Friday, July 15, 2011

Flora and Fauna

This is the very sad view from my balcony now. All my plants died while we were in Nepal and the neighbor across the street sold his house; the new owner had it demolished this past week, I'm assuming to rebuild.

It is always a wonderful thing to leave behind a desert country where temperatures can reach 120 and above (126 yesterday) to visit a country rich in biodiversity. The flora and fauna of Nepal is much more varied than any other area in Asia. From grasslands and jungles, to farmlands, forests and mountains high, there was much beauty to be seen (and a few creatures to surprise us along the way).































If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. ~Eleonora Duse

Hope you are having a fabulous Friday! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

24 comments:

Privet and Holly said...

What a spectacular
adventure, T! To
me, there is nothing
as amazing as nature
and it looks like you
had an amazing trip...
xx Suzanne

Mary said...

Look at all those different exotic flowers - how beautiful! Love the elephant, swans and lizards. What an amazing place.

GWENNY said...

Love all the pictures of different animals you encountered. So sorry your plants died. Will you get more moss roses?
hugs!

nanny said...

I am going to quit complaining about 100 degree weather when you are dealing with 125!!

This song makes me tear up....Louis Armstrong was my mom and dad's favorite! I love this song.....it truly is a "wonderful world"

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

How sad to come home to dead plants and such a house gone across the street. Hope what they build adds beauty to your view. I enjoyed your Safari pictures (as close as I will come to one) and the pictures here today. I always enjoy visiting your blog. I can see and learn more about a world so far away. I visit here as often as possible. Thanks for your input on my blog and a visit always follows a comment on my blog. Yours is one of my favorites.
Sorry to hear about the hot weather. Next time I complain about 100-105, I'll think of you and stop complaining.
Great quote too.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos. Yes, such a contrast from where you life. I'm sorry your plants died. I can imagine because even here I have to water mine every day to keep them looking great in the heat.

Happy weekend :)

Diane said...

I bet you enjoyed every moment and every creature. I especially like the baby elephant, the lizard on the flower (that's an amazing picture!, and the monkeys. I'm sorry about your view, hope it changes for the better and I hope it cools off a little for you. Diane

Laurie said...

Thank-you for stopping by my blog Tammy, I came to visit and think I'll stay! What amazing pictures and your trip sounds awesome! I'll be back!

Vicki said...

What an adventure! I love these pics. Off to hear about the safari.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Wow..diverse is right! And, it's amazing..and beautiful..and and and!
Thanks for all the cool photos..and speaking of cool..stay cool! (or at least TRY to :-) )

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Well, so glad you got so many lovely memories and pictures. That can almost block out the 'temporarily' sight from your balcony.
What a lush paradise you were in! Love those images.
And to top it off with a writing from Eleonora Duse did it for me! She lived in the area where we lived in Italy and actually her home is changed into a hotel in Asolo. Such rich culture!

Lots of love and hope you manage the barren and the heat.

Mariette

Jan said...

Love the birds sitting on the tree tops....I know there must be a funny caption for that!!

How pretty your photos are Tammy. Lots of slugs and crawlies! And a baby elephant...awwww.

I'm glad you had an interesting trip...seems that there was something to see at every turn.

Warm hugs
Jan

June said...

SO wonderful for your family to be able to go on hoilday to Nepal Tammy. I love every one of your beautiful pictures of your trip. What a gorgeous place. 126 degrees! I can't even imagine it! I am so sorry about your plants, but I bet you wouldn't trade the experience in Nepal to have them back again.lol!
I was so happy to see your message at my place!
sending hugs...

vicki said...

Oh Tammy - you have taken your children on an incredible journey. Your photos are amazing - from the elephants to the little people who live there - you have shared an amazing story of a different world. I cannot imagine what it must have been like for you all to experience this grand adventure. I am going to come back and pour over these photos again when I have more time - they are like a National Geographic story. Amazing my friend!

Vicki

S and O said...

Beautiful lizards.
Such great pictures of nature :D
Xoxo
Sarah

BeachVintage.com said...

I am in love with the white geese

Serena said...

I feel your sadness at the sight you are now greeted with from your balcony...sorry about the plants dying. Quite a contrast to the lush, green jungles of Nepal.

'What a Wonderful World' always brings tears to my eyes too...beautifully sung by Louis Armstrong. I also enjoyed the rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow song. Nice music choices, Tammy. :)

LOVED your pics!

Have a lovely weekend,
Serena xo

kimmie said...

So sorry about your plants dying!! Can you start over? I'm glad for you that you had your getaway though .... The memories will last for a long time to come ....

The English Romantic said...

Fabulous holiday pics Tammy, it looks an amazing place to visit. You poor balcony and the view. You didn't mention Jingles, he must miss the plants!

Steph said...

Hope your garden will be back in no time, Tammy.....sweet blessings to you and yours...happy weekend!!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, what a striking difference. It is amazing, isn't it? I love the variety of wonders available in our beautiful world. blessings ~ tanna

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A Cottage Muse said...

I love your quote today Tammy...I'm saving it in my book!

Yarni Gras! said...

thanks for the photo safari!

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