Sunday, August 12, 2007

Our little jungle...

I love the greens, the flora and fauna and the lives that comes with it. It is an eco-system in miniature. Little birds would perch on the branch singing its sweet melody, jumping from branch to branch and at time nip on the buds of those flowers and enjoying itself on the nectar. At time I would see my elusive squirrel coming out to get its food that I had place on a small plate at one corner of my small garden. The plate of cut apple is always there for this little creature that come and go as it please. I know this squirrel would come because my small plate of cut apple would just vanished in a while. Sometime when the plate is empty I could see this little creature making its presence as thought trying to communicate with me, telling me that the plate is empty. I would then put on some new apples. The little brown squirrel would just hide away for awhile and then would come out again and enjoy its meal of apple. It is just like the cat and mouse game that you watch on TV. The ants which played an important role in the orchid's world are always there, doing its jobs diligently and I believe enjoying the day as well. The fish in my small pond always look hungry, even after you have fed it. Fish are like that, when you are around the pond it would all swim to a spot, as though trying to communicate with you and always asking for food. Feeding the fish, watering the plants and cleaning the little garden is a daily ritual that I enjoyed. Well, friends, life if like that. Well, for today just enjoy the greens of my little jungle. Enjoy and have a nice day.


Hi&Lo said...

Pak Idrus,

Thanks for sharing your little corner of heaven.

The diversity of nature. It needs each other to thrive and survive. If only we humans learn from nature to embrace and engage each other, we will be all the richer.

Pak Idrus, a friend told me pandan plants keep cockroaches away. Is that true?

I came across a plant sold in the tamu (Sabah traditional Sunday market) which purportedly penghalau nyamuk. Do you happen to know its name?

Thank you, Pak Idrus.

PS: Am proud of you being blacklisted as a monkey by the infamous SIL.

Pak Idrus said...

hi&lo, thanks for the visit and that kind words. As for the Pandan, I am not sure it really works, I tried but it did not seem to works. I believe the cockroaches learn and eventually got immunes. It a smart species as well to have survived these long on this crazy planet of ours.

As for that plant, the anti mosquito, I use that plant and it sort of works. I do not know the name of the plant but in the US where I live once, the same plant is call Mosquito repellent plant. Well since the American believe it, I think the world would just adept it. That is globalization. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

hi&lo, the mosquito repellent plant is call in Malay, Pokok Jermin. I have one at my home but it is rather difficult to replant. Have a nice day.

Liza said...

Hi Pak Idrus,

Love to know that lots of people out there are interested on botany :)

Pak Idrus said...

Hi Liza, great to see that you are back in cyberspace. Thanks for the visit and the kind words. Well, it look like posting of things nature do have many followers. I am glad of the interest as I have a passionate love for nature. Have a nice day.