Author LovelyGishi

Born and raised in the Pearl of the Orient Seas, now living in the United States; she is a traveler, road tripper, outdoor camper, and field photographer.

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Photography Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower: MDJSP

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Purple Coneflower grows naturally in open woodlands, fields, and prairies. They are native to central and eastern North America. Jasper, Texas During our trip this weekend, we saw three fuzzy stems of purple coneflower about four feet tall growing in the flower bed in front of the Headquarters of Martin Dies,…

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving

Testing the Waters of Scuba Diving

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Of the 6 million scuba divers worldwide, 2.7-3.0 million were from the USA according to the 2013 facts and statistics. The scuba diving brought a revenue of about $11 billion to the US GDP on that same year; and the instructor that we met confirmed that it was a huge industry.…

Photography bluebonnet fields texas hill country

Bluebonnet Fields – Texas Hill Country

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Where to see Bluebonnet fields in Hill Country? Being one of the largest plant nurseries and seed suppliers in Central Texas, one could expect to see extensive collection of farmed in-season and even hard-to-find plants in the meadows and the fields. As for the wildflowers, they were now in full…

Culture

Foot covering in Taj Mahal

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An Indian attendant wrapping my shoes with cloth as I was about to enter the sacred ground and walk on the delicate tile floors of the marble Taj Mahal mausoleum. 

Photography Chicago trains

Exploring Chicago in Winter

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The ‘really’ Windy City! Solo Trip to Chicago, Illinois I flew in to Chicago, Illinois one January to take care of some business at the Consulate. From the O’Hare Airport I hopped on the shuttle that would take me to the hotel where I would be staying at for a couple of…

Photography

Texas Bluebonnet Fields – Lakes Trail Region

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The hills and the fields were alive with the divine fragrance of the colorful Bluebonnets and other wildflowers in bloom this week in the Prairies and Lakes Region, in the rural city of Glen Rose, Texas, (see map below) starting right before the Dinosaur Valley State Park Entrance on Park…

Travels

Flying from Mumbai to Agra via Jaipur

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The scale tipped in favor of the destination over the journey itself, but in retrospect, they were even. We headed up early in the morning to the airport for the Mumbai – Jaipur – Agra flight, to see some landmarks in India. We would be staying there for few days.…

Photography Buttercups wildflower

Texas Wildflowers: Buttercups

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Texas highways and roadsides have now been adorned with different kinds of blooming gorgeous wildflowers. In our area, the prevalent ones are the Buttercups, or the Pink Evening Primroses (Oenothera speciosa), which bloom from February to July. 

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