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The Earth has its music for those who will listen.

Are you one of those who gets drawn to Nature? I do. As far as I remember it has always been that way for me. I’ve never felt solitude more blissful than when I’m close to the elements around me. In every walk of nature, I’ve received far more than I ever sought. I can say this with my hand upon my heart, nature has never failed me.

Back in the days when we lived in the hills, it was a necessity to form a bond with Nature because we were used to having few people around on the campus. In the long winter months, it became difficult to survive if you did not feel one with the mountains. Gradually, like many who came before me, I fell in love with life in the lap of the green mountains, as it brought along moments of isolation, of abandonment, of joy and serenity. Over time, it became a part of our conscious lives and shaped our sensibilities in a unique way that made us long for quiet, peace and serenity especially when we moved to the cities in big and small towns, with the memory of a quiet life still vivid in our hearts. And so it has been since. I’ve lived in countless cities after that, but home is still somewhere in the midst of the green mountains of childhood, where a part of me still lives on.

Cut to the present day. In my bustling city life, my only solace are the quiet moments of dawn and dusk; the luxury these days being, getting to capture sky shots and freeze the moments never mind the random constructions dotting the skyline. Sad to say that my slice of sky is diminishing day by day, as new highrises continue to come up and dot the city’s western skyline, as it has been over the past few months.

Before they are completely lost to us, I’m making an attempt to make a collection of my morning and evening sky shots to remind me later of what the sky used to be like. Today, I bring you some of these, mostly random shots, hoping you will enjoy them.

So, how did you find the sky pics? Do you like capturing nature shots too? I actually find this a very therapeutic activity – something about Nature is very soothing and I find myself irresistibly drawn to it. My belief is that –Nature teaches us to collect moments, not things, because the best that Nature has to offer, may only be experienced by us, never coveted or possessed – a fact that remains as real and as fascinating as ever.

The other amazing thing about nature is the pace at which it goes. How ironic is it, that while we seem to rush around all the time, and often rue the fact that we still have a long way to go, nature goes at an easy pace and yet, manages to achieve everything on time, every single time. Nothing in Nature is out of place- the seasons come and go, the diurnal movements of the universe work to a planned order and everything seems to be in perfect harmony.

Adopt the pace of Nature. Her secret is patience.

Do you feel drawn to Nature too? What does Nature mean to you? Don’t forget to share your thoughts and feedback in the comments below.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend and see you next week again. Till then, take care!

©Esha Mookerjee Dutta. March 2017.


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