“Smoky” Evening

“Silence on a hill where the path ended
and then the forest below
moving in one long whisper
as evening touched the leaves.”
~ William Stafford

I didn’t quite understand why the clouds were like this that evening. Anyway, it was wonderful!

Date of Photography: December 19, 2011 (Just after the sunset…) :)

“Black and White” Instagram

I know “Instagram” again, but I really wanted to explore the Black and White feature of Instagram. So here are few photographs which I wanted to share with you all! Enjoy! :D

Except for the first photo (I’ve shared it before as well, click here to see that post), the others I’ve recently clicked (using my XperiaS!).

“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
― Robert Frank

Portrait of a Leaf …which didn’t survive

This leaf is the same leaf which I shared in my post : Brutal Nature – “Ooh that hurts!”

I was hoping that it would survive but it didn’t. It is the only leaf which has dried up among its green fellows.

“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”
― Seneca

Instagram version of the above photo:

Have a wonderful day! :)

Experiencing Instagram

This is going to be a quick post, as I want to spend some time to check out your blogs. I’m sure, I have missed out so much.

Here are some photos I have taken lately, and then edited using Instagram. :)

I hope you like them! Have a good time. :)

Time – Just Like a Flowing River

. . . Transition of colors during Sunset . . .

or perhaps, in life as well…!

I liked the book “Like the Flowing River” by Paulo Coelho, which I read around three years back. Today, I want to share something by the same author. Learn and enjoy! :)

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“A river never passes the same place twice,” says a philosopher. “Life is like a river,” says another philosopher, and we draw the conclusion that this is the metaphor that comes closest to the meaning of life. Consequently, it is always good to remember during all the year to come:

A] We are always doing things for the first time. While we move between our source (birth) to our destination (death), the landscape will always be new. We should face these novelties with joy, not with fear – because it is useless to fear what cannot be avoided. A river never stops running.

B] In a valley we walk slower. When everything around us becomes easier, the waters grow calm, we become more open, fuller and more generous.

C] Our banks are always fertile. Vegetation only grows where there is water. Whoever comes into contact with us needs to understand that we are there to give the thirsty something to drink.

D] Stones should be avoided. It is obvious that water is stronger than granite, but it takes time for this to happen. It is no good letting yourself be overcome by stronger obstacles, or trying to fight against them – that is a useless waste of energy. It is best to understand where the way out is, and then move forward.

E] Hollows call for patience. All of a sudden the river enters a sort of hole and stops running as joyfully as before. At such moments the only way out is to count on the help of time. When the right moment comes the hollow fills up and the water can flow ahead. In the place of the ugly, lifeless hole there now stands a lake that others can contemplate with joy.

Source: Paulo Coelho’s Blog

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P.S.

Date of photography: March 3, 2012

Brutal Nature – “Ooh that hurts!”

Oh wait, brutal and nature don’t go together, right?

Oh, well… let me show you how the story sometimes go differently.

Close up – Oh the piercing!

Undeniable: 

Now, the culprit in B&W. You definitely don’t want to hold it in your hands.

“Nature is not cruel, pitilessly, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous — indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.”

– Richard Dawkins

My First Two Instagram Photos

Hi! :)

Posting after such a long time, apologies! I want to but I’m not able to. :(

Here are my two Instagram photos. Just a random experiment, to try something new. Hehehe. Enjoy!

. . . Bare . . . 

. . . Sunset Rays and the Pink . . .

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
~Pablo Picasso

:)