Today morning when I logged onto Twitter, I saw a graphic that asked if you were a:
- Tree hugging
- Flower sniffing
- Animal Kissing
- Planet loving
- Dirt worshipper…………… and proud of it?
Oh yes this is truly me and I have been participating on a social media campaign to save the forests in my city. Much like Mumbai where the Aarey forests are facing the government axe, the Aravalli belt in Haryana is under threat too. Land mafia and mining contractors are out to destroy the Aravalli forest for their greed. This is being aided and abetted by the current Haryana government.
If you care for the trees and your right to breathe clean air, do join us in this campaign. We need every voice to make the deaf powers-to-be to hear this out aloud.
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This gorgeous tree grows in my bestie’s house in Srinagar where I have spent many a gorgeous holidays. She calls it the umbrella tree and I couldnt really find its true genus on Google – if anyone knows, please do share with me.
Its planted right in the center of the garden and is home to a horde of birds, especially sparrows and bulbuls. They flit in and out of this tree the whole day and keep it filled with their chirps.
In winters, its devoid of any leaves and is just a bare skeleton of gnarled trunk and branches. But then it gets covered in snowfall and looks like something out of a fairy tale. Dont believe me, see for yourself
Joining in the #Thursdaytreelove linky with Parul where we share a picture of a tree and mention in a few words why we are fascinated by it.
My previous post for this linky can be found here