Sunday, May 20, 2012

such a beautiful drive...


on the way to Avani... the day was pleasantly sunny.. the clouds were beautiful and fluffy.. the roads devoid of heavy traffic.. and heaven smiled down on GL and her friends.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

to risk...

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool;
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental;
To reach out for another is to risk involvement;
To expose feelings is to risk exposing true self;
To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss;
To love is to risk not being loved in return;
To live is to risk dying;
To hope is to risk despair;
To try is to risk failure;
But risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing;
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing and is nothing;
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love and live;
Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave and has forfeited freedom’
Only a person who risks is free.

-William Arthur Ward

hippo-ness

a handful of very noisy hippos at the bannerghatta national park, bangalore, make for great fun pics. a bugsbunny-look-alike holds a conversation across a wall


some gossip from the other end:

some rolling-in-the-water without much care for the rest of the world...

another pet another goodbye

tiny shells came with the potted plants GL bought a few months ago... each week they grew and grew and grew and turned into mammoth snails that nibbled on the leaves... they also ate biscuits and other foodstuff GL left for them. the plants though, were losing leaves more rapidly than they could spring new ones.

hence GL gathered them up and left them at the pond nearby, so they could eat to their hearts' content and build  themselves a new family home .... one however escaped the bundling-away, only to be found later and get bundled away too.

visiting tinnu

tinnu, GL's red-eared slider, had to be sent to the nearby national park where there were more of his kind. tinnu's a social animal and it was time he found himself a girl friend and a soul-mate.... so one fine day, GL, her parents, her brother and a few relatives drove him to the park in a brand new car.. and gave him a royal farewell that he truly deserves... though away, the little critter continues to hold our hearts in his tiny clawing paws and his beautiful gold-green eyes...

tinnu, relaxing by GL, on the day he was to fly the nest:


tinnu, 3 weeks later, at his new pad with his buddies ( look for the red arrow mark to see where tinnu is .. right in the middle ):


he looked quite at home and relaxed and basking... though he had hurt his nose a developed a clot around it.