Monday, March 15, 2010

Blue Skies and Bats!

Yes, you read that right! Bats! No, we don't have bats in Kuwait. But they do have bats in Sri Lanka.


Check out these trees. All the bats are hanging upside down. I was captivated by them ... and Zack freaked.

For an 11 year old boy, he hates bugs and bats and anything he considers scary!

I had never seen so many in one place before. I went a little crazy taking pictures and video even though my zoom wouldn't let me get up close and personal.

I've seen bats before, but these were big and flying around during the day. I could barely tear myself away.

Zack was much happier hanging out with the stray dogs that can be found all over the country.

They were all such sweet and smiley dogs.

Smile. Have you ever noticed how easily puppies make human friends? Yet all they do is wag their tails and fall over. ~ Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997

Sending hugs and smiles your way for a bright and beautiful day! :) Tammy

15 comments:

Marilyn said...

The bats are amazing!! I think bats are an amazing animal & I have always been intrigued by them especially the large fruit bat. Maybe that is what these are????
Stray dogs??? Around here stray dogs are best avoided....amazing that those are so friendly. Almost like they belong to everyone!!
Have a Wonderful Week!
Marilyn

Ana said...

Oh my goodness Tammy, I just clicked on the second picture to enlarge it. Boy, I can clearly see all the hanging bats...You, my friend are one brave lady...I would have run the other way :-) Happy Mondy!

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I have never seen anything like that in person! that's cool and a bit freaky at the same time! lol

ciao bella
carmelina

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oooh no.... please do not come over here! But I do wish you a beautiful day too, sweet Tammy.

Julie said...

Great pictures, Tammy! Wow--you experienced so much wonderful stuff there, didn't you?! So glad you're sharing it with us!

Hope you're having a beautiful day!

Me....bunny said...

I'm with you...I would have been mesmerized by all those bats..great pics Tummy...lol

tootles,
bunny

Claus said...

I love dogs! I am without a doubt a dog person. I wouldn've been happy also to see all the dogs, and probably would've wanted to take them all home! :-)
I have a *thing* for vampires, you know? which are associated with bats, but I don't think I would've been all that comfortable that close to them, though I've heard they are not all that mean. Hey! Batman is my favorite heroe, also a bat-association there!...I am very strange ;-)
have a lovely day!!

Susan said...

Hi Tammy: Wow, I thought bats kept a low profile in the daylight hours. Learn something new every day. Thanks for your interesting post. I think I'm with Zack! Ha! Sincerely, Susan P.S. Oh, thanks for the info about how you got to Kuwait. I'm going to read it later on tonight.

Anonymous said...

You have not been in the right places if you are looking for bats. They hang out on under the bridges on the riverwalk here in town. At night, they all come out. A few years back, my mom's barn was FILLED with them. She actually paid someone to make them go away. Glad to know they kept you amused. Not so much for Zack... Glad he was able to make a few canine friends though...

Skies are threatening rain tonight. We'll see what tomorrow is like. Hope your blue skies continue to make you smile!

Love ya,
Renee

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Bats are so cool. My youngest kids and I used ot enjoy sitting out on the upstairs balcony at night and just wrapping up in blankets and watch the bats fly and catch bugs.
thanks for stopping by,
tammy
oh happy birthday too.

crochet lady said...

Wow that is a lot of bats! I think that would kind of creep me out, just a little.

Wendy said...

Oh my...my little Sarah was reading this with me and right away we thought of Stellaluna, one of our favorite books...about a bat :)
Wendy

glor said...

LOL ... I'm with Zack on this one ... bats ...eek! We do have bats as well, but I've never seen that many in one place. Love the pups, they're so cute and such loving creatures. Thinking of getting one again.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

A young man we know at church is moving with his family to Sri Lanka. I saw him today and told him about your blog and the beautiful photos you have of that country. They're very excited to move there. He's a surfer, and they're going with Surfing The Nations. I'm not sure I'll mention the bats :-)
Have a great week.
Blessings,
Marcia

Anonymous said...

SO MANY BATS. I AGREE, THEY ARE FASINATING CREATURES. AND IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT DOGS CAN MAKE A PERSON FEEL SPECIAL. THEY HAVE PLACES HERE WHERE PEOPLE TAKE THEIR DOGS TO HELP CHEER UP AND AS ONE DR. SAID, "HELP TO HEAL THE SICK". BEAUTIFUL PICTURES.
LOVE KAY

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