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Wednesday, October 19, 2016


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O is for October!

All these years in North India, we would eagerly wait for October to usher in some respite from the discomforting months of summer. However, not the October of 2016. It really disappointed us this year.  We were expecting some pleasant change in the weather. Some relief from the hot sweaty days. The relief if any is measly. Fans continue to hum all the time. Nostalgia has evaporated. We celebrated Dussehra in the sweltering heat and hope that Diwali will brighten our hearth and homes with cool invigorating breeze. Change is there for the last few days but it is minuscule.

Global warming which was dismissed as a myth has scientists and environmentalists busting it totally in strong terms. Global warming is real and poses a grave danger to the existence of  whole humankind and the entire living organisms. India has done its duty by signing the Paris climate treaty. It implies an active endorsement of the need to reduce carbon emissions. To safeguard the universe from extinction, the leaders of the whole world should come together to sincerely work for ways to offset the dangerous signals.

However, October here opens gateways to autumnal ambience and invites the foot looser to explore and enjoy!

I’s amidst Shivalik hills for a few days. There the weather was enviable, neither hot nor cold. I’m sharing the images, which, I took over there.

A grove of stately pines in BASAL, a village in Solan Distt. of Hlmachal Pradesh.

The combo of dark and light is possible only amidst mountains!

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  1. Interesting shape to the pine trees, more rounded than ours which are tall with branches reaching a point at the top. - Margy

  2. Obviously! October and March are my favs...
    Great post, Uppal ma'am:)

  3. Hari OM
    No doubt the climate year is growing askew of the calendar year - we just have to adjust our expectations too. Every individual also must take on and embrace fully the concepts of 'climate change' - use of refrigerators, power and so on are the big contributors to the changes and our usage of same must be moderated at ground level if the large corps are to start realising they do not have to supply demand to the same extent. A great deal more to be done about using renewables also... I think India is one country which could lead the world on this; it is ripe for setting up solar farms for each rural area and keeping things small and local. .... Oh you got me started now!!! &*> YAM xx

    1. Thanks a lot Yamini for expressing your perspective about this burning global issue, which concerns each one of us. In Himachal pradesh I've heard they're making solar panels mandatory on new constructions.You've rightly put that even small efforts at individual level can contribute to the remedial measures.

  4. very well chosen word for this weeks letter, why didn't I think of that? ;-)
    And your photo's are gorgeous!

    Have a wonderful ABC-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  5. fall has commenced here in Switzerland and Uppalji, I feel amazed at seeing this kind of beauty of Autumn. Air conditioners are not allowed in Switzerland and fans are a luxury - that is the reason Mother Nature is intact!

  6. Pretty shots from the mountains... yes, the weather is unusual hot here in Chennai too for the month of October.

  7. Beautiful captures! As far as Mumbai is concerned, October is dreaded for the heat!

  8. Informative and useful post with fantastic photographs. This scenic beauty has no bounds. Thanks and compliments.

    Jitendra Mathur

  9. Yes, global warming is serious and real. Enjoy your time away. It is wet and cold here.... Michelle

  10. Lovely photos!
    Thanks for sharing at this week's party at

  11. yes, global warming is no myth!