Saturday, October 29, 2011

Egrets, Cows, and Me

Egrets and cows are known to be very good friends. I tried to join them this morning.

Did my camera look like the black nose of a cow?

I did not think so.

The egrets had never landed on my back, neither I had succeeded in closing the gap between us. Our relationship only improved during a cow mooed, and I followed, from a far distance.

I thought I was a cow by now, but I was wrong. The egrets flew to the top of a nearby coconut tree, and never came back, no matter how accurate I mooed.

I shall mimic an egret next time, and an orange lens as its beak.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Rare Visitor

I have been offered rentals in scottsdale, where natural wonders of the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Asteroid craters, and the most diverse ecosystems in the world can be found.

I was then preoccupied thinking about a rare visitor that asked for a rental too. I explored further, but was so funny to find myself looking at a fake pair of eyes of this Oleander Hawk moth.

So different from most moths or butterflies, it was so cool while being annoyed continuously. I offered this critter a free stay with conditions: eat no grapes and leaves, spoil no flowers, shit no on fruits, and the list would continue.

It said nothing, but silence is consent, and maintained in a comfortable perching position. It should have sensed my good name in the kingdom of critters, a good old man who has license but never kill.

But I might be a fool again. It had actually fallen into sleep right from the beginning. I talked only to deaf ears, yet felt so high, that I used to do.

Anyway, welcome to my garden.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Shoes, Fly, and Me

Most of the time, I am never normal, I build up illusion. And things got worse recently: I thought of shoes while looking at a hoverfly.

People have been very wary and worry since a long time ago. They wear shoes, as their feet quarrelled with the ground once upon a time. They are cautious until today.

The quarrel could be due to a Athlete's foot. A hoverfly does not have this to spread to the ground. It is then always confident to move around, barefoot.

And since then, people face problems with shoes that a hoverfly will never have. It waste no time to choose which high heels to fly with, which boots to party with, and which sneakers are best for an outdoor activity.

And new problems arise, because of hammer toes, claw toes, mallet toes, or trigger toes. People look for arch support, people look for foot care.

I heard the hoverfly laughing, "Why started the quarrel in the first place?"

This had me never be normal again.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Nature Talks

Those in the forest talk through their colors and patterns, poses, or behaviours. They never bore me.

The talk can either be "dynamic" or in the opposite way, this very much depends on how my luck turn up to be.

The talks can be easily missed, and the talks can also be nothing, but they are irreplaceable by the refresh button in a computer screen.

They talk. They smile broadly. They greet me a good day every now and then that I love and eager to hear.

I listen, and my ears never get me in trouble.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Rainbow Waterfall, Sungai Lembing, Continued

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined" unless we have made the move.

There is no restriction on how we move, though we have only ourselves to rely on sometimes.

And creativity never set itself a limit. We can always enjoy every of these moments, either because of our efforts, or through others'.

I know a stone never talk, but it tells stories, that I always love listening to.

"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards."....Steve Jobs.

All these are hidden inside a forest.