Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The morning's dew, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Pink 'Ruk Aththana' flower and buds.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Flowers in our garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

'Dahas pethi' S floers. The plant is said to ward off mosquitos.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Garden lizard with perfect camouflage, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

I saw this chap taking in the morning sun on a tree by the roadside.

Friday, June 14, 2013

'Kadapul mal' S, blooming in our home garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

13th June 2013 - 2pm.

13th June 2013 - 5pm.

13th June 2013 - 7pm.

13th June 2013 - 9pm
This beautiful large flower blooms late after sunset. It has a sweet aroma when it opens. By morning it has totally wilted. Pious Buddhists in Sri Lanka await its opening to give it as a 'mal pooja' to an image of Lord Buddha

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Our organic vegetable garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

'Amberaella' - A sour fruit relished with salt and chillie powder or as a curry.

Ladies fingers - Large variety, Said to reduce blood sugar. cooked as a curry.

Brinjals - Egg-plant - cooked as a curry or fried slices made into a 'sambol'.

'Nivithi' S, 'Pasaly' T - Cooked as a curry.

A variety of green chillies - Hot, used in curries.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

An orchid named 'Wesak mal' S, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

It blooms around May - June, hence the name.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Flowers, Sri Lanka.

Flower of Brinjal -Egg plant.

Lobster claws.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Anthuriums, home garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Anthuriums - Lady Jane variety.

White and green coloured Anthurium.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Incidents in a Sinhalese wedding, Yakkala, Sri Lanka.

Design on the back of the jacket worn by the best-man - 'Berunda Pakshi' a myrhological bird.

Design on the back of the jacket worn by the groom - 'Monara' (Pea-cock)

The drummer awaiting the auspicious hour to announce the 'Poruwa' ceremony to begin.
Guests dancing after lunch.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Icons at a Sinhalese wedding in Yakkala, Sri Lanka.

A 'Poruwa' ready for the Bride and Groom to ascend.

A 'Poruwa' after the ceremonies were over.

The designs on the back of the ceremonial jackets worn at the wedding.

A ceremonial table with short-eats for the Bride and Groom.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Flowers in our home garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Pink temple tree flowers after a shower of rain.
Red Anthiuriums.
The 'Lady Jane'  variety of Anthurium.
Lady Janes.