Monday, October 09, 2006

Bamboo



The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.

~Japanese Proverb

Things came before people.

People came before words.


Tall, green, and nameless,

bamboo walked down centuries
and crossed continents
in time to stand there, waiting,
naked of language,
when the first people came
to make the first village.

~Anonymous


I have always been fascinated by bamboo trees. They look so stong, resilient and elegant. Did you know that the bamboo actually belongs to the grass family?

16 Comments:

At 6:06 AM, Blogger arun said...

On a related note.

Several subtropical bamboo species can grow 30 cm (1 foot) per day, with some species having been documented as growing over 100 cm in one day

Bamboo is the main food of the Giant Panda; it makes up 99% of the Panda's Diet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo

 
At 6:31 AM, Blogger Sreejith Kumar said...

Good captures, especially the first one.... Liked it....

Yes, Bamboo belongs to the grass family, and to add to it, it is the tallest member in that family....

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger arvindh said...

Excellent pictures (including the previous post) and beautiful quotes!!

 
At 3:03 PM, Anonymous Hiren said...

I think that the bamboo that bends expression that is used is to esplain the spiritual concept of surrender. Read it somewhere else as well. Very nice photographs.

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger V N said...

I do share a fascination for the lovely trees as well. And you have put up a couple of wonderful pictures to go with it... :)

Suji, have u read Frost's Birches, by any chance?? If u havent do give a try here. I am sure u would love it!! :)

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger Alexis Leon said...

I always liked the yellow bamboo. Nice pictures.

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger starry nights said...

nice pics of bamboo. I think it is so versatile.now they have material made out of bamboo and also bamboo floors.

 
At 10:00 PM, Blogger deepsat said...

good post!!! yup.. bamboo is a type of grass!!! amazing to see its strength!!

there is a kind of rice made from bamboo! its supposed to be very nutritious!!

;-))

 
At 10:00 PM, Blogger ശനിയന്‍ \OvO/ Shaniyan said...

സുജി,
നല്ല ചിത്രീകരണം. ആദ്യ ചിത്രം ഒരല്‍പ്പം സോഫ്റ്റ് ഫോക്കസായോന്നൊരു സംശയം. മുളങ്കാടുകള്‍ ഉണ്ടാക്കിയിരുന്ന ശബ്ദവും മുളങ്കാടുകള്‍ തന്നെയും അന്യമായിക്കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്ന ഈ കാലഘട്ടത്തില്‍, ഒരു നല്ല ഓര്‍മ്മപ്പെടുത്തലായി ഇത്.

മലയാളത്തില്‍ എഴുതാന്‍ ശ്രമിക്കുന്നതിനു നന്ദി! കാല്‍തെറ്റി വീഴാതെ നമ്മള്‍ നടക്കാന്‍ പഠിച്ചിട്ടില്ല.

സസ്നേഹം.
:-)

 
At 9:43 AM, Blogger mathew said...

mm..take a trip from mysore to wayanad..u can find bamboos on either side giving it the shape of a church altar...thats a must see..

 
At 4:01 PM, Blogger Balaji S Rajan said...

Oh.. I used to love those Bamboos too. They are so beautiful. I have heard in poems that the wind produced from Bamboo trees were a sort of music. I have never seen a thick bamboo forest to experience it. Your picture and post kindled my thoughts. Thanks.

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

bamboo plants r so simple n beautiufl.

Keshi.

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger RandomThoughts said...

Bamboos inspire me too. The quote is beautiful.

Rashmi

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger krystyna said...

Hi Suji.
I like bamboo trees too, and I am happy that I am here in your beautiful, great blog.
Thanks!

 
At 12:48 PM, Blogger Jo said...

A giant grass!! Isnt it?

Nice pics.

 
At 10:29 PM, Blogger vinay said...

how about a flute??it makes mujjik as well!!

 

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