The festival called Karvachauth is on! Yesterday evening we went to the market to apply henna (mehendi). I always opt for Arabic pattern, this time I chose it too. We also bought new bangles to match my new suit, some almonds, sweets and other yummy things which I will eat only in the evening because... I am fasting today for my husband's well being and long life. After I see the moon the fast will be broken and my husband will offer me food and water. This is how my henna looked yesterday, while still wet.
Morning picture. The background is my suit's scarf called dupatta. Right now I am keeping myself busy with blogging in the office, as I am really hungry and thirsty.
I also thought that it's been a while I posted about my Indian garden with plants from Kazakhstan. Some of you know that my parents have dacha (a country house), and my Mum is fond of planting and growing different types of flowers and vegetables. This summer I visited my parents and got plenty of seeds (shh, you are not allowed to transfer them to India :). Now I am experimenting: which Indian weather is suitable for what plant. What I have got so far are kidney beans and marigold. Kidney beans are doing quiet well, but marigold is just half of the actual height and the flowers are much smaller too.