Hello and welcome to my little world, I live down Lake Drive, in the suburbs of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Having lived in the city for 5 years, last year my husband and I decided to find ourselves a little house with a garden somewhere away from the constant honking of horns… and we have got ourselves a little piece of heaven.

There is a real lake on Lake Drive and although sometimes a little brown – it is at the moment as it is monsoon season, and to be honest sometimes a little smelly but I do love our Lake, I see the beauty amongst the ruins, Sri Lanka is a little like that, beauty and the beast, Sri Lanka has got much cleaner over the 6 years we have lived here but I don’t mind, I enjoy finding the beauty within.

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I find great pleasure in a morning walk, before the heat picks up too much, although it is monsoon season at the moment we are still getting a lot of sunny days, there is so much natural inspiration to be found in Sri Lanka, I would like to share that with you.

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On my morning walk the other day, first I came across these pretty little trumpet flowers.

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And then this delightful combination of bamboo trunk and a mossy roped up trunk.

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Bamboo and barbed wire next!

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Some pretty little orange blossom close by…

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Then these delightful blue flowers.

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I love this fab orange TukTuk, it’s not often you get unusual TukTuk colours here, normally red, green and blue, but this orange one gives me a lovely idea for my TukTuk bags….

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Now I’m not sure if this is one plant or two! The colours are so similar yet the leaves so different!

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I just love the little hands on these leaves.

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The morning sun shining through these leaves, with the red and green reminded me of the autumn leaves in cooler climates.

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There is a lot of wildlife down Lake drive, here is one of the smaller Monitor lizards that live here.

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And fruit trees growing wild, here a banana tree fruiting…

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Walking back home I came across this beautiful pink flower bud and then

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this stunning flower.

 

 

I tumbled upon two Monitor lizards fighting! These are some of the bigger Lizards that live here!

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The view down Lake Drive towards the main road, I love how chevrons are made with the bank reflecting in the water.

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I was then treated to this beautiful picture of shadows.

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The right place, at the right time… next back home for a cup of tea. I feel very privileged to be surrounded by such beauty, a short walk down my road and so many things to make me smile. Thanks for taking a walk with me, I hoped you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Take care,

Rebecca x

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Welcome to Lake Drive

  1. Hey I love the name and logo! Great job 🙂
    And it looks absolutely beautiful where u are, so glad u have found ur little peice of paradise. 🙂

  2. wow this all looks amazing! tea
    and knitting great…do you do bed and breakfast too please!!! x

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