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Karela

Thats an Indian Bitter Gourd (known as karela in Hindi). Creepers have always been interesting to see. I love the way they hold on to any available support with their twisted arms. More than the fruit on the plant I like to watch the twisted spring like arms that hold on to anything they can.

BTW, today is the Birthday of 2 of my friends - Dhiraj and Aarti. I know a Karela is not a good way to celebrate, but then cakes are so monotonous. Lets try something new this time guys - Happy Birthday :-)

Karela

Thats an Indian Bitter Gourd (known as karela in Hindi). Creepers have always been interesting to see. I love the way they hold on to any available support with their twisted arms. More than the fruit on the plant I like to watch the twisted spring like arms that hold on to anything they can.

BTW, today is the Birthday of 2 of my friends - Dhiraj and Aarti. I know a Karela is not a good way to celebrate, but then cakes are so monotonous. Lets try something new this time guys - Happy Birthday :-)

comments (5)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 16 May 2007, 07:12
I totally agree about the tendrils that reach out like arms/hands, Thomas. I'm guessing we got our idea of coils from them! grin As always, Nature leads us. (Let's just hope we don't let her down!)

Fabulous DOF in this pic and I really like the lighting.

Happy birthday to your friends. smile
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ginnie. Can't agree more with you - I just hope we dont let nature down.
Nice colours. I think the DOF highlights your preference of leaves and stems to the fruit smile
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Anup smile
  • Ellie
  • 16 May 2007, 23:44
Isn't that so lovely, almost a plant's eye view of the sunshine. The green with the sun shining through it is beautiful.

Tendrils fascinate me, they're able to keep such a tight hold on almost anything.

Is this fruit edible, or does the name give it away?

And, Happy Birthday to your friends smile
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ellie. I'm so glad you liked it. And yes, the Bitter Gourd is very much edible, though it is very bitter, but the taste depends on how exactly you prepare it. It has a very high medicinal value and is a very good cure for a lot of diseases.
  • Vini
  • 17 May 2007, 05:46
Very pretty and refreshing
It is not far from vine plant no ? Nice green tones

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