Night view

Coconut trees against the night sky on a windy night. The night was quiet, except for the rustling of trees. I looked up, and saw this beautiful sight.

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Fresh from the farm

It has been a passive period for me away from my blogs… Twists and turns in my personal life seldom let me take a break and refresh this blog. Hope things will soon come back to normal ๐Ÿ™‚ย For now, I am back with a fresh set of photos straight from the farm.

The goose berry tree was in full bloom. I could not resist taking a photo of the plump fresh berries.

Marigold flowers had also flowered… Bees and butterflies were all over the place, hovering for a ย taste of the delicious nectar.

As usual, the coconut trees were heavily laden with delicious tender coconuts…

A colony of ants had made their home under the guava tree. With food in plenty around, the ants were busy collecting and storing their finds.

Nearby, a fresh sprout of corn. Corn is sown between the coconut trees. It is mostly used as fodder for the cows, making the farm less dependent on packed cow food. Growing another crop in a coconut grove (or any other grove) is commonly known as ‘oodu payir’ or inter-cropping.

And there she is…, a lovely cow. She suspiciously watches me as I roam around the farm with a camera in hand.

Here is a real treat… fresh roasted peanuts by setting alight a heap of dried coconut leaves. They taste real yummy.

Hope you enjoyed the photos… Hoping I come back soon with a fresh set of posts ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Creative hamper

There are days when everything looks fresh and inspires the start of many new ideas. When the mind is relaxed, these new ideas lead to creative projects, like…

A cushion cover that I stitched from white mull fabric. Then, painted a picture of wet leaves and a fallen nerium flower.

A bunch of pretty and cheerful nylon flowers (stocking flowers), and a perfume bottle recycled into a vase.

A cup for holding my chillies ๐Ÿ™‚ I dried, cleaned and painted over a broken coconut for this. Seems to be a better option than the fancy plastic bowls.

Cyclones, rains and a relaxed mind… and these projects. This has been a creative and fulfilling month. Waiting for the next string of ideas ๐Ÿ™‚