Though the bird count was low, it was an extremely enjoyable morning. Here's the sign for the State Forest...the notification date is 10 April 1884...127 years ago!
Here's the group I went with, at the sheet rock. Rohit has turned me, in Chandu's words, into a Four-Horned De-Pontilope!
Here are some of the things that I captured on camera...I was trying out the macro on the S30, the present MLC.
Here's Rathika's group (or at least, some of them):
Here's Rathika herself, explaining a point to Trishala:
I got this Agama in the crevice of the rock:
I don't know the names of these wildflowers:
I call that one the Deepavali flower :)
Arun tells me the flower above is called the Blue Daze.
Here's the scene at Ragihalli White Lotus Pond...everything was green because of the monsoon:
I loved the pattern this water plant made:
The patterns on the rock were lovely too:
The pond was filled with white lotuses, and made a wonderful sight. Here's one lovely flower, windblown in the rain:
the leaves never retain water, and they serve as an axample of non-attachment, in discourses on Philosophy:
I caught this Common Mormon, a doughty survivor of encounters with a predator:
Couldn't resist taking yet another pic of the Glory Lily:
I enjoyed "spotting" this female juvenile leopard in Ragihalli village:
The rangOlis in front of the village houses are lovely:
On the way back, I got one of the messages on the buses, that I always enjoy:
And here I am, snapped by Rathika Ramaswamy:
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