Shhhhh….

Shhhhh….

In a forest so weird & quiet…
under the midday sun,
Shhhh!! ’Am at work!

Heron minding his business ….. or busyness??

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Aspiration

Aspiration

Scorching summer.
Feet firmly on ground,
Striving to reach the sky…
He stands, head held high.
A soothing shade…

Lost

Lost

The other day, during one of those wanderings in the woods, I came across this mossy rock. A rock lost in the woods! Thousands of years back… might be millions, when the earth was different here…it had been here. A silent constant in a noisy ever-changing world… Now, it rests in the lonely shade, waiting for decades to pass … centuries to pass…

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.

U for UMBRELLA

U for UMBRELLA

As a kid, i always spelled umbr- A –lla!! Those days are gone! i can spell ‘umbrella,’ as well as, ‘center’ … ‘meter’ … and lot such unpredictable, troublesome stuff quite easily (of course, after much effort from my kindergarten teachers’ side). Now, see… i just wrote it correctly; without a ‘spell-check.’

This green umbrella is the canopy of an African Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis,) native to west and southwest Africa. Palm oil is extracted and used by men for past 4000/5000 years. I always had a liking for this tree. It looks so gorgeous, like a big green umbrella, braving scorching sun.

Colors of a Ti

Colors of a Ti

Ti Plant (cordyline fruticosa); commonly known as a Good Luck Plant! Tough am not sure of what good fortune it brings 🙂 ……… but it definitively makes my balcony colorful!

The Ti grew considerably in past few years to be about 4 feet. It shades its leaves during winter, though it is not supposed to do so technically. Wonder why …

… whatever, i love the vibrant color … do you?