Sharing Summer’s Bounty

Summer, where I live, isn’t the glorious season that most of you look forward to with anticipation. We dread it with a vengeance. Only one thing makes coping with the blistering heat worthwhile…….sweet, luscious, divine mangoes.And the return of my parakeets to my mango tree. I was concerned they weren’t coming back this year, but…

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Look Who’s Returned To My Mango Tree!

I do not lay great store by my blog stats. I did initially, until my counter one time, read nine views and one visitor, while the country spread indicated the views came from five countries! I highly doubt even Clark Kent could manage that feat in twenty minutes. A recent Daily Post article titled Beyond Traffic by…

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Look Who Strayed Into My Mango Tree!

I am not sure if this gorgeous Indian Pitta* I spied on ‘my’ mango tree, was just taking a break on his way someplace else, or if he will continue to grace us with his presence through the cooler season. I hope it will be the latter, and I will soon have a whole brood of…

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Look Who Was Invited To Lunch Next Door!

With the exodus of our neighbours to pastures fruitier, the mango season has officially come to an end.  That sadly means curtains for the daily spectacle outside my kitchen window. But look who got invited to a final farewell feast!! A very, very shy and skittish female Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus), that had been skulking around for months, in search of…

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