Friday, November 21, 2008

Dewy Mornings

November dewdrops
Sit light on petals and leaves.
First signs of winter.


Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Beautiful Kanak, it looks very humid, warm and nice. How cold does your winter get?

Kanak Hagjer said...

Thanks Tyra. We don't go into those terribly COLD minus degrees. Between (approx)Dec 15 to Jan 15 the cold is at 8 to 12 degrees celsius. Three years ago it went to 6 degrees and ooh, we thought THAT was bad! I know you're laughing!! But it's never colder than that!

Posting about dew does seem so mild and tame especially with hard frost and snow in your climes.:) But we look forward to this... This little drop in the temp will prepare us for those long, cruel and unrelenting summer months! They seem to drag on for ever!

Karen said...

So interesting to find out about the seasons in other parts of the world. Makes the globe seem smaller, somehow! Of course it helps that I don't have to learn Hindi to find out about what's going on there, thanks to you! :)

Anonymous said...

Very interesting. Love your new header picture. You commented that you drink hot tea; do you have a favorite blend?

Kanak Hagjer said...

That's right Karen. Thank God for English--the great linking chain and unifier!

Thanks, Mildred. We normally have CTC and there are a whole lot of brands to choose from since Assam is known for its tea gardens.

I prefer to let the water boil and then let the tea brew in there for a minute or so. For each cup I add 1 tsp of tealeaves. 1 tsp of powdered milk and 1 tsp of sugar go into the teapot.Then I strain the tea into it. We like to have it this way only. Sometimes I add grated ginger and bayleaves.

When we travel to other parts of India we always ask for Assam tea. Without it, it wouldn't be a good start to the day!

tina said...

Love that header picture. You can see the water so vividly. I am glad you said how cold your winters get, it is not so very cold at all, but still a little chill.

Chandramouli S said...

Wow, the Silver Jenny looks so fresh (I guess it's Silver Jenny isn't it? Or is it the Golden Trumpet Vine?)

Kanak Hagjer said...

Thanks Tina. The dew looks almost powdery white early in the mornings.

Chandramouli, it's the Silver Jenny. I love the blooms! Thanks.

Susie said...

Beautiful blooms Kanak. I especially like your new header. I enjoyed reading how you make tea. I enjoy a cup of hot tea every now and then and I too drink it with creamer and sugar.

lareine said...

dewdrops give a new "dimension" to one's garden... they look so fresh and promising:)

Anonymous said...

The dew really looks pretty on those blossoms Kanak! Love the header shot too! ;)

easygardener said...

It is interesting to read about the different winters bloggers experience - some very cold others mild.
Yet even a mild winter signals the garden is resting for a while. At least we all have next year to look forward too!

Carla said...

What lovely blooms! Love your choices for your header:)

Anonymous said...

I was very interested in the description of your tea and how you like to serve it.
I know you like rocks as much as I do - if you get a chance, look at my post this weekend called "Mountain Top Dining"

Stuart said...

Great haiku Kanak. Shame you didn't get to do it for the comp as it's really good and it certainly expresses these pics wonderfully. Kudos.

walk2write said...

Kanak, is the Siver Jenny the same thing as Carolina Jessamine? It looks like the vine I had growing in FL. I had to finally dig it up before I left because it was growing out of bounds. Wish I had moved it somewhere else instead of consigning it to the compost pile. Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for your encouraging words on my post, by the way.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Susie, glad you wrote about the way you have tea and thank you for commenting on my header photo and the blooms.

Lareine, love the way you've put it...thanks for visiting!

Racquel, glad you like the header too!

Easygardener, I've been thinking about all the preparations for winter in your climes. I never knew about bulbs being planted around this time and cleaning up before snowfall. I'm reading up the details--it's so interesting!

Carla, glad you mentioned the header too!

Mildred, I'll be there as soon as I finish replying to all my visitors!

Stuart, thank you so much! This will encourage and inspire me to write more.

W2W, to tell you the truth, I've never heard of Carolina Jessamine before. So I quickly googled and found out that they aren't the same.
The Silver Jenny is one kind of Allamanda with silvery leaves but somehow in this photo that didn't show up. I have to share this from one site which describes the SJ like this-----
The only allamanda grown for its foliar statement as much as for its flower clusters!

The Carolina Jessamine(a poisonous plant) does look the same at first glance but closer shots have a white bloom-like formation on the pistil. Glad you asked. Oops, I didn't mean to drag on....Happy days!

P.S. Wish you'd moved it elsewhere.

walk2write said...

Thank you, Kanak, for doing the research. I did not know the jessamine was poisonous, so I'm glad I got rid of it. It was planted close to the front entrance of the house in FL, and now that grandson is more active as well as inquisitive, I would have worried about him plucking the flowers. He likes to pick things and give them as presents.

marmee said...

very nice! love the yellow flower image.

Wendy said...

I have to agree with Karen. I love to see how other people are living and gardening in other parts of the world. I enjoy your pics. Now 8 or 12 C does not sound cold to me (living in Canada), but I am glad there are places in this world that don't have such harsh winters.

Kanak Hagjer said...

You're welcome, W2W. In that case you did the right thing. Micah must be so active now!

Marmee, thanks. Glad you do.

Hi Wendy, I remember a friend's cousin, a Canadian citizen, was dressed in shorts and a T-shirt in early Dec on a visit to Guwahati. She seemed amused to see us in clad in warm clothes. I think we feel the cold more because of all that intense heat we're subjected to, most months of the year!

For me, this is the first time that I'm reading about winter in relation to the garden in colder climes.

Lovely to have you here.