Thursday, July 20, 2017

Capturing nature and birdlife

One of the aspects of life in Sri Lanka that has not changed in the time I have lived on the island has been beauty and proximity of nature. If you follow my social media feeds then you'll have noted my love of all things nature. Proximity plays a key part in all of this. Whether it's around home, along a walking track, or venturing out of the city - it's very much part of everyday life.

Each day I remind myself to take in the sounds around me. There's usually dogs barking, birds chirping, squirrels squeaking and the rustling of branches or leaves. Tropical life is vibrant and thriving all day round. And not a day goes by that I don't see butterflies, birds and some unusual sight. Just the other day I was walking to the train station and I saw a pig or boar foraging through a mound of rubbish on one of the neighborhood side streets. Sure you see cows roaming the Lankan streets like they're part of the everyday scene, but pigs, not so much.

Anyway, I've been thoroughly enjoying this ongoing fascination with native birds, flora and natural settings around Colombo recently and so I thought I'd post some of my photo captures...