Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Escape from the Spells

I strongly believe that I have to leave Cerok Tokun temporary, at least for a safe period. I am a coward, and not a saviour or Superman. You can go ahead to look down on me, but I do not intend to be kissed awake under the black spells of Gergamel.

I thus spent my whole Saturday morning wandering around at a swamp area.

I saw young mangroves rooting themselves and beginning the next stage of their life in the watery mudland. There were signs of new life.

And there were signs of active life in this mangrove swamp. The tiny holes in the second picture are homes for crabs. Other than mudskippers, billions of worms and invertebrates are also the common inhabitants over here. These organisms in turn feed various bird species that make their home in the foliage.

I saw no evil forces except the rule of the Nature.

And this Kingfisher is a common species over here. It always flies low in order to be visible, and more importantly, to make all the teasing to me noticeable. It is alright somehow or other.

This is always fine to me, as what Edith Wharton had said, "There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it." Anyway, I am one of the mirrors.

I shall show you my lifers in the next post. Stay tuned.


Tabib said...

Nice palace for a King to sit up there.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Swamp area? Reminds me of a classical horror movie about a swamp creature. Nice photos though.

Loshini said...

Mangrove forests never cease to amaze me. Interesting post, rainfield. Thank you! :)

Bangchik said...

A king never resides on a lowly place.. hail the king!! ~bangchik

wenn said...

interesting exploration!

Diane AZ said...

I have never seen mangroves before. You picture of them is really wonderful.

George said...

I enjoyed this visit to the swamp. You shared some wonderful pictures of the mangroves. Although bad things sometimes happen in Nature, I'm not sure that the rule of Nature is ever evil.

betchai said...

wow, the reflections of mangroves on swamp is fantastic, it is so captivating, love it. i miss mangroves, something we do not have here in the west coast.

Cheryl said...

What a great reflection photo. I do enjoy your travels!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos and I love your kingfisher. I just love the birds. Mangroves and swamps are cool places to see critters.

Life Ramblings said...

mangrove forests are a great spot for photography but i'm a scaredy cat to go near such places.

Anonymous said...

I saw mud skippers when I visited Morib Beach sometime last year. Those creatures were an interesting watch.

Kirigalpoththa said...

mangroves are amazing plants!

Ann said...

what about owls, you see any? are you scared of them" Hantu birds????

fufu said...

yeah go there with me the next time i visit you ok?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos as always rainfield..I wouldn't mind escaping the spells either..

rainfield61 said...

Only a parade of one person is there to salute this King!

Classical horror movie? OMG, I am trying to run away from the black spells...

Mangrove forests is always rich in various types of lifes, they live either on the ground or in the air.

Then, is this palace high enough for the king?
Hail the king!


Oh yes, I have served my purpose!

Luckily I do not need to roll up my trousers and paddle along the mudland in order to take you along.

I am confused by the picture: where are the mangrove and where are the reflections?

This is my honor to bring you all along. Have a nice trip.

Mangroves and swamps are cool places to see critters, especially when I see the flying mudskippers.

Life Ramblings:
If then, why not come along with me the next time you think of going? I'll show you the Monitor Lizards.

Mei Teng:
These mudskippers are funny but interesting, especially when I watch them jumping.

Amazing design of the Nature.

Have yet! I'll tell you if I happen to see one.
I am really scared of "Hantu Man".

You said before you wanna join me hiking at Cerok Tokun, it is now my jogging trek again.
You keep on promising without any actions.

I bet you would mind. I know you.

CH said...

Rainfield, you are really good at finding your pots of gold.
You are my hero.

AVCr8teur said...

There is life beneath the earth and high in the trees.

Bengbeng said...

pots of gold you found? where where where

Ratty said...

The poor little Smurfs have lost their hero, but I think it's their fault. They should have come out so you could get pictures. You have moved on to find more adventures, and more good pictures.

Sharkbytes said...

Love your kingfisher. I hope one day to be able to show you ours.

Harumi said...

I'm gonna miss the smurfs. hehe..

Good to see a new adventure again with some cool pics. oh and your mangroves reminded me of the ones I saw yesterday.. and I wasn't sure if they were mangroves or not. Thanks for clearing my doubts. ^__^