Recently while chatting with a friend, she asked me :
How is every one in your family ?
So i said… fortunately or unfortunately my family is becoming larger & larger !
My friend must’ve thought i’ve done something crazy with my love at this ripe old age, so she gave me a quizzical look & asked: huh… what ?
I said these days my family members add up to a few zillions….So which ones are you talking about ?
She said : Shut up…
I said: No, i won’t shut up
Then what do you mean ?
Well, these days my family includes apart from all my loved ones, all the organisms which are helping me farm the land, many of whom i do not or cannot see, thousands of plants & trees, frogs, crabs, fish, centipedes, earth worms, barking deer, birds, chameleons, snakes, honey bees, termites, a few dogs & many other new ones that i keep bumping into almost every day.
& did i forget some intriguingly spectacular butterflies !
She says : True… how you managing ?
Well, do i need to manage anything or why should anything be managed ?
Shut up, you nomad !! End of the story !
Here is my first sighting of the Common Map butterfly, don’t its wings look like a road map ??
& what can one say to this plant, which seems to say I don’t need any soil….. i am happy ‘on the rocks’ !
get the cue ?
& i always thought plants can only be propagated only from seeds, or cuttings or from rhizomes, i never knew there are some plants which can be propagated from its leaves. Thats what its called in marathi ‘paan futya’
I can’t wait to try it during the rains next year…. spread out the leaf, put some soil on it & watch new shoots coming out from all sides of a single leaf !
peace, love & a bit more of intrigue !