Flame of the Forest

The dhak tree is very common across India. In the right season the red-orange flowers seem to set the forest alight. A fallen flower glows like an ember on the forest floor. For Diwali, the festival of lights, I thought this would be an appropriate post.

One flew over

I was trying to get the ant on the flower, but it scurried halfway behind a petal just as a bee came bumbling into the frame. I was feeling a little bugged by all this coming and going. Wouldn’t you, if you were trying to get a close shot and it turned into a hodge-podge…… Continue reading One flew over

On Mount Harriet

Mount Harriet is the highest peak in the Andaman archipelago. Right at the top of mountain is a little garden where I took the photo of this very common garden flower on Isaac Newton’s birthday. It escapes very easily from the garden. In various parts of India I’ve seen this flower growing wild, sometimes in…… Continue reading On Mount Harriet