Under a cloud

by Priyanka Karunan October. 22, 2018 308 views

Last night it rained heavily. In the morning I grabbed my camera and went for a walk. After the showers mother nature has cooled down. Everything around smelled fresh. Raindrops were dripping from tree leaves. I walked down the garden aimlessly and there she was blooming to glory.

This Lotus took me back to a funny childhood memory. We have a small pond in our garden at home with lovely pink and white lotuses. So one day after a heavy rain I could hear the frogs croaking. I went close to the pond and I could see they have laid eggs everywhere. I felt the eggs kind of made the pond look bad. So I grabbed a thin long branch that fell off in the heavy rain and managed to clear the pond. The next day I noticed that the frogs have done the same again. I was furious and I cleared it all once more. Next day struck me hard. The eggs were on the lotus. It felt like the frogs took revenge on me for what I did. I went to my mother crying and complaining about what happened. Immediately she asked me this, "Would you like it if someone separated you from me"? No!!! I Replied. Then why would you do something like that to the poor frog. I felt so guilty at that moment. I regretted my actions so badly. When school reopened we had a poem about a rainy day and how frogs warn us about a heavy storm by croaking. Trying to save my pretty lotus in the pond taught me this. I have been very frog friendly since then.

As I continued walking around the garden I could see more n more flowers around. Most of them had water droplets on them from the rain. Everything around was so beautiful. There were several small bridges connecting the area close to the pond.

As I stood on top of one of them and gazed down I could see tiny fishes swimming around and the pond Herons were looking out for their meal. I also did spot a few turtles here and there trying to hide as I approached.

In sometime I could hear slight thunder and dark clouds started to roll out in the sky. The frogs were croaking once again and I took the hint and walked back home.

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Heike 2 years, 1 month ago

Lovely pics, I really like the lotus very much and I also enjoyed you frog-story. smile

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Priyanka Karunan Replied to Heike 2 years, 1 month ago

Thank you. Glad you liked it. 😊

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