A time to unwind and touch base with nature. That’s what visit to my native village in Kerala is. Always and ever. It is an unbelievable experience. I do travel light, but at the same time do not! Confused?. I travel light on clothes and other items, but pack my bag with as many different cameras and lenses as possible. By now, the customs people are familiar with my bag and its contents. In fact, this time the officer who was screening my bag even asked me, do you have anything new that we have not seen so far?!
It is really interesting to walk around and see the nature as it is and at its best. With good amount of plantation, vegetation and water sources around, there is no dearth for birds, insects and other creatures.
On one such walk, I found this bird sitting and whistling in a beautiful voice. It reminded me of the poem “The Solitary Reaper” by William Wordsworth studied during my school days.
Do not miss out on any such opportunity, if ever you get. Unwind, explore and experience.
Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
27 January 2016