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2023 - The Year That Was

Places impact you for a variety of reasons. And the same place impacts different people in different ways. This is especially true when it comes to spiritual experiences, where every single person’s experience is unique. And personally, every spiritual experience is unique, the same person can have different deeply spiritual experiences at different places, at different times. This thought has emerged because of my own experiences over the years, but especially so this year, with different and unique experiences at various places I have visited recently. I began this year with a visit to Baroda (Vadodara) with friends. It was meant to be a relaxed trip, a touristy trip, with our sons. We enjoyed ourselves to the hilt, but the highlight of that trip was a visit to the Lakulisha temple at Pavagadh. It was the iconography of the temple that I connected with, and I spent a few hours simply lost in the details of the figures carved around the temple. There was an indefinable connect with

Snails are interesting........

Snails are interesting creatures... Did you know that they are herbivores? Well, last week, we were waiting for Samhith's school bus when we saw this one eating up a flower. We were curious about how long it would take, and photographed it..... It took less than 5 minutes for the small creature to finish it off!

Here are some pics in slideshow form....





Here is another one, on a branch, hanging on, and eating a tiny flower.....








It has been pouring here since the last couple of days, and Samhith is looking forward to seeing more snails. They are, after all, interesting, aren't they?????



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  1. Anu, that slide show was a wonderful way to present the snail eating the flower!

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  2. i had a garden at my grandma place but never watched snail eating flowers! thanks for the slide show and wonderful thought! yes indeed they are interesting!

    Lifes greatest wonders lies in the smallest things like this :)

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  3. u r a cool amma arent u.. i loved this whole write up and the work that has gone into it.. im sure Samhith thinks u rock! (i do, actually)

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  4. @Mridula, ssstoryteller : THanks a lot......

    @Srivats: i never watched them either till Samhith started noticing them.... and now both of us look out for them once the rains arrive....

    @ Aparna ..Thanks so much....... lets hope Samhith thinks so too....

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  5. Wow! that's a wonderful slide you have created. Loved the same. But I like it in pictures because when I was in Kerala these creepy things were inside my house everyday had a tough time keeping them out

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  6. @ Chitra.... UGH! can imagine what a nuisance they must have been... as you say, I can enjoy watching them since they are outside the garden, and incidentally, they are not even eating my plants :-))

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  7. the slide show is a neat concept and it worked well with the snail eating the flower

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  8. Loved the slideshow... never seen a snail eat a flower like that!! i love observing creatures, all kinds!! :D

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  9. Snails are indeed very interesting creatures, and quite beautiful if we have that eye.

    I've never seen any snail eat anything, in my life! I can't believe myself.

    Thanks for sharing this new information with me :)

    Thoseghar Waterfall

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  10. Which means they might actually consume quicker than they move! Nice takes.

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  11. awesome slide show ---

    thanks a ton 4 it.. :)

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  12. hi there came across while i was searching for info on snails &blogs, great pics. Bol
    www.depalan.blogspot.com

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  13. Interesting photos!
    Snails are interesting too. I had trouble saving my plants from them. :)

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