I collected a few small epiphytic orchids which had been mysteriously unattached and suspended in Kodagu, Karnataka, India in 2013. Recently, one of them flowered. It seems to be Dendrobium ovatum, an endemic species to South India.
I had a chance to eat puffed nuts of the Pricky Water Lily (Euryale ferox) (left). These nuts are sold during Navratri, a Hindu festival, when the Hindus are not supposed to eat grass grains. They are used as a substitution for rice in kheer (Indian rice pudding) (right).