Friday, August 5, 2011

want some healthy snacks?

With apologies for a long absence , here are some good ideas for healthy snacking.
Snacking as the birds do in my garden . And inspire me all the more.


You can see a bird all right but there is some dry fruit which has lured this green chatterbox to this branch.
Those dry drumstick pods are bursting with nutritious food , the dry seeds which the squirrels and other birds too find nutritious . They instinctively know what is good for them.


This was a couple who came chattering loudly and i walked to the window to see what is so special that they are chattering this much. I was talking on phone and went to fetch the camera and the other one flew away probably carrying some of the seeds to her young ones.


I kept talking on the phone and clicked some pictures . Truly a multi tasker :) ...but multitasking results in two jobs done poorly ...see what happened to these pictures...


And see how this guy descends down the pod to pick at the seeds.... I have been watching this routine for a long time now but never have been able to take decent pictures...


This time i decided to share them anyways . The pleasure of watching them eating like this had to be shared .


Perching on the stalk of the pod and stretching his neck to reach the seeds down there...


Gulping down one seed....


And then picking another...


Digging in some more...


Coming up to balance...what a difficult job...


Starting again....digging some more...


Picking with a different angle now...


 Learnt a thing or two from baba Ramdev ?


A satisfied , contented gait...


Has somebody been watching?


Now ready to fly ... and fly he did....


And i continued with my telephonic chat . The phone was on speaker , placed on the window sill while i was clicking all these pictures...

Long chats on phone to plan our trip to the great Himalayas . The highest passes of the Himalayas .

A group of 100 women is all set out to cycle through the highest passes , cycling from Kullu to Kardung La and then back to Leh . I am a part of this group and need a lot of healthy snacking these days...just like this Rose Ringed Parakeet...and i need to be chirpy just like them...

Taking a lesson from them and getting ready. Can i ask for good wishes ? Please do pray for good weather over there and good health for me all through this expedition.

Thank you.

8 comments:

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  2. thats a parrot having snacks :)
    All the best and take lots of pics :)
    enjoy your cycling tour have funnnnnnnnn :)

    Bikram's

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  3. Awesome! Just returned from Leh, and it is paradise indeed. A cycling expedition sounds WOW!

    Luvvv the contented gait!

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  4. Wishing the entire team and you loads of fun, good health and strength to complete the expedition, good weather.. Boy! are all of u u brave... I feel so excited thinking of the expedition, sitting so far away.... look forward to hearing about the trip in details later via your blog....cheers!

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  5. ummm !! this says something without revealing anything.

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