Thursday, February 4, 2016

SKY WATCH AND AN ORNAMENTAL CONTRAPTION




Sky watch  above the bushes and a variety of trees at Bangalore's Nature Cure Institute where recently i stayed for a few days.



The beautiful orange colored ornamental creeper covering an iron structure above a water body at the Institute's front garden.



Friends,welcome here as always!
  Linking to:
 Good fences
Sky Watch Friday
Nature Thursday

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I WALKED INTO A BEAUTIFUL WORLD -1



 Friends, I'm back after visiting a  micro world so different from my own that i need to share  a few glimpses of it through a short photo journey and  also some info. However, in another post I'll introduce you to it in  detail. Today, I think it'd suffice  to say that it is a sort of health resort where they treat ailments through Naturopathy without administering any medicines. it is called 'JINDAL NATURECURE INSTITUTE', located in BANGALORE, KARNATAKA, INDIA.



 The entrance to the institute,showing a beautifully designed fountain.
 The charm extraordinaire of these heavenly hued flowers in the front  park was enough to lift spirits.

 Yoga as a means of curing the body and mind is predominantly practiced in the daily schedule.The important asanas shown impeccably through these figures.
 Another  gorgeous presentation of yoga poses.

 The golden marigolds spreading their splendor.
Rose beds surrounded on one side by lush green trees and bushes.

 A stylishly planted flower bed with multicolored blossoms.




 The larger view of a  fountain  in the front garden, keeping company with nature at its best.



 The institute has this vast lake on the back side. The lake is owned by the government but looked after by the institute management. I took this picture during one of my  morning walks,something, which i enjoyed the most.

To be continued.....

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Monday, January 11, 2016

OUR WORLD WHERE WINTER SMILES



In our part of the country, the deciduous trees, some bushes and plants show signs of winter. However, there are many varieties of flowers which gift us the glory of colorful  winter platter.




The above picture was taken in Dec., 2015 in the precincts of a University in 'Talwandi Sabo'(Punjab). Mild, late afternoon sun is spreading serenity around.

The resplendent multi hued bougainvillea flowers exhibit a gorgeous persona in the sharp effect of the early morning sun.



 This shot Including the middle one show bougainvillea bushes  molded into  climbers on a lengthy wall of a  huge area housing  the city specific headquarters of 'Radha Soami'  a popular religious  sect in North India. See how the twigs have jutted out of the holes in the wall and are flowering as well.

Friends,welcome here as always!

I'll be absent from the cyber world for about three weeks,as I'm going out of station. I'll miss you,though!

Friday, January 8, 2016

SKY WATCH FRIDAY


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Setting sun behind houses, on the hazy evening of 6th Jan.,2016.



Shot taken during a walk in a close by community from our own. 

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Linking to:Sky Watch Friday

Thursday, January 7, 2016

WINTER HAS NO HOLD HERE!



Z is for Zone: A wintry colorful one!!!

 A high class housing colony is coming up across the  Chandigarh - Delhi National Highway near Zirakhpur- a satellite town of Chandigarh. A visit there provided a great chance to shoot the flowers growing in well designed beds and around paths bordering the very neatly manicured lawns.





This is a pretty entry to the lawn from one block of flats.


chrysanthemums and roses around gardening tools room.


Fresh green leaves and yellow blooms of mostly marigold.



Rose bushes and their splendid creations!


Another beautiful lawn with more blossoms and a pair of wooden(perhaps) stools,though look like real wood.


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The post is part of: 

ABC Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday 
outdoor-wednesday 

Friday, January 1, 2016

CDP THEME DAY

CDP THEME  FOR JANUARY 2016 IS:

 A FAVORITE PHOTO OF 2015.

The image I'm sharing is one out of many,which I like!




 A lovely  duo of doves  was surveying the possibility of making a nest behind our AC unit in the back veranda. Finally they succeeded but  unfortunately the eggs fell down and broke.

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Linking to: CDP Theme day

Thursday, December 31, 2015

RING IN THE NEW YEAR!!!



 'Y' is for New Year!


"Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow: 
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true."


Very soon we'll be ringing in the New Year. The often-quoted Lord Tennyson’s verses ring in the New Year on a practical and joyful note. In fact, 2015 has gone by in a flash. It seems as if it was only yesterday when we were welcoming it the usual festive way and now ‘2016 is waiting at the threshold of time to enter  our lives so magnificently. Well, time has a speed post!

Truly, today is the right time to introspect about our good, bad days in the past year.  The best way is to recollect our successes and failures and draw some lessons there upon. The beginning of the New Year offers an opportunity to pledge ourselves upon the basis of stern convictions to make our lives more meaningful, enjoyable and happy. Everybody knows that in essence life is a challenge and a struggle. As  thinking beings, we instinctively aim to lead a worthy life by continuously endeavoring to make it more productive. For this to be possible, we need an attitudinal shift. We have to cultivate kindness, more inclusiveness as well as a helping attitude.

This apart, each morning presents a stepping-stone to plunge into something new to expand the existing state. I do believe that our life remains always in the process of becoming. It is never static. There are always possibilities galore to be explored and tried upon. The secret is to focus with mindfulness, whatever we take upon ourselves to do.

There is always a plethora of items on our wish list. Actually, it boils down to, how to achieve them.  Who needs to be told that the power to unleash our energies is within us and we are to inspire ourselves painstakingly. No doubt, there will be set backs because we are human and never would know the outcome of our choices. What we do recognize is that we’ve to put our heart and soul into any mission, which we are convinced about to be purposeful and worth pursuing.

Success will certainly match our efforts in the New Year beautifully. At least that is what we should hope for. I personally am resolving within myself to take positive steps to incorporate a healthy routine and stick to it religiously. This alone can enhance physical and mental wellness, which is the prerequisite for realizing one's dreams. 
 ..............
 "All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives." — Steven Spielberg

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