Communication…

Human communication was revolutionized with the origin of speech approximately 500,000 BCE. Symbols were developed about 30,000 years ago. The imperfection of speech, which nonetheless allowed easier dissemination of ideas and eventually resulted in the creation of new forms of communications, improving both the range at which people could communicate and the longevity of the information. All of those inventions were based on the key concept of the symbol.

This week’s theme for Lens artists photo challenge: communication is quite interesting and thus I spend more time in reading about it than creating my own post.

For anyone working with species determination of crustaceans, the publications and drawings of Professor Georg Ossian Sars (1837-1927) are an indispensable tool. Sars’ main work, An Account of the Crustacea of ​​Norway, describes most crustaceans in Norway, and is an international standard work to this day. The work was published in the period 1895–1928 and consists of nine volumes of a total of 4,000 pages, thoroughly illustrated with brilliant drawings.

The ability to communicate effectively with other individuals plays a critical role in the lives of all animals. Whether we are examining how moths attract a mate, ground squirrels convey information about nearby predators, or chimpanzees maintain positions in a dominance hierarchy, communication systems are involved.

Studying communication not only gives us insight into the inner worlds of animals, but also allows us to better answer important evolutionary questions. A thorough understanding of animal communication systems can also be critical for making effective decisions about conservation of threatened and endangered species. As an example, recent research has focused on understanding how human-generated noise (from cars, trains, etc) can impact communication in a variety of animals. 

Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.~ C.S. Lewis

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No time to waste…

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne (Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842)

It seems like after 178 years I am doing the same.

How beautifully the leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days ~John Burroughs

The destiny of every walking man is to immerse himself in the panorama surrounding him, to the point of becoming one with it and, ultimately, to vanish. ~ Federico Castigliano

Lens artists photo challenge – A photo walk &

Dawn’s Festival of leaves


Change your perspective!

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What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. … In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them ~
John Lubbock (The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live in)

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You have the ability to choose your reactions ~ Steve Maraboli ( Life, the Truth, and Being Free)

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It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack ~ Germany Kent

Lens-Artists-Photo-Challenge   &  Friday Fun: Fabulous

My break in July!

In July I was on official break from my routine life. I was in India, confined to home in a way and had very seldom opportunities to go out with camera. I had limited access to internet but able to share a post in mid of July “My vacation” .

After coming back I shared another post, “Getting back after vacation is difficult“. For lens artists photo challenge, here I am presenting more pictures from my vacation which I captured either in my own garden or walking around a lake.

Relax, Recharge and Reflect. Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing ~Izey Victoria Odiase

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Oriental Magpie Robin in our garden

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Indain Myna in our garden

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Grey headed Swamphen near a lake

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Ducks in a row

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Waiting for fresh catch near fish market.

 

 

 

 

 

My vacation

Thankful for nature so close!

One is blessed to have a home.

A home with a garden.

A garden with many beautiful visitors.

Visitors with delightful look.

Look with a soulful voice.

I am thankful for these moments.

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An oriental magpie robin couple with many others are frequent visitors to the our garden.

 

Thanks for your patience. I am not able to operate my wordpress site always.

Weekend 82: Am I lost!

These days my work keeps me busy for more than necessary and besides the working hours are just 7 a day as we follow summer time schedule.

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Yesterday I decided to take it easy and attended a farewell lunch party for a colleague and spent my evening laughing with jolly good friends. I could not stay late with the gang  as I was supposed to take a morning flight 😀 . Travelling early morning means  packing the bag before going to bed and the result, I forgot my sunglasses and temperature today is +25.

I have shared a clip from my journey in history on my instagram account. I think one needs an instagram account to see it. Link to my page is

https://www.instagram.com/rupali_mazeepuran/

Sorry for not able to visit your blog. I shall do it soon.

The above image of oriental turtle dove was taken at TianTan Buddha in Hong Kong.