Daily Archives: June 8, 2016

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NUMBERS

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Numbers.

For this week’s entry I selected pictures of an Indian Railways train that I had traveled while returning from Goa to Pune.

The Engine of a train that was at halt on the opposite platform was my fascination with the numbers on it. The weather was beautiful, it had just stopped raining and the wet platform, the orange of the engine, blue of the coach and the greenery around was too beautiful to miss. I am glad I clicked that picture.

I am posting a couple other pictures of that train travel and particularly love the picture that shows the way the train curves along ahead in the journey.

Train engine
Train engine

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I am happy to include these rainy day train travel pictures that depict the random numbers, and hoping you too find them interesting :).

ashu

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: JUBILANT

For the weekly photo challenge Jubilant, this is my entry.

I have been fortunate to have a bird make nest in one of the plant pots that she fancied, and the same pot was nest for another pair of bird. So two pairs of Laughing Doves  laid eggs in the pot in a span of months and I was able to witness the daily growth and growing up phase of the birdies right from the egg stage to its hatching till the  Doves flew away when they could have the strength to fly. It sure was an experience to see the efforts and struggles of the young birdies and jubilation to finally see their flight when they flew away leaving an empty nest.

Bird eggs
Bird eggs

One birdie came out from that egg above, grew up and flew away from the nest.

In couple days another pair of Laughing Dove chose to lay the eggs and they hatched and the young tiny birdies came, seen below, where clicked when the mother Dove was away fetching food for them.

Bird eggs hatched and the small birdies are out
Bird eggs hatched and the small birdies are out
The mother bird brings food and they grow day by day but stay inside the pot.
The mother bird brings food and they grow day by day but stay inside the pot.
The day they try to move and jump around.
The day they try to move and jump around.
One of the birdie hops on to the next plant pot.
One of the birdie hops on to the next plant pot.
With more growth and strength they hop to near-by places near the nest.
With more growth and strength they hop to near-by places near the nest.

And finally in couple days I see them fly away confidently leaving the nest for good.

I was jubilant to see the young birds take their final flight and leave the nest that was their safe home for so many days.

Hope you all will like the pics :),  though I am late in posting this entry.

ashu