Monday, November 30, 2009

Botanical gardens, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Photo taken on 28/11/2009 on Fuji Finepix S 1500. It was a lovely sunny day and I took this picture around 1pm.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Orchid house interior, Botanical gardens, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Photo taken on a 10 meg Fuji Finepix S 1500.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A 'white-eye's' nest, Rathnapura, Sri Lanka.

Photo taken on a Sony Mavica by Charaka Wickremasinghe.

Friday, November 27, 2009

'Ran-thambili' - 'Sevvilany' - Golden King coconut, Sri Lanka.

The colour of the Golden King coconut as seen in the picture, was considered the acme of beauty of skin  among females in the ancient Sri Lanka. Ebony colour was also considered beautiful as reflected in the names 'Kalu Menika', Kalut Ethana. "Snow white' was not eagerly sought after. I took this picture on a Fuji Finepix S 1500. The tree is in our house garden.
Addition by Dr. Daya Jayasinghe:-

Daya Jayasinghe

 to me

I must tell a story about Thambili here.I and a few groups of us got stranded on the road due to sudden floods in a trip to North.We had to stay overnight in cars till the flood waters receded. Towards the night some group members got bored and decided to jump the fence and walk towards the light of a farmers house . There they saw a thambili tree grown for its beauty, full of fruits.The farmer gave them a few fruits. This was brought to the cars on the road where we started enjoying ,when all Aussie cars behind us brought their cameras and filmed us as they have mot seen this before. They too enjoyed a drink and learned something. Daya j.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Dogs, Sri Lanka.

Did you know that native dogs were exported from ancient Sri Lanka to Imperial Rome during the 1st Century AD. The native dogs were respected for their intelligence and hunting skills. We do not have any pure native breeds to boast of now.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A house on the hill, Alupola, Sri Lanka.

It is a peculiarity of the hilly regions in the province of Sabaragamuwa in Sri Lanka, that people build their houses as far away from their nearest neighbor. This is in sharp contrast to the North of this Island where houses are built closetogether.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Watching TV.

You really need TWO chairs, to watch TV in comfort. A picture of my second grand-son on his favourite perch.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Scaly breasted munia, Black rumped munia, Kiriella, Sri Lanka.

I took this photograph of a group of Scaly breasted munias and Black rumped munias, on stalks of tall grass by the road on the Getahaththe - Kiriella road in November 2009.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Full moon 'poya' day at a village buddhist temple, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Photo taken on a Fuji finepix, in September 2009.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Stray cattle, Kudagama, Sri Lanka

Stray cattle are a nuisance in Sri Lanka. se are let loose in the mornings by the owners and stray into any territory eating up the green plants. Very often they are on the roads causing danger to moving traffic. They find their way home to their owners in the evenings.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bo-path Ella (waterfall), Kuruwita, Sri Lanka.

The waterfall shaped like the leaf of the Ficus religiosa - 'Bo tree', is situated about 3 Km from the Kuruwita town, on the Colombo - Ampara road. Some 'chalets' catering to tourists, have sprung up around the site. Quite a few people have died here attempting to scale the slippery rocks.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Yellow hued water-lily, Weliveriya, Sri Lanka

I took this picture in November 2009, at Weliveriya at the Bauer's fertiliser sales outlet nursery.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Queens bath house, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Photo taken on 11/11/2009 on a Fuji Finepix digital camera with a 10X zoom using a UV filter.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kandy lake from the boat house end, Sri Lanka.

Photo taken on 11/11/2009 using Fuji Finepix.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

The statue of Lord Buddha at Bahirawakanda, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

The massive statue of Lord Buddha situated on top of the Bahirawakanda hill, is positioned to look at the Dalada Maligawa, in Kandy. I took this photo of the statue across the lake at the childrens park end, using a 10 zoom on my Fuji Finepix.

Sunday, November 1, 2009