24th January 2023 Mr Mani Menon
Trees are such fascinating creations indeed!
It’s not just on account of their soothing verdant presence nor the welcome shade they offer from the hot sun or a sudden downpour.
That a tree is an entire ecosystem by itself escapes most of us! It produces flowers and fruits for all to relish. The myriad creatures that feed off the fruits live—-and die—on it is beyond comprehension.
Not to mention the winged raptors that come calling, in search of food or a place to roost and, perhaps, build a nest and raise their families….
All this prompted me to sketch a tree as a tribute to this beautiful creation…