Friday, January 2, 2009


Do you think that a high-gliding Pariah Kite sees the same sky

that a sky-searching Crimsonbreasted Barbet looks up at

that I in my sunset dreaming hours do?


  1. Nice pictures, A Happy New Year.

  2. Hi, these are excellent photos for the skywatchers. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year too Sunita...Namaste.

  3. Happy SWF, I hope you had a wonderful New Year.

    I enjoyed your photos and the words your wrote with them.

    The colour in the last is beautiful and warm.

  4. Yes I do, it is so beautiful.
    The seeds are ready. This tree is not very high, it grows and flowers quickly, the birds love to feed on it and the bark lends itself to grow ferns and Orchids on the tree. It is not invasive, Some of the seed germinate but are easely eradicated. Does your government allow you to import seed? Please, Sunita let me know.

  5. That's a beautiful picture of the Barbet looking up at heavens as if they're listening to the gods' message!

  6. That picture of Barbet looking up at the heavens as if listening to the message of the gods, looks awesome! Your skywatch photos are beautiful as ever!

  7. Yes, that is why it is so comforting to be able to see the same sky that loved ones who may be far away can see, the moon too-it is the same, maybe a different perspective.

  8. Beautiful skies. And many more happy ones in 2009!

  9. Beautiful photos. Happy New Year to you.

  10. You certainly see different skies but they are all beautiful ... Happy New Year! :-)

  11. Birds always make such nice subjects and these are no exception. However the sun in the last shot is pure magic and I would day dream too under that one.

    Happy and dreamy 2009 to you.

  12. Thank you, Etje. Happy New Year to you too.

    Happy New Year,Skies. I loved that island in your blog. Namaste.

    Thanks, Suzanne. I had a great New Year ... not in the conventional partying sense but the family was together and there is a sense of anticipation to see what the new year brings.
    I'm glad you liked my photos but I think I will be mailing you to get some advice.

    Really? Wow! Thanks, Trudi. I'll mail you soon, okay? I think this needs more space than this comments box offers :)

    Hi Chandramouli! The Barbets are quite cute, arent they? I've been stalking them all this month and have managed to get some better photos of them. I'll post them soon.

    You're so right, Tina. The 'same and yet different' aspect makes it so interesting, doesnt it? What you said made me go out and look at the sky again... I hadnt quite thought of friends in distant places looking at the same sky :)

    Thank you... imac, chanpheng, esnorway. I've been having fun with Skywach friday. I'm getting to enjoy so many more beautiful skies around the world. Happy New Year to all of you.

    Thanks, Signe. Happy New Year to you too.

    Happy New Year, Muge. You're so right about the different skies.

    Thanks, Tarolino. I think that last photo is quite special too. LOL! Happy and dreamy 2009 to you too. I hope you find many dreamy sunsets to set you off.

    Thanks, Vincibene. Happy New Year to you.

  13. very beautifully expressed..happy new year

  14. What? You limit your dreaming hours to sunset? I easily fall ito a daze for daze and daze and daze!

  15. Magiceye, arent our Mumbai skies really putting on a show these days? Love it!

    Happy New Year, Lakshmi. And thanks!

    Arija, you're definitely my kind of person! :D
    I can go off into a world of my own at any given time but sunset is usually the time when I'm all on my ownsome, so its more of 'daydream time' for me.

  16. Lovely skywatch pictures.
    That birds added life to it.

  17. Thanks, Tabib.
    That kite is one of a pair nesting in a coconut tree in my garden, so I'm getting to see a lot of him nowadays.

  18. Happy New Year, Sunita!
    May you see more and more lovely things in your garden

  19. Thanks, Raji. Happy New Year to you too!


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