April 8th, 2014

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Hoskote kere, 050414

Since David Frye, of Detroit, Michigan, had contacted Chandu to go to Hoskote, Thomas, his son Aakash, and I also joined in from south Bangalore.

We crossed the K R Puram bridge as dawn was breaking:

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This palm tree was bouncing an orange ball as we reached the lake:

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For more bird photos,

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to go to my FaceBook album of photos taken with the Sony,

and

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to go to my FaceBook album of photos taken with the Canon 30D.

I'll add some photos from the 30D after I upload them to Flickr!
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Visit to Nagavalli to see the Slender Loris, 050414

Gopal called me and asked if I'd like to go to Nagavalli village, in Tumkur District, where there is a colony of

Slender Lorises .

So off I went, though I had just returned from Hoskote lake!

As I got into the bus to join Gopal and friends, I saw this beautiful piece of artwork on the window!

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We were happy with our sightings of the kAdupApA (baby of the forest), but decided that trying to see them was certainly causing them some disturbance and distress. So another trip is not likely!

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for my first visit to Nagavalli, on Oct 12, 2007, when I got a shot of this beautiful creature:

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For more photos of the evening,

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for my FaceBook album.

Gundappa master says that the group has increased in numbers. I will be talking to Ameen Ahmed,of Wildlife And Nature Conservation (WANC) and will find out the facts of this conservation effort.
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When trees shade the roads...

As I boarded the bus to go and meet my friends (we were going to Nagavalli, in Tumkur District, to sight the Slender Loris, aka kAdupApA), I saw this artwork silhouette of a tree on the bus:

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As we drove into Tumkur district, it struck me more, and more, how beautiful roads look when they are avenues, that is, shaded by trees. So...here are some shots of roads with trees, showing how inviting they can be...you can also see the variety of transport vehicles that we use in our country, which makes our traffic so haphazard and difficult to negotiate!

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Why do we not think of trees as living beings who share this earth with us, and must not be murdered to make more room for us?
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Sunset, Fire and Outer Space, 050414

As we waited for dusk, so that the Slender Lorises would become active, we were treated to the sight of a beautiful sunset.

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However, as the sun sank, I watched a villager set fire to the edges of his field:

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When I asked him, he said he was burning the Lantana bushes.

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I am still not sure why he had to burn them, but the sun and the flames seemed to compete.

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It seemed that, along with the fires, the whole sky was aflame:

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I watched the fires rage...

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I walked away down the trail and the moon and stars came into their own:

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