Friday, August 28, 2009

Blooming Friday!

Welcome to the last Blooming Friday of this month. I got these
images from my recent journey. Since all the plants are still
in bloom, I'm posting these photos.Only the last two images are
fom my garden.

To see what's blooming around the world today, please visit our
gracious host Katarina at Roses and Stuff.

Since Guwahati lies in a river valley the moment you leave the
city behind, you cross green or golden (depending on the season)
rice-fields. And on the edge, there are swarms of dragonflies and
damselflies. These pretty blooms belong to the Arrowleaf Pondweed.
These aquatic plants simply thrive in low-lying areas.

The green of the rice-fields looks so refreshing.

At my parents' the pretty flowers of the Cypress Vine has
started to bloom. The fern-like leaves have such a delicate
look. These re-seed easily and once you plant them, they remain!

A hibiscus has a visitor.

The lavender bloom of the Peacock Ginger.

A bitter vegetable. I don't know what it's called in English.
The leaves, the flowers resemble the eggplant's. The tiny round
fruit turns yellowish orange when ripe. Only the fruit is

Not blooms but I thought these berries of a common weed
growing in the backyard look lovely.

On the roadside, more wild blooms. These are the red flowers of
Leucas aspera. The white variety is more common, and edible. I'm
not sure about the red ones, though.

My four o'clocks are blooming again after a lull. There are white
ones and yellow ones too. But I didn't get their photos because
they take longer to 'wake up' and they go off to sleep early! But
for these dark pink (wide-eyed) ones it's party time, mostly!!!

A view of my potted four o'clocks on the terrace.

I hope you liked going through these photographs. I wish you all
a wonderful weekend!


Roses and stuff said...

Oh yes, Kanak, I do enjoy your photos! Pretty flowers - most of them unknown to me. And the shot of the rice field is beautiful!

Lillebeth said...

Beautiful. Thank you for taking me along.

Anonymous said...

Hello Kanak, How colorful and unique most of these blooms are to me. The rice field is very pretty and lush. I hope you will have a nice weekend too friend. Take care.

AnnA said...

Colorful&beautiful flowers you are showing, and a nice butterfly!
Have a nice Weekend!/

birdy said...

Again a very beautiful series of pictures with brief information. Personally I learn a lot from it, particularly the flowers names.

Carol said...

Lovely to see the cool green rice fields Kanak... and the photo of the Cypress Vine is great! love the foliage contrast to the flower. All your blooms... a treat to see.

Susie said...

Kanak you know I always enjoy looking at your photos. When I first saw the plant with the lavender blooms I thought it was an eggplant until I read it turned orange. Not sure what that is.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

easygardener said...

Love the 4 o'clocks - I've become a fan now I have my own :-)
The Cypress vine is a beautiful colour. I like the delicate foliage too.

tina said...

I recognize that cypress vine. It is a favorite amongst hummers and is so pretty!

Mia said...

Amongst all those lovely flowers your ricefield reminds me of a huge lawn, never seen one but I thought they would look more like a field...

ShySongbird said...

Such beautiful, colourful blooms Kanak, most of which I am not familiar with. What a vivid pretty pink your four o'clocks are.

I tried to identify your 'bitter vegetable' and find the English name but, whilst it is clearly a member of the solanum family, I was unable to find the exact one.

Margareta-Fotomix said...

Hi Kanak So many different flowers and fruits, you are showing today. What a beautiful pink color of your nice clocks, dark cerise. The lilac flower is a kind of ginger if I understood correctly? What a nice combination of plants you are viewing. Have nice weekend from Margareta

Autumn Belle said...

I just have enjoyed a beautiful walk with you. The blooms are lovely and photography great. Have a wonderful weekend, Kanak.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

The vastness in rice-fields is awesome... and refreshing.

lotusleaf said...

The oondweed is lovely. Can it be grown in a tub?

Sue said...

I grow 4 o' clocks, hibiscus, and cypress vine, but am not familiar with the others. That peacock ginger is a pretty color.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Katarina, thank you so much!

Lillebeth, glad to. Thanks for stopping by.

Mildred, with the comments about the rice-field coming in, I'm glad I included that photo.

AnnA, that was my first sighting of the butterfly so I don't know what it's called.

Birdy, thanks. From your visits/blog I learn insect names:)

Carol, so happy to read this. I love the delicate look of the vine too!

Susie, thank you so much! I feel exactly the same while visiting you!!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Easygardener, I thought of you when I took the photos! I'll soon be posting photos of the yellow ones too!

Tina, too bad we don't have hummers here. Thta'd be be a wonderful photo-op.

Mia, it actually stretches for miles....the sense of length and breadth gets reduced in some photos! Thanks for the comment on the blooms.

Thanks Jan. I'm still trying but comprehensive lists of vegetables grown in our region does not come up on Google search.

Hi Margareta, it does belong to the ginger family but it's not edible. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Autumn Belle, thank you so much! Glad you liked the blooms.

Bangchik, so happy to read your comment!

Padma, I think it can be grown in a tub--I haven't tried it though.

Thanks Sue. Photos of your Blooming Friday post comes to mind. Your flowers are spectacular!!!

FlowerLady said...

Kanak ~ Those rice fields look so lush and cool feeling. You and I grow quite a few of the same flowers. It is always interesting to see what grows in other parts of the world. My cypress vine is in bloom right now too. I need to collect seeds so that I can spread this little beauty around the property.


islandgal246 said...

I can look at those rice fields forever. They have a magnetic effect on me, so peaceful and so green . Refreshing post as always Kanak. Have a great weekend.

HelenJ said...

Your photos are so lovely, I really enjoy reading your posts and discovering new flowers all the time.
I think the bitter vegetable is some sort of Solanum (tomato), at least the flower and the fruit look like it.

Anonymous said...

simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Flower Lady, thanks. I hope your Cypress Vine does really well--all around the property! Good luck with the seeds!

You too, Helen. Growth and lushness does have that kind of effect:)

HelenJ, must be...the name-finding is taking longer than I thought! Loved reading your words!!

Flying Stars, thank you so much!

Prospero said...

Hi Kanak, those rice fields are incredible. I also really like the Arrowleaf Pondweed.

Wendy said...

Lovely flowers. I also like the little blue ones best. And the 4 o'clocks. And the hibs. And....

Have a good weekend too.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Prospero/Wendy, thank you so much!

Carla said...

Since fall is approaching, I really love the browns of your header. What season are you in? I am amazed at what blooms we share:) Beautiful!!

Nature's Beauty said...

Really enjoy your photos. My favorite so far is the Grasshawk dragonfly. It's such a pretty color. I enjoy comparing your flowers with our to see what we share. The ones I noticed to this point were four o'clocks and hibiscus. Happy photography!