was held at The Garden of Five Senses, Saidulajab. This is at the height of spring. So the place is in bloom and you can almost get giddy on the beauty of it. It’s funny how we don’t realise the impact nature has on our kids. The moment we took the kids in, they went nuts, smelling flowers, trying to pluck (they got a yell for that!) and generally going nuts running around, drinking up the gorgeousness of it. If and when I buy a professional camera I am going to make you guys very happy. As of now I leave you with this.
Check out these huge balls of flowers. How huge? Oh, let me see, I’m going to put the Bean in front of one for perspective!
And then these funny animals and birds created on wire frames. They’re strange, but anyone can see they take a lot of effort.
In case you had no idea HOW much the Bean loves elephants, take a look at this picture.
Bean, what is your favourite animal? – Elephants!
Bean, what birthday cake do you want? – An elephant cake, mama!
Bean, what do you want to be when you grow up? – an elephant, mama!
And also, little gharounda stuff – is there an English word for that?
The most beautiful cactii. Did I just say beautiful and cactii in the same sentence?
And the most amazing bonsai on rock…
At one point the kids got lost in the midst of the flowers and I was reminded of a Hindi movie!
There were dancers….
There were installations in brass ….
Plenty of water bodies that posed a constant challenge – The Bean wanted to dive in, we needed to keep her out…
She finally almost won that round when she saw … what else..? Elephants! Stone elephants in a shallow pond. She charged ahead and in a second was over the railing and was about to land with a crash on her head when I screeched louder than I have in my entire life. The OA and I battled and pushed through crowds that she’d just sliced through with her err.. height advantage (?). He caught her by her leg before she went right over. I shook her till her teeth rattled. She and the Brat shamelessly grinned. Obviously I am doing something wrong if NOBODY is scared of me 😦
I think someone could have gone home that day and blogged about the terrible parents who left their little child unattended and she almost drowned.:D
Anyway, while we’re on it, I read about this lovely spring festival held by Himanshu of Red Earth. Read about it here and see Madhu Kapparath’s lovely pics. I’ve had the privilege of working with him too.