Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Of Trees and more Trees

We revisited some of Pattu's favourite books, Norbu's New Shoes being one.
 As I reached the line that mentions Lord Buddha, Pattu says, 'Buddha ummachi..who lives in a treee...'
Amma -  'Ain...where did you get that from?'
Pattu - 'Ayyo..amma..that ummachi lives in a tree na amma..'
Amma - Tree??? What Tree?
Pat comes Pattu's reply - 'Mo-Na-S-Tree Amma!! followed by an, Oh-oh look...

Pothy's has been handing out saplings to all the shoppers and thousands have already been handed over. Good initiative I think though the cynic in me wonders how many will actually plant them and care for them and how many will live on see the next summer(s)... I think it would be worth it even if 20% succeeded...

Been meaning to go for the Nizhal's (Tamil word for 'Shade') Tree Walk.... ironically, I'm waiting for the heat to go down a bit :D

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful concept!! Go Pothys!! My sister is definitely going there for her bridal sarees :)

KP

MindfulMeanderer said...

did u get ur card???

Swaram said...

Nice idea by Pothy's there :)
Tree walk sounds good :)

Uma said...

KP - really? I would recommend her to peep into Sundari Silks as well

Shruti - Not yet - its been raining here, maybe getting delayed a bit..

Swaram - yes, good idea definitely. Yes, I've heard the tree walk is good...

Anonymous said...

Mo-nas-tree indeed! LOL! That's the best I've heard in months!

Priya

Uma said...

Priya - Thanks :) I had a good time laughing too.

Btw, are you the Pir I know? If not, apologies, just ignore that one :)

Pooh! said...

ROFL! How smart! And about Pothys - yes a good concept but how many people are wasting it instead Pothys can quit using plastics and plant the trees themselves somewhere around T-nagar where we really need trees and also in some forests

Uma said...

Pooh - Quite true about the plastic bags. I guess many will waste but it is a step in the right direction and probably the next one would be an even better effort..