Friday, January 7, 2011

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970), a story about a seagull who flew for the love of flying rather than merely to catch food, was published by Macmillan Publishers after the manuscript was turned down by many other publishers. The book, which included unique photos of seagulls in flight by photographer Russell Munson, became a number-one bestseller. The book contained fewer than 10,000 words, yet it broke all hardcover sales records since Gone with the Wind. It sold more than 1,000,000 copies in 1972 alone. 

Large-eyed bronze back tree snake


Large-eyed bronze back tree snake
Large-eyed bronze back tree snake

Dendrelaphis grandoculis, Coluberidae

This endemic snake to India was crossing the road, a ghat road in the Nadugani and I was driving to Kerala. This snake is tiny, slender and slightly flattened body. This snake feeds on frogs, lizards and geckos. Occasionally eats baby snakes and small birds.

Flowers


Flowers are lovely; Love is flower-like;
Friendship is a sheltering tree;
O! the joys, that came down shower-like,
Of Friendship, Love, and Liberty
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge