13-09-2022 We are still getting rains. Radhika tells me this is important for the paddy fields. Sunday evening, we went for a walk to the lake. My mother is with us now. Both of us walk for fifteen minutes and return. She walks for half an hour in the morning too. She is very particular… Continue reading Everyday Moments(#SOL-2022)
This week the days have been cloudy. This maybe due to the cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. We live on the west coast of south India. Bay of Bengal is to the east of the country. Irrespective of where the cyclonic conditions develop, the weather is influenced on both coasts. On the 21st evening… Continue reading Day 24 of the March SOLSC! #SOL2022
Yesterday we called Udaya to come and clean our garden. He is a good worker and works in many of our neighbours’ gardens too. He comes at 8.30 and works till 5.30. We give him tea at 10.30 and lunch at 1. It was very hot and sun was shining brightly. But there are many… Continue reading Day 16 of the March SOLSC! #SOL2022
I was making phulkas for lunch yesterday and I heard a low sound outside. It seemed to be moving from one place to another. I looked out and saw it was the pheasant crow. It walks slowly, every now then pecking at a worm in the ground. We see a pair everyday, walking in the… Continue reading Day 10 of the March SOLSC! #SOL2022
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “tree.” Use the word “tree” or write about a tree. Any kind of tree. Enjoy! Long ago I read a science fiction short story about earth without trees. I just cannot imagine such a scenario but people are cutting trees without a thought about tomorrow. I wonder… Continue reading SoCS Dec. 11, 2021
3-08-2021 Today has been a cloudy day and it was drizzling at intervals. It was sunny for four days. Suddenly dark clouds gathered and it rained for five minutes. At times there was sun and rain. One evening on our way back home we were surprised to see a small place dripping wet, it was… Continue reading Everyday Moments (#SOL- 2021)
Soaring to great heights The infinite sky above Is where birds belong.
The pantoum is a poem of any length, composed of four-line stanzas in which the second and fourth lines of each stanza serve as the first and third lines of the next stanza. The last line of a pantoum is often the same as the first. I read about this form of poetry in one… Continue reading Birds around us.
We are in partial lockdown till the 24th. We hear movement of some vehicles in the mornings. Then it is quiet. The stillness reminds me of last year. The same eerie stillness, unnatural and forced. Then there is the stillness due to the heat before the rains. The weather was very hot one evening last… Continue reading Stillness
Fluttering their wings Sunbirds fly from branch to branch Their beaks in flowers Sucking nectar joyfully Both living for each other.