March2015

  • Amusing trees of the Bhadra wilderness

    Our safari into the Bhadra Tiger Reserve in Chikmagalur was a look into the rich fauna of this wildlife sanctuary (although we didn’t get to spot the tiger). Equally rich, is the flora of this green patch in Karnataka. Did you know that this sanctuary is home to some...
  • The light is on (again)

    I found this light on a highway-side ‘rest area’ on the way to the Pacific Northwest (from California). Catching some North California light. Linking to meme — I’m so, so glad that the ‘Catching Light’ meme is back. Thank you so much, Monica. Ever since I’ve been taking part...
  • Trying to spot a tiger at Bhadra

    When you visit a Tiger Reserve, you either see a tiger or you do not. We were at the Bhadra Tiger Reserve and when you are at a place that prides in being home to a score of tigers, you go on a safari hoping to see the elusive...
  • Oh my! Jog?

    This rock face up here is a showcase of one of the showiest of waterfalls in Karnataka. What you see is obviously not its best show. It is such a pity that its not in its full glory all year through. This is Jog Falls or Gerosoppa Falls. The...
  • Showcasing ‘The Elements’

    Exploring the elements at volcanic sites: Earth| Water| Fire| Air Earth It is amazing what volcanoes can do to the earth. It can change the lay of the land. It can create vast stretches of ‘devastated’ areas and it can give rise to really handsome looking landforms. It can...
  • Ducks to go!

    Ducks to go.  On one of our trips to the 17- Mile Drive in Monterey, California, I came across this car that had DUCKS writ all over it.  We had stopped for lunch in one of those golf resorts along the drive when we saw this quirky car. We...
  • Road tripping across Karnataka

    We’re in ‘Discover-Karnataka* mode,’ We decide to step out of the all-too familiar Mysore-Bangalore region. The initial plan: to drive through a part of the Karnataka coast,  say hello to the waterfalls that make up the famous Jog Falls and have a brush with some wildlife at Bhadra Sanctuary....
  • Our World | Weeping Cherry Tree

    Spring is almost synonymous with flowers.  Ever since I got to see Cherry Blossoms at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, it’s what comes to mind first when the season rolls in. I yearn for the sight of those pretty white flowers that cloud its trees and turn...
  • Happy Lunar New Year

    From the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francico, CA. 2012 The Chinese community in the San Francisco Bay Area has been putting up a late evening Chinese New Year Parade in SF since the 1800s. It is a show of song and dance, culture and lights. This year’s...
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