Why make so much fragmentary blue In here and there a bird, or butterfly, Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye, When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue? Since earth is earth, perhaps, not heaven (as yet)- Though some savants make earth include the sky; And blue so far above us comes so high,Continue reading “Beating Monday Blues with Frost’s ‘Fragmentary Blue’”
Tag Archives: Birds
“His bill an auger is…”
” His Bill an auger is His Head, a Cap and Frill He laboreth at every Tree A Worm, His utmost Goal ” ~Emily Dickinson You name a bird, Emily would have sung about it! Emily’s magic brings the woodpecker and places the bird right before your eyes! The black rumped flameback woodpecker is theContinue reading ““His bill an auger is…””
For whom the bell tolls…A few thoughts on World Sparrow Day
Another World Sparrow Day is here today, on 20th March. A day to remind us to protect the little winged friends called sparrows that are going to be in the endangered list very soon. The House Sparrow (Passer Domesticus) is a close associate of man and is seen in rural as well as urban settings.Continue reading “For whom the bell tolls…A few thoughts on World Sparrow Day”
Feathered friends, my day brighteners!
My Phnom Penh mornings are chirp-filled, tweet-filled and music-filled. The musical treat starts at the crack of dawn! The everyday musicale takes place outside my bedroom window, on the Longan tree and the Golden Showers tree. Each one of the choristers tries to excel and outshine the other, yet in perfect harmony! Another interestingContinue reading “Feathered friends, my day brighteners!”
Season of bright skies and mango blossoms!
The air is laden with the sweet fragrance of mango blossoms. It’s February once again! Cambodia is a place blessed with mango trees in abundance. Almost every house has one tree in the courtyard. We have a tree in front of our house which proudly bore more than a hundred fruits last year; golden,Continue reading “Season of bright skies and mango blossoms!”
Saga Of A Curry-leaf Plant
Ye birds of the sky!! Thou do not soweth, but thou sure do reapeth! ‘O troupe of little vagrants of the trees! Sweet little villains, full of innocence!’ They fill my days with excitement and surprises! These little house sparrows! Getting accustomed to the new surroundings in Phnom Penh, seemingly dull and mundane in theContinue reading “Saga Of A Curry-leaf Plant”