IN THE HEAT OF LOVE

Am sharing some interesting and unusual pictures from the Forests of Rajasthan.

Pictures were taken in June when  temperatures can rise to over 46 C  (115 F)

The Deer and his Doe.

A couple
                                                                     A couple

A family of The Spotted Deer( Axis Axis)  or  Cheetal .

A gentle caress
                                                                     A gentle caress

There is no rutting ( mating) season for the Spotted Deer unlike other Deer.

All Charged Up
All Charged Up

A peacock looks on from behind the tree. For other inmates of the forest it is business as usual.

The romantic forest
                                                      The romantic forest
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THE LADY IN PINK

Goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) share a strong bond with their owners.

They trust them with their lives.

In these pictures the owner protects the goat  from the cold with a  pink crochet dress.

Hold it, do not be shy
Hold it, do not be shy

Pictures tell so many tales. The strong bond between the keeper and the Goat pours out of  the picture.It  lovingly nudges its head against the knee of the owner who hold it by its ears.

ALL EARS
ALL EARS

Have a look at this gentle and beautiful lady in pink. Look at the eyes .

Do observe how it’s hair has been braided and decorated as well.

See how one of the forelegs is but one step behind the other leg. So feminine, so dainty.

Does it know where it is being taken?

show your face pertty girl
show your face pretty girl

The picture shows the pots and pans of a famous shop selling an assortment of  Mutton dishes.

Mutton in India is usually not  Mutton from a  Lamb (Ovis Aries)  , it is the meat of THE GOAT.

Muttom Korma, Mutton Rogan Josh, Mutton Stew
Mutton Korma, Mutton RoganJosh, Mutton Stew

Had the Goat been ‘betrayed’ by the one it had trusted ?

MOON BEAM AND A BLOGGER’S EYE PACK

Vernacular Languages are so accurately  descriptive especially when describing native flora and fauna. 

Chandni in Hindi says it all. Somehow when translated into Moon Beam in English , it looses a bit of the moonshine.  The magical and enchanting Chandni bush is draped with these gorgeous flowers and is a romantic  sight to behold on a moonlit night.

chandni
                                                                     Chandni

I always thought these flowers were called Periwinkle. Don’t  they looked like the paper periwinkles ( fans you get for children all over India. Another thing to look for on your travels within India if you have not seen them thus far.

However I  discovered a beautiful name and an eye pack for my sore eyes. while I was hunting for the botanical name of  Chandni. Scientific name Tabernaemontana Divaricata.

Simply crush the Chandni flowers in a mortar and put the paste  within the folds of a very damp muslin cotton handkerchief. Place it over your eyes and all burning sensations caused by long working  hours in front of  the computer  will be beamed  out of the window.

They are also called Carnations of India. An evergreen tree , there is a magnificent specimen outside Hema’s house in GK 1, New Delhi.

the feather and the Carnation of India
                                        The feather and the Carnation of India

Can you guess the name of the bird which left a clue behind?

CHRIST’S THORN , SOUR CHERRIES , VITAMIN C and NOSTALGIA

“Karondas” form a wonderful  natural hedge.

Source: CHRIST’S THORN , SOUR CHERRIES , VITAMIN C and NOSTALGIA

SOLITARY SURVIVOR

YELLOW ACCENT
YELLOW ACCENT

DEEP EMOTIONS

Source: SOLITARY SURVIVOR

SOLITARY SURVIVOR

Look into the depths of this flower. What  emotions does it stir ?

See how the light seems to come from within the flower.

The other travelers  in the backdrop are on their deathbeds and have turned brown.

It is the  Solitary Survivor .

SOLITARY SURVIVOR
SOLITARY SURVIVOR

Could someone  provide the scientific name, or even a local name.

THE FULL STORY
THE FULL STORY

SNIFFING PHEROMONES

Living you with images and hints.

Write ups later. Got to go for Sunday Lunch .

SNIFFING
                                           PRECURSOR TO FLEHMAN