We were fortunate as kids to grow up in a university campus in India surrounded by the beauty of nature. Our house had a yard and we had a garden that was probably the best on campus, with a lawn and garden with all kinds of colorful flowers. It took all kinds of effort to maintain this garden, but my parents were really into it, and also up to it.
Fast-forward to the present and my siblings and I find ourselves all grown up and in different parts of another country with our own homes and families. Time passes and things change. Fortunately, we (the siblings) end up seeing each other quite often these days even across the miles that separate us. But this summer happened to be particularly hectic for me in this regard with four visits to my sister’s place up north. I always look forward to these visits, although at this point over 4000 miles of solo driving over a period of just a few short months in this regard has taken its toll on me.
One of the things I look forward to during my visits up north is my sister’s garden. (Well, everybody calls it her garden, but I am sure she has significant help from others.) It is really magnificent, especially in the middle of summer when all the flowers are blooming. It is a colorful feast for the eyes. The birds and bees that are there to feast on the flowers are indications of the great shape that it is in.
The pictures below are in celebration of My Sister’s Garden. They are probably not the typical pictures of a garden that you are used to seeing, but fortunately or unfortunately my camera has a mind of its own.
The Shy Sunflower
Shapes in Flowers