Sunday, November 29, 2015


Parrots are a common sight here. However, you see them always in  groups and in extreme  rush as if they are on an emergent mission. When i chance to hear  their shrill squeaking sound, I look up and find a group flying, so to say, at  breakneck speed.
Yesterday, I's surprised to see this one alone and moodily relaxing on the electric wire in front of our house. I clicked it before it'd decided to sprint away.

Here is a cuckoo perched on a stone,busy in  planning the next move. Shot taken in hills during this summer.

The myna in our front yard looking down for grubs.

This bird is sighted off and on around here.While it's head, tail and lower part is black the feathers on its flanks are rust colored. Here, perched on the wall with ruffled feathers,it seems to be in a thoughtful mood. An early morning shot, when the atmosphere is hazy.

Friends,welcome here as always!

Friday, November 27, 2015


 The  last leg of the sun, heading towards setting, behind the trees far far away. The shot taken while in the moving car on the Chandigarh-Rajpura Highway.

The wheat sowing season is in full swing in Punjab these days. The sprouts of the early variety have been visible for some days now, as the vast spread of the wheat fields show here.
The illusion of the sky meeting the earth remains ever so fascinating.

  Part of the fence around a park in a nearby community from mine.

Friends,welcome here as always!

Linking to: .Sky Watch FridayGood Fences

Monday, November 23, 2015


courtesy google

Truly, our world presents a grand spectacle every single moment. Though the winter is slowly tightening its tentacles around us and nature, yet there are pockets in our midst, where we find flowers defying the chill and smiling at us in all the glory. The grandeur of nature's beautiful persona keeps our spirits buoyant even in  stressful times.

A beaming singleton in my garden!

 Early morning shot of the red and yellow blossoms in our neighborhood.

 In my backyard a small chrysanthemum's plant has these maroon beauties on display.The long shadow of the whole plant at 8.30 in the morning proved a bonus.

This spread of white chrysanthemum blooms create magic outside our boundary wall space tended by us.

The luxurious exhibition of lemon hued chrysanthemums occupy a corner in my backyard.

Friends,welcome here as always!

This post is part of:
Our World Tuesday,
Today's Flowers, image-in-ing
Nature Notes,
Wordless Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday

Friday, November 20, 2015


Indian Bloggers

'S' is for 'squirrels'  

Yes, they are not simply my friends but worthy ones at that. In fact, about them, I can say ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed.’ Here, I must tell you that it is not that my liking for them has sprung out of the blue. It is decades old and thrived all along. The difference is: now I’ve started communicating the soft corner I nurture for them, in words as well as by imprisoning them in my camera, with tons of patience. They are so vivacious and ardent in their sprints that a single good shot is a filtered one from among many discards. I've written  a couple of eulogies on them since I started blogging.

Just see, how beautiful it looks gliding down the 'Neem' tree across our boundary wall. The furry grey tail, the clear brown and white stripes on the back, tiny eyes and aquiline nose turn it into a designer’s delight.  It is a marvel of nature, the way it infects you with the joyous liveliness of its bearing. It is apparently impossible to articulate its nimbleness and carefree persona.

Sometimes in the park, on a breezy, bright and sunny morning, I encounter them gamboling on the sidewalk and note their prompt jumps on the nearby trees, as my footfalls caution them. I keep watching their amusing and spirited capers in front of me. How they mesmerize with their ferocious mobility, which make them so distinctive and lovable creatures.

They do make me ponder about our loaded lives, beset with existential dilemmas. In addition, the compounding tensions of our daily lives compares poorly with their boundless vitality and goodness.This special gift of nature enlivens our environs by its uninhibited motion and enviable freedom. A quarter of an hour spent in their blissful company during my walk in the park, sets a melange of positive vibes for the whole day.

 Friends,welcome here as always!                                       

Monday, November 16, 2015


courtesy google

There are  some poor people in villages, who keep a flock of goats, and lambs born to them are taken care of, for a few months and then at the right time, sold to meat shops in the city. 
Below are two young urchins, carrying wooden sticks, out in the late afternoon - busy in an animated conversation-  to help the lambs, have some green bites on the roadside.

Designer pruning of the 'Ashoka' trees in the front of a house in our neighborhood, which attracted my attention.

Even though autumn is half way through here, this bush in one of our parks is green and resplendent with delicate marshmallow type flowers! Early morning shot today. Pure blue sky feels so peaceful!
Absent from the cyber world for more than a week, waiting for the creative juices to flow again. I'm back to share with you some of my 'KODAK' moments.

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

This post is part of:
Our World,
Nature Notes
Wordless Wednesday 
Outdoor Wednesday 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


THE ETERNAL QUEST for the meaning of life...

 'Q' is for QUEST.

 "...............You will never live

If you are looking for the meaning of life.”         Albert Camus

How futile to chase a  mirage,

Unreachable like the horizon.

Jumbled maze of the universe,

Was never meant to be unknotted.

Our journey is a pilgrimage,
Sans any cut off date or finality.
Yet crazy souls exit the world,

Famished by the quest.

The chase will continue,
However, fruitless it may be.

Happiness as the goal is elusive,

Doubts sway our hearts.

 The wise select a mission
And pursue it with a committed zeal.

 Here i end it on a lighter refrain:

Courtesy: The internet

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 Linking to:
abc Wednesday, wordless-wednesday


Tuesday, November 3, 2015


  Not that i went to an orchard to click this pic.The chance was right behind in our backyard. Our high boundary wall at the back separates our house from the house of our neighbor.  Our back neighbor had planted a Kinnow bush right across the boundary wall. The plant has grown above the wall and the fruit laden branch bends to our side. The about to ripen citrus fruit attracted my attention and this is how i could click this one.

 These white ones adorn our front yard.

 The image of the singleton from  my last year's collections.

Here the pinkies are opening up to the early winter breezy ambiance.

One of my favorites,displaying the peak of the shimmer of golden autumn in the US.

 A giggling group of yellow blossoms look resplendent in the sun light. 


Friends, welcome here as always!
This post is part of:Our World Tuesday.image-in-ing,Flowers from today,
Nature Notes

Sunday, November 1, 2015


CDP Theme for November is: Ephemeral.

Flowers, beauty, love,fame, name, fashion,happiness are all ephemeral, however, what is evergreen is the mysteries of our lives.

Why, I've chosen this click of mine, to represent the theme is, the flower and its cute shadow and both are ephemeral!

It's taken in the winter of 2014.

Friends, welcome here as always!

 Linking to: CDP theme day