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 :)

Friday, March 9, 2018

Little bit of this and that

First off, all is well with all of us.
I have been a bit busy with work and also more involved in Instagram than writing blog posts.
Hence, the less frequent blogging.
So, now that I have come out and admitted that, we can move on :)

Rambo continues to practice Yoga and now is reading the book by the famous Iyengar of Iyengar Yoga as shown below .

Chaka has mastered the art of begging for Chapathi and is very successful at getting one.

I took a few days off to recharge.
Hence, we were able to visit the neighboring city of Grapevine, Texas, for a stroll down Main.
Where we found some delicious offerings for the Furry Family members {beard hair does not qualify}!

I went around the neighborhood for a bit yesterday in search of interesting things to photograph.
I found a nice Pear Tree with a lovely sky background to go with it.

The HOA has done a great job of maintaining the garden around the swimming pool.
I saw a good collection of Winter Pansies (I think that's what they are) by the pool.
I think the yellow flowering vine on the fence around the pool is a variety of Jasmine.

Later that evening, we were at Salata in Coppell, Texas, for dinner. Salute offers great many salads.
The interior of Salata was very pleasing and I saw some cool shadows there, such as the shadow that looks like a cross in the picture below.

Lastly, I wish to share with you some reflections I saw in a mirror at the Main Street Bistro & Bakery in Grapevine, Texas. Great food and great ambience!

I will leave you with a song from Santana's Shaman album, a song by Michelle Branch.

Have a Happy Weekend!
Linking with  Saturday's CrittersShadow Shot Sunday 2Weekend Reflections and SkyWatch Friday.

Peace :)