Flowers of Kalimpong : A futile fight against the elements

by | Mar 3, 2016

Late last year I had gone to Dr Graham’s Homes, a colonial era boarding school in Kalimpong for some documentation work as part of the office. It was early November so it was cold and grey as that part of the country regularly gets at that time of the year. In spite of the dreariness there were splashes of colour here and there fighting it out to survive the few days of warmth before winter sets in. Here are a few pictures from then.

 

THE ONSET OF WINTER

 

Kalimpong

Stripped down to the basics.

Kalimpong

Preparing for the winter.

Kalimpong

Spooky.

 

PUTTING UP A GOOD FIGHT

 

Flowers of Kalimpong

Cool beauty.

Flowers of Kalimpong

Early morning condensation.

Flowers of Kalimpong

Stark white contrast.

Flowers of Kalimpong

Blotches of violet.

Flowers of Kalimpong

Fight for survival.

Flowers of Kalimpong

Bright.

Flowers of Kalimpong

Lavender burst.

Flowers of Kalimpong

A spot of sunshine.

Flowers of Kalimpong

Orange lichen taking over the unused chapel.