Brahminy Starling Parents or Brahminy Myna [Binominal Nomenclature: Sturnia pagodarum (Synonyms: Sturnus pagodarum, Temenuchus pagodarum)] at Prati Pandharpur

These birds are amazing, just like any other bird! Or should I say, just like any other parent? They have mouthful of food for their babies. Enjoy the photos below. The first 2 photos are Brahminy Starling Parents up close and personal at full pixels of the third photo.

Brahminy Starling Parents or Brahminy Myna [Binominal Nomenclature: Sturnia pagodarum (Synonyms: Sturnus pagodarum, Temenuchus pagodarum)] at Prati Pandharpur

Brahminy Starling Parents or Brahminy Myna [Binominal Nomenclature: Sturnia pagodarum (Synonyms: Sturnus pagodarum, Temenuchus pagodarum)] at Prati Pandharpur

Brahminy Starling Parents or Brahminy Myna [Binominal Nomenclature: Sturnia pagodarum (Synonyms: Sturnus pagodarum, Temenuchus pagodarum)] at Prati Pandharpur

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

What a pain it must be to create such fine sculptures using just color pencils. Imagine the efforts, time and money required for creating such masterpieces that are just feast for eyes! Enjoy!!

Note: I received the below photos in an email forward. These are not photographed by me. The copyright of the photos remain with the original photographers. If you are one of the original photographers, please let me know; I'll very happily link back to you.

Update 2012-09-18: As informed by Aimeé in her comment below, I hereby declare that the below work of art is creation of Jennifer Maestre. Please click on her name to see her website. Thank you so much, Aimeé, for your valuable information. And best wishes for Jennifer :)

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Pencil Sculptures [Pencil art, Sculptures made using color pencils]

Useful Links for Trade Show Material for a Friend

Well oh well, gathering material for anything is just so difficult, at least, when the task demands much material to manage. One of my friends may be exhibiting at a trade show coming-up recently. As he feels that I almost own the Internet to gather any information, literally any, he asked me to find the best deals for his various requirements in trade show flooring, trade show carpet, logo mats, logo canopy, etc. I made some search and found a great website where these can be easily arranged from.

As I gave the details to him, I thought why not share the information on the blog for my other friends who may have similar requirement. Do check the links friends :)

And oh yes, they have many other related products apart from those in the links above.

Morning Sky [View from my home today morning]

This was the view from my home today morning. What is yours?

Morning Sky [View from my home today morning]

Morning Sky [View from my home today morning]

Morning Sky [View from my home today morning]

Morning Sky [View from my home today morning]

Sunshine Award

I have been awarded by Cheryl. It's the Sunshine Award! Check her blog — Rice, beans & pastichio...; it's very nice, and says about her good times with family and friends! :) And oh yes, her blog has similar color combination as mine!

Here is how the award looks like…

Sunshine Award

There are some rules that have come along with the award…
• Forward it on… Nominate 12 bloggers.
• Put the award onto your sidebar or within a post.
• Link the nominees within your post.
• Let the nominees know they've received this award by commenting on their blog.
• Share the love and link the award to the person from whom you've received this award.

So the random 12 awardees are as below. It's really difficult to select just 12, so my way is to randomize :)

Blog NameAuthor
- A TRAVES DE MI LENTE -Carina Felice
Erdei Rudolf PhotographyErdei Rudolf
Babzy Photos BlogBabzy
bAREeYEDsUNO'Dasor De
Bonjour LuxembourgCezar and Léia
Brincando de FotografarNice Lima
Comfort SpiralCloudia
DANSONS SELON MTAMTA
Desert ColorsDiane AZ
Dream ChymecindyDream Chymecindy
ExposemaximumDEEPAK ACHARYA


So the awardees, please to add the award to your blog's sidebar.


Beautiful Blogger Award

I have been awarded by Anu. It's the Beautiful Blogger Award this time. Check her blog — A Wandering Mind; it's amazing :) Here is how the award looks like…

Beautiful Blogger Award

To pass the award on, I randomly pick the following 5 from the great blogs I know…
veredit - art run by Isabella Kramer
Live rather than exist run by Neha
B Log run by Insignia
Kitty Justice run by Lady Di Tn
sarahowens run by Sarah

So the awardees, please to add the award to your blog's sidebar.


Ramdara Temple Near Loni

I didn't know that just 33 kilometers from my home, there's a beautiful temple of Ram, Sita and Laxman, named Ramdara! I came to know about it when Megha read it in a local newspaper. My friend Pramod also showed it in another local newspaper. We later searched for it, and went there last Sunday. "Beauty" is the word for the place. There are tall coconut trees, huge rain trees that we call "kaurav-pandav", trees with tasty jaamun, pure neem trees, etc. There's a small lake also, but it smelled bad and was green by algae. However it made the scene more serene :) See the photos as follows…

Temple of Ramdara near Loni

Main temple of Ram, Sita and Laxman, at Ramdara, near Loni

Laxman, Ram and Sita, at the temple of Ramdara, near Loni

Reaching there is super-easy. Here are the driving directions for reaching Ramdara Temple…
• Reach Loni on NH9 on Pune-Solapur national highway [see the map below to know where Loni is].
• Cross the bridge after Loni.
• Take immediate right turn after the bridge.
• Take the first right on a raw road.
• Drive about 6 kilometers to reach Ramdara Temple.

Following is the map showing Loni…

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Sorry, I couldn't locate the temple on the map! But it's easy to reach once you reach Loni :)

Sweet Clock Vine [Thunbergia Fragrans, White Lady, Chimine, Noorvan-valli, Indrapushpam]

On way to Kas Plateau, only a few of these beautiful Sweet Clock Vine flowers were seen on the sides of the roads. I'm telling only a few because the expanse of the flowers of the Maharashtrian Valley of Flowers was so huge that the number of these White Ladies was nothing in front of those in purple, blue, and other hues. See Kas Plateau to know what I mean :)

Although the number of this species was less, it was quite as astonishing to see its beauty. Some have named it White Lady very perfectly. Its botanical name is Thunbergia Fragrans. In Hindi and Marathi languages, it's called चिमीन [Chimine]. In Malayalam language, it's named Noorvan-valli. In Tamil language, it's named இ.த்ரபுஸ்பம் [Indrapushpam]. Here is a beautiful White Lady and her close-ups in this post :)

Here she is…
Sweet Clock Vine Flower [also known as White Lady, scientific name is Thunbergia Fragrans, Marathi name is Chimine, Malayalam name is Noorvan-valli, Tamil name is Indrapushpam]

This is the gynoecium of the flower…
Gynoecium of a Sweet Clock Vine Flower [also known as White Lady, scientific name is Thunbergia Fragrans, Marathi name is Chimine, Malayalam name is Noorvan-valli, Tamil name is Indrapushpam]

See what superb material the petal is made of. Perhaps the ladies are already wishing that their clothes be made of this!
Detailed Petal of a Sweet Clock Vine Flower [also known as White Lady, scientific name is Thunbergia Fragrans, Marathi name is Chimine, Malayalam name is Noorvan-valli, Tamil name is Indrapushpam]

Photos that need no words to laugh

Note: I received the below photos in an email forward. These are not photographed by me. The copyright of the photos remain with the original photographers. If you are one of the original photographers, please let me know; I'll very happily link back to you.

Photos that need no words to laugh - Accident truck driver with helmet

Photos that need no words to laugh - Beautiful fall

Photos that need no words to laugh - Bicycle on a camel

Photos that need no words to laugh - Bill for overspeeding kid

Photos that need no words to laugh - Bucket helmet

Photos that need no words to laugh - Bunch of death

Photos that need no words to laugh - Car with petrol pipe

Photos that need no words to laugh - Death of five mice

Photos that need no words to laugh - Donkey with BMW logo

Photos that need no words to laugh - Fishing in public walk area

Photos that need no words to laugh - Fishing on road

Photos that need no words to laugh - Graph drawing using a bench

Photos that need no words to laugh - Longest pants

Photos that need no words to laugh - One among roosters

Photos that need no words to laugh - Pushing an airplane

Photos that need no words to laugh - School in a cycle cab

Photos that need no words to laugh - The tallest kid

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