Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Kaalalli chakra!

That’s Kannada for ‘wheels on my feet’ cause I’m off again. Dehradun this time on a week-long birding trip with BSAP (Birdwatchers’ Society of Andhra Pradesh). I’ve just printed out the checklist and it runs into 13 pages and 402 species. Goody!

We’re a biggish group of 30 persons and it should be terrific, but do you realise what this opens up the possibilities of, people? Snow! Yes, S-N-O-W! I’m so excited and also a little worried that it might not actually snow while we’re there. Now this might seem absurd to those of you who’re quite used to it – in fact, I have a cousin now in Albany, USA, who’s utterly depressed by the white around her – but I’ve never seen snow. Well, only in a there-yonder-on-the-mountain-peak kinda way but never touched it, never been snowed upon as in snowflakes on my nose and eyelashes. Cross my fingers and we shall see.

Back in 10 days. In the meantime, Happy Christmas everyone, and Happy New Year.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

you never know it might just snow there these days. December last week is great for snow. You could probably plan for nainital too

- amit

Rambler said...

Now now now .... i am amazed , the reason u can ask later (multiple reasons!) .... a famous sher by Sahir brought me to ur blog .... nice posts .... Merry Christmas to u too ...

the Monk said...

damn, I have yet to see snow...

deepa said...

before you translated the title of the post, i wondered why you were getting exclamatory about the wheel of time.
just curious, how do you say wheel of time, then?
also, hope you had a very merry christmas, and wish you a lovely new year.

Sheetal said...

Amit: yep, we timed it right, but didn't do Nainital, unfortunately.

Rambler: Thanks. Why are you amazed? Very intriguing - tell, tell.

Monk: you must, you must *hums in most superior manner*

Deepa: that would be kaalachakra, I guess. Thankoo much, wish you the same.

kuffir said...

yes, a happy new year to you too..