This one I presented to our dear friends Dr John and Wendy Marr, a very adorable couple with whom we spent a day in their lovely idyllic home outside London.
|Dr John and Wendy Marr happy with my little portrait of them|
Both are ardent indophiles, Dr Marr received the prestigious 'Padma Shree' award last year! Their varied interests outside their academics include botany, flora and fauna, model trains and aeroplanes, music, photography - just to name a few! We spent a very educative afternoon in their garden learning about various plants from all corners of the world, ably maintained by the very green hands of Wendy! My heart almost stopped when suddenly Dr John climbed a rickety ladder to pluck juicy fig fruits for us!
|Afternoon tea in the garden|
|Burmese Pagoda which came to London in 1917 for an Imperial Exhibition!(Very interesting story how it found its way here!)|
|Leaves of a Japanese tree mostly found in Buddhist monastries with herbal uses|