Sprouting beans

Black eyed beans are a regular part of my kitchen. I use them to make curry and dal. A few weeks back, there were small bugs in the beans container. There were so many bugs that I had to throw away the beans. I bought a new pack and forgot all about the wasted ones.

We had heavy rains last week. Now there are patches of saplings in the backyard.  They are the same wasted beans… Sprouting new shoots.


Here they are… small leaves peeping out of the beans. Nothing goes waste here.

Shadows from the garden

Hot weeks are coming to an end. It is the beginning if the second monsoon for this year…. the north east monsoon. So, we are seeing hot and sultry days, with heavy thunderstorms in the evening and night.

This photo was taken during the hot afternoon yesterday.


Forest cover

Tall beautiful pine trees at the pine forest in Kodaikanal (Tamil nadu, India).  It is refreshing to take a walk through this forest, as monkeys chatter from the tree branches and cold mist floats by.


Bark of these trees is unique. It feels hard and rugged from the outside, but the inside is smooth and coloured in orange – red hues.


It is a good spot to stop by while visiting kodaikonal.

Meeting Monkeys

Kodaikanal is a famous hill station in Tamilnadu. We spent the weekend there. It was a scenic spot, with lots and lots of friendly monkeys.  A few monkeys came close enough to check if I had snacks or fruits with me. This was one such curious monkey…