One of the perks of having a garden is occasionally experiencing David Attenborough moments. Yesterday, I watched a BBC video of a leaf-rolling caterpillar in the Amazonian rainforest. It neatly semi-cuts a leaf and rolls it with silk hinges into a tent. Attenborough describes the wonder that is a caterpillar. I have witnessed a caterpillar rolling a leaf before. You recall the banana plant leaf roller, correct? When I unrolled the leaf to examine it, the caterpillar moved qu
I need a smart, efficient, savvy person
who will make the man of the house and the family happy.
Who'll pay bills, books shows, order food and groceries online,
Who has the extraordinary knowledge of where
socks, belt, wallet, keys, remote, and bags hide.
Who will cook delicious breakfast, fancy dinners,
and pack pretty lunch boxes.
One who is an epitome of patience-
Will wake up children without losing temper, answer all their questions,
help them in crafts, and finish sch
I feel sad for Kamini leaves.
I subscribe flowers from a popular florist. Every fortnight I get assorted fresh flowers delivered at my doorstep. The bunch has seasonal flowers along with regular ones, like rajanigandha and chrysathemums. It comes with fillers either like goldenrod, gypsophila or kamini leaves. Gypsophila stays fresh for a long time. Goldenrod for a week. Kamini leaves depends on when it was added to the bouquet.I say this because they start to whither in a
The last ten foot cosmos fell on its knees a month back. I collected all the flowers onto a plate before they wilted. I left them on my table to shade dry for a week. They are paper thin and crisp. I've collected them into a box. Not sure what I will do with them. Am sure it will come to use someday.