This blog is about the loves of my life—blooms, bugs, skyscapes, the change of seasons—nature in all its glory. Initially, it all started with gardening. But being out there and seeing other forms of life from close quarters, and wanting to document all the sightings, I discovered a growing passion in photography.

I live in India’s north-east, a region known for its rich flora and fauna. Out of the 34 bio-hot spots in the world, my region is  included in that esteemed category. And of all the butterfly species found in India, my home state of Assam has 50% of them. This is what I want to focus on—the beauty of the region. And flowers strewn across the pages…..

I’m a mother of two boys. Their ages are 18 and 15. I’ve been married for 22 years. My husband is a senior officer in the Taxation Department, Government of Assam. We live in Guwahati. I like to travel whenever possible. I used to enjoy cooking too but now it hurts to move away from the computer:)

16 Responses to About

  1. Autumn Belle says:

    Kanak, Congratulations on your fresh start here at wordpress. I enjoyed knowing more about you and your family here. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2010 with lots of beautiful moments and joyful memories to share. I look forward to your future posts and photography.

    • kanak7 says:

      Autumn Belle, thank you so much!! I’ll be sharing more of these memories…glad you loved going through the post! Looking forward to all my visits at yours too. Happy New Year!

  2. Jim Groble says:

    Great new blog site.Do I un-fave you and re-fave you at blotanical? Your pictures are always so wonderful. jim

    • kanak7 says:

      Jim, thank you so much! I really don’t know about Blotanical…haven’t been active there after WordPress. Will get in touch with you. Happy that you stopped by.

  3. Vasu says:

    kanak, i wanna know more n more about broom , can u plz tell exactly in which area(city) of north east india broom grass grows.

    • kanak7 says:

      Sorry Vasu, I haven’t checked out this part of my blog in ages. Broom grass grows all across the north east. My hometown of Haflong has the grass growing all over but most families use the. brooms for the house . Commercially, certain pockets in Meghalaya, are doing well supplying the brooms to other parts of the country.

  4. arati says:

    the banner is beautiful. is it a plain tiger butterfly?

    • kanak7 says:

      Thanks Arati. That’s a Red Lacewing butterfly. I photographed it last year on one of the many hills dotting our city. I’ve never seen one in my neighbourhood though.

  5. Elza says:

    Hi Kanak..I’ve been to Assam..briefly..and i found it quite like my own ‘home-state’..Kerala. Stumbling upon this site felt like a ‘God has a sense of humour’ moment…I was trying to find an image match for the beetle on my(mine only coz i hurled the seeds out) gourd plant. Well..this is a wonderful thing you have and good luck with all your loves.

    • kanak7 says:

      Hi Elza, thanks for dropping by! I haven’t been to Kerala but I’d love to there some day! My gourd plant happened because my neighbour’s vine climbed up my coconut tree. It was too high for me to do anything about it. And they weren’t bothered! So I kept the seeds and scattered them around. Now I’m having a whale of a time photographing all the insects who stop by for a quick sip! I really don’t care much for this vegetable but the blooms attract all kinds of winged critters. It’s fascinating!

      Thank you for your wishes…about my loves. The list keeps growing:)) Cheers! And have a great week!!

  6. arati says:

    kanak, i love the new look of your blog. especially the snow flakes 🙂

  7. Bom says:

    Kanak, I would like permission to put a link to your site on my blog. I will be using a screencap/thumbnail of your website and would appreciate it if you would let me do this.

  8. chitrashenoy says:

    Hi Kanak
    Everyday i go throug all gardening and interior design blogs.Iwant to know how i can grow yellow bamboo plant from the clump and indian labrnum golden showers plant as we have a tree and is ee long pods hanging like drum stick.

  9. Janey says:


    I hope you’re having an awesome week! I thought you might like this infographic I helped build about the health, mental, and financial benefits of gardening (http://blog.lochnesswatergardens.com/how-gardening-benefit/).

    If you think your readers would like it too, please feel free to use it on the Terra Farmer blog. There’s code at the bottom of our post that makes it super easy to post on your blog. It’s all free (of course). If you have any questions about posting it, let me know and I’ll try to help.

    I don’t know where else to contact you so I just posted a comment here.


    ~ Janey

  10. jess says:

    Its a lovely blog and i enjoyed it very much. please keep me listed at your blog… i am seeing so many pictures of flowers that i only saw but did not know the names.. i have yet to see all the sites listed … just want to say … nice blog.. thank you

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