Sri Lanka, a beautiful country near the Equator, does not experience all four seasons but the two main; Dry (in the months of Feb to Apr) and Wet (May, June,July). However, there have always been signs from nature to tell us that the things have just started to happen around the world….
One of those signs are the coldest mornings in January which really reminds about Autumn experiencing countries. Another nature sign i noticed as a child those days was the color change of the leaves in ‘Kottamba’ tree. For me, it is the most remarkable observation among the trees. These colors look almost similar to the colors of Autumn experiencing countries far from the equator.
This is a post which I wanted to post since last year 2020, but waited for some more work to be done. Nevertheless, i decided to publish these images on the go !
We were excited by the different plants available at grandpa’s place , in his home garden … Plants that we usually don’t see around…. One day as he started describing a couple of new plants he planted by himself, we got quite keen to know more about them. Above are some pictures I have taken while he was telling some uses of these plants. It’s just amazing ! is only what we could thought.
The uses of these plants he was telling, we thought it’s no wonder, that he is an ayurvedic practitioner with inherited knowledge and a skillful, passionate ayurvedic oil/paste maker (for some years by now) which often resulted in good use of them even by his family members .
I captured these two red-vented bul buls this morning while they are gazing at the two side-mirrors of my car. They seemed to be very excited by seeing them in it. Though there were other birds as well around, these two birds in particular seemed very engaged in checking on themselves today ! A joyous moment to look at … I noticed they kept on checking from time to time for rest of the day. Interesting ! 🙂
The whole Western sky was so nice today’s evening with sunset brushstrokes, particularly making three bands of colours in the sky; peach, blue and ash. Looking at those marvellous colours around 7.00 pm at the Western sky was quite unusual than the usual lighting available at this time of the year.