Animals, Random

12th Birthday

I turned 12 yesterday. After lots of not knowing what to do I finally decided to go to a petting farm+horse trail at a place I had gone to camp for before. I went with a couple of friends.
It was amazing. We went for the morning slot, so they served breakfast which was waffles, sandwiches and idli sambaar.
Then we were given buckets with leafy vegetables, carrots and bread crumbs. We were told which animals to give what and started.
My Mom took pictures of some of the animals and though there are only a few and they aren’t the best I am going to share them with you and tell you about the animals.

In the rabbit enclosure with these beautiful creatures.
Some climbed onto our laps while eating. Others did not.
Lovely birds. There were Cockatoos, Sunbirds, African greys and even a Greater sulphur crested Cockatoo called Kenzing. And guess what? Kenzing did backflips!
We even passed some of the horse stables and I think the horses were one of my favorite. They were strong beautiful and each with their own personality.
There were two pigs, Peppa and George. Hilariously named after every young kids favorite cartoon.
Then there were turtles. They had their own little pond, though they had to share it with guppy fish. Some turtles were basking in the sun while others swam.
There were geese which we were to give bread crumbs to by hand. They were all squawking around and there were even two little chicks.
Then another one of my favorites. Guinea pigs! They didn’t come under my favorites because they were small and cute. It was because they were paying attention to the humans unlike the rabbits who only wanted food.
They were lovely creatures, each different. Some had only black, some had black and brown, some were just brown some just white. There were even some younger ones, though we didn’t get to hold or feed them since they were small and stomachs wouldn’t have been digesting solid food as yet.
I loved how each of them had they’re own individual patterns and personalities. Some were more curios and were climbing around us, some sat still, some just wanted food.
Finally the riding trail. Sorry about the blurred picture, I had to crop myself out and zoom in. All the horses were beautiful, I rode QuickSilver, who is the one in this picture. He was a thoroughbred, dappled grey in color.
I was quite bummed not to have ridden Mia, who is this beautiful horse here. She is the one I rode in camp and I think we formed a bit of a bond between those 7 rides. I love how she has striped hair naturally. If you saw the entire pic of her, she is actually brown with white spots. She is a Gypsy Vanner by breed and the sweetest soul by heart. While riding Quicksilver, I was busy staring at her since she was right in front of me.
And finally, before leaving we cut this beautiful cake. Then my friends put some on my face-
And some got in my hair-
✨🤦‍♀️
Random

Which of my poems do you like?

Hey guys, I have a big question.
I am entering a poetry contest and you are allowed to give up to 10 entries.
Along with writing something new I am going to look at old poems, work on them a little and then submit them.
So I ask you guys: Which of my poems do you think are among the best?
I also looked through my poems and I realized they aren’t thaaat good. But yeah.
Please, please, please name a few poems you really thought were good in the comments. And thanks!

Janu the dog, Janu's Haikus, Poems, Random

Janu’s afternoon in haikus

Hey! I don’t have a good reason for my posts being here and there and sometimes non existent but yeah. I post when I write and I guess I haven’t been writing too often lately cause I am out of ideas. Do give me ideas or prompts in the comments if you have any.
And without further ado- Janu’s afternoon in haikus(from her perspective)
If you haven’t read the other posts of Janu’s haikus-
Janu writes haikus
Janu’s morning haikus.

I swear I will bite,
Stop petting me you human,
I’m trying to sleep.

She won’t go away,
She won’t stop kissing my head,
PLEASE JUST LET ME SLEEP.

Thank god she is gone,
But my belly is itching.
Ugh. Where did she go!

Please? Please come back here,
I want belly rubs right now!
Why won’t she listen.

Wait what’s that I hear,
Is that sound a pidgeon?
Shoo! Dirty rascal!

Hmm maybe if I
carefully sneak up on it,
I could catch it quick.

Must use my cat skills,
And stalk it without a noise,
Shit! It flew away.

Who is that barking,
I can hear them loud and clear,
Must bark back at them.

It sounds like Imli Rani,
She is my bestie, I’m hers.
Must stare at her now.

I really need to pee.
Where is that stinky human?
She must take me down.

I will whine and whine,
Until she takes me outside.
Fine, I’ll hold it in.

Do I smell a treat?
Let’s go investigate this.
“Sit.” says the human.

“I am sitting down,”
“Now just give me the damn treat.”
I mutter, hungrily.

She gives me the treat.
I take it in, to my bed,
Then I munch in peace.

I am sleepy now,
I will take a quick, short nap.
First get comfortable.

Hm. Yawn, good morning.
Short nap became kind of long.
Slept for three hours straight.


Special Kids Series, Stories

Dinosaur Besties: Kid Series

Heya people! I am back with one of these dinosaur tales. They need work and I plan to work on them more, but along with working on them I am sharing them with you for your opinions, ideas and corrections. Do feel free to suggest things. And for those who haven’t read the other two, I started writing them for my six year old dinosaur loving cousin.
Tap here for part 1
Tap here for part 2
And lets begin part three…

Today Roxy and Spike are exploring the swamps. The swamps are a beautiful place, they have lots of water and there are weeds and plants growing everywhere! On the edges of the swamps grew fields and fields of mangrove plants.
“What a pretty place! So much greenery!” Spike said, nibbling on the moss and weeds that were deeply rooted into the ground.
“It is quite pretty, but there are better places to explore!” Roxy groaned.
“Come on! We might see something interesting!” Spike said, swallowing a big gulp of ferns.
“Fine!” Roxy said, as they walked down, right towards the water. Roxy bent down and took a gulp of the water. Inside the green waters stood a dinosaur. It was greenish- blue and stood on two legs. It had a weird shape on its head.
“Hi?” Roxy asked.
“T-Rex. Huh T-Rex. You T-Rex?” It spoke back in panicked stutters. It looked pretty young. “T-REX?” It yelled, suddenly worried.
“Excuse me? I’m not going to do anything, don’t worry,”
“Yep, she is my best friend, she won’t hurt you!” Spike said to the dinosaur.
“Ok. Ok.” It said, then it swam straight into the waters.
“Woah! That was a cool dinosaur! Can you tell me something about it from your book?”
“Well ok, I think it’s a duckbill dinosaur. Let’s check.” Spike said. He started looking for his book.
“One minor issue, Roxy, I can’t find my book. No no no! It has a lot of important information on dinosaurs! I love that book, where could it be?” Spike cried.
“Hey it’s ok, we will find it!” Roxy yelled enthusiastically.
“O- ok.” Spike said. “I don’t know where it could be, Roxy. I-” Spike stuttered.
“Hey, its ok, we will find it.” Roxy ensured Spike.
Then they started searching. They checked the bog, they checked the meadow, they checked everywhere! Yet, they didn’t find a book. They kept searching.
“Maybe it’s at our secret hideout.” Roxy said.
“It better be. We were there yesterday, maybe I forgot it then.” Spike murmured. They both ran to the hideout, but no book. “We forgot to check the swamp!” Roxy said.
Then they ran to the swamp. They looked everywhere, then they saw it. It was floating on a lily plant leaf in the waters.  “I can’t swim.” Roxy said. “Nor can I!” Spike said.
Then in came the little duckbill dinosaur they had seen before. He picked up the book in his mouth and put it at the shore. Then he went back into the waters.
“I thought I lost you forever!” Spike said to the book.
“Anything lost, can always be found.” Roxy said with a smile.

Awards+Tags+Contests

Becky’s Springtime Photography Contest

Heya guys! I was looking at my reader when I saw Maggie’s post for this contest. I immediately thought of a photo of Janu with yellow flowers in her collar.
Becky(Rebekah) made this contest for her 100 followers celebration, so congrats to her on reaching a 100!

Rules

  1. Choose one photo that you took in 2022 that makes you think of spring! (animals, nature, flowers, etc.)
  2. Make sure the photo is appropriate. Any photos that I don’t think align with this, I won’t include in the final judging and post
  3. Write a blog post including the photo you chose, and the rules, as well as a link to this original post
  4. Tag it ‘beckysphotographycontest’ so I can see all of your posts
  5. Comment on the original post when you’ve published your blog post, so I can see it
  6. The deadline is May 20th
  7. The photos will be judged and I’ll announce the winners on May 31st
  8. All of the photos that were entered will be included in the post, along with links to everyone’s blogs who have participated

The photo…

Poems

Fade Away

Heya people. So um I was just sittin’ about when I realized I haven’t posted in a while. And my exams are over, yes, still I don’t seem to get time. I was thinking of how I was kinda “fading away” from the blogsphere and I opened the laptop to write. And here is what came from my idea. A girl fading away from the world and leaving life. She is dying but at the same time it has a peaceful ring to it and a calmness with a kind of freedom.

As the wind blows cold through my hair,
I can feel myself fading away.
As the wind dances and as love floats in the air,
My mouth closes shut with nothing to say.
Those words that always spurt out,
That always come flowing non stop.
Words of gibberish, words of the world,
Words of love and words of hate.
But now not a single word remains.
The world like a hollow of a tree,
Like an empty, rough and stained plate.
As a summer breeze blows warm yet cool,
I feel myself grow dimmer till I’m gone.
Not only words vanish but thoughts perish too.
They burn till crisps as if they were in a merciless flame.
My mind in a state of flurry, of anxiousness and fear,
A striking pain thrust in my heart,
The deep waters a gentle blur,
The sky a mix of nothing, only a blue haze.
As my fate grows clearer, as my hopes fall ablaze,
As my loved ones scream and cry,
As they refuse to take in the truth in horrible groans,
I disappear from the world.
Some might say- “Die with a smile.”
But on my face my lips lay closed shut
My face ice cold, expressionless.
In my eyes two tiny tears sit cursed and vile,
For with the pain, how must I smile?
I fade away leaving no trace.
I circle away from life and it’s worries.
Leaving behind things I hate and things I love.
I fade out of one world and into another.

Random

Angel

Hey people, I know this isn’t NEAR my best poem. And I know I haven’t posted in a very LONG time. And I am sorry. I will be back to posting too much soon, but like I said I have exams going on. Anyway here is a small poem…

A spirit dancing through the sky
With a pureness in her heart
And a gentle stare in her crystal eyes
As she sings to herself
About the world outside
And about the world within
Her hair flying in the wind
Black waves of beauty
Her wings full of ash,
Just a little bit sooty,
White with hints of grey,
But shining through the cold day,
A spirit with pure heart,
One who’s kind to all,
An angel,
One who’s yet to fall.

Poems

A choking earth

Hello! I had given in three haikus for Gelina’s haiku contest cause why not! The results came today and I was…second! Congrats to everyone else- since there were so many people with AMAZING haikus I am not gonna take particular names right now! I really loved the contest idea and it not only was fun but I am sure created slight awareness or at least made the people writing think about how bad a situation global warming and climate change is at. Either way- my haikus came out pretty well so here they are-
And honestly the intro is longer than the rest of the post-

Engines running smooth
Smoke fluttering to the sky
Making our Earth cough.

Crisp heat licking Earth
As rain patterns switch and change
The climate askew.

Rivers flowing dry
As droughts grow long, mean and fierce
Earth sick and coughing.

Poems

Exams

Hey this is a last minute poem and I know I could have done better on it…but I literally have exams so erm lotsa studying going on. Not much time to post- and not too many ideas. Either way between these 2-3 weeks of exams I might post once or twice but probably not so yeah-

A lump in the throat,
As a sharp pencil scribbles down the notes,
A nervousness wandering in the belly,
As your feet turn into a jelly-
A jelly purple and full of fear,
One that trembles as the papers come near,
Yet through the worry, through everything,
A tiny chuckling grin,
For all your notes are scribbled down,
All your grammar, every noun,
Every subject, every chapter there is,
Has been studied from top too bottom,
All the formulas of maths stored in memories,
The science studied from minerals to deciduous trees.
Pencils sharpened, erasers brand new,
Ready for the exams,
And the exams ready for you.