Spring is in the Air!

By the sheer numbers of flowers that I see around me I can safely declare that spring is in the air. But this time it is a strange spring. Monsoon has got mixed with it somehow. I have never seen so much rains in March in recent times. At one point many flowers bowed down because of the rain but they are smiling again.

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Gazania

Gazanias are a delight to photograph, they are not fussy, from any angle they turn out well. They are such a feast to the eyes too.

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Palm Fruits

And these are fancy date palm fruits, once I managed to click a parrot in their midst as well! While I was outdoors in the afternoon it was threatening to rain! But the treat didn’t materialize! I hope it will not pour on Monday though.

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Two Gazanias!

I went a little overboard with gazanias. They are so pretty, it is difficult to resist their charm. I have actually clicked many more, but then, I will restrict myself to three!

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Scarlet Sage Flowers

I actually do not know the name of the flowers but I find them using the Flowers of India website. It is an exercise in patience as I have to browse page by page and identify the specific flower I am looking for. And then I forget the name the next time again! I hope I will remember the name scarlet sage.

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Many Gazanias!

See I had so many gazanias to choose from. Let me know which one out of the three you liked most.

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White African Daisy

On Flowers of India website these flowers are showcased on page 24 or so. I had to browse 24 pages to get the name- White African Daisy! The pity is that I will forget it again.

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Spotted Owlet

I will throw in the spotted owlet along with the flowers as I found them on a tree near the flowers. There were two of them and from their behavior I suspect they have a nest out there. So I didn’t try to get very close, I have mercilessly cropped the picture to get this effect.

So do you have a favorite among these?

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24 thoughts on “Spring is in the Air!”

  1. Oh man, such amazing pics! That first gazania is spectacular – I kid you not, my jaw dropped low when I saw it. There’s something beautifully unreal about it. And after seeing all the other gazania pics in your post, I’d have to agree with your assessment of them being non-fussy subjects. 🙂 However, that shouldn’t take anything away from the talent wielding the camera. 🙂 Wonderful post, and an apt ode to spring.

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    • Thank you so much Ami for your wonderful comment. I only wish the spring was not mixed up with monsoon! I like to enjoy them separately. 😀

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    • Thank you Alok, here spring means endless mosquitoes as well! And this time it anyway feels like monsoon more than spring.

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