Stacking Memories in “Stone”

Some “golden” sunset memories from last year when I was enjoying the evening with my family. We didn’t need a restaurant or a shopping mall, just us and some stones and perhaps this river too…

The sun finally did hide behind the mountain and the night hurriedly set in, but the time that we spent together was priceless.

~ That whole time the river flew in its own joy, and so did we… ~

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~ View from the opposite side ~DSC05422 ~ My mother picked these stones from the thousands that were lying at the riverside and carefully stacked them up ~DSC05431-001 ~ It was fun watching her do this, hehehe ~DSC05430 ~ A very tiny and simple task I know, but “sweetest” thing in the world! ~DSC05428

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“We do not remember days; we remember moments.”
~Cesare Pavese

Last Day of the YEAR 2012

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This is my favorite shot of this year. I took this photo in March. I was travelling when I captured this Himalayan beauty. I was on the way of making, probably one of the biggest decisions of my life, successful. Success is just another word, I believe. I mean yes I did stand up on my decision and it did work well for me. But journey is not over. It’s still going on, and hopefully will go on further…

Happy New YEAR everyone. :-)

With lots of love and good wishes,

–Nandini.

Shabba-khair!

See you all in 2013 ;-)

Hey, “Watch” the Reflections!

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

~ Socrates

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“No matter what we have come through, or how many perils we have safely passed, or how many imperfect and jagged – in some places perhaps irreparably – our life has been, we cannot in our heart of hearts imagine how it could have been different. As we look back on it, it slips in behind us in orderly array, and, with all its mistakes, acquires a sort of eternal fitness, and even, at times, of poetic glamour.”
~ Randolph Silliman Bourne

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So all of this happened at one silly perfect moment when I had just wanted to check the time on my wrist watch. :D

Hope, you are having a perfectly silly time! ;)

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

:)

The Only Mirrors for Our Only Star!

Hi! :)

The photographs I’m going to share today were clicked through a dusty glass and from a very very high altitude, so please don’t mind the clarity and the details. I just got the feeling to share them since the “mirror” idea had popped into my head. Hehehe. :D

The day I took these pictures, the atmosphere was not that clear and nice. So apart from just the vast spread of blue and brown colors, I could also observe the random flashes of light, or shall I say, reflections from the mirrors stuck to the Earth’s surface because of our dear gravity. It was kind of fun to see the various shapes forming due to the “flowing shine”. :)

We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us – not our effects on others.
~ Pearl Bailey

. . . The Lone Water Body . . .
(but it has got a brilliant sunshine!) 

“Perhaps only people who are capable of real togetherness have that look of being alone in the universe. The others have a certain stickiness, they stick to the mass.”
~ D.H. Lawrence

Have a good day(/night) everyone!

:)

Related posts:
“Existential Aloneness”

Birthday Flowers and Updates :)

Hi! :)

Flowers for today, and as the post title says.I have chosen especially these flowers for today’s post. It is after three years that I’m with my parents at home on this day. I’m grateful! :)

Thanks to Miro (Warrior Poet Wisdom- one of my favorites!) for this wonderful poem -

A birthday is one day out of
Three hundred sixty-five
When people take a moment to
Notice that you’re alive

People that you haven’t heard
From in weeks, months or years
Suddenly make an effort
To send their joy and cheers

Well wishes because we’re told
That when someone was born
Is the one day of the year
That we should all adorn

That person with our honesty
Our caring, gratitude
To let them know directly without
Having to elude

At risk of sounding ungrateful
To those who drop a line
And wish a Happy Birthday, let me
Try to disentwine…

(read the rest of it here…) 

:)

I know I have not been replying to your comments lately, and I won’t be be able to do that for a few weeks, starting from now. I have got some very important work to do. I will let you know about it, but may be later. :)

I have been reading all your sweet and kind comments, and I am so thankful. I love getting responses, as you might already be knowing. :)

I will miss posting and reading your wonderful blogs, but, I will be back as soon as I can, BECAUSE I LOVE IT OVER HERE! :)

With love and good wishes,
Nandini. :)

Colors of March – Yellow, Blue, Green!

The flowers which I have posted are very tiny, smaller than your smallest finger nail! They, as you already might be knowing, are Fennel Flowerheads (a well-known herbal plant).

I have been waiting for them to grow since December last year when I had posted about the beginning phase of this plant. Winters got extended which further delayed their arrival. The post “Threadlike Green Plant” included two photos (one of them is the thumbnail on the left) of this plant which I had posted back in December, 2011. :)

Anyways, now coming back to the pretty yellow flowers on a bright sunlit blue sky day -

Winds didn’t help me, so I took several photos. Some of them turned out pretty pretty!

Shining yellow along with our “Star”! :)

Experimenting with the background. ;) :)

Technically, “fennel seeds” are not seeds at all but the dried fruit of the plant. Did you know that their seeds are very useful? Click here for to know about these tiny little things.

March inspires me to look out for colors. I hope my photos added colors to your day. :D

“Circumstances and situations do color life, but you have been given the mind to choose what the color shall be.”
~ Robert Holden

Have a GREAT weekend!
:)

An Evening With The Indian Ocean

It’s always amazing to experience the transition from the rough turns of the Himalayas to the never-ending waves of the vast Indian Ocean. A very beautiful experience, indeed. And the realization that, this whole world is so so big and yet what remains with us is the world which we all have created in our minds, is spell-bounding. Yet again, I come to realize of our Existential Aloneness.

 “Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.”

~ Morihei Ueshiba

. . . Observing the Waves . . .

. . . Approaching the Waves . . .

. . . Touching the waves . . .

. . . Just After the Sunset . . .

. . . The Church Lights and The Twilight Sky . . .

“A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.”
~ Sivananda

 Have a happy weekend everyone! :)

P.S.
Date of photography – 01.09.2011
Location – Elliot’s Beach, Chennai, TN, India. (Around 2,710 kilometers from where I live right now.)

The Light and the Shadows

“An optimist is a person who sees only the lights in the picture, whereas a pessimist sees only the shadows. An idealist, however, is one who sees the light and the shadows, but in addition sees something else: the possibility of changing the picture, of making the lights prevail over the shadows.”
~ Felix Adler

 

Whenever there will be light, shadows will certainly follow. Neither can go while the other stays. Accept that. Understand that. I wish that your new year is full of light and may you have the strength (and love) to deal with the shadows. [I too heartily accepted this ...just... while writing this post..!]

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Good wishes to you. :)