There are some days when Delhi is just so dotty that it makes me laugh out loud.
Take this morning, for example.
Off I go on my-early-morning-fix run through Lutyens Delhi (and oh, how I so look forward to these runs…)
Am just about getting into my stride outside the Samrat Hotel when – whoa – what do I see, but the most splendiferous cow made out of flowers.
There was a bloke just waking from slumber next to this marvel. He shook out his sacking bedding, stood smartly next to the wonderful cow, and told me he was the mali (gardener) responsible for this creation. I sort of had my doubts, but it seemed churlish to spoil the moment, especially at dawn, so he solemnly stood there while I took my photos.
Again, it seemed churlish to ask him to move.
Don’t miss the lovely “Om” :
Eventually, I tear myself away from this flowery beauty, and off I go, running up and down the pampered roads of Lutyens Delhi (my aim, by the way, is to have run down every single road by 23 November) when – whoa #2
A kangaroo close to Safdarjung’s Tomb, and why ever not?
And so it continued.
There was seemingly no end to the flowery wildlife this morning – a giraffe, a lion (that was way smaller than all his peers) a totally fab ellie and, just as I headed back to Nehru Park, where I leave my car, 2 birds.
Such fun, but I appeared to be the only nutcase braving the noisy increasing morning rush hour traffic to dash onto one roundabout after another to photograph these confections for you :
A slightly wonky lion (below)
Close up, isn’t he utterly fab?
A seriously gorgeous elephant, completely upstaging the worthy gent behind him.
How clever the feathers are (below):
There was lots of cute detail, like the nostrils :
Said it before.
Saying it again.
There is no such thing as dull and boring in India.
Oh, why are there flowery wild animals on Delhi’s roundabouts?
I have no idea whatsoever.