One doesn’t have to visit distant forests or wildlife sanctuaries in order to find the beauties of Nature…a visit to the local park will do just as well. Here’s what I did on a recent morning visit to Lalbagh.
First of all, I soaked in the morning sun, and the freshness of the air.
I then walked along the lake, and I found these Black-crowned Night Herons, looking, hopefully, for a fish breakfast.
There were so many flowers still blooming, even though Bangalore has been at its hottest. Here are the Gulmohar blooms, setting the park afire:
Here are Copper Shield Bearers with their lovely yellow blooms:
This is the huge Bauhinia vine near the Glass House:
Tree trunks themselves are works of art!
Even common trees like the Tamarind had beautiful flowers!
Unusually, I found a cone on the huge Auracaria tree, which is about 100 years old!
The birdwatchers were out with the joggers, the walkers and the yoga enthusiasts:
And the birds, of course, were everywhere!
A Rose-ringed Parakeet dispersing Spathodea (African Tulip) seeds while feeding on them:
Spotted Owlets preening each other:
Some bird of prey had dropped this large scorpion on the path!
I enjoyed the morning sunshine through the green leaves
So…if you’re feelng tired, or in need of some soul-pick-up…just walk around in the nearest park, looking and listening, and you’ll come away with your mind and heart refreshed!