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Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Complex world of Orchids

When the emotions are strong one should paint bamboo; in a light mood one should paint the orchid.
- Chueh Yin


It is said that this flower, ORCHID is a sign of love,peace and gratitude.
No flowering plant has captured the attention of humans, or stirred their passions, in quite the way that Orchids have done. In the past, Orchids have been hunted and collected in almost every part of the world. Today, millions of people remain devoted to the plant and its exotically beautiful "faces." The human fascination with these strangely compelling flowers is often referred to as "Obsession with Orchids."

Its a flower that i am obsessed with, love collecting them and growing them.In fact orchids form my all time FANTASY.This particular orchid is specialized in "sexual deception."(check in Amecomania on Sexual Deception)



The leaves were blackish green and the flower itself was glossy yellow, the yellow of a newly waxed taxi, and it was spattered with hundreds and hundreds of burgundy flecks. The flecks were slightly ovoid, and they were clustered in curving rows so that they looked as if they had been painted on as the flower spun around. Staring at the pattern of the flecks was dizzying. Staring at it for a long time was hypnotizing.
- Susan Orlean's "The Orchid Thief"

Wishing all readers a great weekend( but I have to run to office, sad a bit )

Current Mood: A big smile still persists(from morning) after seeing the full bloomed Dendrobias gift by Chaitra on 22nd Jan 2009.Thanks Chai for the lovely orchids.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mr. CROW means guest in HOME




A crow is bird of paradox and is one of the well known intelligent avians of the animal kingdom. Their crowing is auspicious but when a group of these social animals hover around means time is going to be bad. They signify evil and devil.

whenever I see a crow doing CAW CAW... i feel funny. Its so greedy. People say its crowing means guests will land up in the house. Though I don't believe to it, my somewhere i feel thats true as many times their crowing lead to guests in my home.Whenever i see a crow, one song instantly comes to mind from the movie KATHA "Kaun Aaya, Kuan Aaya..." Better seeing the movie will say the reason.

Thought of the Day: "Curiosity kills the crow."

Current Mood: Relaxed

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sunset @ the Countryside



Softly the evening came. The sun from the western horizon
Like a magician extended his golden wand o'er the landscape;
Twinkling vapors arose; and sky and water and forest
Seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline (pt. II, sec. II)

Current Mood: Listening to country songs to relieve my Stress(in Office).

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy Basking Times...



Thought of the Day:

“Goodness comes out of people who bask in the sun, as it does out of a sweet apple roasted before the fire”

Charles Dudley Warner quotes
(American Editor and Author, 1829-1900)

Current Mood: lazy lamhez haunting.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

In a fine winter morning.....



"'I'm youth, I'm joy,' Peter answered at a venture, 'I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.'"

(Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1860-1937, Peter Pan)

A small Note on Black Drongo:

It is a slim and agile glossy black bird with a long, deeply forked tail. Both the sexes are alike. It can be seen singly on the open country side and in cultivated areas. It feeds on insects, flower nectar and also occasionally on small birds. Its nesting season is from April to August. Its nest is a flimsy bottomed cup of fine twigs and fibers cemented with cobweb, usually found at the forked extremities of branches at a height of 4-10m in large trees, standing alone in the open.

Current Mood: Stressed due to workload @ office

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Darlings of Insecta World

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."





Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. ~Jeffrey Glassberg

Wishing everyone a great weekend and Happy Republic Day.
-Jai Hind

Current Mood: In a Free and Gay Mood (as I will get 2 days off.)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

They Worship Me too...

"A raised hood is always a thought of fear...."
-Amrita



A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
- Diane Arbus


This shot is somewhat justifying Diane Arbus.Jake Roberts stated "Always a snake bites back"....."Never wound a snake, kill it", said Harriet Tubman...

Mr. Snake's family alleged on the man- They killed me and my brothers and sisters,
They killed my siblings and they perished our houses.. They didnt love us and they hated SNAKES.

The Man said-"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.Thats what Chanakya has said and we follow it.

Snakes are fear to man and so they kill them. But are they really that dreadful to mankind? I asked myself as i halucinate at times with snakes, dream them and also love to have a small baby snake in my fantasy dreamed zoo.

In a country like India, where snakes cause so many deaths around 500-600 per year, snakes are still worshiped as god and this temple near my village has some 29 deites of snakes with different names of lords where they are worshiped with blind faith. Such holy is our indian culture.And so are they conserved in a wrap of the blind belief that these villagers own. Same is also in Agumbe national park , dedicated for the conservation of the kings of snakes, The King Cobra Conservation Project, headed by Romulus whittaker. I dream of going to Agumbe one day and may be who knows I can spot one baby king cobra or a full grown one.As of now, my fear about snakes still persists.

Current Mood: Dreamy and Imaginative :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Slow and Steady winners @ Fotographia



Slow and steady wins the race.
~ Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC),
The Hare and the Tortoise ....


I realise at times this statement doesn't fit today's competiting world but still if
one had seen the movie of Mr. Nasureddin Shah and Mr. Farooque Sheikh, KATHA, it well justifies the Aesop fable....

"Tortoises are cynics, they always expect the worst.
Why? I dunno, cos it often happens to them I suppose," stated Terry Pratchett, the author. well I dont know is what I will answer.

Current Mood: Satisfied with myself :)

Wishing all blog readers a great Sunday with loads of fun as a FUNDAY.

Friday, January 16, 2009

KUNG FU- sher


On my way back from the village temple to my uncle's house, we stopped at a point and so many clicks were taken by my dearest fren , the camera and one amongst the many well- shot captures was this Pied Kingfisher in action. Its flight was though short but pretty fast like some kungfu art and wasn't defensive though. It was for the meal and so quite offensive in its way. I realised that a bit late when it was gone with the meal in its beak , out of the camera coverage. Then I realsied why was that kingfisher gazing at the paddy fiels with a shallow layer of water.

And there it got its lunch... a yummy fish, for sure.... and so from kingfisher, it became kung-fu-sher.


Current Mood: HAPPY :)

A note on Shaolin KUNG FU art:
Prominent as a martial art, Chow Ka kung fu is not a freestyle nor invented style of martial art. Instead, Chow Ka uses the techniques, training methods and philosophies that were originally practiced in the Shaolin Temples.Historically, the Shaolin Temples have never focused on any one style. The Shaolin Temples were places that collected, revised, developed, and taught martial arts - much like a university. Over the centuries, Shaolin has both influenced and been influenced by the development of martial arts all over China.Early Shaolin styles such as Loe Hon Keun (Immortal/Enlightened Monk Fist) are said to have originated in the Temples. Whilst the five animal styles are said to have been imported by Shaolin monks who travelled throughout China, collecting new techniques from outsiders.As the Shaolin Temple's reputation grew, many retired generals were attracted to teach and develop their knowledge of kung fu in the Temples. At the same time, many monks left the Temple to teach kung fu to outsiders.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

HaPpY bElLs...@ Fotographia



We are the bells..
Hung in the Air,
Like so fair,
when you dare,
we have to care

there we ring,
to bring...
The sirine and calmness..
Like a dash..
in no flash...
We echo..
And then we are done.

We are the bells..
We love to ring
And so we sing...
To bring
The sound
We are Bound...
We are the bells!!

- Amrita Tripathy
Wishing all a Happy Pongal and grand Makar Shankranti.

Current Mood: No fit physically but satisfied.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

We will Prove You.....


This shot is dedicated to the three daughters of my mommy, Me(Amrita), Arya and Atmaja and so is AMARAT.... They stay apart for sure but they are bonded by one big thing ...thats the epitome of love, sacrifice and morality.. She is our mom and no doubt on this statement that the Best Mom award goes to her... She is the best and I know what we would be without her.

Love you females a lots.

Current Mood: Sad(as I will leave home within an hour, back to my own nest)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Take Off



This picture was an accident and by chance came out to be one of my all time favorites and so a great 10/10 capture.

I would love to dedicate this to Chaitra, wishing him a bright future ahead.I named it as "take off" as this small ladybug is like him, stuck at a point but once into air, just doesnt stop. Hope u keep growing and making all feel good and just proud about you honey bunny.

Current Mood: Missing the good times

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Fahyen to the last sun of 2008



I was on train, back from bangalore to my old home... and i was overwhelmed as i got the answer to my querry- what next should i post for my blog on new year? I was brooding over and suddenly it stuck my mind looking at the 31st Dec'08 old sun.. setting in the west, down below the hills, and i realised i should not miss the golden chance of clicking the sun and giving it a last heart felt see-off.. I rushed with my camera and stood near the train door and kept clicking and suddenly i realised i took so many shotsand here's one of the best ones... ..That was a FAHYEN to the last year's sun, that was 365 days old And as usual I always realised- I cant run away, i have to fight out like a Viking... and i remembered my all time favorite lines......

The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep.
But I have Promises to keep,
And Miles to go Before I sleep,
And Miles to go Before I sleep.

Wishing everyone a happy and a prosperous, healthy, wealthy new year 09.

Current Mood: Gay and bold enough to fight out
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