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


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.


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.


Monday, April 7, 2008