GREETINGSThis is a Tree at Samalkota Railway station (near Kakinada Port) -Pics taken while waiting for the Train-- recently.It is special because I have been seeing this for over 28 years since I started visiting on work -What is so special about a tree at a minor railway station---? This tree is home to hundreds of green Indian PARROTS -families and hatchlings in crevices of the tree; hidden in the green camouflage as nature's kind way to protect from Man-the greatest predator.Recently was again at Samalkota--some of the branches had been lost in a storm and some cut for station development; but still, many parrots live in it -it is a treat to watch in the evenings..even now esp at sunset when the birds seek their nests and branch space to rest ,In earlier times it was a Parrot tree literally. No wonder our ancients call a Tree "VRIKSH KALPA" i.e.tree treasure-gives shelter to so many creatures too.
The World Is Too Much With Us
Poem by William Wordsworth.
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune,
It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.