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green cascade and red beaks

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by sathya, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. sathya

    sathya Gold IL'ite

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    hello

    The climate is getting hot and the trees were shedding their leaves. summer is round the corner. The gooseberry tree standing tall and forlorn with not a leaf or berry in sight.. The garden is full of plants that need watering morning day and night..!! and inspite of all my efforts to keep it green some plants wilt, loose sheen, go brown or just disappear..!!
    I love spending sometime in the garden especially in the morning.. no pruning now..just saying sweet nothings watering or plucking a dead leaf..trying to twirl one or two wayward twines..
    I was away for a couple of days and wow rains for just a day ..!!
    Sprouting leaves all round the curryleaves with new shoots.. the guavas too. Luckily the jamun too had new leaves . bilwa sprouted like we could make a garland for shiva almost everyday.. and two more days there was a nice sweet smell from the bilwa flower..a rare nasal experience..!!
    The kovakkai twines got busy.. I have to say they are the garden pests along with trees like asoka..called nettilingam in tamil..and some blue flowered weeds.. wonder how to deal with them.. I just go around pulling out one or two here and there.. and yes get tired of it to just let it be..
    This kovakkai that we have in our garden is of the bitter variety and cannot be used as a vegetable.. the twine soon entwined itself up the gooseberry tree that had just a ray of tiny green leaves sprouting slowly..the tree was full of kovai leaves that were dark green and looking from below, looked like a green cascade.. there were kovakkai berries all round and we did have a bonus..
    At about five in the evening we had visitors almost everyday.. who sang themselves hoarse..about twenty parrots in number ..they flew from one branch to another eating kovai fruits.. screeching, flying and just being merry.
    More birds joined in to make it more colourful. Crows too flying to the tallest branch..long tailed tiny birds whose tails just flew gracefully in the wind.
    The gooseberry tree with the kovai leaves and parrots with their red spots looked like a green cascade with red beaks all round..
    A wonderful summer special..

    sathya
     
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  2. Huma

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    hi sathya
    it looks like paradise.....

    bye
     
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    I love the way you are expressing your thoughts. I was in your garden, momentarily, till I read this article. (un thootaththai kan mun niruththi vittaay)

    sriniketan
     
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  4. sathya

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    hello huma gold

    just missed your gold
    or did i say .....?
    thank you
    welcome to green cascade..!

    sathya


    hello sri
    kanmun ninrathu
    aruviyum
    paravaigalum
    kaathu koduthu kettaal
    kreech kreech satham
    thankyou for visiting my garden...

    sathya
     
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    maya08 Senior IL'ite

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    beautiful...!!!
    reminds me of when i was back home....
    we wud have our daily flow visitors every evening....
    jus to eat the food that we put out for them...
    and if we are late THEY make a ruckus untill we come out wit the food.....annoying isnt it....?

    but wat can i say...they're jus frends of nature...the mynahs!
     
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    sathya Gold IL'ite

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    hello maya

    maina maina kuruvi manathaara paadiyatho.....
    nice to see people with the same interests...

    caa caa koo koo kreech kreech...!!

    sathya
     
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    maya08 Senior IL'ite

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    thank you for the warm welcome...

    well i wud say that the mynah is a very interesting creature....

    and when they become creatures of habit,they wud go all out to get as much food they can get from you.

    at my house,my dad used to put out rice promptly at 6pm.
    but as my dad's work got more and more demanding,i began to put out the food.now,knowing that its a different individual altogether,they started to come earlier each day to have the privilege of eating without the the competition of other birds...there were sparrows and pigeons as well that would come to join the "feast".even though the mynahs are perfectly capable of claiming their bounty,which they do in the end,they still trun up earlier expecting food.and more often than not,they create a ruckus (though it's only a pair of mynahs) as though they are scolding me to put out food for them.

    infact it becomes even funnier when i actually try and 'talk' with them because they sort of 'reply' my questions.
    e.g. i'd 'ask' them why did they come early today?

    funny are they not these mynahs?


     
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    Dear Sathya,

    What a wonderful expression, that reminds me my childhood times. I used too love gardening & especially in rainny season we again started growing new plants & oberserve every day their growth.

    Thanx for sharing with this wonderful experience with us.
     
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  9. sathya

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    hello maya


    looks like we could
    caw caw
    kreech kreech
    all day with dear friends

    i love watching squirrels too
    at present we have quite
    a few running up and down
    and yelling on top of their
    voice with matching tail shifts..

    its great watching..

    sathya
     
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    hello cheer


    your hobbies says
    gardening
    perhaps you should
    add
    birdwatching too..!
    you speak of younger days
    in the garden
    dont you spend time
    in the garden now...?
    you should ...
    or bring the garden indoors..!!

    sathya
     
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