Tuesday, April 26, 2016

NATURE'S OFFERINGS





 Another week and time for sharing last week's clicks with friends.


'P' is for a pair.   Here it is Pair of Jacaranda Trees

The Jacaranda is in resplendent glory laden with delicate orange flowers on the roadside close to our house.

This is  the second one happily smiling,offering visual pleasure.


The twin colored bougainvillea flowers beautify the open space right outside our house.


Friends, welcome here as always!

 The post is part of:                                      



our World,                                                            
Outdoor Wednesday,                                                                           
ABC Wednesday
image-in-ing, 
Nature Notes,
Today's Flowers,
NF TREES



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

OUR WORLD



Back once again to share these pictures, which i captured during the previous week.



These soft pink  cactus blooms embellished our front yard for a few hours, before wilting away in the summer heat.




The GULMOHUR in its resplendent glory standing like a sentinel in the park, which i frequent for my morning walks.


Friends,welcome here as always. Hope you remember me


Linking to: .Our World, image-in-ing, Nature Notes, Today's Flowers
       Wordless Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday


Friday, April 1, 2016

CDP THEME DAY






The Challenge for April is: 'BEAUTY OF SIMPLICITY.'


I clicked the pic. today at mid morning. (1st April,2016).


Well, what can  better expressive the truth of these words than this benign  image of lilies outside  our compound wall. (As a rule here, the residents are required to take care of the space which falls in front of their houses).

Yes,I do consider them as epitomizing simplicity which is so elevating. These are perennials. Poor things remain there with their sturdy green leaves intact and undemanding of any favors. Only some watering off and on. Then at the end of March, out of nowhere the round hollow stems appear unobtrusively with long buds. And within a couple of days the blooms put up an exhibition of their bright red presence enlivening the atmosphere.

 It is like nature's long call to wake up our slumbering sensitivities.


Believe me, the naturalness of this process happening in our midst inspires you, even if you're not well to capture their pure simplicity  enabling you to relive that memorable scene many times.


Friends,welcome here and thanks for your support!

Linking to:
CDP Theme day ,
Outdoor Wednesdayl



Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SPRING FLOWERS AT HOME




The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. Harriet Ann Jacobs
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 Marigolds with slightly different shades are ubiquitous in India.



In our backyard.They're a good enough reason to stroll in the back verandah,while sipping my morning cuppa of tea.



Another variety of tiny  plants and flowers ,which open up with sunlight. Multicolored adornments.






I'd not resist adding this image of a  bush brimming with sprightly red bottle brushes,which i happened to notice in the park close by our house, today morning.
 
 Friends,welcome here as always.

Linking to:

Our World , image-in-ing,
Nature Notes,
Today's Flowers,wordless-wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

CDP THEME DAY FOR MARCH 2016




Challenge for March  2016 is: 'Where I belong.'






My beautiful city, PATIALA where  sometimes such serendipity i come across. One day i came to unlock the gate in the morning and found this  fabulous peacock  waiting  to be clicked.

 Friends, welcome here as always.

Monday, February 29, 2016

I WALKED INTO A BEAUTIFUL WORLD- 2





Hi friends,
About a month's absence from a world which you love and receive intellectual sustenance from, is enough to leave you in a depressed mood. During this period, a vice like grip of viral fever and allied issues, left me totally incapable of doing anything. I realize now when you cross 70 your body doesn't listen to you any more. All your propositions go haywire. Looks like, gone are the days when you could do things at your will. Greatly disappointing of course. However, life is like that. It's a continuous, conscious struggle for the thinking beings.

Now, there will be gaps in my offerings and i HOPE my cyber buddies will  keep encouraging me. I constantly need that deeper level of satisfaction, which sharing with you can provide. I feel better and relieved after sharing my woes with you.
.........
I  had decided to acquaint you with this fabulous place,(Pl. read my previous post). Here are a few more glimpses into that world through this photo journey. The  inspirational thread has been  dimmed by my illness yet the effort is there to reenter the arena of a loving world.  





The front park bordered by abundance of trees and thick green bushes.

The expanse of the grand lake keeps you company during part of your walking trail.

This is the entrance to the HEALTH MUSEUM(closed in the pic.), where they screen documentaries as well as pictures on fixed days  for the patients.


This is the amphitheater for laughing exercises and Yoga, which begins at 6am daily and goes up to 7am.The laughing sculptor says it all.


 The bamboo plantation inside the institute. They bamboo sticks are used for fencing etc. at the appropriate time.


 Another sculptor made of stone, adorning the empty space in a grassy lawn.

 
Here is a grand platter of organic produce,which is cooked to feed the inmates. All this is grown in the farm house adjoining the institute. From here it is taken to the kitchen early morning. The picture taken before seven, when I'd gone for a walk.


This is part of the farm house where  half a dozen cows are kept. Milk is used for setting curd and making cheese. It is also served for drinking to some patients.



The beans plantation overlooked by coconut trees.  Tender Coconut water is extensively consumed here.


 
Landscaping in the middle of the lake and flowerbeds on the bank maintained by the Institute.

Friends,welcome here as always!

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