Welcome to Blooming Friday! It gives me such pleasure to share these pictures from a recent trip to my hometown. The blooms I’m posting today are from my cousin’s place. She lives on the edge of a hill overlooking the Diyung valley with a magnificent view of the Barail Ranges.
The last blooms of a succulent in a pretty shade of pink greets me as I climb the steps to my cousin’s house. Bharati (my cousin’s name) and I grew up together. She’s head of the department of history at a college there. She’s an avid gardener, a passion shared by her oldest daughter.
Poinsettia (Fireball) blooming near the ledge. This photo was taken from her driveway. It’s the driest season of the year and the ornamental potato plants do not look good at this time of the year. But once the rainy season starts everything will look so lush and beautiful.
A green bird on one of the tall trees. I don’t know its name. There were many birds but I only recognized the Bulbul (not in picture).
A yellow rose. There were many on the bush.
The wooded area on the edge of the hill overlooking the valley. This is home to squirrels and a great variety of birds. The bird song as we went around the property were music to my ears.
And talking about the birds, these impatiens are a gift from them! Bharati told me that she never planted impatiens but they’ve been sprouting all over the place and in many colours too. Some people are just plain lucky!:-)
I hope you’ve enjoyed going through this post. Thank you Katarina, for hosting Blooming Friday. I wish all my visitors and blogger friends a wonderful weekend!