My most enjoyable time every day is the half an hour or so that I spend having my morning mug of tea while watching the flowers, butterflies and birds that visit our garden. This has been so ever since we moved into this home over thirty one years ago when in fact, the bird population was as large as it is now thanks to the lockdown and absence of traffic and humans on our roads.
I have recently been unable to name some of the birds that I see in the mornings and remembered that for the same reason, I had bought a book thirty years ago and I went searching for it in my library a few days ago. I couldn’t find it and then I remembered that I had given it away some years ago to someone else with the same problem. I could not recollect that person’s name, a sure sign of my not being a spring-chicken any more.
I therefore, sent for another copy and it arrived this morning.
This book reminded me of Salim Ali, its author and my visit to SACON, which was on the way to ArshaVidya Gurukulam that I used to visit during 1999 and 2001.
I have already identified two birds that I could not name and am yet to find two more. I am sure that I will find them sooner than later.
I find birds and butterflies fascinating. Do you?
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I trust you have a pair of binoculars so you can enjoy closeups.
We seize the moments in our days that bring us joy and savour them as we go through the more mundane aspects of our lives.
I do WWW but, I rarely need them as I can see them quite clearly, mostly on our fence or on the trees just outside our compound.
Yes I do! I have learned all the birds that frequent my yard and am working on the ones up at the property. I love hearing the birds first thing in the morning and all around me as a I work.
Frankly, I envy you. What a blessing to have all the woods at your personal disposal.
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