Aren’t we pretty?!
“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”
~ Iris Murdoch
To view the gallery pictures, just click on any of them. I have framed one of the pictures here, simply because I liked it very very much. . . . Enjoy! :)
. . . Welcome to Pure Delight . . .
And, I wish you a colorful and peaceful week ahead. Stay close to nature, as it teaches us to remain calm. :)
Sharing another quote (related to being calm) – :)
When we are angry we are blind to reality. Anger may bring us a temporary burst of energy, but that energy is blind and it blocks the part of our brain that distinguishes right from wrong. To deal with our problems, we need to be practical and realistic. If we are to be realistic, we need to use our human intelligence properly, which means we need a calm mind.
~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama ji
It’s really interesting how we can find weird shapes in the plants. I had recently posted a weird plant/leaves (I’m still not sure what it is) in my post Nature’s Symmetry. That one was pretty nice and welcoming, but this one is a little scary or perhaps like a plant which is ready to eat something. Whenever I look at it, it reminds of the big scary mouth of one of the dinosaurs – perhaps, Tyrannosaurus, from the movie - Jurassic Park. :D Hehehe.
“You see something scary, you should stand up and step toward it, not away from it. Instinctively, reflexively, in a raging fury.”
-LEE CHILD, Echo Burning
Here is my “dinosaur” plant, which by the way, if you notice, is eating a spider (of course, not actually eating – that’s just my scary imagination for fun!) ;)
Be careful though – Don’t poke it. ;)
Date of photography: Sunday, 01.01.2012. And today, is the fifth Sunday of this month and year 2012. :)
Hope you are having fun too! Cheers!
You are never really alone.
“Where flowers bloom so does hope.”
- Lady Bird Johnson
Here in India, it’s Vasant Panchami today: the first day of the Spring. (Find out here what it is). I posted on this last year as well. Click here for that post – Cheers! Spring is Here.
Tuning in to the sounds of the mountain winds… Incredible and never-ending! :)
Music has no language
Music goes beyond the borders
Music brings joy in the sadness
Music has the whole world in it…
Have a musical day!
“Happiness is largely a matter of self-hypnotism. You can think yourself happy or you can think yourself miserable.” ~ Dorothy Dix
I just want to see it…see it… over and over again. And, I don’t seem to get tired. ;)
Have a colorful week ahead! :)
Which flower is it? Chrysanthemums, often called mums or chrysanths or Guldaudi in Hindi.
Today, it is all about the photos with a tinge of “entertainment”. Enjoy! :)
Though it would be unfair if I didn’t tell you about the play. The interesting dispute, or perhaps engagement ;) , between the rain and the snow was a total fun to observe. Ultimately, none of them won. You see the clear winner was always: the freezing water! :D
Those moments are engraved in my mind, forever!
Terraced snow against the mountains
The rain imprinted fascinating patterns on the soft snow
A broken door lying carelessly under the blanket of snow
Just another texture :)
Have a nice time ahead, full of peace and warmness.
It’s great to be able to see the sun in the eyes
That moment, a rare one, when it all rhymes
The sky surprises you and you accept that prize
Nature and its wonders, how they organize
together… to make you wonder and make you wise.
Now, this is a perfect inspiring sunset moment for me! I am grateful. :)
Date of Photography – 01.01.2012
(You may click on the picture for a larger preview)
Hope that the Nature inspires you as well. Good day! :)
On a dull cloudy day, there are not much colors around, so I thought why not to process some photos I had clicked and turn them into B&W. I didn’t lose much colors though, just the grey-blues and dull browns. I just loved the B&Ws : they were even more gorgeous.
Enjoy! (Click on the pictures for a larger and better view) :)
I took these shots on the first day of 2012. I went with my family and friends for a picnic in the wild up on the mountain. What a fun day it was! The mountains around me have a lot to offer if one can see it. ;)
Curry leaves (kadi patta) in the wild -
I don’t know what these are but they were totally fascinating. As if someone opened the two petals and stole something ;) What do you think?
Nature’s symmetry: it is all around us. Even us! :)
Man is not himself only…He is all that he sees; all that flows to him from a thousand sources…He is the land, the lift of its mountain lines, the reach of its valleys. -Mary Austin
Yay! The Rose Survived
(…in continuation with my post – Snow & Rose: Yesterday & Today)
The usual life: The rose was a little uncomfortable that day, as if its intuition was trying to tell something, something full of coldness. But it have always known to be strong, content and happy, so it just kept calm and soaked the beauty of the mountains and smiled. And the others who looked at it also smiled with the rose. Smile is infectious :)
But then very soon, the situations got worse making the rose tremble and feel that soon it might no more be a part of this plant which have been its home since it remembers. It was hard to cope but then the rose decided to just let it be. The only feeling left was “hope”. The rose kept its hope alive.
The rose endured the unexpected and difficult situation it was in, through day and night, and kept praying for more strength. And then when it was least expecting it, its prayers got answered, as unexpectedly as the snow had arrived. It eventually got the sunshine. The rose smiled more than ever. Cheerfully it looked around: the nature was applauding it for the strength it had shown, showering it with its beauty and warm feelings. The rose had got few bruises and wounds, but it didn’t matter much, since it had survived: It was alive!
Here, have a look :) Continue reading