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Street scenes from Sri Lanka

Welcome to Sri Lanka, where the scenery is always green, the palm trees are ever present, and…

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Telephone pole outside our house in Sri Lanka

Outside our house, across the road, exists this telephone pole. Birds and squirrels perch on it regularly….

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Interesting – to me at least – winged creature

Of sorts. Orange stripes would make you think of a bee, right? Yeah, not so much. From…

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We've got a lot of squirrels, too, in Sri Lanka. We had one invade the second house…

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Yellow-billed babbler in Sri Lanka.

The yellow-billed babbler is quite a common bird in Sri Lanka. They visit our yard, poke through…

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At our house in Sri Lanka, we'd see chameleons in our yard every now and then. Sometimes…

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Can’t live with ’em, can’t kill ’em all…

Because they run fast and they breed too quickly. From wildlife Geckos are a real nuisance. I…

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Yeah. We have a lot of wildlife in Sri Lanka. A lot. Some of it, I love….

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Neighborhood Monkeys

One of my favouritest things about Sri Lanka… Having neighborhood monkeys. Purple face langurs, aka purple faced…

Posted in Sri Lanka Weird Stuff

One very weird day…

I went outside to the front yard – probably to hang up laundry or something – and…

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Kurunegala Sunday Market, part II

This is a continuation of the last post on the <a href=””>Kurunegala Sunday market</a>. From Sri Lanka…

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Kurunegala Sunday Market

Waaaaaay back in July 2010, Fahim and I along with his sibs and their families and Fahim&#39;s…

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Chameleon in heat!

I read somewhere, sometime, a very very long time ago, that when a chameleon turns deep red…

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Birds, Birds, Birds

While we didn&#39;t have as many birds in Auckland as we did in Sri Lanka, we still…

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A new adventure in New Zealand

From New Zealand Fahim and I arrived in New Zealand last on the 28th of February. By…

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White-Rumped Munias Building a Nest

There’s been the makings of a nest between the eavestroughing and the house since as long as I’ve lived here, which is over three years. Until now, I’ve seen no activity involving it – no birds coming and going, no building, nothing. … Squatters or no, I’m glad they’ve taken over the vacant space. 🙂 These pictures are taken from the end of February.

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Project #365 Day 194 – Green and Black

I played with colour and light, and upped the black intensity in combination with getting as close as I could to the palm leaf.

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Project #365 Day 193 – Green Blobs, Yellow Speckles, and Splashes of Red

I’ve mentioned before that we have a few croton plants in our garden. I love them – they’re colourful and interesting to look at, methinks, and even lovelier after a good rain. 🙂 I hope you enjoy looking at my crotons as much as I have. 🙂

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A Squirrel Is A-Frolickin’

He must have broken free from his travelling circus where he works on the tightrope. … Because, honestly, other than ants or other bugs on the bark, what could the squirrel possibly be interested in? … Apparently, he’s had enough of me snapping his picture.

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Project #365 Day 192 – Papaya Leaf

This is a papaya leaf from the volunteer papaya tree growing in our front yard. We still don’t know whether it’s a boy plant, a girl plant, or a bisexual/hermaphrodite plant.

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Project #365 Day 191 – Chameleon! Again!

I’ve had a LOT of chameleon visitors lately. … A hint that I need to keep taking photos of them until I get it right? Did they lay eggs somewhere in our garden?

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Project #365 Day 189 – Front Door

Today’s photo is of the front door of our house. I ran across a weekly themed photographic challenge over at Spain Daily through my friend Lynn Rutz’s photoblog , and I’m hoping they’ll let me play. This week’s theme is Front Door .

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Project #365 Day 188 – Contortionist Barbie

But every time I try to think “Contortionist Squirrel”, it comes out as “Contortionist Barbie”. Sue me. 🙂 Yup, squirrels hang out a lot around our house. … And since they don’t cause any bad behavior as long as they don’t come inside – which they haven’t with this house *knocks on wood* – I’m pretty much fine with them. 🙂 This one, today, was climbing all over the tree, upside down, sideways, just having a good ol’ time.

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Project #365 Day 187 – Small Change

This is some of the loose change that’s been hanging around. We have coins from Canada, the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka (of course), and who knows where else. It just… finds its way here…

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Project #365 Day 186 – Splish Splash, I Was Takin’ a Bath…

Nikon D90, 105mm focal length, 1/125 sec at f/5.6, ISO 3200, no flash There’s a tutorial over at Digital Photography School, which is, by the way, a cool photographic website, on water droplet photography . … Instead of using a coloured plate below a glass dish for color and a piece of coloured paper for the background, my setup is this: I put my cutting board over the sink, a glass pie plate on the cutting board, and added food colouring to the water in the pie plate so I wouldn’t have to worry about a nonexistent coloured plate. … It was difficult to get the water drops in focus – my kitchen is not very bright, much to my dismay. 🙂 On the other hand, it was enough fun that this is something I’ll definitely do again. 😀 It’ll be interesting to see how future experiments end up.