Emerald Wasp attacking Cockroach In the mid afternoon as I was roaming about in the garden I came across this Emerald Wasp which is also known as jewel wasp. This female wasp was flying here and there. I took the camera for clicking it. Then I saw a cockroach lying on the side of the wall.As I dislike the cockroaches , I ignored it and was following the Jewel Wasp. The jewel wasp flew near the cockroach, and there was a small fight between them.
The Emerald Wasp managed to sting the cockroach near the neck part. After few mints the cockroach fell silent. Then I saw something amazing. The Emerald Wasp started to drag the cockroach antenna. The cockroach which was triple the size of the wasp started to walk silently. The wasp dragged the cockroach through until it reached a hole in the old wall which was made of mud. Then it turned backside and went inside the hole and pulled the cockroach neatly into the small hole. Then after few seconds it came out, and was searching for something. Then it came across some small stones and hard mud. The Emerald Wasp took them one by one to the whole where the cockroach is. It kept the stones and the mud inside the hole and covered it. Then it came out and cleaned itself. Then it left the place.
You can watch the video by me in you tube
The wasp makes the cockroach as the host for laying the eggs. The eggs when hatches out will as a eat the cockroach and grows fully and come out of the hole as a fully grown cockroach.
A few days back I met a person, when I had been to get the provisions. The person whom I met was an auto driver and he is of 62 years. Generally, we had a talk about the meter fare that is introduced in the city.
He said it is less fare and the government should increase a bit which would be convenient for all.
As the talk were going I asked him about his family. He told that he has got two children. One was a boy and another was a girl. Then I asked him how so old are they. He said they both are married and they are working. I asked him in what job there are in. There his tone was sounding so happy. I felt that he has a He told me the daughter is working in WIPRO as Assistant Manager. I was really surprised. I felt that his tone sounds that he has achieved so much . Then he told that both my son and daughter studied in one of the well known college in the city which is ranked 5th in the city. The got in their college seats in merit. This was the achievement by the children. He was so overwhelmed, when I told him that “ you have brought up the children in the right way”. He said, “Yes, ma from the young age they struggled with me and stood by me all the way.”
Their mother, my wife is a heart patient and I have to spend so much for her treatment. They understood all the sufferings and they stood by me in all my achievements. Then he told about the achievement of his son, who is working as a supervisor in L&T. He also raised from small job to this level in a period of 3 years.
I fell spell bound on seeing the achievements of the children and the man who struggled through his life in procuring the fulfillment of his life. I could see content and glow in his face that he has achieved something.
Beautiful Moments are the pleasant moments we feel so delighted in our lives. Beautiful moments starts in a persons life from the day he or she is born. A child’s birth is the worlds one of the beautiful moments to all parents. The first smile of the child is another beautiful moment. The crawling of the baby makes the whole family with joy and that is a beautiful moment. The first step of the child make the parents feel as if the child is entering the planet earth with its soft tender footsteps. The first words spoken by the child gives the beautiful feeling as if we have conquered the whole world. The first day of the school is and its a beautiful moment for the child and the parents. The graduation in one’s life is a mile stone and it adds to our beautiful moments. Then comes the most beautiful moment – The marriage. It adds so much of pleasure to our life where yet another generation of life comes into existence and the life cycle goes on. Each and every one would have had and will have different beautiful moments in their walks of life.
Butterfly – Crimson Rose which is a swallow tail butterfly which is common in India was seen in my garden often .Whenever I try to click him, he just escapes or keeps on flickering its wings. Butterfly – Crimson Rose is also known as common rose. Butterfly – Crimson Rose was resting today morning in a small tree. I took snaps in different angles. The body of this butterfly is so attractive with black stripes on red body. Butterfly – Crimson Rose wings are of black and red combination and little of white spots in the bottom side of the wings makes it more pretty. The upper part of the wings is with white lines and segments. The Crimson Rose butterfliesButterfly – Red and Black
scientifc name is Atrophaneura (Pachliopta) aristolochiae
Jumping Spider are of 500 species nearly. Jumping Scorpion Spider which I came across is of red back with light blue on the upper body. Jumping Scorpion Spider has a pair of chela or the pincers. Jumping Scorpion Spider is diurnal one, that is it is active during daylight and sleeps at night. Jumping Scorpion Spider one is more active on the midday sun and not seen in the early mornings or evenings.
Jumping Scorpion Spider is very swift in action. In no second Jumping Scorpion Spider disappears from the place. I saw Jumping Scorpion Spider in the coconut tree and after some 30 minutes after I happen to see it on another banana type flowering plant which is 30 yards away.
Damselfly is a attractive creature which is seen near marshy lands and streams. I happened to see this damsel, when I had been on a trip with my friends. It was near a small stream and it was mid afternoon that we saw this damsel beauty. There our children on seeing this damselfly started their discussion as ” This is more like that of a dragonfly but the wings are like that of a butterfly”. We all shot that beauty – damselfly, in our cameras. There were three different colours of damselflies. The exotic damselfly was in peacock green colour. I got a green body and brown transparent wings in my camera. When we came back home my son searched for a dragonfly with butterfly wings and found that it is a damselfly. (more…)
One fine morning, when I got up and went to the dining room window I happen to see a green bee – (Merops orientalis), just buzing around. The window was open. So it had come in. I have been following these beautiful green bees in my back yard for a long time. It was a regular visitor to my basil plant during hot sun. I have taken some snaps of it.
In my usual routine, I totally forgot the bee ear the window . The next day morning when I went near the same window, the bee was still there. It didn’t take its usual swift ride, but was silent. The whole day it should have been there without food. I felt so bad. I thought it to be dead. So in a doubt I handled it very gently and took it to my backyard.
I left that in the branch of a plant where there is little sun and watched. After few minutes it started moving its tentacles. Then slowly it warmed up by cleaning its face and flickering its wings. then it flew away with the same swift. I felt so nice on seeing that.
My heart was filled with bountiful happiness, joy and peace on seeing the bee alive and normal.
A man who dares to waste one hour of his time has not discovered the value of life – Charles Darwin
I have hectic work and my only time for relief from my schedule is spent after looking my lovely garden. There was a lot of activity around the basil plants that I had raised for medicinal purposes. There were these tiny bees that were imbibing the nectar.Though I keep on watching honey bees for a long time, the first few days when I go nearby, they flew away thinking me as a danger, but nowadays they accept me and they are busy on their work. I happened to see them closely through my son’s camera lens only today.
Tthe pollen they had on the underside we can say they were worker bees. I revered their hard work. They didn’t just come for a day. They came every day and did the same work they had done on the previous day. When I constantly noted their motion with a watch, their work didn’t reduce day by day but remained the same when I first saw them. They were regular and punctual. When the sun goes warm they are there and until dusk.
They had the same amount of energy in them. They were there to help their family and they did it with dedication, hard work and what not. And my thought suddenly ran into Charles Darwin theories “Survival of the fittest”, said thou, and now man is considered as the fittest. A shy smile came upon my face. If bees were our size and had just a little of our brains probably we would be extinct.
Honey bee – is so brisk, active and hardworking,diligent and lively, why can’t we ?.
I must extend my heartfelt thanks to all – Who had been of great support for me to accomplish my wish.
My husband had been the back bone for this.
My Father, my Mother, my aunt, and my siblings, had also been a great support to me.
I should thank each and everyone of them for their contribution for my writing.
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create this site so effectively and efficiently.
Today was a day of great energy, as I started the great day with my hobby _ Photography. I took photos of many persons – right from the paper distributor, milkman, a lady drying papads,an old ladies making garlands with flower for God, workers in a wood cutting factory, a person carrying sack of rice in rice shop, tea man distributing tea in cycle for the construction workers.
It was a day of happiness as was to take so many snaps – with all of them doing their regular works enthusiastically. Each one did their work with great involvement and I was able to see the toil of some people for their living . I took some snaps for “Happy Villages Happy India”.
Enjoyed the Great day, with the rememberings of the start of the day – one of my hobby.
Today, being a special day with 12-12-12 as date, I am planning to put 12 posts. I have taken this as my target.
I took this decision all of a sudden. So all of you have to bear with me today. Hope I am able to complete this. I am putting in all
my efforts to do this. 12-12-12 @ 12.12 .12 Sec.This will happen again after a century. So all of you friends have a great day.
when I was on my small walk around my residence, I happened to see some children playing. Among them one was driving cycle
whereas, one naughty kid was holding the back stand of the cycle on the middle of the ride. One smart kid told the naughty not
to do so as it may make the one riding the cycle might fall and cause injury. But the naughty kid became furious and started
saying,”He is my brother I can do whatever I want, who are you, to say not to do. But the smart kid again said , if he falls and
gets injuries who will take care. The naughty kid said,” my father will take care, he will take him to the hospital and spend money.
Why do you worry?”. He was about to bully the smart boy. I was about to go to stop them. But a small girl who was also playing
with them intervened in between those both to avoid their fight.
But again the naughty boy started his fight by wrestling the other. They fell down fighting within the time I reach them.
So, I went and stopped their fight and advised the naughty kid not to do so. He was very much in anger and said nothing.
Then I asked all their names and school and left for my walk.
Then after some time I happened to meet that smart kid and enquired about his class and studies. He said he is
in 5th standard. He is good at studies too. He has got good marks – ‘A’Grade. I then asked what he wants to be in future.
After a long hesitation he came out with an answer saying “Micrology Scientist” (Microbiology scientist).
Perfection is what each one of us should have. It comes out of experience. Whenever we take up a work for the first time,
we may be blank or little aware of it. Once if we start doing it we get some ideas on how to do it simple and in easy way. I have experienced this in
many of my works, right from office work to kitchen work , even in my hobbies like painting, gardening, photography etc. Whenever,
we do a work we must be perfect in that. It is really difficult to be perfect. But once we are into it we will not be able to come
out of that. Like we can say little things make perfection but Perfection is not a little thing. When there is perfection in our doings
that would make our mind happy.
Butterflies are one of the most beautiful insects in the world. The wonderful colours and fluttering flight is of elegance that attracts
everyone’s eye. Butterflies are of different color combination lie black and purple, red and black, black and copper blue,
yellow and violet, black and green, white and black, and many more. Butterflies have different patterns in their wings and body.
I have been watching these butterflies in my back yard and I happen to notice one thing. Butterflies come by 10 to 11 am
and roam until 3 to 4.pm. Only at this time they are seen. I was wondering why?. After 5 months of observation i came to know
that birds do not appear much at this time. I really enjoy watching the butterflies , the way they sit and they flicker the wings
a few times and they close them. Butterflies open them again only when the move to another place or they try to fly.
Butterflies are little cute ones to watch. The camouflage in their wings are another wonder in God’s creation.
Experience is the outcome of experience. Is it not twisting. Yes, Experience comes to us only when we are doing the same work
many times. Whomsoever you may be or whatsoever the situation experience is plays a vital role. Right from the child to the old,
from a ordinary person to a professional, experience gained by them makes a big difference. Experience is a kind of knowledge,
one gets out of their doings, surroundings and circumstances. We gain wisdom out of our experience. Our forefathers out of
their personal experience have attained their knowledge.They share that knowledge to us in many ways like stories, idioms,
phrases. The experience may be like personal experience, mental experience, emotional experience, experience out of
immense learningspiritual experience,religious experience, medicinal experience, scientific experience, political experience,
Bringing up Children is both, enjoyable and a tough task. Rasing the kids the parents have a vital role. Lots of responsibility,
is there for the parents. This generation kids gets a lots of exposure. The parents the mother and father should be thier role model
They both should be lenient as well as strict. They have to be friendly, and express the kids wrong doing in the right way.
Parents play an important role in molding up the children.
Accordingly, there should be liberty,but should know their responsibility. The children should know values of love,discipline,
respect,time, money, hardship,duty. The children nowadays get only less time to talk to their parents. This should be avoided.
Daily or two days once the children and the parents should sit together and talk lively.
Nowadays, the kids doesn’t have the patience to listen. So, we have to convey the message short and sweet and in the right way.
Most of all the parents must understand their mental outlook in upbringing the children. This plays a vital role. So that their view should not
the dishes very tasty.
Adding a pinch salt while sauteing the onions makes the onions a little bit tastier and it gets fried up easily.
Adding Salt while sauteing tomatoes or cooking tomatoes it gets cooked fast.
To get the juice of the tamarind instantly soak it with salt and warm water.
Add a pinch of salt to all the sweets you make, this increases the taste of the sweet you make and the sweet ingredients,
you add is lessened.
Vendors are of many type. Mobile Vendors, Street Vendors, Vendors on the main bazaar roads, Vendors on weekly market of
villages,vendors on highways etc. Many of the mobile vendors or on their legs, whereas a few on bicycle or a moped.
Whether, it is a rainy day or a sunny day the mobile vendors are regular.
They walk or ride street by street from early morning till the time their goods are sold. Some sell a different item the morning
and another in the evening. Whereas some sell seasonal items according to the needs of the season.
But when the bread winning vendor falls sick then the whole family will be in trouble Whether it is a rainy day or a sunny day
the mobile vendors are regular.
Many of them who sell flowers, greens and there a many who sell vegetables, plastic items, toys and so on.
In case of the street vendors and other type of vendors, they can manage as the other family member can assist them.
Sandy, the Hurricane has claimed nearly 75 lives which is of 95 MPH(Miles per hour), has lashed the nearly 5 states.
Hurricane Sandy, have washed many homes and streets, roads and railway tracks are filled with water . Many are in queue to get oil
for thier genrators. Whereas, I happened to read this morning that a mother – Glenda Moore, who lost her two children in the flood is
the saddest part , The poor mother couldn’t save the children though, she was a strong swimmer. Though, the mother and children
escaped 3 sandy waves the fourth one have forcefully grabbed the children away from her. She was on her duty, and she wanted
to leave her boys in the relatives house. But before she reaching the relatives house this tragic incident has happened. Let us pray
for the the poor mother from her own hands, to loose the small kids for the nature’s calamity.
The real story of a successful widow
A successful widow who brought her children after a great struggle and hardship. In my childhood I have seen her sufferings and struggle. This is very much lingering in my mind.
She was married to a husband who belong to a small village, His profession was climbing palm trees. They had three children two girls and a boy. The father passed away all of a sudden, due to snake bite, on his way to his work. The children were so young.
The widow was the only bread winner of the family.The widow had helping neighbors but even then it was her duty to raise up the kids. So, she daily gets up by 4.00 in the morning, cooks food then before sunrise by 5.00 AM.She goes to the fields picks up pebbles like stones in sacks. Then she cooks the stones in fire with woods in a fire place especially made of mud. Then the cooked stones which are turned into calcium stones are cooled down .These stones on adding water it is used for white wash. She next day she has to carry that stones which are very heavy. It a long way of five Kilometers by walk through fields and small narrow paths and there she sells it for a small amount of money and she gets some provisions to run her family.Three days of hardship and the fourth day she earns a little bit.
That is how she spent nearly 18 years. The successful widow’s son is settled and one daughter is settled. Whereas, other died of illness, as She became mad by the age of 10 and because of that too, this poor widow has to face many problems.
Whenever she has to go on work she has to lock the ill child her in the small hut and leave for work. Some times due to peak of madness that child used to break the doors and come out and threaten the neighbors. At the age of 19,that daughter passed away. Though as a mother she was much upset, but she consoled herself saying ” I couldn’t see her any more suffering, “Thank God, he has taken her away at the right time”.
The Successful widow lives in the same place with her own earnings, though she suffers severe headaches often. She says this is because of the heavy weight she used to carry on her head. She is nearing her 75. Now, she is happy that her grand children are much better in life compared to her. The will power, strength,and the strong mind and guts she has is unimaginable. Isn’t she a successful widow.
Expectation is the great culprit for many problems. Expectations from the family members either the child from their parents are the parents from the child, between husband and wife, between sisters, brothers, sisters and brothers. Like wise the expectations goes on in all forms. From the top level to bottom levels in business, government and so on. So the whole life is surrounded with expectations. When this expectation is not fulfilled there arises a problem. It may be small, big or great and that also depends on their level of expectation. There are a few exceptions. There are some who can go cool on all the happenings but even they have certain fall backs. Solution – Never, ever think of anything. Do your work sincerely, do your duty, ignore the wrong perceptions on you. Most of all Silence is the Best Medicine.
Daily apply the juice of Sweet Basil leaves on the faces and leave it to dry. After 15 minutes wash with normal water. It is natural, no side effects and very much effective. I applied to my son who had pimples and its not there. You can grow this in your backyard or in a pot. It grows quickly.
Normally, we grind powders like Turmeric, Chilly, Coriander, Wheat, Raggi and so on. After grinding the powders allow them to cool for few hours as it would be hot. After cooling it put it in air tight containers. Put the powder to quarter of the container then press it with a dry spatula till the powder goes tight. Then again you fill the powder and again press it with spatula. Keep on pressing till the powder is filled and tight so no gaps in between. It should be so tight that while taking we have struggle a little. Then cover it with a neat clothe or plastic bag and close it air tight. Thus the grounded powders will remain the same for an year or so. Store it in a dry place. The taste and smell remains the same and no bugs are formed. While taking, carefully use dry spoon and again press the powder and keep it tightly closed as mentioned above..
Note : Store powder in a small container for daily use.