Orchid Dreams

An orchid in a deep forest sends out its fragrance even if no one is around to appreciate it.- ConfuciusWith a beauty rare, unparalleled, exotic Hiding within them power hypnotic Delicately assembled, they are symbolic Of love and desire; paeans hyperbolic Are appropriate for their splendor In amazement you look at them and wonder God at the zenith […]

Forces of Nature

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Forces of Nature.” I recently visited Niagara Falls (again), and the sheer energy with which the water drops in to mist below is breathtaking. Here are some pictures, and of course, a verse! The forces of nature Shaping past, present, future Of the earth, and our […]


I love peacocks. Peacock is the national bird of India. Peacocks are beautiful, graceful birds. In India, the male peacock usually spreads out his wings to dance at the approach of monsoon. Enjoy the pictures of this beautiful bird. (Unfortunately, none of them was taken in India). From a museum in Montreal, Canada showing a […]

God’s flora

God made flowers probably At the height of His creativity For our viewing pleasure He gave us this treasure. Then He designated Spring All things floral Spring had to bring; Now we wait for Spring’s arrival Going through winter survival. 

Floral dreams

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet In the depths of winter, I am always thinking about spring…my mind wants an overdose of everything floral. Sharing the pictures of flowers I have been toasting my eyes with..

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Serenity.” “Dip your serenity in serendipity and let the surprise be your prize”. – AlaGraPHY Serenity to me conjures up images of candles, peaceful birds and animals, and tranquil waters. Candle Arrangement at Philadelphia Flower ShowTranquil sea at Vieques, Puerto RicoCrane in deep thoughtRock formation in […]

Call of the wild

I admit I have no particular affinity for animals. I don’t even take pictures of animals. However, these life-like models of wild animals made using animal skin at the Academy of Natural sciences, Philadelphia, were too good…so I had to take pics. Hope you enjoy them!


I do not have any affinity for creepy-crawlies in general (i.e. I am not an entophile), but the bugs shown below have been pinned in  such an artistic manner that I was forced to take pictures of them. These are displayed at the Academy of Natural Sciences of The Drexel University in Philadelphia.