SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 3 – STOP ON THE WAY TO LUNCH – WATER BIRDS AND WATER LILY

by Antonio Gil April. 29, 2019 491 views
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♫♫ The Water Lily ♫♫

John Chipman Farrar
Water-Lily

I'd like to be a water-lily sleeping on the river,
Where solemn rushes whisper, and funny ripples quiver.
All day I'd watch the blue sky—all night I'd watch the black,
Floating in the soft waves, dreaming on my back,
And when I'd tired of dreaming, I'd call a passing fish,
"I want to find the sea!" I'd shout, "Come! You can grant my wish!"

He'd bite me from my moorings, and softly I would slip
To the center of the river like an ocean-going ship.
The waves would laugh upon me. The wind would blow me fast,
And oh, what shores and wonders would greet me as I passed!
Yes, if I were a water-lily, I'd sail to sea in state—
A green frog for my captain—and a dragon-fly for my mate!

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Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 4 months ago

Love your birdies - as you would expect!
Beautiful purple heron - the buff coloured one must be a juvenile of some kind as I don't recognise it.
Like a bittern, but they are so shy and evasive.
Only seen one once, but you can hear them ...

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 4 months ago

This place was full of them everywhere. Thanks dear friend

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

Then it's not a bittern!

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Bethany Plonski 2 years, 4 months ago

I love all the bird photos! The lily pads are beautiful too.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 2 years, 4 months ago

You are too kind my friend. Thank you

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Camellia Staab 2 years, 4 months ago

What a long neck on #1. Leave it to you to find a sweet song to go along with this post. 👏👏

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks for your confidence on me Camellia smile

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Francesc 2 years, 4 months ago

Fantastic bird set!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 4 months ago

Much obliged my friend

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Russell Smith 2 years, 4 months ago

#4 This one made me smile . I keep thinking some poor chap got in loads of trouble for "loosing" their necktie #5is quite beautiful.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 4 months ago

I believe it's a tie from a child. They use a school uniform with ties. Thanks my friend

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Olga Helys 2 years, 4 months ago

#2 - 3 SO WONDERFUL
Great job as always 
Thanks

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Antonio Gil Replied to Olga Helys 2 years, 4 months ago

It's I who thank you my dear friend. smile

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