Monday, May 08, 2006

The Late Spring, Early Summer Post

We went on a "Meet the New Neighbours" trip on Sunday morning, to the Greenbelt lake. As usual we walked through the woods and by this cute tree house. Instead of oohing and aahing for the nth time and visualising myself enjoying my morning tea perched on a tree for the (n+1)th time, a picture was clicked. Though I have not worked out the slight technicality of how I would get the tea up there every morning, I am sure when push comes to shove (that is when I actually own a house with a tree house in the garden) I will come up with some mind blowing, out of the box solution. And if I can't, I will ask Google for one.
Heard the birds go about their business in the trees above. I have been trying to recognise the local birds and their calls, so far I can distinctly differentiate the cries of the oriole from that of the cardinal. There is a rather stupid woodpecker in these parts who insists on pecking at utility poles instead of the trees!!
Hollered our hola's to Mr. and Mrs. Beaver who were not really in the mood for socialising with over friendly humans. Totally understandable; after a night of hectic dam building, cuddling and snoozing would be the only things on my agenda too. The Boy nods in agreement, he feels that way (about snoozing not cuddling!) every morning and all he does at night is obssess about his flies, work on silly problems or a play a game or two of some dude-that's-so-totally-cool game. I was under the impression that Mrs. Beaver was in the family way, but wikipedia informs me that female beavers are just naturally larger than the males.

Luckily not everyone is nocturnal. The turtle family was enjoying their spot in the sun with their newest member of the family who looks like a pebble. By the way, the muck you see in the water is the out-of-control algal blooms caused by the runoff from our pristine lawns which need tons of fertilisers to look radiant (kind of like Cher and her make-up)...totally toxic. So if you own a home with a patch of green, plant native grasses and let it grow wild. Native grassses will need less fertilizers and less mowing means less air pollution and less work too. Besides its good for you, for the environment and the Greenbelt Lake's baby turtles. Now, you wouldn't want your babies swimming in this filth, would you? Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Aditi Das Patnaik said...


This is nice...looks like you folks had a whole load of fun.... :)