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Sunday, August 28, 2016

SKYWATCH DURING A SUNNY AFTERNOON




“The sun always shines above the clouds.”
Paul F. Davis




Bright blue sky above the clouds,which probably are  making some friendly overtures towards the mountain tops.


Friends, welcome here as always!



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Sky Watch Friday

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

THE GREEN CLOAK OF NATURE




" To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug."            
Hellen Keller



'G' is for Green/ Greenery

From times immemorial man had a deep kinship with nature.Disturbing this relatedness means inviting his own peril.


Man, mountain, nature and sky converge to create a glorious visual narrative.


Pines studded hillside watched by the cloudy  presence of sky.

Friends, welcome here as always.

Linking to: ABC Wednesday, Nature Notes, image-in-ing,
Outdoor Wednesday,
Wednesday around the world


Saturday, August 20, 2016

SKYWATCH OVER HILLS





Monsoon skies always exhibit endearing views.







Sky line after a a mild spell of rain at Kumarhatti in Himachal Pradesh.


Friends,welcome here as always.

Linking to: SKYWATCH FRIDAY






Wednesday, August 17, 2016

FOREST AND FLOWERS



“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”
George R.R. Martin,


'F' is for Forest and Flowers.

We're staying in a flat,which is part of a complex built on a forested hillside. Pictures taken from the balcony of our flat.





The scene on a cloudy day. Below.





Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen
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Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen
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Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen
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“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”
Oscar Wilde





The yellow flowers sunning themselves under golden sunshine.





Friends,welcome here as always



Linking to: ABC Wednesday, outdoor wednesday,

Wednesday around the world
image-in -ing
Nature Notes,
Nature Footstep

Sunday, August 14, 2016

GREETINGS ON OUR 70TH INDEPENDENCE DAY


                                 CONGRATULATIONS!!!


With humility and overwhelming sense of pride and patriotic fervor, I salute those who passed through untold sufferings and made supreme sacrifices to attain our dream of freedom from the British rule. Though the story of our freedom struggle has been chronicled countless times yet its significance in the heart of every Indian never wanes. On this momentous occasion, I heartily felicitate all fellow Indians living in India or abroad for a bright and fulfilling future.

                        
                        

                              ' SARE JAHAN SE ACCHA
  

                        HINDUSTAN HAMARA HAMARA..........' 


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Here friends, I'm sharing with you some of the photographs, which i took while watching the independence day celebrations on TV at the Red Fort Delhi. The images are not very good but they are part of a symbolism which is unique and sacred to us all Indians.

                                                   JAI HIND 



 Tiranga fluttering after the flag hoisting ceremony.


 Part of the contingents presenting guard of honor to the Prime Minister, above and below.





 School children sitting proudly during the celebrations



 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressing the nation.

Good day to you all!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

CUCKOO PAYS A VISIT



Early morning today, I's preparing tea in the kitchen and saw through the window the cuckoo perched on a pillar all relaxed in a meditating pose. Clicked.


It sensed my presence and was readying to fly away and i clicked. Though, as i moved in it stayed there for quite some time.



Friends,welcome here as always!

Linking to:
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camera-critters


                    

Thursday, August 11, 2016

SKYWATCH AT THE TWILIGHT HOUR



Monsoon Delights-3


Twilight colors are always a magic build up.





It's during late evening walk that this palette of colors cast a sort of spell. Hence this click.


Friends,welcome here as always!

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SKYWATCH FRIDAY

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

MOUNTAINS ENTRAPPED


'E' is for 'Entrap'.


It rained the whole night. Sweet, steady, musical  tip tap. Woke up to a grayish sky with mountaintops entrapped in misty clouds. Below.








A conceptual take to escape various entrapments of life in a haiku.




"Haiku" is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables.


                          
                                                         Haiku

 
                                               Embrace songs of life.

                                               Romanticize hurts, fears, doubts.

                                               Weave treasures within.
   


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Friends,welcome here as always!


Linking to:

 Our World
 image-in-ing,
ABC Wednesday
Nature Notes
Wednesday around the world
Out Door Wednesday



Friday, August 5, 2016

FRIENDLY-FILL-INS: WEEK-13




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 am most proud of the fact that I’s brought up in an atmosphere where my parents saw to it that I strictly follow a value system, (which they practiced themselves) to steer my life in the right direction. Honestly, the significant things, which they taught me, helped me to overcome calmly many testing situations during different stages of my life.

2. I am embarrassed to admit that though I’m largely a disciplined person yet sometimes I miss abiding by my own resolutions about tackling certain issues in life. However, I feel it is okay, as we’re humans after all.

3. My super power might be (for me it’s not might be) that I had  time management skills- be it in professional or personal life. My visualization ability (God given) enabled me to organize events during my social and professional  life without any goof ups. Being a keen observant of people and places, I had remained a confident and independent person, who never felt the need to be part of herd mentality.

4. I really wish I could possess strong will power to prioritize things better, which matter most to me. However, to be honest, at this stage of life, when I’m so to say a free bird, I just flow with life.


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Thursday, August 4, 2016

SKYLINE VIEW IN THE HILLS



Monsoon Delights-2



The upper, mid and lower hills, where I'm putting up these days are covered with lustrous pines,variegated bushes and sundry shrubs. Hence all my sky views are set against their ubiquitous presence.
 Early morning click during the week.

Friends,welcome here as always!

For
Sky Watch Friday



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

MONSOON DELIGHTS- 1



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'D' is for 'Delights'.


Pines, clouds and sky rejoicing the advent of monsoon rains.

Monsoon Intimacy!!!



Friends, It's stifling hot in the plains. I'm staying amidst hills these days. Monsoon rains have been pouring in right earnest for the last few days. It is a delight to feast your eyes on the infinite magic wrought by natural phenomenon around. Pictures taken in the evening during a walk yesterday.

Friends,welcome here as always!

This post is part of:
ABC Wednesday
outdoor-wednesday