog below was the winner of the Dog show that took place in Hyderabad recently. This Pug was getting his foot checked for an injury, take a look at the facial expression of the pug below this pic, absolutely hilarious, the dogs giving me some attitude.
Chameleon shying away from me. As soon as I went close to him, he hid behind the plant.A hungry dog came runnign inside looking for food. He ate to his heart’s content.
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