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Pharr, Texas, Beautiful Park……

May 31, 2008

Nature Hot Spots

 

 

 

How far (Pharr) do you need to go to see colorful butterflies and

record breaking bird rarities?

Not too far. Or should the “buzz” be, “Yes, to Pharr Texas ”. Even though the City of Pharr reaches the southern most tip of North America, it is never too far for anyone to travel to experience nature at its most unique and preserved moment. And if you are one of the millions of birders nationally which has inherited a quest to identify and record as many “lifers” to your bird list, a trip to Pharr may well be worth it!

The City of Pharr is located in Hidalgo County which in turn is part of three other counties that make up what is more commonly known as The Lower Rio Grande Valley. And even though our valley is actually a delta plain, with a gradual slope towards the Gulf Coast, the latter name is more identifiable among visitors and locals alike. Geographically speaking, this land area is a birder’s destination for it is through this area that the Central and Mississippi Flyways for the migration of birds funnel their way through on their North and South destinations. The end result is that out of the 800 plus bird species recorded in the United States, 500 have been recorded in the Rio Grande Valley, and the city of Pharr is making headlines nationally and perhaps even world wide, with these recent rare and first bird sightings in the last three years.

With Pharr hosting a few of the nations record breaking bird sights including the nations first confirmed sight of a Black-headed Nightingale Thrush as well as, a Blue Mockingbird and Slate-throated Red Star, it is not out of the ordinary for a Mr. Birder in Wisconsin, or Indiana, or even as far as Alaska to coordinate a week long trip to our beautiful city in the hopes of catching a glimpse of these and other specialty birds whose destination does not take them any further North than right here.

 

 

 

Williams Wildscapes

Williams Wildscapes’ main emphasis is to create and/or preserve native habitat. At one time the city of Pharr was not all restaurants and hotels; prior to falling to the consequences of urban, industrial and commercial development, Pharr was aggregated with Mesquite, Granjeno and other native trees and plants that were home to a diverse flora and fauna. For this reason, Williams Wildscapes is an educational experience of Pharr’s surrounding existing community and an interpretation of the importance of conserving what is left of the 5% of native habitat in the valley.

 

 

Williams Wildscapes is by appointment only and Allen himself offers information and consultation for estimates, design plans, pond installations and maintenance of backyard habitats. If you are a visitor to Pharr or a resident of the community who would like to share a unique nature moment, call Allen Williams at (956) 460-9864 for visitation arrangements and driving directions.

Shadyland in Pharr

 

 

Mr. Juan Garza is proud of the 6 acres in South Pharr that has been in his family for the past 41 years. For the last 25 years, the former orange grove has grown into an impressive wildlife are with Hackberry woods, Brasil, Texas Persimmon and many more native trees and shrubs. Because of his desire to leave his 6 acres of land undisturbed and with very little developmental interruptions, Mr. Garza has acquired by preservation a wildlife corridor for bobcats, indigo snakes, amphibians and a wide array of local and specialty birds and butterflies. This area definitely proves to be one of the last remaining fragments of wildlife habitat in the city of Pharr. Mr. Garza has christen his 6 acres as “ShadyLand” because of the overhead canopy of trees which easily drops temperatures about 2 to 4 degrees.

Mr. Garza’s “Shadyland” is not currently open to the public, although he is investigating different avenues as to what to do with it; one thing he does know and envisions is that the area never be developed. He wants the entire area to be available to tourists and locals and plans to enhance the area by adding water features, butterfly gardens and walking trails. Landowners, ranchers and farmers around the valley can model Pharr’s example of partnering with State, municipal, private and non-profit entities to create and restore native habitat and create sustainable economic opportunities based on nature tourism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Wishes !! Beautiful !!…..

May 30, 2008

Hi,

Very Good morning!

Night has ended for another day,

Morning has come in a special way,

May you smile like the sunny rays &

Leave your worries for some other day…

Gud Morning!!

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart…

Keep smiling always..!!!!

 

 

 

Great Thought !! Moral for the day !!

May 28, 2008

Dead Lock :) Cant stop laughing……

May 28, 2008

Boss said to secretary: For a week we will go abroad,
so make arrangement.

Secretary make call to Husband: For a week my boss and
I will be going abroad, you look after yourself.

Husband make call to secret lover: My wife is going
abroad for a week, so lets spend the week together.

Secret lover make call to small boy whom she is giving
private tution: I have work for a week, so you need
not come for class.

Small boy make call to his grandfather: Grandpa, for a
week I don’t have class ‘coz my teacher is busy. Lets
spend the week together.

Grandpa(the 1st boss 😉 ) make call to his secretary: This week I am
spending my time with my grandson. We cannot attend
that meeting.

Secretary make call to her husband: This week my boss
has some work, we cancelled our trip.

Husband make call to secret lover: We cannot spend
this week together, my wife has cancelled her trip.

Secret lover make call to small boy whom she is giving
private tution: This week we will have class as usual.

Small boy make call to his grandfather: Grandpa, my
teacher said this week I have to attend class. Sorry I
can’t give you company.

Grandpa make call to his secretary: Don’t worry this
week we will attend that meeting, so make arrangement.

Future kids !! absolute funny !!

May 28, 2008

LKG Last Bench Terror Guys
 
Guy(Kid) 1: Buddi, am very upset, yeah…

 
Guy(Kid) 2: Why dear, any problem at your home ???
…..
 
Guy(Kid) 1: No, Yesterday i went to the spencer, to buy a slate , there i saw a girl, who was so beautiful, i think she is around one and half age, from her mothers cradle she gave me a look, Oh, god, no chance, what a fantastic look…
 

Guy(Kid) 2: then, what happened man,..???
 
Guy(Kid) 1: then what… my dad, came to know this and gave a knock in my head with jealous, hence i didn’t even take ceralac for the past two days…..

 
Guy(Kid) 2: all the dads are the same category pa, cool… don’t worry pa, tomorrow we will kidnap her, even with her cradle at home……!!!

Asia’s Strongest man !!…

May 23, 2008

Hi all,

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About Pillayar Patti Holy place in Tamil Nadu !!……

May 23, 2008

                                 

 

 

Pillaiyarpatti temple is a rock – cut temple located about 12 km’s from Karaikudi on the Karaikudi Madurai road.It was built after hewing a hillock by the early Pandiya kings and the image of Karpaga Vinayaka and that of a Siva Linga were carved out of a stone by a sculptor called Ekkattur Koon Peruparanan who put his signature on a stone inscription found even today in the sanctum. He put his signature in Tamil Language which was in use between 2nd and 5th century AD. It can be concluded that the icon of Karpaga Vinayaka must have been carved around 4th century AD.

This temple is 1,600 years old. The 14 stone inscriptions found in this temple, dated between 400 AD and 1238 AD reveal that the place was known as Ekkattur Thiruveengaikudi Maruthankudi Raja Narayanapuram before it came to be called Pillaiyarpatti. Vinayak, the God of Victory is the main deity here in the name Karpaga Vinayakar. This temple is the only one in TamilNadu which deserves pride for having a 6 feet rock-cut Vinayak idol. The Thumbikai of Lord Ganesh is curled towards his right side and so the God is also known as Valampuri Vinayakar. The larger inner shrine with its splendid sculptures make the people wonder on the first sight.

Besides this Ganesh image, there are many other images of deities carved out of rocks. One of them is Thiruveesar, a Siva Lingam. Other gods presiding in this temple are Marudankudi Eesar and Vaadaamalar Mangai. Every day five poojas are offered to the God.

In front of the temple is a large beautiful teppakulam(tank) and it serves the water needs of the temple devasthanam. The temple has two splendid Rajagopurams. There are many inscriptions found in this temple which tell us the history of this ancient architecture.

The maintenance of the temple premises is also a major reason for drawing people here and all the glory belongs to the Chettiar community who have renovated the entire temple and taken care of it.

The festivals Ganesh Chathurthi & Karthigai are celebrated here in a grand manner. Ganesh Chathurthi is celebrated as ten days festival with flag hoisting. During this festive season, Lord Ganesh is taken on a procession in his Mooshika Vahana. The Car festival on the 9th day and Theerthavari on the 10th day draws millions of people from all over the nation and the State Government arranges for special buses every year. ‘Thiruvaathirai’ is also celebrated here in the Tamil month of Margazhi.