Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Terror in the grass

I was walking in the garden when I felt that I was being watched. I looked at a patch of grass to see a pair of wide eyes glinting with anger staring at me. The angry face was complete with a nose and a snarl showing white teeth.For a moment I was held by those eyes when the wind rustled the grass and the illusion dissolved in to an innocent butterfly...

This is how I met my fluttery friend known as the "White Four-ring" (Ypthima ceylonica) which probably gets its name from the white dots representing the glint of the "eye".

The wing span is about 2cm and they are mostly seen hovering close to the ground taking short flights frequently interrupted by stops. The larvae feed on grass and it is known to be endemic to south India and Sri Lanka.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Blue blossoms

Being housebound opens eyes to the beauty in ones own garden.. :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Konda Kurulla couple

Looking from my bedroom widow in the morning I saw this couple of "Red Vented Bulbul"s a.k.a "Konda Kurulla" meaning "the bird with scalp hair" perched on the tree nearby. They have a crown of black feathers resembling a short cropped funky hairstyle :)

I thought they were not aware of the spy pulling out a camera and clicking away till he bent towards her and whispered "I feel like celebrity today".... ;)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Panadura Port

The river meets the sea while the sky looks on...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Like father, like son.

Reminded me of a verse of Phil Collins' song..

Sometimes you may feel you're the only one
Cos all the things you thought were safe, now they're gone
But you won't be alone, I'll be here to carry you along
Watching you 'til all your work is done

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tribute to Love...

My humble homage to love that keeps the world alive

Saturday, July 3, 2010

But you promised !

This village lass was looking far down the road shading her eyes from the sun as if she was waiting for someone who promised to come....