Les Fleurs du Prairial

The incredible heat of summer in India ends with the coming of the monsoon. Summer is a brilliant time, blazing with trees covered in bloom, orange, yellow, red, and purple, and redolent of the smell of mango and jackfruit. This second hot month of the year is called Jyaishtha, the closest western equivalent is Prairial…… Continue reading Les Fleurs du Prairial

A summer garden

We walked through the garden around the Pena Palace in Sintra and came to a stand of foxgloves. Although these are rather common, garden variety of flowers, so to say, in Europe, I haven’t seen these flowers in India yet. We looked at the flowers hanging in a bunch of bells. We loved the colour…… Continue reading A summer garden