The small star fruit plant in the compound is as always laden with fruits. It looked pretty! and even more so when cut to make those little stars from which it has been given one of its several names – the star fruit! Otherwise also known as carambola and in my language, heinoujom.
It was evening time. Flocks of birds were preparing to retire for the night. The evening was lively with their chirpings. Nature seemed to be alive with the rejoicing of these birds after a long day. As the birds playfully tweaked around, this lone bird sat on the brick wall with its beak open. I wondered if it was waiting for the spouse. The bird and this picture prompted me to write a few lines impromptu. Read about it at http://ingallei.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/evening-chirpings/
Photographed in the front porch of my home in Manipur in Northeast India. Once again, it would be great if anyone would help identify the name of this bird.
this bird was perched amongst the lush green leaves of a joy perfume (leihao, in Manipuri) tree. iwith its rather sharp gaze, i imagine that it probably thinks itself to be the guardian of the tree.
taken in Chandigarh. would anyone help me identify this bird?
A colony of bees camped on a forget-me-not bush adjacent to a window of my house. i could not resist taking pictures of it. the first is a view from the outside
a close-up of the colony: ©ingellei
after the inhabitants of the colony migrated, what was left behind was the structure. i have no idea what it is called but it was kind of spongy, slightly sticky (not too sticky) browning thing that was left behind. i am not sure which variety of bee this one is. but i sure am curious how honey is extracted. does anyone know?