Happy 4th of July!

And that would be in the U.S. Independence in Sri Lanka is on the 4th of February (1948) so no holiday today for us, unfortunately. Although yesterday we had Poya, which is a Buddhist public holiday.

I saw the most peculiar flower, I think, the other day.

My first thought was, “that can’t be real!”

At first I mistook it for some birds on a branch, but it was most definitely part of the tree. I have no idea what it’s called or even if it is a flower or maybe it’s a fruit. If anyone is familiar with the species, I’d love to know.