SENDING FLOWERS IN INDIA
- The state or period in which a plant's flowers have developed and opened
- The seed-bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs (stamens and carpels) that are typically surrounded by a brightly colored corolla (petals) and a green calyx (sepals)
- (flower) a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
- (flower) reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
- A brightly colored and conspicuous example of such a part of a plant together with its stalk, typically used with others as a decoration or gift
- (flower) bloom: produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
School in Delhi 1
This was probably one of the best experiences I had while in India. My driver had taken me off the main road into a town on our way back to Delhi to meet some of his relatives, stop for tea, and have some Indian sweets. It was a really nice gesture and the homemade sweets were awesome. While we were headed back to our car I heard children laughing and asked if we could go check it out. We walked into this school and all the kids saw me and came running out.. they were so excited to see an American and very enthusiastic when I asked if I could take a few photos..they followed me around as I went into a few classrooms. It was so poor I don't think there was any electricity.. just a chalkboard and a faucet outside for drinking water... no computers or lab stations or anything.. I'm going to print these out and send them to my driver who will bring them to the school next time he goes through the village.. it was really a beautiful experience, one of those things that happens which makes you want to travel more.
J.P. Morgan Hall of Gems - Star of India (Largest Star Sapphire in the World)
The Star of India is a 563.35 carat (112.67 g) star sapphire, probably the largest such gem in the world. It is almost flawless and unusual in that it has stars on both sides of the stone. The gem was mined in Sri Lanka, is a greyish blue, and In 1900, wealthy financier J.P. Morgan donated it to the American Museum of Natural History.