SPRING HAS COME & SPRING HAS GONE- but CLICK is here to stay!

“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.”
Al Bernstein
The Click duo, Jai & Bee have got a beautiful theme going this month, CLICK: April 2009. (Spring/Autumn), and as usual, I’m racing. This post is not a foodie post. It’s just a SPRING post, posted a little sadly, because Spring disappeared quite a while ago. Currently we are in a ‘mercury rising’ situation, where the highs are around 43C, & hot summer winds are sweeping the Northern Indian plains! Another degree & they’ll declare it a heat-wave!! Whatever…
…the life & times of my carnations
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Can you tell I’d been busy clicking when Spring was here? I loved it – new sprigs, new branches, nests in every nook & cranny, birds amorously cooing, butterflies & bees,blossoms… I posted a few more pics earlier here for Earth Hour in March when Spring was officially around!The first picture above is a guava flower from my dad’s little patch; a TI NY patch in his back yard, yet it’s amazingly fertile. He has a guava tree, a papaya tree, a curry leaves tree, a pomegranate tree & a lime tree all in one small patch ( about 6 X 6 ft) … & they are all in full bloom! There were over a 100 flowers, now turned into tiny guavas, & similarly for the poms!

Guess who built her nest in my Mom’s kitchen window? A robin!! The son looked at the chicks that had hatched 3 days ago , & then looked at the Mom who was guarding from a safe distance. Shook his head in disbelief,“How can the babies be so big, when the mother is so small?” I nonchalantly said, “Look at you & look at me! You are almost taller than me!”. Case rested!! The chicks flew the nest the day after I clicked them!!
…my green chili plant
Also followed my chili plant when it flowered much to my glee, & then the flowers became chilies. Fascinating. Loved that too!!

This last picture is my entry for CLICK: April 2009. (Spring/Autumn) @ Jugalbandi. Mulberries herald the beginning of Spring here, & are a constant source of fascination for me (as all berries are now). I can sit around mulberry trees for hours gathering this juicy berry. Used them for my Daring Bakers Cheesecake post, & also mentioned them as one of a clutch of Indian berries here!

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Comments

  1. noble pig says:

    You have been clicking away with some very worthy specimens!

  2. Parita says:

    wonderful picture deeba..love all of them :)

  3. Nachiketa says:

    WOW!!!! lovely pictures…..

    Loved the birds n the chilli plant…..

    The mast head is looking very SPRIGYYYYY…. :-)

  4. Happy cook says:

    Beautiful click. Last year when we went to Indianand ther was a nest in my moms kitchen veranda and shyama was so excited seeing it that every five minutes she was going there to look at it, in the end we had to tell her stop going there otherwise the brd won’t come back.

  5. Núria says:

    Your pictures always make my day!!!! How could I missed you for so long? Ahhhh a delicious taste of Indian Spring… lovely, fresh and tender :D
    How on earth can we compete with your pictures ;D

    Simply Beautiful Deeba♥

  6. Ricardo says:

    Lovely pictures well done for sharing these. :) xx Rico-Recipes

  7. Kitchen Flavours says:

    Nice said….Spring has come…..Nice click too…

  8. You have captured Spring in all its form. Lovely pictures Deeba and you made my day with those mulberries. We used to have a lot in Cyprus but didn’t know what they were called in English.

  9. meeso says:

    So many beautiful pictures… You are quite talented with the camera :)

  10. Dragon says:

    I’m always amazed by you talent. Wonderful photos!

  11. Gloria says:

    Dear Deeba you have the most beautiful pictures always I think my dear, all look beauty!!! xxxxGloria

  12. slow-one says:

    As a young one, I fondly remember two mullberry arbors we had on my friends property where I grew up.

    Oh how I miss being young and those fond days…

  13. Helene says:

    I have admired your beautiful pictures. So nice.

  14. coffeegrounded says:

    If I want happiness, I visit here.

    :)

    Thanks, Deeba. Your photo’s are spectacular and your father’s garden is amazing … 6 x 6….he is a MASTER gardener!

  15. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says:

    Deeba your photography is jaw droppingly beautiful! :o

  16. I am really intrigued by your mulberries because they are so long! Here in South Africa our mulberries are shorter and fatter. I spent the best years of my childhood up a mulberry tree and a purple-stained book!

  17. Nicisme says:

    Lovely Click!!

  18. Vandana Rajesh says:

    The pics look so good. Nature surely has a lot to offer. Love your cheesecake(have been wanting to make a cheescake for long now but cream cheese is not available here in India). Is it just curd hung overnight or is there some addition to it?

  19. Natashya says:

    Beautiful pictures! I have never seen mulberries before – they look just a little bit like caterpillars!

  20. you have such life and beauty in your garden. don’t robins have the prettiest blue eggs? thanks for the click entry.

  21. Divya Vikram says:

    All pictures scream SPRING!!

  22. RecipeGirl says:

    Wow, you’re sure good w/ your camera! All beautiful pictures! I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a Mulberry before.

  23. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella says:

    That is an AMAZING job you did there Deeba. Bravo, you have reason to be so proud! It’s so gorgeous and original :)

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