Friday, July 22, 2016

FRIENDLY-FILL-INS: WEEK 11



This is an exciting meme, where I'm supposed to complete  four given statements. The whole exercise inspires one to think and come up with  new ideas to fill up the blanks. Below are four statements, which I've completed.The given words are in bold letters and are underlined ....


1. I wish I could afford to hire someone to help me learn the intricacies of cyber world associated with what I do. So far, I have been a self-learner with occasional support from dear hubby here and there. He too has learnt through the difficult way of hit and trial. He spends a lot of time at the computer. Being a scientist, he learns it faster and does his banking online. As both of us have entirely different hobbies, he can’t help much. Honestly, I dare not experiment on my blog fearing it might not crash with stupid clicking. However, I feel it is okay, for my blogging journey remains a continuous challenge and I derive pleasure from this constant itch to learn.

2. Zucchini in our part of the country is a seasonal green vegetable and is widely grown here. These days it is abundantly available in all groceries stores and weekly mandis. We cook it as a vegetable dish Indian style with seasoning  of finely chopped onions, garlic pods and tomatoes. My mother used to cook it frequently. It is easy on the digestive system, soothes intestines, helps in warding off constipation and is loaded with vitamins. However, ours is a slightly different variety, as it requires slight peeling of the skin before cooking. The variety, which I had cooked in the U.S., is also available here in plenty.

3. One summertime memory I recall is when I’s about 5 years old and had recently joined school. One day instead of coming home from school, I went to a friend’s house. When I didn’t reach on time, hell let loose at our house.My parents were distraught. Searches were made. A drummer was hired to go from street to street  announcing the details of the lost girl. Ironically,  the drummer also came to the street where I’s crazily busy in some sort of game. Even then both of us peeped through the window. In the evening when we had our fill of playing, I walked back home unconcerned. Through the open door, I could see a group of women sitting around my mom who was crying. As a child, I don’t know how the particular  situation dawned on me, as i ran towards mom and holding her tightly started howling. The women dispersed immediately. No questions were asked. I could only gauge immense relief in the household. I’s too young to be reprimanded.

4.This summer, we had been regularly going on long walks on winding hill roads. It is a part of our work out. Our schedule is some stretching exercises in the mornings and walk in the evenings. Of course, off and on there are some misses also. Yet it affords me an opportunity to capture the lovely scenes around.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MONSOON SCENARIO






 'B' is for 'BEAUTY'.                    
 
  Beauties of nature.                                                      



Pines look fresh after a spell of rain in the narrow valley overlooking our flat at Kumarhatti (HP).

Thickly growing pines  during rainy season at Kumarhatti.
Trees and bushes along the highway - 22 yesterday.

Sky watch  in the evening at Kumarhatti.



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Saturday, July 16, 2016

FRIENDLY FILL-INS- WEEK 10




This is an exciting meme, where I'm supposed to complete  four given statements. The whole exercise inspires one to think and come up with  new ideas to fill up the blanks. Below are four statements, which I've completed.The given words are in bold letters.....



                    Flowers have a way of spreading positivity!
Friendly fill-in for my post! Orange rose in our lawn.



1. I prefer reading one of my favorite books to needless TV watching in free time. Reading a good book gives me immense pleasure.

2. Accepting the loss of dear mom and dad was much harder than I expected. You realize the intensity of pain only after the loss.

3. One way that I can relax is either listening to music or strolling in our driveway. This gives me an opportunity to contemplate on fresh ideas.

4. Hypocrisy and lies, which are increasingly practiced in social circles these days, always make me feel uncomfortable. It may sound idealistic. However, I’m like that.


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Friday, July 15, 2016

RAIN WASHED SKY WATCH



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Pure blue sky over Shivalik hills after a spell of rain.




It had rained during the day. In the evening the atmosphere looked crystal clear. This click happened.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ROSE O ROSE



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'A' is for 'Appealing.'


    An appealing foursome!








Rose O Rose!




“What did you say?”


“That today and every day,


Take every plunge with cheer


If you hold your journey dear.


Rosy paths coexist with thorny trails,


Often dirges precede mirthful tales.


That, rain or sunshine,


Consider these divine.


Mountains, valleys and streams


Through them, our life gleams.


That, we are ‘condemned to be free. ’


Our choices may be like barbed trees.


Ups and downs never should you mourn


Since every rose has a thorn.”

......

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Friday, July 8, 2016

SKY WATCH IN THE HILLS

"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."

G.K. Chesterton


There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. Gilbert K. Chesterton
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There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. Gilbert K. Chesterton
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A cloudy sky line above Shivalik Hills.


Friends, participating after some gap because I wasn't getting what I wanted. Morning click.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

LIFE'S ZIGZAG TRACK




'Z' IS FOR 'ZIGZAG'



The picture clicked on Kumarhatti- Nahan winding road during a hazy evening.


Our life can be likened to a zigzag path of unexpected twists and turns. The fleeting thought nudged, the other day, while on an evening walk amongst the winding hills, home to myriad kinds of vegetation and natural beauty. The cool breeze intoxicates enough to be oblivious of minor distractions. Soon the thinking mind got into a reverie. Its theme being life’s uncertainties. The stream of consciousness got flooded with images of various kinds. However, flashes of past became stilled after sometime. And the realization dawned that, in fact, blessed we are because of that!

Just imagine if our journey had a linear lane bereft of curiosities, wonders, miracles and stressful waits for outcomes of our efforts! Humankind would not have reached the zenith of overwhelming successes.We would have been like stones staying put at one place. Boredom would have consumed us. Life challenges the conscious thinking being to transcend the status quo and lurch ahead.

The real test of progress for a healthy individual is constant movement to thwart stagnation.



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