This will be the last post from my current house...sorry, I have to record my feelings here so that I can read this after some years about this house. My airtel connection will be disconnected from this house by tomorrow, I think. The new flat/complex will take time to get the airtel connection, I was told. I can check my mails/comments from my mobile.
The first part of my rantings about this house is here! I will miss my flowers and garden mainly. The flat area is full of crotons though I will keep some pots with flowers in my balcony where I get some sunlight.
More jasmine plants have started blooming this year around the house. My whole house smells of their fragrance.
|I get nearly two trays full of jasmine flowers per day, during season!|
|I string the flowers into malas if I had lot of spare time or else they will be placed like this! The whole house smells of jasmine!|
|Mother and daughter play 'catch me if you can'...around the house!|
|They sit and wait for me to finish plucking flowers from the terrace! They play and fight!|
|Two types of jasmines are here with multiple petals.|
You have read about the madurai mall in my earlier post (part I) which are planted on the ground around the house. I water the plants mostly in the evenings. I try to wash them by spraying water on top of the plants also to remove the dust. You must be remembering my earlier post about flowers...I have got vrukshi flowers (exora flowers) in many colours. You can see them in my 'birds and butterflies' post, here.
I will miss the sounds of the small birds, I don't know the exact name of them, in the mornings and daytime too! I was not able to photograph them much.
|I see the small birds sucking nectar from these flowers. They prick the bottom of the flowers and drink unlike some birds who bend into the flower and drink! They make so much sound in the morning which I love!|
|I have got many pictures of this plant! I tried a lot to capture the small birds, but they are too fast to capture! They might be here too and might not be visible. They are too tiny!|
|You can see the tiny bird sitting on the chain link!|
A lone bul bul bird was seen until a few months back, now I don't hear its sound anymore, which was lovely to the ears!
My crows will miss me, I am sure!
Our cats gave birth to many kittens in this house...Koyla, Zorro, Jinju, Ammakkaari and Goalie! Koyla's kittens were 'Kari and Vari' means jet black and striped, Ammakkaari's ET, she had huge eyes like ET, the movie character and Nero and many others. Both ET and Nero, ran away from home...jet black beautiful kittens. Naming them was fun!
Well...I think I will not bore you any more about my garden! These posts will be in my memory always. I hope whoever comes to this house, maintain the plants for the sake of these birds at least. I am planning to ask my gardener to visit once a week like he does now to do the extra gardening work. He will come everyday to water the plants until some other people occupy this house. Let us see what happens. Hope for the best!
The only things I hate in this house are the road dust and this ditch, near the front gate of my house. This is actually a storm water drain. But people leave all sorts of dirty water into this. This area has come under the corporation of Chennai now and drainage work has started. Now, we have to clean the septic tanks often, which will not be there in the future. I am happy that I am going away from this ditch. On second thoughts, I think I will not post the picture of the ditch. Let the good pictures of the flowers stay in our minds!