Spring Blooms ~ Narcissus Ice Follies

DAFFODILS ~ William Wordsworth “I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way,…

Curry Leaf Chicken Curry ( Andhra Style)/Karivepaku Kodi Kura

The weather outdoors is warming up a bit,  the tulips are abundant in the flower stands, Spring break for kids just begun. Time to get innovative and creative both in crafts and cooking, the sunshine outdoors is motivation enough. The grass in the lawn is slowly beginning to turn green, the birds have returned home,…

Japan Travels : Sagano Bamboo Grove at Arashiyama

Located in the gorgeous Arashiyama district of western Kyoto,Japan, is the beautiful Sagano Bamboo Grove. The beauty of the bamboo’s and the gentle rustling of the leaves has  it listed  among the “100 Soundscapes of Japan” by the Ministry of Environment. In Japan,  the Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are often situated near bamboo groves,…

Withered Roses in Winter

The weather has been brutal with winter storms all weekend.Snowed- in ! The roses I bought last week are all withered, can’t step out to get fresh ones coz the Winter Storm warning is still in effect. This is exactly how my spirit feels this morning – tired  and sick of winter !

November Rain

It’s been a cold start to November, the rains and the gusty winds are slashing on my windshield, as I drive through the slippery roads that reflect the traffic lights.  A song plays in my head, the lyrics from Gun’s & Roses crystal clear….. “…..Nothin’ lasts forever And we both know hearts can change And…

I’ve never met a pumpkin, I didn’t like !

Everyone around is in the mood for carving Jack-O- Lanterns this weekend, Halloween is almost here !  A visit to the pumpkin patch each year has almost become a tradition at our home, ever since I moved to this country. Something about those orange balls lying on the hay or farm grounds  warms my soul.It…

Mangalorean Puli Munchi Fish Curry

It was a ‘Piri Piri Barsa’ day in Fall, which in the South Indian language of Tulu, literally means  ‘gentle drizzling of rain’ this morning.   The clouds were heavy and dark, looked like there was more rain to follow. The kind of day when you want to cozy up indoors and have some yummy…

Hyderabadi Marag Soup/Spicy South Indian Mutton Soup

The Fall season is upon us, gently she tiptoed in at the heels of Summer turning the air crispy and sending the leaves flying in the breeze, yet how sweetly she colors the leaves each one a magnificent proof that the Creator indeed was an artist to begin with. Wanting to make a spicy soup…

A foggy morning…

It was one of those magical mornings that unfolds like pictures from a postcard, the fog was thick and lay low.  It would be a shame” to not stop and smell the roses” I thought as I drove through the streets . The buildings were hardly visible, like the moors of a page from a…

Photo of the day ! #SummerOf2017 series

Purple Coneflower /Hedgehog Coneflower /Echinacea purpurea is a North American flowering plant of the sunflower family. It’s a classic perennial that blooms throughout Spring to late summer and one of the most popular native wild flower.It has a large center cone  (hence the name Hedgehog Coneflower ) surrounded by pink purple petals.It is highly attractive…

Picture of the day! #SummerOf2017 series

Have been wanting to post the pictures I capture each day on random stuff, that caught my attention to stop and click.Being a lover of nature, there will be a lot of  nature pictures for sure and others that might have made me stop and smile awhile or reflect upon.This is a promise, to post…