Keeping a watch on the passion fruit. Waiting for them to turn yellow so that I can pluck them before they fall off
These vines last for about seven years. They require strong trellis as the fruit tends to be slightly heavy. Plucked these tomatoes which went into the tomato soup. These are not the regular variety and they have that extra tanginess. No wonder the soup tasted yummy.
The unusual rains kept most of the plants green and the mint leaves look good enough to go into a curry. Maybe we may make pudina chutney (mint chutney) one of these days.
The sun does shine bright when there is a respite from the rains, and the butterfly thinks it is better to bask on the turmeric plant. (I wonder if that yellow guy is a butterfly or a moth)
Got a good crop of Tendli (Ivy Gourd) and it was enough for one curry.
It is said that Tendli has been used by Ayurveda to treat diabetes due to its ability to increase glucose tolerance and lower blood sugar levels.
For my photography gear, I had made a light stand with 3/4" PVC pipe which was lightweight and portable. Later I realised that it was not sturdy enough to hold the weight of the light especially when I increased the height to six feet and above. So I decided to make a new one with 1" pipe (which I hope should be sturdy)
Instead of throwing away the old stand, I redesigned it to make it into a stand to hold our orchid baskets.
Talking of flowers, last month these Brahmakamal (Star of Bethlehem) decided to bloom at midnight as they stay bloomed for only one night.
What a sight. There were four of them