Tuesday, May 26, 2015

OUR WORLD




  MY NATURE SERIES IN THE HILLS


 The flowery bush is  slowly but surely coming to life after withstanding winter cold. This one is growing in a small lawn in the ground flat of a friend in the community.

The light green fresh looking leaves of the bush have a soothing effect when you stroll  in the common lawn here in our community.
   


 The Marigold matches the golden sunlight.


 


 Dwelling units on the lower slopes, on Kumarhatti- Nahan Highway. An evening shot.

 Friends welcome here as always!

Linking to: Our Worldimage-in-ing ,Nature Notes,Today's Flowers,I heart macro

Out door Wednesday


 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

CRITTERS FOR THE WEEK









 Black hill cow grazing on the upper slopes about thirty ft. below our flat. Our dwelling unit is on the top of the hill. I tried to capture her  with her whole body visible but she didn't look up. Busy as she was in the act. Her body glistened in the morning sun light.

The hop-pee intent on pecking at something, which seems to be playing hide and seek. Our front lawn at Patiala.


Something interesting down there! Is it so Mr. Parrot? 
 Transmission wires near our house.

Friends welcome here as always.

Linking to: Camera Critters,Saturday Critters ,

Friday, May 22, 2015

IMAGES CLICKED IN THE HILLS


 Linking to: Good Fences,  Sky Watch Friday



The above fence is built with chiseled stone which is found in plenty amidst hilly areas. This one constitutes one side of the driveway of our community here. The designed depressions are embellished with a  special creeper,which clings to the surface sans any support. During monsoons it turns lush green and thicker.


The sky watch is  from my archives of last summer. I captured the painting like avatar of the skies while on an evening walk on Nahan Road,which encircles Kumarhatti.

Location: The entrance to our community and sky watch in Kumarhatti,  Distt. Solan.

Friends,welcome here and thanks for the support!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

THURSDAY CHALLENGE


This week's Thursday Challenge is:

"SPRING" (Fresh Leaves, Baby Animals, Warm Weather,...)


FLORA IN THE HILLS



The rose bush above is aglow with  warm sunshine and newly minted leaves.


An array of trees-silver oak with yellow thread like clusters, gulmohar with purple blooms and on the right pines- are regaining their freshness and glory after  going through severe winter conditions.( A dried pine tree happens to be an eyesore here.)



There are ample signs of life and freshness in the vegetation in and around  the place where we're putting up these days. In our community there is a large enough lawn which is bordered with all types of flowers and  perennials, which soothe and calm the nerves and bucks up the spirits.

Location: Kumarhatti, Distt: Solan, Himachal Pradesh. 

Friends,welcome here as always!
Linking to: Thursday Challenge

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

OUR WORLD


Linking to:
Our World Tuesday, 
image-in-ing

New look of the hill scape!



We've reached hills for our  annual short stay during summers. Here the weather is cool, breezy and invigorating. The after effects of intense cold of past few months are evident partly. The new shoots are sprouting on pine trees. However,  large variety of sundry bushes, trees and flowers  already look fresh donning thick green new leaves. 
While scanning the area from the balcony of the apartment,which is built on top of a hill overlooking a narrow valley, I saw the above scene. Concrete unplanned  jungle is overpowering the fragile ecology of hills all over Himachal Pradesh. Trees have been felled mercilessly by the locals as well as  the builders. Commerce has overshadowed all other considerations. It is the joint responsibility of the residents as well as the administration to implement laws for preventing the abuse of the forest cover at least in the future.

Only one picture this time,because the slow  internet speed is  making it  difficult and time consuming to upload.

 Friends welcome here as always!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

'STAND AND STARE'


Linking to: Good Fences,Sky Watch

Nature's splendour


We live in this area.(above) On the left of the picture is the community park, which i frequent for walks. Outside the railing of the park are a pair of 'Gulmohur' trees resplendent with their deep orange blooms.The riot of color often entices me to linger on  a while and have  some clicks. However, this glory is going to end soon as the summer is approaching with its blazing sun shine and sweating bodies.




The thin formation of clouds on a  grey sky in the midst of  urban landscape makes them  look so near though actually fathomless. Appearances are pleasantly deceptive. The picture taken from the road in front of our house.

Friends, welcome here as always!

THURSDAY CHALLENGE



 The challenge for this week is:


"PEACEFUL" (Calm, Relaxed, Sleeping, Landscapes , Water,...)


The stately 'Ashoka' trees stand serene, tranquil and neatly pruned as if keeping a solid watch on the big house behind. The picture clicked a few days back during a late morning outing.   


Friends, welcome here as always and thanks for  the support.     

Linking to:Thursday Challenge