The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Admiration

Bulbuls are birds found commonly in our place. They are very persistent creatures. They build their nests at least three times a year and try very hard to build them inside houses. We have to shoo them away as we close the windows at night. Two years ago they were trying to build their nest among the curtains in our enclosed verandah. We were trying to make them go away. I was not at home for a week and when I returned the nest was built, the eggs laid and the mother was sitting in the nest. We accepted the situation and were very careful about not switching on the fan. We did not want them to get hit by the blades. Within a month the eggs were hatched, the parents were very busy feeding their babies and one day we saw the little one trying to fly. The mother would not allow me to come to the verandah while the baby was on the floor.  Soon all the four flew away. The nest was empty. We really admired their tenacity and determination to build their nest where they wanted to.

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The last two photos are not very clear because I was not allowed outside while the babies were trying to fly :))

 

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

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