I must first say what a beautiful group it was from late February until Holi,
and many many thanks for all the excellent and skilled help received in the gardens, especially with the pruning of the golden hedge in the Shiv Bagh
This final month of winter to spring passed by with Vishwaguruji's arrival at the end of the month in mind. Many preparations were under way in the Shiv Bagh
in terms of weeding and preparing the east to west channels in the centre part, into which we transplanted the marigold plants raised from seeds in the workshop garden.
This month we experienced some of the coolest temperatures felt in this part of Rajasthan for some years, and so it was good to have plenty of red beets to keep our blood red and warm! We also had the first rain for 5 months – on Indian Republic Day! – which came gently in the early morning and then fell torrentially by midday. There were even some hail stones!
Hari Om to all on this last day of the year and Seasonal Greetings. There is a beautiful calm in the air these days in Jadan and the songs of new species of birds – some yellow and some blue – and the cry of eagles soaring over the Shiv Bagh.