Saturday, April 17, 2010

Parched Delhi

A walk in the park (literally) brought the harsh reality _MG_9780of how hot Delhi has become these past few days.  A couple of friends


(Michael & Pratibha) and I went to the Garden of Five Senses at Delhi to arrange for a photo-shoot tomorrow. _MG_9758 The temperature was about 43° C, which is the Met Dept. estimate but felt like we were walking in a furnace, or Delhi’s version of ‘Hell’.

God alone knows how the love-birds in the bushes and on the grass felt, but the birds _MG_9761 that we saw (feathered ones) were feeling so thirsty that we really felt lousy…….

Wish there _MG_9775was something we can do for them, although, tomorrow,  I’m gonna talk to the guys at Garden of Five Senses and ask them if there could be pools of water for the birds in the park…… 







Common Lime

Common Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus)

The Common Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus) is a common and widespread Swallowtail butterfly. It gets its name from its host plants which are usually citrus species such as the lime. Unlike most swallowtail butterflies it does not have a prominent tail. Other names for the butterfly include the Lemon Butterfly, the Small Citrus Butterfly, the Chequered Swallowtail and the Dingy Swallowtail.