2013 India Sketch Journal June 21 By Meera Rao
Everyday the parrots in the neighbourhood dart around following one another, frolicking, squawking and chirping away. I have a movie of it but unfortunately can't share it as it is not loading right into the blogger :( Last year the parrots used two coconut trees on a neighbour's yard as their base. This year they have chosen a tree with a few dead branches in another yard as their perch as the coconut trees are dead and felled. I love watching their green bodies, red beaks and long tail feathers as they streak by and wonder what they are really doing! Is this a game, an elaborate social ritual, hunting for a meal or something else altogether? I zoom in on the ones that land on a branch for a few minutes with my camera lens so I can see what they look like up close and still for a moment and of course, admire them a bit !
2013 India Sketch Journal June 22 By Meera Rao
I pass by this 'compound' most days on my daily walks or errands. The locked up classic 'old Mysore house' now with its overgrown garden/yard lush from the monsoon rains, fence wall and gate in ruins conjures up all kinds of drama in my head ;) Painting the beautiful birds and then this yard made me acutely aware of the cycle of life. Many of these classic old houses are slowly being renovated and I am hoping some day this one will get a new lease on its life!
Below is page 8 as it is in my sketchbook:
2013 India Sketch Journal Page 8 By Meera Rao
And Thank you- each and every one for stopping by, for leaving comments and coming along with me on my trip :)