Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It came visiting... the iJump...

It is another beautiful day in May and while my friend the iDad in Seattle is toying with his new toy the iPad, I am here enjoying my day with just daydreaming at my patio. The iPad has yet to come to our shore and it would be sometimes before we get to see this new toy that my friend is having fun now.

Well, this place in front of my house is facing west, thus it is rather cool in the early part of the morning. And today it is such a day. There is this little garden that I had developed over times and the little bushes has matured and it has now became a sort of an ecosystem where insects and birds love to come by from time to time. At time I could see the small birds chirping and jumping from twig to twig in the early part of the morning making melodies that is so soothing to the ears. It seems happy and that often made my day.

A few days ago I saw a grasshopper clinging to the small bamboo poles that I had pro up for the vine to climbs giving my little garden an exotic look. And yesterday I found a butterfly that could no longer fly. It has fallen down and lay there helplessly on the ground; giving me a chance to take a closer look at this colorful flying insect. If left unattended the ants would cart it away slowly and would feast on it. In the Fishpond nearby if ever a fish die and not removed from the pond, it would soon be eaten by the other fishes. So as one could see there are lots of activities going on in this little garden of mine.

At top is the image of a grasshopper [iJump] that is enjoying its meals and perching quietly enjoy it peace with nature and below is the image of that blue and black and white color butterfly that had fallen down. After talking some images of it I pick it up and move it to a higher ground and it eventually flew away.

Have a nice day.


Zaharan Razak said...

I envy your never running out of topics to write about while I have to seek inspiration or divine intervention before even sitting down to write. Talking about grasshoppers, I wrote a short verse about the grasshopper who plays all summer long and never works a single day in his life unlike the always busy ant ... over at zaharan.blogspot.com, but then you're known to be averse to poetry ...

Pat said...

Lovely shots, as usual, Pak Idrus! As with the purple flower on the previous post!

And what a gorgeous blue on that butterfly!!! Simply beautiful, eh, god's creatures?!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Salam, Pak Idrus!

I'll bet iDad is still having a lot of iFun right now over in Washington. Still waiting for a proper full length blogpost from him.

Your garden is well-kept yet has wide enough a variety of plants to attract all sorts of insects, birds and small mammals. The grasshopper shots are awesome. It seems to be saying: "iJump, you jump!"

louis said...


The light in Malaysia must be extraordinary: the colors in your photographs are always so exquisite.

You and CO'78 and my daughter are making sure I regret all the iFun this iDad (or iGrandfolks, according to my daughter) is having with his iToys :)

pakmat said...

..and some people have grasshoppers like that for breakfast..:)..great shots, PI..cheers

Pak Idrus said...

Zaharan Razak, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting. Well that is the way I blog and I am enjoying it. Thanks for the good words.

Hey! What made you think I am averse to poetry. I love poetry and live with it throughout my wonderful years with the Ministry of Culture. And I do read and enjoy it but I haven't found the way to write it. I have tried but it does not work, perhaps I do not have the creative mind like you to write poetry. I think that Capt.of the Cotton Island does write beautiful poetry too.

I know that not everyone are gifted to write poetry. But I still look for poetry books and did enjoy reading. I believe that poetry is a colorful way of story telling. BTW I have read many of Rumi writing and enjoy it all.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Pat, thanks for the visit and the good words on my kind of photography. I am happy that you enjoy those images much as I had enjoy taking it.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

~Covert_Operations'78~, Ee Lynn thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Well, I believe the iDad is still enjoy his new found toy. Well, we are like that and it seem that child in us is still there. That is the reason we all love toys especially the new one.

As for my garden it is my way of getting nature close to me and enjoying what it had to offer. So far it has been a wonderful place for me to get lost at time in that little jungle. I love gardening and in a limited space I have to find a way to have a garden, thus the little jungle that you saw in front of my house.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

louis, thanks for the visit and the good words on my kind of photography.

Well in the tropic at time there are too much light and one had to do all the photography in the morning or the evening to avoid of over exposing with too much light. But when it rain it a different story all together. And I did enjoy taking those image and happy that you too enjoy it.

As for the iPad I am happy that you now have found a new toy to play around.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

pakmat, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting. Thanks as well for the good words on my kind of photography. I am still learning of getting good images along the way. I am glad that you enjoy that posting.

BTW I do not always get the visit of such grasshopper. It was by chance that it came visiting that day, thus that images.

Have a nice day.

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Pak Idrus said...

Lydia, thanks for the visit and the good words on my kind of blogging and the images that accompanied it. I am glad that you enjoy it.

Have a nice day.