Colors of life - Bali Trip Finale


Go Green , Butteryfly park - Bali
I wish you were here with me, in my cubical to watch the rain, through the windows. The heavy rain is accompanied by wind blowing it in all directions. It as if she is determined to reach every nook and corner for drenching it. Rain is special to each of us, because its life in action. It’s God herself, manifesting right in front of our eyes, feeding (us) her children.

I brought a framed blue butterfly, like in the picture , FYI they are not killed for this
Eating by the rice fields of Bali was so addicting, that we spent good two hours relaxing in the restaurant, and then walking around its neighborhood. Later we slept our way to Butterfly Park. Actually the driver decided to stop there because we had sometime to kill before the sunset watch in an iconic place. But it turned out to be very interesting.

The baby butterflies inside the shelter
We walked around the park, which had so many different flowers. The main enclave with plastic chain entrance nurses the cocoons and baby butterflies. A good looking smiley patiently explained to us, a lot about the Butterflies. To me she actually looked like butterfly fairy.

One of her job is to go around the park everyday and bring the cocoons to the shelter, where it will be safe from rats, squirrels and other predators.

One hibuscus flower can feed upto 5 butterflies, its like megamart for them
After about half a month the butterflies are born. They are kept in the shelter for half day, to train themselves to fly. Then they are let out to the park area, where they can feed themselves from hundreds of flowers. Unlike Singapore park, they don't feed artificial food (like banana or nectar) here. She told me that doing so would reduce the lifetime of the butterfly.

They mate only once in their life time for 8 hours & They live only for 2 weeks.
I guess life should be such. See only the beauty of life, like how they look for flowers in the garden. Find only the best out of everyone you meet, like how they find the best nectar. And live an admirable, beautiful and independent life even it’s only for a while.

Pura Tana Lot temple - arial view, courtesy pbase.com
Then we traveled to Tanah lot temple. We got down at the car park and walked through the vibrant market towards the sea temple. I had corn and Cendol.

Traditional Ondeh Ondeh, she held it out to me with love and i couldnt say no to it.


Fresh Corn and Cendol(below), Emma you must be jumping with joy

Cendol is made from pea dough, crushed ice, palm sugar, coconut milk and pandan leaves.Its quite popular in Singapore makhans.Sometimes they also add red beans, Very tasty and filling.


If there is a top ten list of places to watch beautiful sunsets, this would be one of them. Tanah lot means an island floating on the sea. A Hindu priest named Nirartha, advised the fisherman to build this temple here, as he felt this place to be sacred.

They say there are black and white, tame holy snakes found in the base of the island. These are believed to be the guardians of the temple from evil spirits. You can even visit the holy snakes here for a minimal fee.

There is also a holy spring at the base of the temple. I was asked to wash my face here. Later the priest blessed me, by applying rice on my forehead and keeping a flower on my ears. Then we walked around the area, posing and taking pictures.

Sun started descending and we stood on the rock mesmerized by the spectacular display of colors. Its like natural fireworks. Its the colors of life which is consistent from feathers of flies to that of skies.









Be it rain or ocean, our life is so small like that of butterfly in front of her magnificence forms. But our presence is significant like every drop of it. Thanks a lot for travelling with me. Wishing you all a trip to Bali.

Comments

Charissism said…
Bali is fascinating! You made it more special by your wonderful words. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!

P.S.
I'm starting to miss you. :(
RamMmm said…
Thanks for that FYI on that Butterfly photo. I was thinking Ayyo Paavam and your FYI calmed me down.

When I translate Kakkai Chiraginile of Bharathiar in my own words some time, I will point to your sunset pic to adorn that post. Hope I get your (c) for that.

Lovely travelogue, man and may you travel long and far.
those last few pictures are breath takingly beautiful.. felt a sense of calm and chaos at the same time..
Aaarti said…
Wowww.. think i just died n went to heaven...

Beautiful butterflies[ if u dont know by now, am crazy abt em..] and the mind blowing sunset pics...!! :)
Aaarti said…
Hey, u shd totally submit those last few pics for the Skywatch Friday-http://skyley.blogspot.com/
savitha said…
//Be it rain or ocean, our life is so small like that of butterfly in front of her magnificence forms. But our presence is significant like every drop of it.//

Your ending punches are worth even a really really long read, Sri! God bless you!!

Pictures of sunset- what display of colors? It must have been THE experience, illa, to watch it first hand??

Butterflies--they are colorfully beautiful!! Each element of nature have their unique way of teaching a lesson?

Thanks for taking us through a virtual trip to Bali!!
Srivats said…
@ Charissism
haha Thanks for the words and missing me, I can count on that for sure :) same with me gonna miss u big time.

@ RamMmm

I know, even I wouldnt have brought it otherwise :) Waiting for ur translation and thanks for the wishes :)

@ AJCL
Exactly thats the thing I felt, the choas waves give us a sense of calm!

@Aarti
Didnot know u were crazy about them ok would watch out and if I get a picture, I would pass it to you :P Thanks for the suggestion would see how I can go about it :)

@Savi
was it long read ? I thought I have made less words and more pics , ok would try to reduce it next time :P

Thanks for the kind words. Comments like yours are big boost :)
PizzaDude said…
Bali... sigh! I wanna go back!!!

Looks like the second day was more eventful from the first. I cannot believe I missed it. Sigh! I will visit Bali again sometime.
savitha said…
IT WAS NOT AT ALL A LONG READ; meant to say: I don't mind even if it was a long read, with the end punch like that!!
Ramesh said…
A lovely set of concluding photos - Sri, this travelogue of Bali was a jewel - can you keep a link alive in your front page; would love to go once ina little while and read this collector's item.
Anu said…
wow!! this was a fitting finale to your Bali posts!! the butterflies were too beautiful, and so was the temple.......
Ruch said…
spectacular photos! Bali is now among my must visit places !
Kayni said…
You have convinced me, Bali is a must see. Thank you for sharing your travel insights and photos.
I remember my childhood days .....collecting cocoons to keep in bottles to see them turn out to beautiful butterflies.I tried my level best to find out a cocoon to show it to my daughter....but in vain!I think a trip to Bali will help me out ! :) thanx for the wonderful write up Sri!
gils said…
gummuda...nice post..nallaruku
G3 said…
Wow.. Sunset snaps topppppppppppp tukkar :)))
G3 said…
Unmaiya chollunga.. avar unga kaadhula poova veikkarappo naan enna sonnalum nambaraan.. adha blogla vera poi ezhudharennu soldraan.. ivan rommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmba nallavannnnnnnnnnnnu solli dhaanae kadhula poo vachi vitaaru :P
G3 said…
//gils said...

gummuda...nice post..nallaruku//

Enakkippo oru unmai therinjaaganum !!! Gils idya yaaravadhu hack pannitaaingala?? Illa gilskku mandaila edhaavadhu adi patrucha !! :P
jehan said…
no wonder Bali is really so popular... I have an Indonesian bill with me here but I haven't been there yet. a friend gave it and wished me to be able to visit the place one day.. thanks for the wonderful articles..
"Fresh Corn and Cendol(below), Emma you must be jumping with joy"

~ I sure am! Thank you for sharing your memorable trip to Bali. It really felt like I was there, traveling with you, and munching on those treats! And as always, spectacular photos. Seeing the photos you took, I feel like I don't deserve to own a camera. ^^;
J said…
The sunset pictures were breathtaking. I couldn't decide which I liked best - each one was better than the others :)
TheUncanny said…
Just when i thought butterflies were extinct...a lovely post!

//I guess life should be such. See only the beauty of life, like how they look for flowers in the garden. Find only the best out of everyone you meet, like how they find the best nectar. And live an admirable, beautiful and independent life even it’s only for a while.//

U cant say it better, Sadly.U and I live in a world of humans NOT butterflies.

I loved the sunset pics.All of them, the hues, the colors were so fascinating,calming!!! envy you watching it live!!!!
Annam said…

sooperuuu
Swaram said…
I loved all the pics here .. esp. the sky in those wonderful shades and colours :)

Find only the best out of everyone you meet, like how they find the best nectar - Exactly what I feel :)

Eating by the rice fiels sounds the bestestest :D
Chatterbox said…
Wow! Tanah island looks breathtakingly beautiful :)

Great pictures of the butterfly park. I have been something very similar in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Wonderful photographs in all of the series.

Keep writing.

Cheers!!
Srivats said…
@ Pizza dude
haha I am sure you will ;)

@ Savi
:P ok I got it , was just kidding you ;)

@ Ramesh
Nejammava!! haha ok sure I would see how best I can put this link up there. :P neenga kettu pannanama epdi erukkaradhu

@Anu
Yes indeed they were, I would say the pictures captured probably 50% what was there

@Ruch
:P I too would visit again :P

@Kayni
My pleasure :) Glad u liked it

@Aruna
Even I remember the cocoons , once I found a gold colored one shining in the sun, I went crazy over it. There is also a butterfly park in singapore but bali one was better

@Gils
////gils said...

gummuda...nice post..nallaruku//

Enakkippo oru unmai therinjaaganum !!! Gils idya yaaravadhu hack pannitaaingala?? Illa gilskku mandaila edhaavadhu adi patrucha !! :P

//

Same repeeteee!!

@ G3
///Unmaiya chollunga.. avar unga kaadhula poova veikkarappo naan enna sonnalum nambaraan.. adha blogla vera poi ezhudharennu soldraan.. ivan rommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmba nallavannnnnnnnnnnnu solli dhaanae kadhula poo vachi vitaaru :P

//

Avar thattula kaasu pottavudneyvey sollittar....

@Jehan
Thats so nice of your friend to wish you like that :)Yes bali is brand by itself :) Totally welcome!

@Mybittwersweetkoreanlife

You are welcome Emma, not all are taken by me, my friend were there. I know what you feel about owning a camera, I just saw some very good pictures taken by my friend who has lesser model than I do, I felt shameful! :) its just relative u see

@ J
//I couldn't decide which I liked best - each one was better than the others :)
//
Yeah me too , thats why I put them all together! :)

@TheUncanny
//U cant say it better, Sadly.U and I live in a world of humans NOT butterflies.
//

And thats exactly why we need to draw our inspiration from them :)

@ Annam
Selladhu selladhu

@Swaram
:) glad u liked them,Keep watching, this week posts are for u :)

@Chatterbox
Tanah lot was the one place we decided to go even before we went to bali :) Glad u liked them all.
Yes there are butterfly parks in KL as well. Guess what we are losing beautiful parks and forests so the only way we can see them is in places like this :)
@
Srivats

Awesome Post Srivats!
Loved the unusual colourful butterfly pics your captured! LOL..
And that temple at an island has a stunning view.

You are definitely having a blast at Bali..


Also i reminded me my own blog old post, You might like to have a glimpse, http://rachanashakyawar.blogspot.com/2008/01/butterfly-park-emotion-of-hue.html

Keep the spark Alive..
Srivats said…
@ rachana

Thanks for the comment and link :)
Anu said…
Breathtaking beauty, wonderfully captured. Thanks for sharing. The punches were the icing on the cake :)
kiran mova said…
awesome pictures!! thanks for taking me through the virtual tour!
Bali is the best place to have your vacation and bonding with your friends and relatives especially if you visit the place and feel the good bali accommodation there.ga

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