Ever since my husband gifted me a new camera, I've been like one possessed! I'm trying out many of the features and am happy with the results. In fact I'm so happy that I feel I've sprouted wings myself!! Sometimes, I'm plain lucky! My focus was on this, the bloom of the sky-blue cluster vine. I was about to click when this gorgeous skipper landed on it and did not skip away!! Here's another one on my favourite patch. The Common Indian Crow descends near my feet! The coleus blooms have been attracting a great deal of wings. If you click on this photo, you'll see a trans- lucent pair of wings caught in the sunlight. It's right there, at the top. The damselflies are here! Here's one on a nasturtium leaf. The most common butterfly flitting about my blooms. There are so many bees here...sometimes it's impossible to take a picture of a bloom without a very busy bee inside it! I tell myself it's all right if the dusting is half-done, if the chicken curry is on the verge of getting burnt, or if my cup of tea remains cold and forlorn. I have a new camera and a whole world of nature calling out my name!
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau