Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Impossible Dream

To dream the impossible dream 
To fight the unbeatable foe 
To bear with unbearable sorrow 
To run where the brave dare not go 

To right the unrightable wrong 
To love pure and chaste from afar 
To try when your arms are too weary 
To reach the unreachable star 

This is my quest 
To follow that star 
No matter how hopeless 
No matter how far 

To fight for the right 
Without question or pause 
To be willing to march into hell 
For a heavenly cause 

And I know if I'll only be true 
To this glorious quest 
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm 
When I'm laid to my rest 

And the world will be better for this 
That one man, scorned and covered with scars 
Still strove with his last ounce of courage 
To reach the unreachable star


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wasp Hive

July 6, 2013
During a visit to Bangalore last week, Durga my niece and I had been to General Post Office to renew her philately subscription. The Philatelic Bureau is located in the second floor of the building which is a good 40' above the ground level. While walking the corridor I noticed this nest hanging from branches of a jack fruit tree.

On the next was an insect.. yellow and black. I said it was a bee; Durga corrected me- Siddesh its not a bee, it's a wasp.

The hive has several entrances at the top. The inside will have several layers of hexagonal cells.

Close look at the surface and an entrance
Do check this small post.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013