A Peahen in my Enchanted Woods

100 Happy Days – Day 89
This green patch of woods and the canal behind my apartment have always been close to my heart. They remind me of the Enchanted woods in Enid Blyton’s Faraway tree series. I could sit looking at them for hours, weaving stories in my head.
They get all the more irresistible when it rains. During the monsoons, the intensity of the green multiplies manifold and the brown of the trees get browner. The contrast of the green against the brown makes the place look magical & the term ‘Emerald woods’ would come to my mind.
I remember making a Haiku inspired by the place.
The place is infested with snakes and sometimes I find tiny turtles in the canal. Birds of various kinds flock in & out – Cranes, kingfishers, Mynah, Pigeons, Parrots, Black fork-tailed birds and much more whose names I don’t know. But today was a first for me as I found this huge, brown bird walking through the woods. My suspicions were confirmed after I stared at it in awe for a long while. The white head crest and the long neck could never be mistaken.
I found a brown Peahen in my Emerald woods, behind my apartment! <3
PS – I couldn’t take a picture of the Peahen since it was too far away and blended well amidst the greens & browns. This is my very own magical woods as seen from my window ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Alok Singhal

    Reminds me of the stunning Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe area!
    Nice thought.

    1. Ranjini

      Ooh I’d love to see that. Do you have a post written on it? (I’d prefer that to googling) ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Parul Thakur

    Lovely green and lucky you for that view. A happy post ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Ranjini

      Thank you Parul ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Destination Infinity

    Nice green location that. Buy an Advanced P&S digital camera. Mine has 40x zoom and I love it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Destination Infinity

  4. akaushiva

    Lovely!! So lucky to be living in such a beautiful place. Perfect spot to get inspired. Emerald Woods is just the right term.

  5. Sachin Nath

    You’re such a lucky person… All I get to see here are dusty roads and cars

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  7. Aneesh Sreekumar

    Ithoru rasamkolli comment aayittu thonnum engulfing! Aa pola pidichu kidakkunna sthalam vrithiyakkanam! Kaaranam surya velicham kittathey pathukkey avidey underwateril ulla ella jeevikalum chattu pokum! That’s why more snakes and frogs. Only they can survive and thrive in there!

    1. Ranjini

      Hehe. That place clears itself up after every seasonal rainfall. Aa paayal okke olichu poum. Then there is nothing to fear. Besides, kaadoke vetti. Henceforth, concrete will grow there. :/

      1. Aneesh Sreekumar

        You see running water, tide, etc are good right !! About the second part, Aiyyo Kashtam !!!

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