Life flows on within you and without you.
~ George Harrison
Everything flows and nothing abides, everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.
Just so that I could watch the sunset during the flight, I took a window seat on the left side of the plane (I was flying from South to North). And I was so glad I got it!
It was the closest sunset experience I could have, I suppose.
Click on the first picture to start the slideshow: Descending
“Every time you wake up and ask yourself, What good things am I going to do today?, remember that when the sun goes down at sunset, it will take a part of your life with it.”
~ Indian Proverb
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.
“Oh the White!”
”Classic Red and Green“
“A Perfect Capture”
“My Mom’s Mom (i.e. my Nani ji (grandmom))”
“Geraniums are from my Mom’s garden (originally pink)”
Love you Mom, missing you!
“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.
Date of photography – 08.02.2012
Have a colorful March, everyone!
Today, it’s all about pictures. Enjoy!
Location: Chandigarh, India (It’s my all time favorite place in India.)
Wish you a lot of fun in the holiday season.
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.
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.
NATURE. My best entertainment source. Always!
And you know what, it costs nothing at all!
These pictures were clicked at very different times over a span of three years and (almost) the same location.
This tour is till date one of my most memorable tours of all. And why shouldn’t it be? It was to McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, India – the home of the Holiness The Dalai Lama. It is also home to several Buddhist monasteries and thousands of Tibetan refugees.
This place is not very far from my birthplace, but never got a chance to visit McLeod Ganj until two and half years back in June, 2008 with my family (Parents and a younger sister). June is a really good time to visit this place since it is at about 2,082 metres (6,831 feet).
My first impression to this place was – Beautiful . Of course, the mountains, the deodars, the fresh air! And as soon as we reached, it was soon covered by flowing clouds, little drops of rain, and cool winds.
The market was crowded with some native people and mostly by other visitors like me. There was one Buddhist temple under Continue reading