Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sunday Birding

We are very excited and enthusiastic about new hobby nowadays and leaving no chance to catch new birds anytime. Coming after awesome weekend, Sunday was our birding day and of course  special thanks to my husband’s football craze .We started from our place at 6.30 in the morning and saw beautiful orange bright ball of Sun rising …Khwaish took some beautiful click of the same.


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Our lucky charm KINGFISHER made start of our day,looking from high  ….I was on cloud nine.Actually whole idea of going for morning green visit was birding which is best time to catch different species.Next on our way was Indian roller (blue bird) ,my joy doubled.


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Clicked so many new birds and discovered their names later…It was basically day ruled by bee-eater and Drongo.


 
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There was secret mission to catch the owlet at particular location,we saw three owlet sitting near a tree last week…unluckily my camera lense was giving me trouble ,so miss opportunity to click it.And this weekend no signs of those rare owlet which can be seen inside the city limits.

Anyhow i m really happy to catch quite number of species….Kids had great time,specially Awhile clicking those birds.

List of birds-

Kingfisher, Indian roller, Drongo,Shirke,Lapwing,Bushchat,green bee eater,Wagtail ,Egret ,Kite, Flycatcher.

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Cheers
Ashu

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sunny Afternoon of Holiday-Birding continues.

With Mercury rising outside ,summer is reaching its peak,afternoon for holiday Kids at my home becoming really boring.So to beat the heat and utilise time ,we are spending time in our balcony window to witness some fast moves of KITES flying near our apartment.





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I must like to mentioned ,we stay at excellent place which is very much close to nature and full of green views of Silver-oaks and Eucalyptus trees all around the place(I’m no tree expert ,its just during Munnar visit our guide told us ).One such afternoon me and my small birders team ganged up to catch glimpse of “The great huge Black Kites”(must be two feet when u see it flying with those big wings) , i think that kites were all around the places that day because of fire was set to clear dry twigs and leaves to clear that area(don’t know what was need??).I think whole flock was disturbed and came out of their habitat to move to some safe place.






























I could click some best and near shots of Black kites….Thanks to DSLR and some editing tools. This area is full of Black Kites and in fact people who are staying in Bangalore can see these kites very much visible when going via some flyover specially the famous E-city flyover,Khwaish is always counting and pin pointing kites sitting on big Towers or flying all over and little one repeating it!!.I have seen Brahminy Kites couple of times while passing through wet area(lake or pond),I wish someday i will post my own clicked picture of same.















 Got diverted from main topic,we were amazed to see number of kites residing near our apartment….I’m sure it will be more than 20+,huge raptures circling all around the place in scorching heat every afternoon,must be in search of food.When it is their rest time,clicking time for us…flying ones are difficult to capture!!

 


I feel each experience in introducing us to details of species and exploring new ones at the same time.

 

Ashu

Thursday, April 2, 2015

New Hobby of Greencraftingkid

Hello to friends and readers,must be thinking now flooded blogging chains…its nothing about time,its just about getting time.With Khwaish holidays and around ,little one catching sleeps,i m trying to catch blogging in between n get back on track to connect.

Well this time coming with surprise or can say discovery on blog!!Well green visit is topic or area close to my heart and give so much pleasure and self satisfaction,soothes soul and mind.The new addition which i m talking about is something which has caught my attention from so many days…i’ m talking about BIRDING.On my blog during my green visit i always been clicking picture of birds,in fact few years back we had awesome experience of witnessing NESTING.So birds is always special element of my blog.

Must be thinking how come over night explored my birding love??…My answer is this hobby has come long way holding my hands during all these years of green visit,its just after a particular click,i realise it!!.Birds been our companion during the nature walks…i remember during my Munnar visit i clicked lots of birds but encountered one beautiful colourful bird,i always has instinct that this is probably a Kingfisher…but was not sure.So in a journey to i explore details of bird i googled n landed into colorful vibrant world of birds.




   
Through a fellow blogger who has clicked more than 300+ birds I could find out name of the bird….White breasted Kingfisher BINGO!! ,not only this ,could name few clicks i made all these years.Discovery of new hobby,trying get details of birds and watching some new species.

Unknowingly i did not know my kids are also getting interested with me and making whole team of birder.Samarth is recognising parrot,calling each bird visible as pigeon….Khwaish enjoying taking some clicks with me,finding name of birds in newly ordered “The book of Indian Birds” by Dr.Salim Ali ,india’s birdman.

I along with kids are very much enjoying newly nurtured hobby and exploring new species with our each visit.Will share some more stories of our birding journey,keep enjoying.

Cheers

Ashu

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Colouring POP...Samarth fun continues.

Hello friends writing blog after long time ,all these months was busy with my little one in exploring the process of growth in special association with nature ,watching flying pigeons,hiding sunlight from bright sunlight or falling rain drops n touching same with tiny little fingers.Meanwhile,.my daughter Khwaish is now very much busy in her own explorations which is mainly experimenting with colour in her own style with her whole gang of friends or trying different sports or childrens group play. With now arrival of summer vacations and availability of ample amount of time in hand,these young explorer are all set to their enjoyable journey to satisfy their creative souls.It all started one sunny afternoon but planning for same started early in the morning

 

KHWAISH made some plaster of  Paris creations in the morning ,Of course with little guidance i offered.She carefully put wet POP in all mould and within couple hour taken some out….n believe me that were really Soft in touch.Now they got good project to keep themselves busy in the afternoon…
Threesome started there fun filled project…Khwaish,Samarth and Sai(k’s frinds)…surrounded with paint,brushes,water in POP white creations..in between they had good conversation session to choose red,blue ,yellow or to go multicolour for their respective creations.













For Sammy boy this is all together new experience n joy to play with colour …he is developing sensory skills and motoring skills through all fun n explore technique…
We as a team had great fun learning through exploring….looking forward to continue our journey.

 

 

 

 

 








Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Samarth bonding with Nature.

 

 

Watching birds has become part of daily meditation affirming my connection to the earth body.CAROL P Christ.

I have done lot of bird exploring projects with Khwaish, In fact we were lucky to witness the nesting process.Now its my son’s turn ,he is also enjoying presence of pigeons dropping in for water near my windows(yes khwaish has kept water for them).

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One morning Sam just saw pigeon sitting outside the window,started calling them by waving his hands,its really wonderful to see how my little son is enjoying the pigeons and some initial interaction with nature.

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I would surely like to share one of heart touching fact,his love for leaves been expressed by gently kiss on them.Isn’t it cute?

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I’m glad Samarth is exploring,enjoying and loving the nature along with Khwaish.Looking forward to enjoy nature’s journey more with my kids.

Thanks

Ashu

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

First Streak of colour by Samarth.

 

After long time coming with blog which have joy of color element in it.Well my better half is away on some professional trip,i am also fully engage with my little ducklings, my kids.With Eid holiday in middle of week Khwaish wanted to utilize it to maximum with fun activity.

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So here we all started the day with little extra sleep  followed by some exercise session and some playing session in my apartment plus enjoyed the nature at its best(will post click around the apartment ).Well after outdoor enjoyment ,gang enjoyed so called pool session of tub for more than half hour,by the way would like to mention my 14 month little son is very particular about his red Tub.I guess enough of bathing session….but at my place ‘’Yeh Dil Maange More” was motto for the day.

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Now Special part of this blog and Surprise also…..i mentioned you will see colour element in this blog,so here it goes.Today Khwaish had wonderful afternoon  session of finger painting and exploring different colour.Actually it all started as trying one book which is related to finger printing ,but when we started book was kept aside and my little ducking enjoyed splash of colours.My son’s got more interested in colour bottles ,draining his hands in colour pool and his first Streak of colour with brush will be special one.He enjoyed to the maximum with a company of Khwaish and tried almost everything finger printing to taking colours out of bottles.

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So it was funfilled day….I can say enjoying the day target was accomplished!!!Keep tuned for more fun on greencrafting kid.

 

Ashu

Friday, July 4, 2014

Bright sunny Yellow farm-S first one.

 

I am very excited to write my new blog after long time.This  one is very special ,reason behind the same is after long time I ‘m back to my green visit therapy.You must be thinking how come therapy?? So answer is simple,it gives immense pleasure to watch this green colour in abundance and receiving great vibes from them which help to to relax mentally and explore the different boundaries physically .I forgot to mention that this ‘Breathe the Nature ‘ visit was also special because of one more reason and that is ,my thirteen month old son’s first exploration with team green crafting.

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One fine late afternoon when my husband sensed that it will rain,he came up with suggestion to explore and making evening really refreshing.So when it comes to going for nature drive…..WE ALL ARE SET….so here goes my team after nature.

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We went to beautiful Farm with colour yellow spread all over like sunny bed sheet reminds me of visit to Sunflower farm long time back.It was Marigold flowers all over,beautiful sight to watch.As we entered into farm drizzling started and bright sunny rays from other direction,tried hard to find RAINBOW…..better luck next time !!

K wanted to take some flower back home ,so that she can prepare eco friendly colours for Holi and add to our excitement Samarth had great time watching bright flower,cow,birds….kept on pointing and sharing his joy and excitement.

It was wonderful time enjoying nature at best,looking forward to continue journey and enjoy the same.Hope you all love this therapy visit.

Ashu

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