This was my last ditch effort to click some critters for this week's participation and that resulted in these two captures!
Today morning I stepped out for a walk with the express purpose of finding some birds to click and captured this loner and the group trying their luck in the rough and uncut grass of the vacant plot of land!
The gate represents one of the two entries to a well established religious sect (Radha Saomi) with branches all over the state of Punjab. It leads to a sprawling open space grown with healthy, well maintained trees, bushes and sundry plants. All are looked after by the devotees. They hold congregation on a fixed day of the week, which is always attended by the followers in strength. Its main center is based at 'Beas', another town in Punjab. One thing which is impressive about this sect is that its followers abstain from eating non vegetarian food and consuming alcohol. I think this to be social service worth appreciating.
After dry, humid and perspiring fortnight, we were blessed by rain Gods for two consecutive days that brought down the temperature and a chance to venture out for a comfortable walk. The images of the cloudy sky above and below were captured during a cool lull.
Dove is a small, sweet and peace loving bird. In mythology, it is associated with all the virtues, which we prize as the most elevating possessions of humans. It is said to symbolize love, kindness, grace, self sacrifice and perfect motherhood. It is believed to have its own milk which she feeds her young ones. Near about the time of their hatching, it stays away from solid food to purify its milk for the delicate digestion of its progeny. Its coo cooing always resonates a honeyed melodic effect!
The duo, tries to enter the back of the AC unit(above). The other is curiously waiting for the final decision to be made (below).
Today at 7 o'clock in
the morning, I took my cup of tea in one hand and newspaper tucked under
the other arm, to sit in the backyard to scan the headlines. What prompted me
to do this was the cool breeze of the morning. I had hardly settled
myself in the chair, when i heard flapping of wings behind me.There
was a pleasant surprise waiting for me, given that i love birds and am
always inspired by them. I saw this dove couple surveying the outside unit of our split AC. Obviously to build the nest, as i spied some twigs
lying on the ground. The sad part was, they failed to execute it, as every twig came down
right away. They gave it up soon after, but not before i had captured them in
I didn't had a freshly taken image of birds/critters for this week. So I thought, why not say something in a few verses as a simple tribute to their gorgeous individuality and priceless entitlements, which nature has bestowed upon them!