Friday, May 12, 2006

pictures from last night

One of two statues in front of the Gurdwara with the moon in the background.
Ravijit Singh. After I took this photo his dad was telling him to flex his muscles and then he did, it was so cute.
Suraj Kaur, who is talking now, she's so cute.
The growth of leaves at the new Española Ber tree. I'm glad we finally have a ber tree at the Gurdwara here. I hope it lasts for centuries like the ber trees at the Hari Mandir Sahib.


Jotroop Kaur said...

Your photos are so beautiful! I'm enjoying seeing things through your camera lense. Thank you!
Gur Fateh!

SikhsRus said...

Ber tree! Are you serious? It has been centuries since I have had a good ber. I got some in Toronto about 3 years ago, but they were stale due to out of season. Well almost almost 20 years actually. Brings back Punjab memories. Ravijit and Suraj Kaur do look really cute. Look at those beautiful blond hair on her.

Puja said...

Prabhu, very nice pictures.
Dhan Satguru

upinder kaur said...

Ber is found in places with hot climate.It has thorns to reduce transpiration (adaptation for hot and dry climate).You must consult some botanist or horticultarist as I am afraid it may not tolerate the harsh winters of Española. Anyway Wish you all the best!

Hari Singh Khalsa said...


Don't worry about this hardy Ber (aka Jujube), there are many others here in Española that have been planted over the last few years that have survived the winter. One added benefit is that they wait until every other tree has already blossomed to even begin to sprout leaves. What that means is that even though I lost all of my other fruit this season due to a late frost (24 degrees on April 24) I'll still be able to harvest jujubes.

upinder kaur said...

I'll be very happy to see it grow.Is horticulture your hobby or profession Hari Singh?

Hari Singh Khalsa said...

Sorry, I didn't see your comment until now.
Horticulture/Gardening is a hobby of mine. I aspire to being able to grow my own food and be able to sustain myself and my family with a small area of land (the land I own, for instance). There was a point in history when certain Mongolian tribes were able to sustainably live on the yeilds of 1/3 acre per person. Okinowans (sorry if I don't know how to spell Okinowa I'm talking about one of the Japanese islands), were able to sucessfully sustain themselves with 2/3 of an acre of land per person. Of course these people lived in a very environmentally friendly way (no nitrogen fertilizers).
The reason I aspire to grow my own food is because it offers more freedom in many respects including how I impact this planet, who I depend upon, and it ties me to the Gurus who maintained their own farms.
By profession I'm a Computer Scientist (all aspects but mostly software engineering) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analyst.