Photoed by Mr. Vinayagamurthi of 13th Block
As the rain drops fall from the Heavens
Mayflower tree in front of my flat showers
Dried yellow leaves and lovely flowers
Feast indeed to our gifted nice eyes!
Around the car that I have parked under
The leaves make a nice garland clear
Leaves dried and green due to rain
God’s makings great and glorious!
Two dozen cars parked in front
All are blessed with garlands around
Man cannot compete with such lovely Nature
With all his power of brain and features!
Unique indeed is the human mind to device the days in the world
Today it is Sunscreen Day on twenty seventh May save from the Sun world!
Sunscreen Day is clear indication of awful summer’s setting in
With the rising intensity of the sun it is important to use sunscreen
To protect the skin from dangerous and painful sunburns. Using sunscreen
A good and easy method.It defends the skin from damaging ultraviolet rays
And helps to prevent skin cancer. An important day it is and pays!
Different types of sunscreen for different types of skin, application,
Sun intensity and so on. Let us use Sunscreen Day to gather some information
As to which sunscreen is the best for our needs. Let us use and enjoy the sun!
Summer ,oh, Summer we know how to free ourselves from your hot rays!
God created the world with seasons four and their specialties great
Man named the seasons including awful summer with character of its own
With special fruits significant for the summer heat and thirst
Summer has arrived and water melons on the platforms and street aplenty!
Tasty fruit – no watermelon sans seeds irritating when taken
But Fiber and water important for healthy digestion. it has both.
Has high water content making it hydrating and helps one feel full.
Low-calorie fruit high in nutrients, carotenoids, vitamin C and cucurbitacin E
Has compounds- cucurbitacin E and lycopene, potential to prevent cancer
Has heart-healthy components, lycopene, citrulline and vitamins and minerals,.
Lycopene and vitamin C anti-inflammatory antioxidants Inflammation controls diseases.
Lycopene helps keep eyes healthy and protects against muscular degeneration
Its juice is a recovery beverage after exercise avoiding muscle soreness.
Nutrients good for our hair and keeps skin supple and protect against sunburn.
Not a very costly fruit- nor available as much in other seasons
Sure we have to take as much as possible for good reasons
God knows what is the best and at what seasons and reasons
Let us enjoy-no water melons sans seeds- no life sans problems!
What a wonderful creation of God the Almighty,
Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient-mighty!
Sun and moon, stars and planets, sky and earth, hills and mountainside
Nature’s manifestation-God’s magnificence- indeed great!
Shadows -morning to noon and noon to evening lovely watch
Long shadows getting smaller and smaller-growing taller
And taller- bad friendship morn to noon shadow like and good
Friendship is like noon to evening shadow like- nature’s beauty!
Lack of shadow is beautiful!Happens twice a year,
For places between twenty three point five plus and minus
Degrees latitude! The Sun is almost never exactly overhead
At noon, but transits a bit lower in altitude, a bit
To the north or south. Earth’s rotation axis is inclined
To the plane of its revolution around the Sun – varies seasons!.
Sun, in its highest point of the day, will move south to North
Of the celestial equator-Uttarayan and Dakshinayanin a year!.
The northern most and southern most two solstices,
And the crossing of the Sun across the equator two equinoxes.
For people living between the degrees referred the Sun’s declination
Equals to their latitude twice On these two days, the Sun
Will be exactly overhead at noon and will not cast a shadow on the ground.
This Zero Shadow Day falls today in Namakkal District of Tamil Nadu!
Metemneo the traditional five-day harvest festival
Of the Yimchunger tribe in Nagaland -a nice state of Bharath
Though a solemn festival observed after the millet crop
Is harvested, normally in the second week of August sharp!
Inaugurated by the village elder khiungpu five-day festivals include:
Shito – Communal cleaning of the village, repair of village roads
Zhihdo – Repair of the paths leading to the fields, clearing up of intrusive landslides
Zumdo – Repair of inter-village roads
Khihresuk – Cleaning of water points and springs
Shiresuk – Cleaning and worship of agricultural tools!
They pray for the souls of those who would die in the year
Invite friends home and exchange gifts- engagements between
The young boys and girls made. They believe that males have
Six souls while females have five souls.Grand festival !
Great India that is Bharat- holy Motherland of stature
Has its ways of living and worshiping noble Mother nature
Tomorrow is Pongal day-makara Sankaranthi- holy day
For all when the Sun deemed to be God worshiped by all for His grace!
A great day is tomorrow to thank the SUN GOD
The giver of love and light, power and strength
End of harvest season bringing cheers and joy
Plenty of paddy and sugar cane to enjoy!
Agriculture sustains the world and people
Agriculturists sacrificing their all
For you and me deserving our thanks and praise
Let us keep their joy as ours and make them rise!
Let on this day our prayers go for the world
To prosper! Its welfare and peace goal golden!
Forget not the animal friends who serve us
All through in their own way without making fuss!
Bull fight, rekla race, ruse fight-depict not valor
Sure inflicting on the dumb beings a terrible torture!
To me the Tamil, my tradition and culture taught me more
Showing love to all living beings-humans and animals, sure.