Forest Be Forever

A drive-thru Bandipur

The latest read post on The African elephants in Wordless Wednesday just took me back to my memory of this majestic animal.

I had spotted en route Mysuru via Bandipur Forest. My pics are not adventurous or magical. I had to click pics sitting within a closed car on the go.

We were heading to Mysuru and had started well in time early morning at 4 am as we were told if you are lucky to spot animals in the forest the nighttime being early morning when they step out in search of water.

M&M candies were wrapped in a blanket being an early morning drive and we were driving slowly with the hope of sight of nature.

In the beginning, we did see many deers hopping and even looking back at us keenly. Then saw Bison/ Gaur leisurely standing near a tree.

Ah! that reminds me to say a big thank you to all the trees in the forest that have given shelter to these animals and let them live peacefully and happily in their abode.

And into the forest, I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.     

John Muir

Just half an hour in the forest and I was amazed when we had to slow the car, in fact, stop it when this majesty was spotted on the road. I shouted my M&M candies awake so they should not miss the sight of his highness. We maintained the silence after that just to see his moves. We were excited as well as a little afraid too, as it’s their territory and were intruding. They might not like the outsiders at this hour.

His Highness

After 20 mins of silence, his highness decided to go back to the jungle. Then we slowly started the ignition and left them to their peace. Filled with memories and love for the very own Asiatic Elephant.

I felt amazed as well as bad too. Amazed to see the Elephant without any zoo in his own place. And sad that daily so many cars and vehicles move from there. I’m sure the residers might get disturbed and irritated too but being speechless they can’t convey the message.

Forest be Forever

My gratitude and thanks to all the trees standing erect and giving shelter to all these animals. Praying let the forest be forever. Let them grow and flourish.

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.

Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and

giving fresh strength to our people.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I’m thankful for the beautiful nature.

Thanking the forests and praying for a forever flourishing future.

Thankful for the sight of animals and greenery all around.

What are you thankful for?

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14 Responses

  1. Drive through jungles and greens is a complete refresher. There is so much to see and feel. One leaves the forest with an enlightened mind and soul.

  2. I’m so happy to see these pictures as you spoke about them after seeing my post. Thank you for sharing.
    Made me smile.

    Good to have you on #WW. Do hop in this week if you can. We are live:

  3. I love that journey from Mysore when we cross Bandipur. It’s surreal and my first vision of a national park. Thank you for tingling some old memories. See you tomorrow, Pragun!

  4. Mali says:

    The nurturing nature of the forest. Fabulous.

  5. JoAnna says:

    A wonderful post and excellent quotes. I hope some day we all learn to protect nature’s gifts.

  6. Priya says:

    Reminded me of our drive through Bandipur 🙂

  7. A wonderful article and excellent quotes. One leaves the forest with an enlightened mind and soul.

  8. Aman says:

    Informative Article! thanks for sharing a valuable article.

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