Jan 2, 2011, 3:49:22 AM1/2/11
31st July, early Morning 02:00 AM, Dinesh (Valke) called me on my mobile to inform me that he will be picking me from my residence. We had made a plan to visit Purandar Fort. This is for the first time we were to come face to face. I had been interacting with him for so many years but never- ever got an opportunity to go on a Flower-hunt together. Ceropegia's were in our mind but more than this, it was the exitement to meet. Within no time we reached Pune where we were joined by Ushaprabha Pagey Madam and Ajinkya.
Almost by morning 8:00AM, we were on top of Purandar. It was raining and not a good weather for photography. Nevertless, we had a wonderfull experince interacting as well as capturing some flora from Purandar.
Beautiful flowers of Thalictrum dalzellii ( श्वेतांबर) were literally dancing along with the cool breeze and rain showers. Looking very pretty. We could not resist capturing this.
It was a memorable trip.
Thalictrum dalzellii is the Flower Picture of the Year 2010 from my side.
I take this opportunity to share a small poem written by my Son (Master Shantanu) on the Rain..
" Water droplets every where,
now it is time to cheer;
Rain has brought along a lot of Joy,
Note book paper has become a paper boat toy;
Paper boat is travelling along with the Stream,
Riding on the real boat is one of my dream.
Clouds are playing Hide & seek,
Nature is full of many such tricks.
Green fields and Wild Flowers,
All enjoying pleasant Showers.
Lets join them and go on a Trek,
It is good to have one such break. "
Flower Pic of the Year-2010- swetambara.jpg