Friday, November 21, 2014

NATURE'S DIVINE CANVAS



SKY WATCH FRIDAY





From my archives of October. My favorite park afforded me the pleasure of capturing the near  spiritual tranquility of its ambiance, one joyful morning. While looking intently at the picture today, I felt elevated. Positive energy flowed into my being. The whole experience of posting the pic for 'SKY WATCH FRIDAY' was like an inexplicable 'CATHARSIS.'

Friends,welcome here as always!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

THURSDAY CHALLENGE




THIS WEEK'S THEME IS:

"ARCHITECTURE" (Buildings inside and out of all kinds,...)

TODAY'S EVENING CLICK




Since morning I's trying to have an image based on the theme. But the ones I'd didn't satisfy me. Then, the evening visit to the market place helped me to capture the sense of the place. This also explains my late submission. Thanks!

Friends welcome here!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

'AS YOU SOW ,SO SHALL YOU REAP'



 Linked to abc wednesday
There is a need to stop and ponder over the generosity of nature in making our lives worth living.


'S' is for SOW as used in the above saying which is universally acclaimed for its significance over many millennia.

As i contemplate over the profundity of these words, an appraisal of my own journey of life, comes to the fore. Whether as a college teacher i was able to sow seeds of kindness, through encouraging  words, good counseling, sympathetic  attitude, character building and discipline. Was  i able to imbibe enduring qualities of head and heart which had the potential of making  the students  lead a fulfilling and purposeful life. Looking back i can certainly assert that i tried sincerely and there were good results too. 
Harmony, patience, positive orientation, charity, selflessness, sum up the basic principles of the  concept of 'service before self'.

Trying to create harmony in whatever role we play in life is of utmost importance.This healthy approach leads to  happiness, positive vibes and greater  productivity. Discord on the other hand is counter productive. It expends energy and causes hordes of problems and tensions.

As parents we should inculcate the importance of being doers of good actions among our children. Success and joy flow in life, even in small gestures of goodwill.

Sowing seeds of love, forgiveness, imparting education to the needy, sharing grief, showing compassion and offering help in adversity is like reaping the harvest of wellness and cheer. 

Nature in all its avatars is an inspiring example of benevolence and magnanimity. 

At the end of the day it is a good idea to self audit the activities of the day and learn lessons for the future.


 “Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson


                                        linked to outdoor wednesday


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

OUR WORLD TUESDAY

NEEM HAS MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

THE NEEM STANDS TALL




This Neem tree is growing outside the boundary wall of our house. I captured it from our front  lawn. Though there is a sporadic shedding of leaves by many deciduous  trees, our Neem refuses to adhere to the natural norm. Its leaves  still look green and bright in the early morning sun light. It only shows signs of change in extreme winter. It is a hardy tree. Its leaves and fruit are used extensively in Ayurveda. Its leaves and bark have powerful germicidal properties. It also cleanses the air by absorbing  the harmful elements and other pollutants in the air.

Friends,welcome here!

Monday, November 17, 2014

MAGPIE TALE -3

A HIGHWAY TALE



It was about 10 pm. We were on our way to the airport, driving on  this beautiful highway. It was lit up strategically  with dazzling lights, giving the impression of some other world, The road was almost empty. The cruising speed was lulling. Unconsciously a thought process started sharing the drive. It was like a reverie. The parting scene of bidding farewell to our dear ones swam before my eyes. The events which gladdened our hearts in the company of our children started moving in a slide show in the mind's eye.  Underneath, feeling of sadness enveloped me. I became teary. When will we be, destined to meet again was a question mark deep inside me? Though the  enjoyable stay of a couple of months was fresh, yet  stray thoughts were flooding my being as if  reviewing the time spent with our loved ones.

Abruptly i came into myself, when all of a sudden,  a swanky red car whizzed past us at a screeching speed. 
We could hardly had a faint glimpse of  the people inside. But  what was puzzling was the sound of loud guffaws  of merry making which we caught nevertheless.

We hardly bothered about the chance encounter, though that unusual laughter intrigued us. After all , all sorts of people drive on this important highway which connects two or three states. 

However, after about an hour, we stopped at a restaurant for a light refreshments and stretching our limbs. We were yet to drive for another two hours or so. To our great surprise the same red car was parked there. Before we could enter the eatery, a group of  five men in a weird dress code was stepping out of the door. Their body language and spirited movements exuded confidence and a peculiar elation, which generally we associate with some unexpected success. 

Our friend, who was  seeing  us off at the airport, unraveled the conundrum at once. He recognized them to be the members of an upcoming rock band, who were coming back after a  very successful performance in the capital city. The flush of success was writ large on their persona. 

FRIENDS,WELCOME HERE AS ALWAYS!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

CAMERA CRITTERS



ONE OF NATURE'S MIRACLES





While on a walk during the week i happen to see this lovely pair of woodpeckers busy in finding the insects in the dry grass. With these sharp shooter beaks, there is no chance of losing any prey. 

Welcome friends!




Friday, November 14, 2014

SKY WATCH FRIDAY


RISING SUN CLICKED FROM OUR BACKYARD







For a few days I'd been trying to capture the rising sun from the precincts of our house itself. THE SUN  SEEMED SO CLOSE AND EXTREMELY BRIGHT. I's not to look at it. I decided my position by practicing, during the day. After a few attempts I got the satisfying result (above.)


Friends, welcome here as always!