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The Visitors

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I am visited by butterflies, when I walk into the garden.

Yellow butterflies flying off little yellow flowers as if the whole bunch just grew wings.

Urging me to raise my arms to touch them but in vain.

I am visited by a tiny 🐦bird, when I walk into the garden.

Little black bird residing on the tall green bamboo🎍, chirping as if the bamboo found its voice.

Startling me everytime it flies away.

I am visited by ants 🐜🐜🐜, when I walk into the garden.

Tiny red ones, building anthill in a quiet corner as if  the garden were their kingdom, protecting them from rain.

Stinging me, sending shivers up my spine as soon as I step on the grass.

I am visited by strange small white  frogs🐸, when I visit the garden.

Jumping to hide in the hedge, making it shake as if the hedge acquired dancing feet.

Making me jump back, petrified their predators🐍 may follow soon.

I am visited by droplets of water falling down from wet leaves.

Creepers bowing, shaking off their flowers on me, greeting me in the mornings.

Reminding me I am alive and awake, when I visit my garden.

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Bamboo

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Gifting somebody bamboo is considered to bring good luck to the recipient. They are a symbol of longevity, friendship and vitality as they are the fastest growing plant or rather grass in the world which is evergreen. They are beautiful and have captured the imagination of many artists. There are many cultures which used to rely on bamboo for food, shelter and prosperity. Even today in some Asian cultures they are of great significance. When they start growing, they emerge from the ground at their maximum diameter and reach their maximum height in one growing season which is about 3 to 4 months. They are found in diverse climates, from tropical regions to mountains. There are many folklore and myths about bamboo. Some cultures believe that the first man and woman emerged from the split stems of bamboo and humanity began from them. They are used for making furniture, musical instruments, as building material and their fiber used to make textile. Various medicines are derived from bamboos and weapons manufactured. Their pulp is used for making paper and their shoots are edible. No wonder they are considered lucky and useful!

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