Thursday, May 19, 2011

When I Can Fly

This was one of the Sunday morning. I whistled back while the Puffed-throated Babblers were singing the same old song. The cicadas continued calling in a loud noise; that occasionally attracted an unintended visitor like me. The only quiet scenes were the bright spots on the trees and on the ground.

I saw me and my shadow took turn to lead each other during the trekking.

And I met this caterpillar on the ground. “You are having a tough trip climbing up Cerok Tokun; I better go downhill.” It told me.

“You are right, but I can see more up there.” I replied.

“I agree. Let’s meet you there once I can fly.”

25 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Rainfield, it looks like another great trek. I love the first shot of the trees and what a cute caterpillar.

Ratty said...

I really love caterpillars. This is a good one.

One said...

By the time, it can fly, it would be towards the end of its life. Enjoy the journey.

betchai said...

however you got the first picture, it is absolutely amazing. and again, nice story about your encounter with the caterpillar.

Emma Springfield said...

I hope you made a firm reservation. You know how flighty those butterflies can be.

Regina said...

Top photo looks a bit inviting..sounds like you got to join the chorus.
Enjoyed your fuzzy stranger-

SweetMemoirs said...

never seen such caterpillar before... great macro shots! can i borrow your macro lens? lol!

Icy BC said...

Ok, me too..I will meet you up on top of the hill once I can fly!

Fabulous hairy caterpillar photos.

George said...

I really like the picture of the sunny spots among the trees, but your macros of the caterpillar are great as well.

Shifan said...

I love the first shot of the trees.great shot Rainfield.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

The caterpillar is very smart;-). Nice shot on the first photo.

beelee said...

nice shots!

Amin said...

The first photo is more beautiful...

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

So golden- like caramel and honey. The little caterpillar will show you the way.

p3chandan said...

I bet that hairy caterpillar will make you itchy like mad if it touches your skin!

blue sunset said...

so beautiful!

Ginnymo said...

Nice picture of the woods with the sun shining through like that. That caterpillar is a neat little thing.You might have a long wait for him to get wings..LOL

RNSANE said...

What an interesting caterpillar. Wonder how he/she will look as a butterfly?

Frieda said...

Your pictures are amazing - the conversation with the caterpillar, as well
:-) still smiling---

Amin said...

Beautiful macro photos...

Malar said...

Awesome shot at ceruk tokun! That's really hairy catterpillar!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

This is the first time in my life I've seen a caterpillar up close and personal. He's kinda cute :) thanks for the treat, Rainfield. I always enjoy journeying along with you.

Ann said...

It was more like what you guys call a relief teacher. They didn't have enoughed trained teachers so they recruited fresh out of high school students to be temporary teachers. They teach for a while before they go to teachers' college or is treated as a GAP year like me before I went to university. It was the best job I had, young and enthusiastic. Now, some of those students had found me in Facebook.

Ann said...

when I was young in Sarawak, there were those blacky hairy worms. You touch it, and you get a swollen patch.

RNSANE said...

Such a fuzzy looking creature. I wonder how he will turn out. So many dangers along the way!