The funny(?!?) flowers are here

I was going to write a serious post this week, but then I got up early on Sunday morning and thought of taking a walk in the garden which surrounds my apartment. I saw a few species of flowers which I have never seen in my life before and thought of taking some pictures and that is why the serious post will have to wait for a few more days! ๐Ÿ™‚

There were so may colours around that I went crazy clicking. Have a look and you’ll know what I mean! And, oh, before I leave you with the pictures, I would like to thank Archie for giving me the Treasured Blogger Award! Thank you Archie and here are a few flowers for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Flowers

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The blue flowers are like a ready made bouquet. They are blooming all over the city right now.

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These are leaves, not flowers, as you can see. They were green once, but then they started turning white from the boundaries(as you can see the ones in the background) and then completely white. What happens next? Will they turn Red? Orange? Or fall dead just like that? Kya Hoga! Jaldi hi dekhenge! Hum Log! Railgaadi! Railgaadi! Ahem! Sorry, got carried away!

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Rose! Thank God! One familiar flower! The Roses here are quite huge. They are infact humongous. If you are walking down a road and feel tired, you can just sit in one of them and take some rest. No kidding! And, by the way, all that water is dew drops, in case you are thinking that I spat on them to add the effect! ๐Ÿ˜›

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The bouquet again! This time in Pink! Just what you need for an angry girlfriend! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I know! This is a leaf! This was the lone red one in a huge green bunch. The outcast! Maybe the bohemian.

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I call them the red bulbs! They are the first one I see every morning because they are growing in bunches just outside by bedroom window.

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Dewdrops again. No! I did not pee on the plant! You guys are disgusting! How can you even think like that?

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Ok! This plant reminded me of Independence day. Not our independence day! ๐Ÿ˜ The movie! The big blue ones are the large mother ships which stayed above the Earth’s atmosphere and the small blue ones are the small alien ships which were sent to fight our aircrafts! ๐Ÿ˜€ Do you think I am watching too many movies? Oh! And do you see the green leaves below? That is the Earth! Right now the alien ships are all cuddled together and having some sort of a conference as to which city to attack first.

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Do you see the small yellow insect? Well, that is the new micro robot I am working on right now. Its not perfect yet. It can’t fly(although it doesn’t need to but I am trying to add that functionality). The project was funded by Vicks Vaporub. They want a new product where this micro robot will come loaded with an advanced form of Vicks fumes. You just have to leave it into you nose and it will travel inside your body and by morning, there won’t be any trace of cold and cough.

Are you thinking where this machine will end up finally? In your commode, ofcourse!

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Capillary action at work I guess! No, I did not inject it with blue ink!

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Again not flowers! But look at all that spit dewdrops!

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Hope you liked the show! Now go and do something meaningful! ๐Ÿ˜›

The flowers are here!

Ever since winters have gone on a break here, Manchester has been on a color riot. I have never seen such a mind-boggling variety of flowers before and that too within a radius of a kilometer of my house. So, a brand new camera and a plethora of colours to experiment upon was reason enough for me to get started on my expedition.

Right now, the city is covered with innumerable varieties of flowers, a few of which are already been shed on the roads and parks in the form of innumerable petals. Believe me, the beauty of thousands of petals whirling on roads as the buses rush past OR the beauty of parks covered under a heavy blanket of petals with is something hard to pen down. So, here goes.

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The city has an overdose of the pink flowered trees. Don’t ask me the names because I don’t have the slightest clue. During the months of April/May, the trees will be filled with such pink coloured flowers which would later fall and adorn the streets and parks. More photographs later.

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Tulips are another favourite here. You will find them in the gardens of numerable houses.

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These Lotus shaped flowers are also abundant. These are also the first ones to fall. The trees look really beautiful completely covered with them.

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The grass all around the city is covered with these very tiny yellow flowers.ย 

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When I saw these blue flowers, I thought, they should be called Bluebells. And voila! That was their name.

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Well, this is what I was talking about. The pink flowered trees. This is a park near Rusholme. I got down from the bus to take a stroll and was awestruck by the beauty. And can you see the petals strewn over the ground?

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No? Have a closer look!!

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Well, that was it. Before going, I would also like to add two of my favourite photos from my collection. They are nowhere related to the topic of the post but are worth sharing. The first one is that of a cemetery near my house. Somehow it reminds me of a huge dormitory where all the children are sleeping. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The second one is that of the Manchester Eye. I love the clouds at the backdrop!

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That is all gents and ladies. Over and out.

p.s. If you want any of these photos, just let me know.

Manchester – Photo feature

My first weekend in Manchester thankfully dismissed my doubts that I am living in a ghost town. It takes some time to realize that unlike India, the shopping area and office buildings are far away from the residential area. In the last one week, I have hardly seen any people near my home. Even the cars seem to be moving on their own. ๐Ÿ™‚ But, when I visited Piccadilly and Trafford Centre in the weekend, I could hardly walk without bumping into other people. Here are a few noteworthy pictures of theย endeavor. Some of them are outright stupid(for e.g. the first one), but I am sure you will enjoy them. ๐Ÿ™‚

This one is a random picture which I clicked while roaming on the streets of Manchester. The place is full of such beautiful houses.

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Well, yes, Rusholme street is full of Indian restaurants and sweet shops. Indian food is quite a hit here and you can find some good and authentic restaurants here.

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The BBC office on the way to Piccadilly.

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The Tram cum Metro service of Manchester. The Metro runs on elevated tracks through the city and slides down on the road in Piccadilly and turns into a Tram service. Remember all those songs in Hindi movies where the actors are dancing in front of such trains? Well, I too felt dancing like Govinda when I saw this one. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Central park area of Piccadilly is full of such beautiful statues. Look at the folds of the dress.

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ย The Manchester Eye is build as a replica of the London eye, but a smaller one.

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The Manchester Eye during the night. Doesn’t it look like a giant UFO rising behind the buildings?

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A Church in Piccadilly. It looked like a ghost church during the night. We sat in front of it while the Church bells rang. It was mesmerising.

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A structure in front of the church. Notice the greens here and there.

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The Trafford Centre in Manchester. This is one of the biggest Mall I have seen, and the most eloquent. Just to give you an idea, it comprised of a multiplex with 25 screens.

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Beautiful statues at the Trafford Centre.

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The wishing pool. All the black dots inside the water are coins.

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The grand structures outside the Multiplex Odean. Couldn’t stop myself from clicking a few more. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here is another one, while I waited for my friend to collect the tickets of “The Curious case of Benjamin Button”. The movie was a masterpiece, by the way.

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Another one. The top view.

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Tea, anyone?

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The massive foodcourt at Trafford center. A mindboggling variety of fooditems at your disposal and a beautiful ceiling.

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Another picture of the architecture.

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And, that’s me again with Martin Chuzzlewit,ย sitting on the stairs of my house and waiting for the washroom to be freed of any human activities. Another one of those stupid pictures! ๐Ÿ˜›

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That’s all gents and ladies. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Hopefully I will be roaming around this weekend also and will update you with more pics of my adventures.

Or was my imagination running wild…

This tag is record breaking because it took me a long time to finish it. The longest ever. There was a lot to imagine and create and I hope the results are not awful.ย 

I was tagged by Su to do this one and I couldn’t resist it because of its uniqueness although I am also supposed to do Nita’s and Sulz’s tags. I’ll do them ladies, I promise! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

The rules first :ย 

  • You must use all the five words given to you by your tagger and draw pictures using paint or GIMP or any other photo editing tool.
  • Each picture must be self explanatory when you relate it to the given word.
  • Each word MUST have at least one picture attributed to it.
  • None of these pictures should be copyrighted. By this I mean that you have to draw them yourself.
  • After you finish the tag, which I think will take quite some time; you need to pass it on to other people with a fresh set of 5 words.

Su gave me the following 5 words : God, light, jet plane, golf and wallet.ย 

Here are the results:

GOD

god

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LIGHT

light

JET PLANE

jetplane

GOLF

golf

WALLET

wallet

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So, that is it. It was great imagining those pictures and creating them. I loved doing this tag!!! Hope you liked them!

I am supposed to tag 5 people but I am not sure who all are already tagged. So, I would like to tag anyone who is willing to take it up. ย Just let me know in the comments section and thou shall get your 5 words.

Over and out.

The Know-your-house Tag

Reema tagged me for this very interesting meme. The moment I saw that I was tagged, I ended up in a cold sweat, simply because I could for-see the physical oscillations, jumping around and digging which I had to undergo to complete the tag. Mom has a very fascinating habit of putting away things and forgetting. But, more about it later. First I should give the description of what goes into the tag.

For this Tag, I was supposed to fish out an old photo, preferably a decade old and taken when I was completely unaware. I started working on this tag by asking mom if she remembers where all the “old” photos were. Thankfully I was able to locate them within five minutes of the excursion but sadly there was no “caught unaware” photo available in them. I now had to move much more backward in time and that is when the problem started. I again asked mom if she remember where the errrr “very old” photos were? She stared blankly at the wall for a few seconds and moved her head in a negative. Very original Mom!!!ย 

It took me almost 4 hours to turn the whole house upside down to dig out those pics. I found them in the most unexpected of places where no one would have imagined their presence. Hmpfff!!! Typical!!! On an optimistic note, now atleast I know the map of the insides of my house. I had a clear feeling of Deja Vu, because a similar incidence happened when I moved here from Chennai some months back. I was surprised to see that many of my novels were missing. When I asked mom, she replied – “All your novels are on the shelf. There are no more.”

Unconvinced, because “Lolita” and “Lord of the flies” were definitely not sitting on the shelf, I turned the whole house upside down before I spotted two huge bags full of my novels tucked away inside a diwan by my mom and comfortably erased from her memory. Even after I stood in front of her with the two bags oscillating in my hands, she could not remember a thing!!! ๐Ÿ˜

Ok. Enough of disparaging mommy dearest. The first photo I picked up was taken when I was freshly born. I was completely unaware because I was wondering where the hell I was and who were those strange people around me who were always smiling and throwing me up and down and making all those weird sounds while they ran their fingers on my stomach and embarrass me. So here is Amit with his Mom and Dad. ๐Ÿ™‚

Another pic which I found, was taken when I was a little grown up and was dancing in a marriage. No one remember whose marriage it was but I like this photo because I look like a budding child artist who is waiting for the right kind of a break. Here it is.

And Oh yes!!! While looking at all the old photos, I came across a very old pic of my Grandparents. It was taken when they were just married. Since I have already told all of you about my Grandparent’s love story in A Bygone Life, I thought it would be great if I could post their pic too. Here it is.ย 

So. thats all for this tag. Hope you all liked the pics. And I would like to tag Ish, Lallopallo, Nikhil, Sulz and Xylene.