Spring is in the Air

The birds are chirping, bees are buzzing and seeds are sprouting. Spring is in the air. What a joy to experience the seasons in the sun again! It feels good to be alive.

We had couple of day-long rain showers in February. Houston needed that soaking rain after last year’s drought like conditions. Thanks to the rain and pleasant weather, my garden space is coming alive with plenty of new growth. Here are some garden goddesses that are in smiling bloom.

About to bloom ~ A Red Rose Bud

Pretty in Pink ~ An Azalea (Autumn Carnation)

Golden Beauty ~ The Chrysanthemum

Petal Perfection ~ The Red Camellia

A New Addition to The Garden ~ Tulip Magnolia (Jane)



  • By Cilantro, March 1, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    Glad to see you back, I was worried that you went missing for a long time. Hope all is well at your end.

  • By notyet100, March 1, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    Perfect post for spring 🙂

  • By Usha, March 1, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    Good to see you back in this space. I agree, best time of the year. Loved pictres of the rose, the azalea and the mum.

  • By aarthi, March 1, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    Good to see you back Indira.
    Your pictures made me smile, thanks!

  • By Srimathi, March 1, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    How have you been Indra. I have not see any posts from you. Spring is wonderful isn’t it?

  • By Arti, March 1, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    Missed you the blogosphere! Lovely pic of the Tulip magnolia.

  • By Sailaja, March 1, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

    Spring time! Beauty comes into action! Same as ‘The Mahanandi”….

  • By Ashwini, March 1, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    Good to hear from you.Your flowers look perfect for the spring weather!!

  • By Vineela, March 1, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    Good to see you back Indira!

  • By Ashwini Vanmali, March 1, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

    Oh Wow! Your flowers look awesome..
    you have taken a really long time from blogging..hope you blog often. I like ur recipes and ur gardening stuff!

  • By Nandita, March 2, 2012 @ 2:14 am

    Great post. Loved all the photographs. The spring is indeed in the air 🙂

  • By Anuradha, March 2, 2012 @ 4:32 am

    Purple and pearly Jane…not plain Jane anymore 🙂

  • By Jaya, March 2, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    Good to see this lovely and refreshing post Indira..beautiful flowers to brighten up my day,otherwise it is fogy n gray here….hugs and smiles

  • By Versa Kay, March 2, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    Beautiful photos. The lone azalea brought tomymind, a profusion of azaleas, I had seen some years ago at the National Arboretum at Washington D.C.
    As regards the Yellow Beauty, I am not sure it is a chrysanthemum, but it is beautiful. As they say, a rose is a rose.

  • By mona, March 2, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    Hi Indira,
    Thanks for your posting and pictures. Good to see you back after such a long break. Missed you.

  • By mustardseed, March 2, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

    Wonderful to see your new post. Your flowers look so perfect and beautiful. Look forward to your seeing posts of your garden bounty.

  • By Radhika Mankala, March 3, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    Beautiful !

  • By mahek, March 3, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    Glad to see that you are back…
    looking forward to seeing more recipes from you..

  • By Aparna, March 4, 2012 @ 1:01 am

    Super pics, as usual! And great to see you back!
    Have a happy time this Spring!

  • By Saritha, March 4, 2012 @ 6:45 am

    Indirakka, Flowers are so nice. I hope you are having wonderful time in your garden.

  • By manro, March 4, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    Snow time………………Flowers look odd in winter.

  • By lakshmi chinnamma, March 5, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

    Flowers chala bagunnai. Chaala rojula taruvata puvvulalo kanapaddavu, Indira. Edina oil less food preparation cheppu.

  • By Nagashree, March 7, 2012 @ 1:11 am

    Hello Indira,
    Beautiful pictures! your garden is awesome. I am looking forward to the Spring in the pacific NW to start mine :-).

    Years back I had stumbled on your blog via a google search and had been so pleasantly impressed with the content and quality of presentation. When I recently started my own food blog, first thing I remembered was yours and another search led me to your new space but saw you were on a break. Good to see you again, have bookmarked your site and will definitely come back.

  • By Gowri, March 7, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    Very pretty Indira,just loved the colours as well your taste..

  • By Anu, March 10, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    Hi Indira,

    Good to see you back! It must feel wonderful to live with such splendid company. Thanks for posting, brought a big big smile to my face. And reminded me that I’m already late with starting my gardening season this year. (And why I love this blog so much.)

  • By Nandita, March 12, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

    Hello Indira,
    I stopped by here to copy your blog url in a post I was writing on completion of six years of blogging. How glad I am to see a post, the last time I checked (to make your Yogurt Upma) You hadn’t posted in a while and I thought, oh no, why hasn’t she been blogging?
    Hope you are doing well!

  • By urmila, March 15, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    missed your blogging, good to see you back.

  • By Ammini Ramachandran, March 16, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    Glad to see you posting again.

  • By weena, March 17, 2012 @ 6:38 am


    Nice garden photos. How is your Kittaya?

  • By Kala, March 19, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    Ohhh my goshhh wat a lovely blooms wonderful dolt the rise bud shot 🙂

  • By Durga Rao, March 20, 2012 @ 4:01 am

    Hi indra great pictures how do you grow your gongura is it from stem cutting or from seeds.Thanks.

  • By Jagruti, March 24, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    Lovely pictures!! They absolutely freshen up the heart and mind 🙂

  • By Padma, March 31, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    Lovely pictures Indira.. missing your posts.

  • By Subha, April 4, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    You are an inspiration Indira..I have been coming back often hoping for a
    Recipe or garden update..lovely to see one…

  • By Padhu, April 6, 2012 @ 3:11 am

    A feast to our eyes!

  • By Rashmi, April 9, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    Great pics, where did u get the Tulip Magnolia,can u please suggest.


  • By sara, April 16, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    Hi Indira,

    Hoping to see some pictures of your backyard garden. We saw some when you initially bought the house and installed the raised beds. Can you post some now? Want to see how the plants have grown.


  • By Jyothi, April 16, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    hi Indira,
    Glad to see you back!
    Hope all is well. love your posts, would like to see them again,

  • By Jyothy, April 24, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    Hi Indira,
    I check this site often for updates. Nice to see the lovely pictures..
    The first rose is breathtaking… lovely !
    Please post more often.


  • By Richa@HobbyandMore, May 18, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    Lovely captures Indira!

    Please do drop by the Auction fundraiser to help VSPCA,India on my blog, to bid or share. They are a vegan org helping rescue cows, calfs, dogs, and all animals. Shipping is available in US, India, and some international.

  • By Padma, May 23, 2012 @ 8:12 am


    I love roses. I do a little bit of gardening. Mostly Roses. New Jersey gets so cold, It is hard to do much. You are lucky. I miss the abundance of flowers in India. Would love to see more pictures of your garden.

  • By Mamata, June 17, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    Hi Indira,

    I just want to thank you for providing me the address of Joseph’s nursery, Last weekend I was at Houston got a chance to visit the wonderful nursery, I was all excited to get Dontara Malli, my family could’nt stop pulling my legs watching me all excited. I even took the address for strawberry picking but unfortunately they are done for the season. Just want to let you know how helpful your blog is for us………… do come back soon.

  • By SV, July 9, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    Hey Indira,

    Where are you?? Please come back and post more often.

  • By smitha, October 10, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

    Hi Indira,

    I miss reading your posts, hope you find time to post again 🙂


  • By DK, October 19, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    Hi Indira,

    Just wanted to drop a line saying “we miss you”. Hope everything is well at your end. Do come back when you find the time.

  • By lakshmi chinnamma, October 21, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    emayyavu indira?
    inni rojulu ayindooo…edina kanipinchu,leda vinipinchu.nuvu helthiga unnava? chala alochnalu vasthunnai.reply evvu.

  • By hema, October 23, 2012 @ 9:49 am


    Ela vunnaru. Hope all is well at your end.

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