Friday, January 30, 2015

Flower arrangements at a wedding reception, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

The water monitor, Varanus salvator - 'Kabaragoya' Sinhalese.

Quite a common resident in the south of Sri Lanka. Meat is not eaten. Has a vicious kick using its thick tail.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sights seen at Kuruwita.

A country road near Bo-path Ella.

Samanala Kanda (Adam's peak) and its neighbour called 'Baena Samanala Kanda' as seen from the town, Kuruwita. I presume the tallest peak is Pedurutalagala, the tallest mountain of Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

'Bo-path ella' waterfall, Kuruwita, Sri Lanka.

The waterfall with eager tourists.

A rock climber treading a dangerous path.

Stones in a river bed which are covered with water when the waterfall is in full spate.

Monday, January 26, 2015

'Bo-path Ella' waterfall, Kuruwita, Sri Lanka.

A dog cooling itself near the waterfall, on a hot day.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Seethawaka Regency, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

A newly opened hotel bordering the Avissawella - Colombo road. It is fully booked for wedding functions over the next few months. It is about one Kilometer from Avissawella town.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Scenes, Sri Lanka.

Cattle Egrets near a grazing cow.
The egrets pick the ticks off the body of the cow. They stay near the grazing cow, as they make a rich feast of the insects on the grass which fly out, when the cow disturbs them

Lovers tryst under a tree, on a country lane near a paddy field - a scene as old as time.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

House-hold items, Gampaha, Sri Lanka.

Saw-dust fired cooker. The saw-dist is packed leaving a central column of air. It is then lighted from below.

Unfinished stone pestle, used in grinding copra, to extract coconut oil.

Monday, January 19, 2015

A variety of edible Yams for sale, Kaluaggala, Sri Lanka.

From time immemorial edible yams were dug up in the wild or cultivated for their food value. I came across this outlet selling a variety of  yams at Kaluaggala on the Colombo - Avissawella road.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Ideas, Sri Lanka.

Design of a roof support, Kiribathgoda, Sri Lanka.
Disused boat awaiting conversion as a  dining table.
Full moon - photo taken using a Nikon Coolpix l 820 with zoom 30 and camera hand-held.
Rose plantss for sale, Waters Edge, Malabe.,  

Sunday, January 11, 2015