Tag: Mother nature

Unforeseen

“How do you calculate upon the unforeseen? It seems to be an art of recognizing the role of the unforeseen, of keeping your balance amid surprises, of collaborating with chance, of recognizing that there are some essential mysteries in the world and thereby a limit to calculation, to plan, to control.” Rebecca Solnit

I was making my usual morning walk and I noticed on this particular flower plant, many of its leaves were folded. I started wondering what could be the reason.

On closer inspection, I noticed the edges of the leaves were tightly glued and you can see this in the image below.

Also, observe the thin threads holding the margins closer almost forming a tunnel.

I made a deeper inspection of other leaves and fortunately I saw a caterpillar crawling on one of these leaves.

I became curious and just kept watching this caterpillar. It moved over two or three leaves and finally settled on a particular leaf as shown below.(Something must be there for to select this particular leaf!)

Now unforeseen scene started getting unfolded.

Caterpillar in action

The caterpillar started curling up the leaf by sticking the margins with silk webbing (from its mouth) almost converting the leaf into a tunnel shape as shown in the image above.

It reminded me of a rolling cigar.

I understand from a google search that the caterpillar starts eating the leaf from inside and thus the leaf  acts as a protector (from predators) and also a food source till the insect reaches the pupa stage.

As the caterpillar increases in size, it starts searching for bigger leaves.

These caterpillars are considered as both pests and useful for the environment.

I also took a short video clip to show the readers how well the creature folds the leaf.

Who trained the caterpillar into this mastery?

These caterpillars are named as ‘Leaf Roller Caterpillar’

 

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Weekly prompts- Unforeseen Photo challenge by Sue.W & GC

Adopt the pace of Nature, her secret is patience-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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My friend, who has the patience to be patient?

Everybody is in a hurry to finish off things as fast as possible.

Naturally, the resultant quality suffers.

Everybody wants to make a fast buck in a short time!

It’s a human instinct, so there is nothing wrong as per everybody.

Fruits and vegetables are ripened with artificial chemicals. Who cares about the health concerns?

When I was young, I wished to be a popular guy in the shortest time possible and those days we were influenced by the cinema world.

Human greed is unique

Selfishness and greed are said to be part of human traits. 

We are aware that they are included in the 7 deadly sins, still, we plead ignorance.

Human greed compounding Nature’s tragedy.

Mass production of products in a short time resulting in poor quality.

And the resulting pollution is said to be the greatest destroyer of Mother Nature.

Though we know that the finished products are not just substandard, they are also harmful to the individual health + adds to the pollution.

Let me be frank here

I shall give a simple example.

We all know that any plastic product is harmful to Mother Nature and the very existence of humans is in danger.

Sadly majority is finding it difficult to adjust without plastic products.

Probably it’s something to do with our mindset. 

Mother Nature doesn’t care when we destroy it

Mother nature has patience and never complains.

But Mother Nature is kind enough to give us hints.

And Mother Nature shows us the outcome of such destruction, in the form of famine, earthquake, floods, corona pandemic…the list is long my friend.

Why we are bent on destroying Mother Nature, knowingly we are dependent on her?

I don’t have a ready answer.

We humans behave the way we are supposed to behave.

By the time we learn lessons-maybe, it’s too late!

And yet Nature continues to enthral us!

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”  David Attenborough

 

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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World Environment Day June 5

“Sooner or later we will have to recognise that the earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings can not live without Mother Earth , but the planet can live without humans” Evo Morales

We are celebrating the day to day, in promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment.

This year’s theme is ‘Ecosystem Restoration.’ 

World Environment Day reminds us of the wrong we have been doing all along, and the things we should do to correct the damage done already.

And we are witnessing the anger of mother nature!

Take care of Earth and she will take care of you.

Happy World Environment Day my friends.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Hammad Rais’s Weekend Sky photo challenge

Rule of Nature

“Nothing in Nature lives for itself.

Rivers don’t drink their own water.

Trees don’t cut their own fruits.

The Sun doesn’t shine for itself.

A flower’s fragrance is not for itself.

Living for each other is the rule of Nature.

We rise by lifting others”  unknown.

Please be selfless while helping the needy

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Nature never goes out of style

No better way to reset

Are gloomy days ahead?

My friend, forget about future, you must be finding these days gloomy.

All these years you were proud of your resilience and used to be at the top of the world despite deluge now and then.

And the corona pandemic has changed all this.

Are we offending Mother Nature?

Yes, my friend.

“Mother Nature is punishing us, …, for our greed and selfishness. We torture her at all hours by iron and wood, fire and stone. We dig her up and dump her in the sea. We sink mine shafts into her and drag out her entrails – and all for a jewel to wear on a pretty finer. Who can blame her if she occasionally quivers with anger?”  Robert Harris

You are at the mercy of some unknown savage power!

My friend, don’t worry.Don’t get depressed.

Something good is going to happen.

We have forgotten Mother Nature

The terrible things happening now is due to our negligence of Mother Nature.

Still we are not willing to accept and take the responsibility.

“Take action to cool your planet or the planet will take action and cool your life forever.”
 Abhijit Naskar

How to feel the happiness?

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, This is what it is to be happy”.  Sylvia Plath

Take home message

Spend time with Mother Nature.

You never regret it.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Hammad Rais WEEKEND SKY # 28 photo challenge

Last on the Card February 2021

dew drips

Other than noticing the dew drops on the glass during childhood and drawing with your finger, do you ever find time to notice or give a glance whenever you come across dewdrops for the rest of your life?

I doubt.

We are all too busy. We have more pressing priorities. Dewdrops can wait!

Since the Wonders of Mother Nature are freely available, we give ‘zero’ value to her.

Dewdrop is said to be a symbol of the human soul.

“I’ve travelled all around the world to see the rivers and the mountains, and I’ve spent a lot of money. I have gone to great lengths, I have seen everything, but I forgot to see just outside my house a dewdrop on a little blade of grass, a dewdrop which reflects in its convexity the whole universe around you”    Rabindranath Tagore

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Bushboys-  Last on the Card February 2021 photo challenge  and also part of Kate’s Friday Fun – streaks

Simplicity

“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.”   Isaac Newton

As humans, we rarely love to be simple.

And enjoy making our life complicated.

Humans want to be showy.

They forget that, in turn they attract envy, jealousy and, even hatred.

One has to deal with more number of enemies than true friends.

Or one may be attracting more number of false friends.

“Do not try to impress anyone by showing them how worthy you can be, always be yourself and let fate speak for you.”  Deborah Nwakwesili

Any lessons from Mother Nature on Simplicity?

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.”  Alice Walker

At least let us copy Mother Nature and try to be what we are rather than copying somebody to be showy.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuners  FOTD photo Challenge

Nature’s ways

“Water has no mouth,but swallows many,

Light has no hands,but touches many,

Wind has no feet,but carries many,

Darkness has no teeth,but devours many.”

Matshona Dhliwayo

Is Nature cruel or indifferent?

Nature i”s not cruel, only pitilessly indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous-indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.”Richard Dawkins

Nature vs Humans

“How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be.” Elizabeth Lesse

Natures Irony

“It’s Nature’s Irony that those who appear nice are  often ugly and those who appear ugly often nice”  unknown

OK.Life is cruel.What you can do?

“Once you have perceived that life is very cruel, the only response is to live with as much humanity, humor and freedom as you can”  Sara Kane

Thank you.

Namaste🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Happy World Photography Day 2020

World photography day is celebrated on August 19 th.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words.

World photography day is celebrated to appreciate the work of photographers all over the world.

Photography helps us to capture a fleeting moment, which can be cherished life long.

Dear friends wishing you all a happy photography day.

“Photography is a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception interpretation and execution.” Ansel Adams

Keep capturing the moments and spread the joy.

Everybody shares their favorite photograph on social media on this day.

Did you share your favorite photo?

Here is mine.

Dark Hedges in County Antrim,Northern Ireland

Thank you

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Mother Nature’s Art vs Man’s Art

Mother Nature is very soft, gentle, and at the same time very powerful.

Mother nature is an inspiration for many including, artists, architects, poets, and even scientists. We can never stop admiring Mother Nature’s capacity of design, color, and symmetry.

“There is no designer better than Mother Nature” Alexander Mcqueen

Nature's Art

“Nature is the art of God” Dante Alighieri

Modern Art

“This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art” Salvador Dali

However much humans try to replicate Mother Nature….still its an Imitation Jewelry

“Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little” Banksy 

According to Keith Haring “The best reason to paint is there is no reason to paint”

This post is part of Becky’s  Square Perspectives

Thank you, Becky, for the inspiration.Confident to be back in action in September.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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