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A Squirrel and me – Hide and Seek!

Saw it on the tree infront of our home. He was too naughty and funny… I tried to click some snaps and he was not ready pose at all… 😉

So the game started…a game of hide and seek!:)

Finally this is what I could win….!

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Do you know, a squirrel can jump upto 20feet? Because, they have long , strong back legs and short front legs. Though not 20 feet, this one also jumped a lot here and there! From branches to branches, running through the cables, jumped on to higher window parapet , down to walls…so much of circus! Smart one!

(You can see it’s strong back legs and short front legs in the below shot.)

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Squirrels are acrobatic, intelligent and adaptable. Yes, yes, you are acrobatic and intelligent. Come on, give me a pose yaar, let me take a close up! 🙂

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The word ‘squirrel’ means ‘shadow tail’ in Greek. They live in almost every habitat on earth. When they are scared or they are in danger, first they don’t move for a while and they quick to move to a safe place in a zigzag way! Smart, right?

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There is one type of squirrels called flying squirrels! They have a membranous structure called patagium which helps them to glide like a parachute while jumping from one place to another. (cannot fly like a bird).  Squirrels are there for almost 35-40million years and spread across 285 species. The oldest squirrel fossil is similar to modern flying squirrel.

Of course, my friend is not a flying squirrel. It is a naughty squirrel rather :))

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Thanks my friend, I had a very funny and nice time playing hide and seek with you! See you later…btb, thanks for the poses!!!:))


Photos:Canon EOS 600D,75-300mm

You want to know more about squirrels? 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squirrel


Terrace Shots! 

Lazy afternoon… Wife called from terrace.  She told just to listen to the birds…. Wow! Those little ones are the real chatter boxes😊

Then an active afternoon with nature… Was really refreshing with birds, butterflies,   squirrels and more… 

…. and some terrace shots! 

They talk to us…!

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Camera: Canon EOS 600D,  75-300mm

A Saint Frog in Snake’s Mouth!

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We finished our visit of Pilikula Nisargadhama Zoo, Mangalore. There was a small police outpost just next to the gate. We noticed, people looking at the window of the police outpost! The scene was totally unexpected and scary! This meal scene!

Start, Action, Camera…! (“Hello…the action was started sometime back!” 😉

This is one of those several snaps shot!

Somehow, I imagined one unfrightened, unshattered frog…, a saint frog!


Pic Info: Canon EOS 600D; Exposure:1/400sec; Aperture:f/7.0;ISO:6400; FL:300mm

Go out and see the super moon now!

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Wow….It is amazingly bright and awesome!

Just go and enjoy it now!

Heartful Joy is Guaranteed!! 

Thanks to my friend for reminding me about the full moon today. It is not just full moon today, it is super moon!

The November 14, 2016 supermoon was 356,511 kilometres (221,526 mi) away[1] from the center of Earth. The last time the full moon approached so close to Earth was January 26, 1948, and it won’t be closer until November 25, 2034 when it’ll be 221,485 miles from the center of Earth.[2]

My mobile camera pictures are just an insult to the reality! So…what are you waiting…wherever you are, if it is night, go out and enjoy supermoon! 😉


pics: shot on HTC G728

See, what we want to See..! 

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Was planning to add this view just as a photo….but the pic triggered some thoughts….

Those unprocessed, raw thoughts…

We see, what we want to see!!!

  • Really? If a bad thing happens in front of us?
  • How to avoid that view? Why you want to avoid?
  • How come you reached the spot to see that view?
  • Is that what we mean by thought power? Or like many say ‘you decide your destiny’?
  • So, think good, see good?
  • But some of the eyes are born in front of “bad” pictures, is it not? 
  • Seeing that, how to say, “we see, what we want to see”?
  • Thoughts are part of soul, not just this physical body!
  • So souls see what souls want to see?
  • oh….it is dragging me inside the matrix of thoughts….
  • Escape!!!
  • I am back to the picture….
  • wow…green always gives a soft touch to my heart….like your sweet smile!!!

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“Magical Smile”

Yes, I like that smile….Keep Smiling!


Pic1:Through my window” : View from my hotel room balcony, shot today morning with HTC G728 phone.

Pic2:Magical Smile” : Courtesy – http://www.freeimages.com/photo/old-smile-1436814


 

Puttu and Rasam! [പുട്ടും രസവും !]

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I love the combination of Puttu and Rasam.

If not tried, just go ahead; no second thoughts

During yesterday’s breakfast, I found the look of the puttu with rasam very interesting, so the photographer  in me (huh!) worked 😉 


If you have any recipe in your blog for any of these, please add the link in the comments. I can update to this post.

Information on Puttu and Rasam (For Non South Indian Readers!) [ btb, south indian readers will laugh at me for writing and explaining about Puttu and Rasam ;))  ]

Puttu : It is a very common breakfast , and sometimes dinner (some people loves it for lunch as well with Chicken curry! 😉 . Puttu is made of rice(mainly, but not limited to) flour and eaten with variety of combinations of side dishes! Please see the wiki page here and google for images and recipes.

Puttu pronounced [ˈputtu], (Malayalam: പുട്ട്), (Tamil: புட்டு), (Sinhala පිට්ටු ) is a breakfast dish highly popular in Kerala also available in border regions of Tamil Nadu , Kanara region of Karnataka and Sri Lanka.

Rasam: It is a common curry (Chaaru/Saaru) in South India. The Puli(Tamarin) Rasam in Kerala/Tamilnadu, I just love it:) You can find the wikipage here and google for images and recipes


Photo: Mobile Camera, HTC G728