The Coconut Trees – #ThursdayTreeLove – 13

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This tree shot was taken on my phone, yesterday, while checking the weather, before I actually set off for my morning walk. The sky was overcast and it seemed as if it would start pouring any minute, but the grey clouds hung suspended, looming overhead as if not ready for the downpour yet. I couldn’t decide whether to go or not — The head said NO, but the heart said YES. And, then, I got my answer from the two coconut trees that stood right in front of me, ready to brave any weather.

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what! Get started NOW.

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Joining Parul Thakur with her post based on the theme, #Thursday Tree Love –where she brings you her #tree picture and links to other beautiful ‘tree’ posts from the week before. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree and link it back to her post. Let’s appreciate Nature around us!

Sea-View – #WordlessWednesday 31

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The Sea-Link and a sea-view in one of my favorite cities!

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(Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.)

Seeing through the cracks

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Good Morning! How are you doing this Monday morning?

A little thought for myself and for everyone who is reading this today, as we begin another busy week ahead. I’ve had a wonderful weekend and have actually had a good time catching up with a friend who came visiting after almost a year. Continue reading

#FridayReflections – A Fish out of Water

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This post is in response to a prompt – A Fish out of Water, written for #FridayReflections, hosted by Sanchie from livingmyimperfectlife.com and Corinne of EverydayGyaan.

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Feeling like a fish out of water, did you say? I’m sure many of us can identify with that. Perhaps something we’ve all encountered at different times in our lives. I’ve been there too. Actually, I’ve been there so many times, that, frankly, I’ve lost count of it. Continue reading

#SkywatchFriday – 48

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Today, sharing a beautiful sunset taken last week, in the midst of a few experimentations with the much-neglected DSLR, that was brought out after a long time. Continue reading

The Holiday

Linking with Sacha Black for the WRITESPIRATION #124. The challenge is to write a story using the weekly theme/prompt but in just 52 words. EXACTLY, no more, no less.

The prompt for this week is – The Holiday.  Continue reading

#ThursdayTreeLove – 12

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“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” 

The immortal lines from Shelley that sum up the spirit of hope that dwells within us. None of us can live in perpetual pain or despair. The odds in our lives come with a lesson but they also tell us, that this too shall pass. Continue reading

#WordlessWednesday – 30

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‘The view from the top.’

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Shot during my #Mumbaitravels, a distant view of the business district from atop the Hanging Gardens.

(Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.)

#SkywatchFriday – 47

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Even after all this time, the Sun never says to the EarthYou owe me. Look what happens with a love like thatIt lights up the sky!

Today, I bring you these shots from a few weeks back, when we still had the occasional bursts of red and orange streaks spread all across, at dawn and dusk. That was much before the sky decided to wrap itself in a bleary grey cloak, with the onset of Monsoon, bringing the much-needed showers and a dip in the soaring temperatures. Sad to say, that Bangalore skies were never this dull, as they are right now. When I’m at home, I love sky watching in the wee hours of the morning and feel lucky if I catch a sunset, while wrapping up the chores, in the evening. These days, the luminescence of the flaming sky is being sorely missed. Sharing some shots that bring back fond memories for me. Hope you like them.

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So, how have you been and how was your sky this week? If you love taking sky shots, do share them by clicking the link below. You may also visit the link to see the beautiful sky photos people post from all over the world.

I’m sure you had a busy week. But, tell me, when you had some time to spare, did you spend it staring into your gadgets, or did you raise your head, to look out of that window? Did you realise how time flies and how days turn into nights and the weeks roll into months? We don’t often realise that spending mindful moments amidst nature every now and then can be a huge stress-buster. Do take some moments to stop…pause…watch…and see how much beauty there is for us, without our asking. When you do, I hope you enjoy them. Life, they say, happens in these everyday moments, while we’re busy chasing other things.

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 Linking this with #Skywatch Friday, where people post beautiful sky shots from different parts of the world.)

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#ThursdayTreeLove – 11

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“Earth provides enough for every man’s needs, not for every man’s greed.”  —Mahatma Gandhi      

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Joining Parul Thakur with her post based on the theme, #Thursday Tree Love – where she brings you her tree picture and links to other beautiful ‘tree’ posts from the week before. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree and link it back to her post. Let’s appreciate Nature around us!