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…

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.

Hope

Hope

In dry harsh woodland … blooms a flower. There is still Hope … an invincible Hope … a Hope that rules the world.

Popularly known as Fried Egg tree, this tree is woody and grows up to 10 to 20 mts, with this Milk & Saffron flowers. I personally would have preferred to name it as ‘Saffron in Milk Tree’