Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Jungle Story

I am always very playful, especially with my camera. I do believe this will always end with some unexpected discoveries, or in my term, pots of gold. What if I continue to be more playful, can I be as successful as Thomas Edison?

I saw this dead tree which looked nothing special while walking in the huge jungle, and its picture never tell me a fantastic story. But then,

I saw a flying eagle up in the blue sky. An eagle is a big bird, it did look like a little butterfly. Do you prefer to be a big eagle or a little butterfly?

This monkey seemed to think like Aristotle, our great philosopher: " Why do you call it an eagle who actually is a butterfly?"

"Liars when they speak the truth are not believed. "


Loshini said...

bird, butterfly. nice one :)

Bangchik said...

We never know what's going on in that monkey's mind as it paused a while with such steely gaze. ~bangchik

fufu said...

always love your jungle stories :) specially like the way you write =p

Anonymous said...

I like the monkey! He is contemplating on something. Have a great weekend..

George said...

The monkey is definitely very thoughtful. I'm glad you were able to show us both an eagle and a butterfly at the same time.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Hahahaha..or the aristotle is thinking like the monkey...which is the other way round...and i'm being playful here too... hahahaha..

Anonymous said...

Is the monkey eyeing the eagle?

lim said...

like be a small butterfly

lim said...

n u, wat r u want to be

Kirigalpoththa said...

I like the first picture!

wiseacre said...

Good shot of the monkey, I liked the image a lot.

rainfield61 said...

Bird, butterfly, in the eyes of a monkey. Nice one.

Monkeys always pretend to be a philosopher because they believe they are a philosopher.

Have not seen you for some times. You must be very busy recently.

Icy BC:
Have a great weekend, and don't spend time contemplating on something.

You are good...
I realise then I am good too to show both an eagle and a butterfly at the same time.

You are certainly playful. Men are playful.

Mei Teng:
If you are flying up there, then the monkey must be eyeing on you.

I want to be neither. I continue to be a hiker.

Really? I have to re-think then.

I pay the monkey money for that pose. It certainly worth that. I think.

Diane AZ said...

You captured the monkey in a beautiful pose. It does look deep in thought. I wonder if animals actually think or if they're just experiencing.

betchai said...

:) so funny how the monkey thinks, monkey tales always bring joy, indeed, why did you call it a eagle when it is a butterfyly :)

The Retired One said...

Great post on perspectives!!!
Love, love, love it everytime you show us your monkey pictures in the jungle!

VanillaSeven said...

I preferred butterfly as big as eagle :D

Ratty said...

Maybe the monkey is the Aristotle of monkeys. And I don't prefer to be an eagle or a butterfly, though both would be fun. I would prefer to be a human that pretends to be a mouse.

AVCr8teur said...

The dead tree looks like a big snake which is scaring the eagle to make itself look like a tiny butterfly and the monkey is wondering why there are no bananas in the dead tree.

Ayie said...

your jungle stories are always rich and simply one of a kind

rainfield61 said...

Monkeys are our close relative, by studying their behaviour, I believe they do learn and think.

I have another monkey tale which came dashing towards me last Sunday morning at Cerok Tokun. Stay on-tune.
"why did you call it a eagle when it is a butterfyly?"
If I called a butterfly a butterfly, then I would end up with no story.

The Retired One:
The, I'll make sure you see more monkeys in my blog.

Then, you have it in this post!

If the monkey is the Aristotle of monkeys, we must then have Ratty of monkeys. Am I right?

You tell a better story than me. LOL.

My jungle stories are always rich because the jungle is so big.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

While I love trees, that dead tree is a bit haunting. Butterfly or Eagle, either/or is entertaining and beautiful. I have to say though that monkey is a cutie. He has wonder in his eyes.

Harumi said...

Wow a metaphorical story this time. Rain you sure know how to surprise us. =D oh and I could never guess that was an eagle.

Besides 'monkey and the great Aristotle' who on earth can ever come up with such a comparison but you! lol