This morning, I was leisurely strolling around near our house, my head down, when some bright red objects in the sand below a tree caught my attention. I bent closer to look and discovered that they were ‘gundumani’, those beautiful red seeds that I used to collect in hordes in my childhood at Law Garden. My, did I love playing with them? A host of childhood memories came flooding back. I couldn’t resist picking up a few of these lovelies and bringing them home.
A bit of research told me that these are the seeds of the plant scientifically called Abrus Precatorius, and that they have a wide range of uses.
Once Bubboo is older by a few years (old enough not to pop the seeds into her mouth), I would love to teach her how to play with them. For now, I post a picture of these beautiful gundumani on my blog, because I think they are well suited to the theme for today, ‘Beautiful’, on the Fat Mum Slim December Photo-A-Day Challenge.
Do you have fond memories of playing with gundumani too?