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Environment Introspection Flowers

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I have always been amazed by and admire the unadorned and unembellished beauty that a flower represents when bloomed. Each is unique, each is equally beautiful irrespective of size, shape, colour and fragrance. If we can all admire flowers irrespective of our cultural background, why can’t we do it to another creation of God:  humans…
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#Environment,
#Nature,
#Flowers_In_our_Garden
#Beauty_Around_Us

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Environment Inspiration Nature Serenity Sunrise

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The dawn of a new day signifies a continuum,
Lighting up new dreams and aspirations,
Moving on from disappointments and failures of the past,
Starting a new leg of the journey anew,
Writing a new page in the story…..
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#Sunrise,
#Aspirations,
#Nature
#Naturescapes
#Hope_Springs_Eternal
#Hopelessly_In_Love_With_Nature

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Environment Human nature Introspection Nature

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The passion in virtually every city dweller’s heart is to be in more natural surroundings, an opportunity denied by the exigencies of having to stay cooped up in a faceless urban existence.

At every opportunity the restless soul will attempt to go back to refresh itself by nurturing in nature…
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#Naturescapes
#Nature_photography
#Sounds_Of_Silence
#Soul_Food
#Hopelessly_In_Love_With_Nature

Pic from the fields of Shri Shrinivas Khedkar

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Environment Nature

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The single large acacia tree makes a great counterpoint against the backdrop of an expanse of paddy fields and a mountain ridge in the background. It usually offers refuge to a large number of Weaver birds (Baya) that weave their lovely flask like nests suspended from the thorny branches. For an inexplicable reason, the Baya have all but disappeared from the area this year, barring just a few pairs. A mystifying event, and one that is rather sad, too.
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#Naturescapes,
#Loneliness,
#Shelter,
#Hopelessly_in_love_with_nature

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Birds Environment

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I noticed the Brown  shrike sitting alone on a power cable around 200 metres away. My canine was tugging at my hand, excited and energized in the great outdoors. I got a single shot of the bird looking at something interesting to its left. A very common bird in the neighborhood.
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The brown shrike (Lanius cristatus) is a common bird of the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia. It is closely related to other shrikes.  The genus (Lanius) name,is derived from “butcher” in Latin  and some shrikes are also known as “butcher birds” because of their feeding habits. The specific cristatus is the Latin word for “crested”, used in a broader sense than in English. The common English name “shrike” is from the Old English word from scríc, “shriek”, referring to the shrill call.

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Environment Introspection Nature

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What can be more calming than a deserted sea shore and a calm sea with clear azure blue skies, the waves gently lapping at the shore, in sync with one’s heart beat…..
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The pacific effect is immediate and universal. One can sense the stress drain away instantly….
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#Nature
#Peace
#Serenity

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Environment Flowers

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Saw this beauty by the roadside standing against the stiff breeze. It’s fragile and vulnerable beauty was the most impressive aspect at first glance. Therein lies a secret. This is the sweet yellow clover, a legume.
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Melilotus officinalis, known as sweet yellow clover, yellow melilot, ribbed melilot and common melilot, is native to Eurasia and introduced into North America, Africa, and Australia.

Melilotus officinalis can be an annual or biennial plant. Seeds can be viable for up to 30 years. Plants have large taproots and tend to grow in groups.

Plants have a characteristic sweet odor. It is an invasive species and very commonly outgrows local species.

Sweet clover contains coumarin that converts to dicoumarol, which is a powerful anticoagulant toxin, when the plant becomes moldy. This can lead to bleeding diseases (internal hemorrhaging) and death in cattle. Consequently, hay containing the plant must be properly dried and cured, especially in wet environments.

It is called रान मेथी (somewhat disingenuously given its dangerous contents)

Indian Sweet Clover is an annual herb with hairless stem, spreading or erect, 10-60 cm. The flowers and leaves have a mild perfume scented fragrance, hence the common name.  Yellow flowers appear in slender, compact racemes that are 1-2 inches in length. Flowers have a 1-1.5 mm long sepal cup, and are 2.5-3 mm long, yellow in color. Nine filaments are fused, 1 free.
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#Nature_Tales,
#Nature_photography ,
#Flowers,
#Beauty_Around_Us

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Environment Flowers Inspiration

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While all the other flowers with fragrance were grabbing all the attention, the Chrysanthemum quietly bloomed in one corner, adding charm of its own.
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A very commonly cultivated garden plant. We have three varieties. Chrysanthemum × grandiflorium , also called x morifolium (also known as florist’s daisy and hardy garden mum, is a hybrid species of perennial plant from family Asteraceae.

In complex total inflorescences are some to many cup-shaped partial inflorescences together. The tongue flowers can have in the many varieties of colors of green, white, or yellow, pink to purple. There are varieties with simple flowers that look like daisies and varieties with double flowers, looking like pompoms more or less big. The plant starts to bloom when the length of the day is less than 14 hours.

To note, during the millennia and a half of cultivation, tens of thousands of different cultivars have been obtained, with flower heads of very different shapes, sizes and colors. It is mainly by looking at the leaves that one can know that it is a chrysanthemum.
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#Flowers_In_our_Garden
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#Nature_Tales
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#Beauty_Around_Us

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Environment Nature

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The clouds came in low, hugging the landscape, evidently tired by months of ferrying in the moisture. Unlike earlier in the season, they seemed to just be able to cross the ridge, resting on the mountains for a well deserved respite from the long trudge. The effect was just magical, a dreamy, surreal environment created out of a determined ridge standing forlorn, yet steadfast against the skies.
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#Monsoon_Magic,
#Sting_In_The_Tail,
#Nature,
#Different_Perspective

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Environment Nightscapes

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Last night was a full moon night and the thick cloud cover all but put paid to my plans of getting a few more snaps. The moon has always fascinated me and I always manage to get a few memorable pics every time I gaze at its brilliant face. Finally the clouds did part, although not fully but just enough to grant me a glimpse of it silhouetted behind a thinner layer of clouds. The skies were suffused with brilliant, captivating, magical hues.
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#Nightscapes,
#Romancing_the_moon,
#Nature_Tales
#Beauty_Around_Us