Saturday, July 26, 2014

Paris mountain state park

In Greenville county, south Carolina.
 Serene trails with many trees,  mushrooms sprouting here and there, and some points of historical interest.. a bridge built after the great depression.. part of the effort by the Roosevelt administration to create jobs by building the infrastructure of the country; two stone dams built in the late 1800s to supply water to the city of Greenville.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Crepe myrtle

Here is an interesting titbit from "southern living" about this beautiful tree...
The vaunted crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) arrived in England from its native China in 1759. It impressed very few people, though, because it refused to bloom. England just wasn’t hot enough. However, the American South was. So when plant explorer and botanist to King Louis XVI AndrĂ© Michaux introduced this tree into Charleston around 1786, it celebrated like an innocent prisoner released from jail.


Monday, July 21, 2014

We have moved

To north America.

And so this blog moves as well, to host the flora of this part of the world.  The weather is not too different from what we have been used to as we are in the south east, in Greenville, South Carolina but it is a while new world of trees and plants.

To new adventures.

And to all the memories of Chennai and Bangalore.