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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Delight!

I went to a post-supper stroll into the garden and there met with two charming surprises! Just like ocean, a garden too, has its own rawness at night that some find scary and others (like me), appealing. The silence, the constant murmuring of unknown and invisible creatures and presence of a few nocturnal birds like the one with long legs and grey and black chest, is attractive. I often see that bird walking all over the grass, even at late night!

So, as I never pluck flowers to enjoy fragrance, I went really close to a Champa tree and dug my nose into a bunch of its flowers! Oh! What divine smell these lovely flowers emanate! Just then, as if the tree gifted me one, this flower fell on the grass! I picked it up and smelled it around for half an hour and it provided me with much relaxation. Simple things can be very blissful; we just need to open our minds!

Secondly, I spotted a very sweet little birdie enjoying a good night’s sleep on a branch of a jamun tree! She was really tiny and I am quite confident that she must be a Hummingbird- a yellow chested, olive green and black feathered cutie pie dozing with eyes shut. My dog used to sleep this way, like an infant. It is a fun in itself to watch little animals taking a nap and their post nap stretching! I have seen such birds many times here; their eyes are like two glittering black beads and they present a very lively and admirable color combination. It is fun to watch them taking nectar from flowers as they never rest at any flower and are always suspended like a helicopter. It was such a calming site and it kept me glued for a few moments.

I said a little prayer and hopped inside, with a wide smile on my lips and serenity filled in my heart. Amazingly, all this delight is derived from the most mundane of things! 
Thank you God!





28 comments:

  1. We ignore the small happiness that are offered to us, but pay a lot of attention to the minor problems. Strange na?

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    1. Hi Amrit

      yes very strange. i think we enjoy brooding about negative things, events and people all the time for that makes us feel a bit easy.

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  2. Sigh! These simple pleasures of life makes it worthwhile :)

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  3. I was nodding to each and every word of yours all along the post.
    Yes, it is bliss to watch birds and animals taking a nap with those teeny-weeny little eyes and that special lazy expression :). For that matter, it is a joy to watch even sleeping children with those magical expressions on their faces.

    I love to enjoy the mystique beauty you presented here and when the strolling is in the presence of a full moon, it is something you can’t afford to miss. :) !

    P.S. Just curious to know the name of the long legged bird which you noticed in the grass.

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    1. Hi Stranger

      Thanks a lot for liking and appreciating the post!!! It is indeed a bliss to watch innocent animals sleeping with their typical relaxed expression!

      Your question made me curious too and I searched over the Internet. That nocturnal bird is 'Red-Wattled Lapwing'- check out more at- http://www.cse.iitk.ac.in/users/amit/birds/


      :)

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    2. Ankita, thanks a lot for the name and the link. You might be interested to know that the bird's another name is 'did-he-do-it' bird :).

      If I’m not wrong, a couple of years back you posted a sketch of a Humming bird. Isn't it? Today's post details and the title of your blog show how much a Humming bird means to you :)

      Indeed it is a ‘Delight’ to know about your experience. :)

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    3. Hi Stranger

      Mention not! yes, that is interesting!

      Hummingbird sketch?? When? i do not remember. That was some another bird I think. yes! hehe!! I love humming birds :D

      Thank you! I am really glad you liked this post :)

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  4. To see beauty in small things is a gift that not all possess.Lucky you are to have a nice garden for postprandial walks

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    1. Hello KP Sir

      Thanks a lot! :)

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  5. To take delight in these simple offerings of life is a rare virtue my friend. You are a humming bird after all :)

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    1. Hi Rajesh

      Thanks a ton! :D

      hahah! yessss! I am one :)

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  6. Thanks for the excellent narration of your sweet experience.

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  7. Love those kinds of walks where the world around you reminds you how much you are blessed. ♥

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    1. Hi Kathy

      Yes, I loveee them too!

      :)

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  8. Late night strolls are always amazing... :)

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    1. Hi Rupasi

      yes, really awesome
      :D

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  9. I love to spend time outdoors and enjoy the nature. There are so many things to discover!
    Have a great week!

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    1. HI Katrin

      yes, a walk in the woods is really therapeutic! I agree!

      Thank you and same to you!

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  10. blisssssssssss I will say .. you know in hostel in patiala we use to have a little botanical garden so beautifully maintained that has this plant and the smell of it was so awesome...

    when i go for walks i also keep a look for flowers , they are wild but so beautiful, what i do is I pluck the whole plant and then bring it home and sow it :) I got so many of them now ...

    small things that make us happy excellent :)
    Bikram

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    1. I loveeee such gardens, we had had one in our school! I saw the carnivorous pitcher plant in real first time there :D

      That is a good idea! I will try it too :)

      I agree!!

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  11. Often the small things give us the biggest of happiness! :)

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    1. Hi Soumya

      exactly, I cannot agree more :D

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  12. I enjoyed reading your experience. Beautifully narrated...I can feel it! Yes, these small small things make us very happy and gifted people will know to experience it!

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    1. Hi Sandhya

      Thank you for the lovely compliment :D

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  13. Oh yes nothing makes you feel blessed more than a stroll through a garden. We have a small creek that runs just behind our apartments and I'ma regular there just to hear the chirpy songs and feel the cool breeze sing with the gurgling stream :)

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    1. Hi Reshma

      Exactly! simple stroll is such a calming thing! Great! plz do post some pics of that lovely place sometime :D

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