A khatta-meetha take on life around me through my presbiopic eyes!
Once a Physiotherapist now a Wordsmith. Field Botanist. Bonsai. Proud Indian. Fauji Wife. Doting Mother and Mother-in-law. Devoted Grandmother. Reluctant Cook. Happiest on a road less travelled. Enjoying the middle ages!
Dont be afraid of getting lost! … Mehmet Murad ildan
This post is about our long overdue visit to Malhargad.. a fort just outside Pune. As luck would have it, we were engulfed by a thick fog as we entered and could not enjoy and appreciate the fort structure.
These are just some of the wild ephimerals blooming on Pune Tekdis with the onset of the monsoon. They are barely the size of a thumb nail and yet are most eye catching! As the monsoon advances, other species will bloom.
Todays plant is a massive woody liana (creeper) whose trunk can compete with that of any tree. Yes, I am referring to the Bauhinia vahlii of the Caesalpiniaceae family. Though it belongs to the foothills of the Himalayas there are two of them growing quite happily in Pune.