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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Creative Spot by Indra Anandasabapathy


JUST STARTING. I HAVE ABOUT 15 HYDRANGEAS OF DIFFERENT KINDS INCLUDING THE OAK LEAF, AND THE TRAILING VARIETY THAT IS STILL SLOW TO GROW. AS YOU KNOW, THEY ARE SUMMER BLOOMERS.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Creative Spot by Srianee (Bunter) Fernando

Srianee had sent this e-mail along with one of her paintings.

Dear Lucky,

I hope all is well with you and your family.  I am sending you my contribution to the Blog, which is one of the reasons that I have been so "Silent" on the Blog.  When I returned to Connecticut from Sri Lanka at the end of March, it occurred to me that I had been talking about getting back to my painting for a couple of years, but had done nothing about it. It was high time to do something about it.  But, before I could get started I needed to get my space organized in my new home, which took a little time, but I finally produced something. The good news is that I have a few more ideas!

I am calling this "The Verandah." It is a tribute to the verandah of our old house at No: 5 Rockwood Place, just over the wall from The Bloemfontein. I think some of my Medical College classmates may remember the house.  Some came over to take showers, before going to lectures, after a night of observing people with head injuries at the General Hospital. The house had to be taken down to make way for a more modern apartment building, which we are enjoying at the moment. My family had mixed feelings about that decision, because we were fond of the house, but it was time...

We enjoyed many conversations and a several cups of tea sitting here. Occasionally, during my visits from the U.S., I managed to sneak in a nap on a warm afternoon. It was a very relaxing place.

Warm regards to you and Mangala,

Srianee

(I have Srianee's consent to publish the e-mail as well).


Creative Spot by Mahendra Gonsalkorale

Refugee Child





I am scared
Where are we going
It is so tight here
Where is my father
It is so dark here
I am hungry
I am thirsty
Who are all these strange people
I want to go home
Why is that man carrying a gun
Where is my doll
I want to go home
I am so scared

Creative Spot by Mahendra Gonsalkorale



I am scared
Where are we going
It is so tight here
Where is my father
It is so dark here
I am hungry
I am thirsty
Who are all these strange people
I want to go home
Why is that man carrying a gun
Where is my doll
I want to go home
I am so scared

Creative Spot by Mahendra Gonsalkorale



I am scared
Where are we going
It is so tight here
Where is my father
It is so dark here
I am hungry
I am thirsty
Who are all these strange people
I want to go home
Why is that man carrying a gun
Where is my doll
I want to go home
I am so scared

Monday, June 13, 2016

Creative Spot by Zita Perera Subasinghe

Replies

(Obviously Pain is hurt and I had this painful parting for a painless future!)

OH! So now you want to blame me
Bold, proud, ungrateful upstart!
Who advised you, to cut the knee
Would be a move wise and smart?

You were weak and easily fell
For the advice of a smart team
The repercussions, who could tell?
Golden chance it did seem

Doctor gave me marching orders
‘Don’t dare come anywhere near!’
You slept hours and hours for starters
I was banished by threats and fear

Tablets to truly knock me out
Poured freely down your gullet
Mostly to maim poor Pain’s clout
They taste so bitter to the palette

I was hungry, cold with chills
No one to keep me company
Except some nasty tasting pills
For which I wouldn’t pay a penny

For many years I gave you warning
First it was your appendix
And when Gall Bladder was yawning
I saved you from its clever tricks

How about when baby was due
When of time you had no measure?
T’was I that gave you the clue
‘Call midwife to deliver the treasure!’

Remember I gave you good excuse
To keep away from nasty work
I was the complete valid ruse
To give you needed rest and perk

Enough is enough! I’ll go with grace
I won’t ever be able to save you
When your tears pour down the face
You’ll be glad of what Pain gave you!


Sent by Zita Perera Subasinghe

Creative Spot by Indra Anandasabapathy

A visitor on our balcony -- OSPREY









Sunday, June 12, 2016

Creative Spot by Razaque Ahamat

INDOOR SUBJECTS

                            1. Commercial Orchid 

2. African Violets -- different varieties.

3. Unlit Prayer Pahana  


4. Yellow Hibiscus- Sapaththu mal.


5. My "my not in bloom jaded Cock"


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Creative Post by Razaque Ahamat

Razaque has sent in what he calls his  'Blue Collection'.

Close up view of Cornflower 


Blue Geranium

Lavender

Iris 




Friday, June 3, 2016

Creative Spot - By Indra Anandasabapathy


More pictures of flowers sent in by Indra.

Regarding a comment appearing under a previous post, please note that the captions and descriptions of orchids and other flowers are not mine. I just copy what Indra had sent with each picture.
Bi color Azalea ( small leaves), next to a Rhododendron ( larger leaves also in bloom , next picture)

Rhododendron - the common variety purple
The dainty Peony

CAMPANULA - low growing, very small bluish purple flowers. A perennial





Interesting fact - there are very few genuinely blue flowers around.




Mountain Laurel
 Iris
Peony