Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Plant art

The natural designs caught my attention...






The Hathikatgi brothers

Hanumantha and Shivaninga... at Shivaninga's hut in the mango orchard at Hangarki.

Hathikatgi = Hathi + Katgi

In Kannada, '
Hathi' means cotton and 'Katgi' means wood.



Shivaninga takes care of this cow and it's calf

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Flowers and Fruits




Drum sticks and citrus fruits




Alphanso mango




Thothapari mangoes





Grown in a pot at home...





The first jack-fruit grown in this field...


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Seeds and Wind


Wind blowing away seeds

Kids of Hangarki...


little Matpathi


Neelkanta Meti


Jitti Bheema


Drakshayini, Basamma and Pavithra - Ladhigatti cousins


Shivappa Meti


_____ _____ - I'll have to find out this boy's name...


Kuduri Ananda



Greens...





Mangalore Tile

I call this Savandurga flower...





Light and Shadow







Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Mango flowers and mangoes

Full bloom... the smell is strong



next comes this...



and this...



... there'll be more. I'll have to wait for another month.

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White ox relaxing on Ugadi




Ugadi, the Hindu new year.

This white ox relaxes under a Neem tree after a good wash... chewing cud and looking around.

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Monday, April 7, 2008