My Neighbor’s Paradise

My Neighbor’s Paradise

One of my neighbors…is a colorful old man. His first love is flowers, second is flowers… and i guess his ‘old lady’ comes third! Over several decades of his stay in the villa, he have grown a garden… to be precise, one should call it a botanical garden.

This is the Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia) from the old man’s paradise.
A native of South Africa, Strelitzia is commonly known as the Crane Flower.

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Black, White, & Red

Black, White, & Red

… just another neighborhood dog; but not quite so either. He is a part of my life… rather an intruder into my life.

A year back… someone noticed this fellow sneaking through the broken fence, everyday… just to watch me returning from work. Strange! Everyday!

I don’t feed him… I don’t care for him… I don’t love him either… But he is there, everyday, wagging his tail! He just loves me! Was never able to discover ‘why.’ A cosmic link? … Do dogs really have emotions? Questions… a lot of them…

It seems… I feel grateful to him, sometimes, … for making me feel so important.

Send me Home …

Send me Home ...

Came across this lone zebra thousands and thousands miles away from his home – the Africa. Life has truly become black & white for him. He just keeps staring at visitors to his enclosure; probably pleading, silently, to let him go…
Maybe … all luxury could not substitute the happiness of home & freedom..