I can presently hear some bird chirping. It stops for a second or two and then continues. After all, it is spring, isn't it?
There are a couple of trees behind my house. If people do recognize BEML Soudha on 4th Main Road, Sampangiram Nagar. The posterior portion of my house borders it's compound.
It's beautiful at times, we have a chorus of cheeps. Two-three varied kinds of shrill notes pulling me into reality as i open my eyes on a lazy Sunday morning. A slow resounding hoot, one note following another after a very short span of time; another, emits crisp notes in succession; a third with a 'koo..' at an optimum pitch; a fourth which goes 'kee... kee' the frequency of which is maintained very well. When the concert softens, my ears instantly search for a vague cheep. A low voice calling from quite a distance, or is it my ear playing tricks on me!
When i think about it, i'm surprised. I'm talking Bengaluru with all the smoke, haze, concrete, traffic.... And still i'm fortunate to hear loud tweets, one often contending with another in luring me....
At nights, we get to hear the sonorous hum of crickets. Beginning at about eleven in the night. The constant tone proceeds even when the sun is high up in the sky. Unless a harsh sound mars it's melody. It's beautiful to listen to them, when i've an assignment to complete, and i spend hours into the night. Some other creature keeps me company.
The feeling is heavenly!!