Saturday, May 26, 2018

Chaka - 

My dears-

I have some sad news. 

Chaka passed away at the grooming salon. We are both heartbroken. 

Just lost. 

I hope to be back later. 

🧡

Finches and the Cat Trainer

Recently some of the Finches that visit our bird feeder in the front yard have been coming around to the side yard to have some quality time at t he feeder there. May be some of them prefer the solitude. Who knows? The bird photos are very tricky to take when they visit because of the location and the blinds, which if we raise the birds fly away...so, y'all please pardon me for the poorer quality :)



Pictured below are me and my Cat Trainer. Oh no, I am not the Cat Trainer, but my Trainer is a Cat, namely, Rambo. Making sure that I get plenty of exercise and also cheering me along the way.



Enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend, if you observe the holiday.


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Have a Happy WE!

Peace :)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Winter coat

Recent visit with friends in the neighborhood.


Seems some are getting rid of their winter coat.

I will leave you with some melodious music by Carlos Nakai.



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Have a Happy WE!

Peace :)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Father Goose

Father Goose and Goslings seen at a lake near work. You can see the goslings if you zoom in.


The video below is about another Father Goose. I have spent many a evening, in the good company of Leslie Caron & Cary Grant :)



Linking with Saturday's Critters

Have a Happy WE!
Peace :)

Friday, May 4, 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Roja

Roses from around our neighborhood.


Linking with Macro Monday 2.

Peace :)


I will leave you with a Tamil film song from my teen years.
Have a Happy Week ahead!

Peace :)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Vulture



Not sure if this is a Turkey Vulture or a Black Vulture, but I saw him/her on my commute into work yesterday. I had to edit this iPhone photo to make things pop.

Quite the bird, don't you think?

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Have a Happy WE!
Peace :)

PS.
Easier to pull over, when you are riding a bicycle :)


Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Riding on a Bobtail

Picture from the archives for this post.
Our dear boy Shaggy watching me go for a Bobtail-Back Ride in this shadow.


“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground”
 -Jalaluddin Rumi

Linking with Saturday's CrittersShadow Shot Sunday 2

Have a Happy WE!
Peace :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Lights

Lights at the Main Street Bakery and Cafe in Grapevine, Texas.


Aren't lights are magical, often?

“If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.” 
--Rumi

Have a Happy Week ahead!
Peace :)

Friday, March 30, 2018

Spring Rains

Last week, we were blessed with a lot of rain in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The rains brought some flooding along the path I ride. I wised-up and chose not to ride this route on my way back home, as the forecast had more rains for the rest of the day.
Here is a quick video of the same.
As a consequence of the rain and the blossoming of Spring, the scenery on my bicycle commute route was quite nice. I saw several birds. Blue Herons, Cormorants, White Cranes, and quite possibly even a Pelican (hard to tell from a distance without a telephoto lens).


Since last Spring and Summer, I did seven days of consecutive bicycle commuting last week.
It felt good to ride the bicycle.
The fact the Catalytic Converter was sawn off my Honda Element was also instrumental.

As I was crossing Denton Creek, I saw a nice Spider Web on the bridge.


There was a little mist/precipitation on the web, but the web was quite intact.
Spiders are incredible builders of almost indestructible webs.
Lastly, here is photo of a cyclist seen riding home from work. 



Linking with Saturday's Critters, Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Happy Easter to all those who observe the holiday.

Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Making the connection 

I ride by a farm that has Buffaloes. Today one Buffalo let me pet his head, communicated with me and licked my hand - a kiss. I am happy to admit I was very moved by the lovingkindness of the Buffalo. 

Below are photos from the very special occasion.

Here is my buddy. Not sure if he needs a name or not, but he seems to know me.

Are we brothers from another birth?

How could you say no to these inviting eyes?

Such a beautiful head. I petted the forehead and the Buffalo reciprocated by making his own noises and licking my hand. For a moment, I was almost teary eyed. Had I cried, that'd have been okay too.

There he stands looking at me.

I took my bicycle closer to the fence. The Buffalo wasn't sure of what I was doing. So, I backed off a bit and let him get used to me and give him his space and the respect he deserved. Just as he treated me with kindness.

Who knew commute to work could be this fun? :)

My buddy Buffalo was joined soon by another friend.

I have been pondering about this encounter.

It feels like it was meant to happen.
Personally, apart from our categorization of "human" v. "animal", I didn't feel the Buffalo was, as a "person" anything different than "me, the human".

Who am I? Who are we?
Are we all not connected?
Perhaps more connected than perhaps our rationale will help us understand?
Perhaps more than how much some of our egos will let us admit?

I will leave you with a song by The Allman Brothers, while I ponder some more ...

Linking with Saturday's CrittersShadow Shot Sunday 2

Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all those celebrate the day!


No new critter photo this week, except the Chow on my T-shirt :)

Linking with  Saturday's Critters.

Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)