22 February 2011

collecting cosmos plant seeds

I've just finished dead heading all of my cosmos and was trying to collect the seeds. Initially i was cutting the heads off one by one- a very lengthy process. This is one of my pink cosmos.

I then decided to cut off larger sections of the plant and put them upside down in a bucket instead. This way all the seeds will fall out of the flower heads as they dry, rather than cutting off each individual head.

18 February 2011

Found the last lot of general india photos

This is in Mumbai, we went into the local fish market.

This is in Mumbai once again. This is my favourite photo from the whole trip.

The last stop on our trip was Aurangabad. Below are photos from the Ellora caves.

India again

This photo is of a local holy man who was sitting just near a ghat in Udaipur.

A dancer in Shilpgram village- about 20min from Udaipur.

We then travelled on to Jodphur, known as the blue city. This is inside the local fort.

You can see below why Jodphur is called the blue city.

On then to Bishnoi, a desert village. This was a gorgeous birds nest outside out room.

This was our hut in the Bishnoi village, it was a gorgeous and peaceful place.

17 February 2011

More India photos

Window at Agra Fort in Agra

Dye powder in an Agra market

The Taj Mahal at 8am

An old derelict building in Jaipur.

An elephant inside the Amber Fort in Jaipur

Monkey temple in Jaipur

16 February 2011

More India photos

The photo below was taken in a back street of Fatepah Sikri. This cow had real character.

The photo below was at Fatepah Sikri in a mosque. You tied pieces of string onto
 this window and made a wish.

The two photos below are inside the palace at Fatepah Sikri

15 February 2011

Ready to start blogging again

Well I'm back from India and back at work and so life is back to its hectic pace. Hence why I haven't had a chance to write a post before now.

India was fantastic, I loved every single little bit of it. We started in Delhi and then went on to Agra and Fatepah Sikri. From there we went to Jaipur, Udaipur and then Jodphur. The final section of our trip was Mumbai and then Aurangabad.

Starting today, and then over the next few days I'll post some of my photos and then finally get back to reporting about normal life.

This is at Qutab Minar in Delhi, it is basically a memorial site.

I took this photo at Jama Masjid a gorgeous mosque in Delhi.

This was a goat outside a mosque in Fatepah Sikri. I love the fact he was wearing a hat and necklaces.