Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ooty Botanical Garden

We totally love the gardens in India and the Botanical Garden in Ooty is no exception.

Sit back and enjoy the beautiful sights!

 The entrance is spectacular.

 This is the first time this happened...a group of people approach and ask to have their picture taken with us.  So Jerome thinks it's funny and says sure.  Then as the day goes on, so many people wanted their picture taken with us.  There were at least 7 or maybe 8 different groups as well as single people.  So it did get to be a little bit annoying after a while.
 Over all, the park is lovely and well tended.

 These 2 photos are Scaly-breasted Munia, a new bird.

 Grey wagtail.

 This is a petrified tree stump.
 Can you see the bee?

 Here is my little Red-whiskered Bulbul.
 The flowers in the gardens were so beautiful.

 This little Oriental White-eye has a worm.
 I love the Calla Lily, as you can see.

 Cute little statues of the spotted deer.
 This is a new bird for me and I haven't yet identified it.  Do you know what it is?  Leave a comment below.  I have included another couple shots of it below for better id.

 This is a very tiny flower, but delicate and pretty.
 This is a large African Blue, I think.  They have this in Australia, as well.
 Red-whiskered Bulbul.  I love this bird and he wasn't even shy.
 Jerome, focused.
 We asked some random guy to please take our picture, and it didn't turn out too bad.
 I think I like this one the best.  And I love the giant tree roots behind us, too.
 These flowers are found inside a greenhouse, in pots. They are so pretty.

 Jerome and I love the culture experience as well as the mission experience.
 This is a view of the Italian Garden.
 When you look close, simplicity is simply beautiful!
 Beauty can be found anywhere. You just have to look a little harder in some cases.
 This is the plant map of India.
 Nice Elephant statue.
 It is so lush and green.  Such a great spot for a picture.
We enjoyed out morning in the Botanical Garden in Ooty.

1 comment:

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