The Joys of Nature at My Doorstep
Blog :Welcome to My Paradise
Date: 4/16/2012 9:13:00 PM
Having a room right next to a garden is like living right in the middle of the garden itself. If there's shade outside, it'll usually be pleasant inside on an otherwise bright sunny day. When it's raining, you hear the rain drops falling on the window pane and the wind howling through the leaves. Would you believe if I said I haven't had much cause to switch on the ceiling fan of my room for the past few days? And at the onset of the dreaded annual event called the Delhi summers, yes sire. The weather outside is just so beautiful and pleasant right now, with all those strong gusty winds filtering right through my window over to where I squat on my bed - I don't have better fitting words to describe the feeling. I figure I'll just make do by describing the delight that living next to a planted backyard/lawn/garden can be.
Though I wouldn't exactly call it a well manicured lawn or a beautiful garden per se, but it was more of a savanna grassland with rocks and shoulder high weeds, garbage and mud (not even soil) strewn around everywhere before we moved in. So I'd daresay we've made good progress. The grasses are growing well, hedges have been planted, and the mango trees are showering little mango-babies all over the place with every gust of wind. The banana bore fruit, we did not care to climb that high to take it down, so it wilted. The guava was, well, not in the best of its health when we came. But it has been treated sufficiently well for it to give such a beautiful silhouette against the blue skies.
The blue blue sky through the green leafy foliage. My idea of a delightful sight.
Ooo..that is just the friendly neighborhood crow. Drops in every now and then to say hello. Though mostly when I'm trying hard to study.
The mango in full bloom. These flowers have long given way to fruit. Mangoes! :D
And that's the humble banana patch. Quite in a mess, but fruiting nevertheless.
Spot the bananas if you can! :P
One of the cute little yellow and orange flowers we've planted. And no, they're not Marigolds.
Aren't things getting really beautiful around here? Or maybe it's just me, having got a personal garden for the first time in my entire life. It feels good. Really, I've always wanted one my entire existence. And to be able to actually enjoy such an absolutely fantastic weather as this in a city like mine, this is all it takes! But then, like I've said before, wishes do get fulfilled, and how!