2013 India Sketch Journal July 9 By Meera Rao
African Tulip tree or Nandini is probably the most well represented of any image in my journals during my stay in India- the only flower or subject that I sketched more than once. I have sketched the tree, the flower, the seed pods, and birds sitting on it enjoying its nectar! I read that nectar as well as the water that pools in the flower cup is a favorite of many birds - their refreshing tea?
2013 India Sketch Journal July 10 By Meera Rao
In an effort to cut down on my coffee drinking, and reducing milk consumption, I have been enjoying 'tulsi' tea -- hot and cold. Now that I am back in my home in USA, I use fresh tulsi leaves from the garden to make my tea and love the flavor and aroma. Of course it was the perfect beverage to sip these past ten days as I nursed the bad cold, cough and fever - gift of the long airplane journey! I will continue to blog the rest of the sketches from my journal slowly but surely.
2013 India Sketch Journal page 17 by Meera Rao