Deodar cedar/Himalayan cedar/Deodar : Tall and beautiful.
Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
~ Rabindranath Tagore
What’s hidden there?
One tree, many in the background..Oops, where are the leaves? Against the sky I love the background, don’t you? Wanna lie on it? (Caution: It might do more than just tickling, hehehe) Deodar Cone (Don’t know if it’s male or female) More needle shaped leaves for you These trees can grow upto 60 metres (197 ft.)! (Wikipedia) Aaaaah… Now that’s a view I wish I could see all the time. *SIGH*
Hope you liked my little investigation. And apologies for not replying to your comments lately. But I surely read all of them and loved them too!
Last month, my Mom visited her parents’ home, which is located in a very beautiful place. It is almost plain, with little hills and plenty of tea gardens and is completely surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Since, I couldn’t accompany her (sadly), so she took the camera with her so that she could later show me what she saw. So sweet of her! And tea gardens used to be my favorite place to play and hide during my early childhood days. Aaah, the aroma!
She doesn’t have a blog, so I thought I would share those pictures for her. The photos were quite good, and for some of them I simply did some editing in Picasa.
“Silently a flower blooms,
In silence it falls away;
Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,
The world of the flower, the whole of
the world is blooming.
This is the talk of the flower, the truth
of the blossom:
The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.”
- Zenkei Shibayama
Yay, Spring is here! Cheers.
These flowers decorate the boundary walls of a school named DPS (near Badhani, Punjab). I always look forward to observe this place whenever I pass from here. It’s so colorful and clean.
This fort is around 300 years old. And at present, it really is in bad shape, as you can see in my pictures. But once upon a time, it belonged to Royal family of Patiala. It must have been beautiful then. It still is beautiful to me, at least in an old heritage sense. History is always fascinating, isn’t it?
This is the entrance gate, very very heavy and huge -
Lots of pigeons flying around from here to there -
Entrance gate building as seen from inside -
Simply Art :) -
Silhouetted view -
Windows or doors?
Goodbye Sun -
Click here for the other picture I took at the same location. I visited this place during my travel to Punjab at the middle of this month. My friend brought me here to show me the “old” Patiala. She told me that she so much wants to work on the restoration of this fort. But if not her, some one should definitely start some serious work to prevent further damage to this ruining Fort.
Time: 6:18 am & Place: On the way from Vellore to Chennai (Tamil Nadu, India)
Every sunrise is different and mesmerizing but still this one was the most unforgettable. I didn’t take my eyes off it even for a minute and watched it continuously from the moment the sun appeared on the horizon till it was way too bright to look at! And wonderfully, the variations in the colors of the sky happened within a few minutes!
For viewing my Sunrise collection click here. I promise you it is wonderful! Enjoy.
It’s cool. It’s humid. It’s beautiful. It’s dark. Clouds arrive in a fashionable way and then spread around. It rains sometimes, and then again it’s just clouds hanging around. Grass is wet and the path is slippery. Nothing is dry and warm. Still I walk and walk letting the clouds pass right beside me, through me, and all over again, I experience one of the gifts of the nature- monsoons.