In haiku mood

 

When one is feeling low….stop doing everything….with a cup of coffee…sit near a window…listen to a bird sing….any bird…but if you are lucky…listen to a lark's song…have listened to many bird's song….according to me…the most soulful of all songs …is the lark's….

 

 

There is something about…a pond…out of no where….full of large green floating leaves….and in midst of them…the lovely lotus…lily…

As per my observation ….there is something peaceful …about the whole scenario…

Is that why…in the Buddhist culture…their writings…or even haiku's…for ex…Basho….there are many mentions of lotus…lotus ponds

 

Was in a mood to write haiku…this evening.,,

 

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An young wild elephant.

 

This was how we saw him/her…for the first time!

We just decided to drive on the road towards BRHills….so locked our forest lodges…& left the place…as it is thick forest area…we are not supposed to stop anywhere in between…it can be dangerous …& one can be fined too

But after an hour or so…we found a lake…at the edge…of the forest…very calm…quiet…soothing..everything looked still…so decided we will stop for a few minutes…although we aren't supposed to….

 

There was a burst of colours…butterflies of so many colours….playing in abandon…

As I watched a log ….a family of tortoise….sunbathing..!!!

 

A pair of mongoose…hadn't seen such huge ones…eating something…very seriously

 

Suddenly trees sway…and a langur swings in….and it calls..inside the forests…they watch out for a langur call …it is a sign for a predator…or…any otherwild animal…

And langur was right…there was some trees breaking noise…and rustle of dried fallen forest leaves…was even more louder…

 

The young elephant appears…very shy…very apprehensive …all the way watching us…and quite from us…a pond in between….

Hides behind the trees…and watches…& watches…

We were thinking..it will come out…have a mud bath…or splash some water… But…no…he wasn't sure of us…!!!…may be it decided…to get inside forests…so it did…slowly it disappeared into the dense forests…while going it shrieked once…was it saying something to us…or…was that a shout out for its parents…we would never know…

But…all I can say…is in the wilderness …a glimpse of a shy wild elephant…are what the special moments are made of..

Few minutes…at a pond…inside a forest…was worth..an experience

KGudi….a wild experience

 

Back in sohar

My last blog…was on feb 1st…

How fast days have gone…went to Bangalore …like on a mission…to paint our home….40 days…of hectic schedule….but it was done…

A huge relief…&..time to get back to sohar

And a rainy welcome…at sohar…

 

Surprisingly…cooler than Bangalore ..!…windy…cold….

All my plants have grown…so are all the young ones of all the birds….

 

Wadis are full….such a treat to see…overflowing water….

As I get back to sohar routine…hope to blog regularly…if not daily