This is something I really like to write about – my window with a view, a green view. Though our city Mumbai is infamous as a concrete jungle, my corner of this metro is exception to this rule, at least till now. I have already written a posts about the pleasant greenery outside my window and also about My Almond Tree.
But there are also other trees, apart from the Badam tree. Just next to it and as big as the almond tree is the Neem tree. Right since the ancient times, our science books have mentioned the importance of this tree. You get the purest of air if there is a Neem tree in your courtyard; and here it is bang opposite my window.
Then there is a small guava tree just beneath the almond tree. Both the neem and guava (and also almond) trees play host to so many feathered visitors. Common crows and pigeons are aplenty. The chirpy sparrows occupy the branches as if sitting in a school classroom. Sighting a Bharadwaj bird (as known locally) or Greater coucal / crow pheasant is considered auspicious by some people. Here is our friend which regularly visits neem branches just opposite my window.
The guava tree lures many groups of parrots who peacefully enjoy the fruit. Till I actually observed it from close quarters, I never knew that the parrots hold their fruit in one claw, just like humans holding a fruit in a hand, and then bend their heads to eat it. (see the picture).
Then there are squirrels, mynahs, bulbuls…..too quick to capture in frame. Time flies and one wouldn’t know how the minutes turned to hours while watching
Truly, my window is a window to beautiful green world out there.