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Midsummer’s Eve, Linkoping, 200614

June 25, 2014

Though I’d asked Prashanth in the morning, he mistook the midsummer’s eve Maypole dancing to be taking place on the next day; at about 4pm, he realized his mistake, and we set off to the place where it was taking place.

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Here’s a video of the dancing that he took last year:

And of the music:

Though the dancing had finished, the maypole was still up:

We saw the Love Pavilion:

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There was a small stream:

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There was a pretty wooden bridge across it:

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Perhaps this gentleman was going over his memories, with that reminiscent smile on his face?

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There were plenty of flowers blooming:

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this Silverpil tree (Salix alba)

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had some beautiful bracket fungi:

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It is the custom on this day to wear crowns of wildflowers:

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But that doesn’t mean one can’t be in touch with modernity!

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The birds were there, too!

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There were some Vikings around:

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Some kind of game with wooden skittles was being played:

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I looked at some pretty old architecture:

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This is the Stora Hotel:

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Here’s coffee… by George!

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I loved this window:

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This one is from 1912!

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With some serpentine touches:

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Some shop windows looked inviting:

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So did this art gallery (it was closed, of course)

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Of course, the Tourist Bureau was closed, too!

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Let me close with this flower (probably a Columbine?)

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we then walked towards the Linkoping Cathedral…but that’s the next post!

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November 27, 2007

This whole post is about the Amtutzes. Uma..thank you for introducing me to Karen, and then the whole family. Prashanth and Deepak also enjoyed their company, and it was a great group to spend the day with….

Here they are, in these two photographs:

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and

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(You can see the three daughters rolling around on the rocks!)

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Lovely creature….Oleander Hawk Moth…Daphnus nerii

October 24, 2007

I saw this beautiful moth on the staircase day before yesterday….

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I think prashanthks posted a pic of something similar, am trying to look at his posts….

update. Yes indeed, here is his post:

http://prashanthks.livejournal.com/67433.html

Id-entical moth, even if un-id moth!

Can someone tell me what moth this is? Otherwise I will call it the military camouflage moth!

More update:

The process of id-ing goes like this:

Karthik says: Sphinx moth family Sphingidae. So that’s that!

So I look at the Sphinx Moth pics and I think this is Eumorpha….the Pandorus Sphinx Moth.

Then Karthik say, no, that’s the Daphnus nerii, which I find, is the Oleander Hawk Moth.

Military camouflage moth was simpler!

Even more update on 011107:

The caterpillar that I had photographed on our Bannerghatta outing has, according to Geetanjali, turned into an Oleander Hawk Moth, so here’s the picture of the caterpillar as well:

Oleander Hawk Moth Caterpillar Bghatta

It’s a lovely cat, isn’t it? Look at all the Morse Code on its sides!