Thursday, October 1, 2015


Challenge for October is: SHELTER

Here  is the shot of a shelter  in  our neighborhood meant for saving the vehicles  from the onslaught of inclement weather conditions!

Friends,welcome here as always!

Sharing with:  CDP Theme Day


 The scene captured during my morning walk!

Twin gates  of the houses on the outer road of our community. The residents of  these houses have an advantage as they overlook a beautiful park, where i often go for a walk.

Sharing with: Good Fences

This sky watch refers to the cloudy weather conditions, prevailing more than a fortnight back, when monsoon rains were on the last leg of their tour for the season!

Sharing with: Sky Watch Friday

Friends, welcome here as always! 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


The spectacular display of nature's treasures, which fill our surroundings and are taken for granted by us are 'labor of love' bestowed upon humanity by some gracious,benevolent super power.

Sunrise and its shimmering glow amidst trees and bushes on the roads leading to our community.

The larger view crafting the boulevard  like impressive look.

The deciduous trees  are already shedding leaves, stepping into autumn mood.

The above bush,  laden with peculiar type of soft and airy looking flowers,i found in the park of our community.

The white blooms in  our compound!

Friends, welcome here as always!

Sharing with: Our Worldimage-in-ing, ABC Wednesday (L is for Labor of Love)   Outdoor Wednesday
Nature Notes,  Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, September 27, 2015


This was my last ditch effort to click some critters for this week's participation and that resulted in these two captures!

Today morning I stepped out for a walk with the express purpose of finding some birds to click and captured this loner and the group trying their luck in the rough and uncut grass of the vacant plot of land!

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Thursday, September 24, 2015


The gate represents one of the two entries to a well established religious sect (Radha Saomi) with branches all over the state of Punjab. It leads to a sprawling open space grown with healthy, well maintained trees, bushes and sundry plants. All are looked after by the devotees. They hold congregation on a fixed day of the week, which is always attended by the followers in strength. Its main center is based at 'Beas', another town in Punjab. One thing which is impressive about this sect is that its followers abstain from eating non vegetarian food and consuming alcohol. I think this to be social service worth appreciating.

Sharing with: Good Fences

After dry, humid and perspiring fortnight, we were blessed by rain Gods for two consecutive days that brought down the temperature and a chance to venture out for a comfortable walk.  The images of the cloudy sky above and below were captured during  a cool lull.

Sharing with: Sky Watch Friday

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Dove is a small, sweet and peace loving bird. In mythology, it is associated with all the virtues, which we prize as the most elevating possessions of humans. It is said to symbolize love, kindness, grace, self sacrifice and perfect motherhood. It is believed to have its own milk which she feeds her young ones. Near about the time of their hatching, it stays away from solid food to  purify its milk for the delicate digestion of its progeny. 
Its coo cooing   always resonates a honeyed melodic effect!

The duo, tries to enter the back of the AC unit(above). The other is curiously waiting for the final decision to be made (below).

Today at 7 o'clock in the morning, I took my cup of tea in one hand and newspaper tucked under the other arm, to sit in the backyard to scan the headlines. What prompted me to do this was the cool breeze of the morning. I had hardly settled myself in the chair, when i heard flapping of  wings behind me.There was a pleasant surprise waiting for me, given that i love birds and am always inspired by them. I saw this dove couple surveying the outside unit of our split AC.
Obviously to build the nest, as i spied some twigs lying on the ground. The sad part was, they failed to execute it, as every twig came down right away. They gave it up soon after, but not before i had captured them in their efforts,

Friends,welcome here as always!

Linking to: Our World, image-in-ing, Wordless wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday

ABC Wednesday   ( 'K' is for Kindness)

Saturday, September 19, 2015


I didn't had a freshly taken image of birds/critters for this week. So I thought, why not say something in a few verses as a simple tribute to their  gorgeous individuality and priceless entitlements, which nature has bestowed upon them!

Here is my offering, hope you like it.


You angels of the skies,

Fluttering and chirping you gracefully fly.

Innocent and guileless bereft of lies,

Spread joy and beauty, being great guys.

Purity of your intentions reflect in your eyes,

Repositories of kindness you hate fake ties.

Melodies you sing, the first thing when you rise,

Shunning falsehood is the credo you prize.

Soften the jolts of our sobs and cries,

Freedom chaperons your endless drives.

Human greed you abhor in every guise, 
Vouch for bonds that never tend to die

We long for your freedom of choice,
Unbridled chance for our opinions to voice.

Friends,welcome here as always!