This Skywatch Friday post is somewhat different. Today, I’m sharing a set of three Haikus to go along with the image of a spectacular sunset, that I was lucky enough to witness this week. Nothing unusual one might argue for our Bangalore skies. Yet another way in which Nature can be very fascinating for those who love it that even the diurnal movements of the earth can be a source of bliss to those of us who enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Continue reading
A Friday again and time for the sky shots. This is going to be the last #Skywatch post of this year for me as I take a short blogging break over the last few days before the year draws to a close and it feels kind of special putting together some of the best sky views from the weeks gone by. Continue reading
It’s another Friday and here I am bringing you another series of sky shots from the week. How did your week go? And, if you’re participating in #SkywatchFriday, I’d love to visit the skies from your part of the world, too.
My week went well and I’ve managed to tick off most of the things in my to-do-list for the week. Well, almost. Continue reading
So, how have you all been? I’ve had a busy week and now looking forward to the weekend ahead 🙂 What was your week like?
This time, I’ve thought of sharing two sunset shots taken a few weeks back. I had been looking for them in all the wrong folders on my desktop and thought that they were lost. But, just when I was beginning to lose hope of ever finding them, they appeared. Continue reading
In Bengaluru, the city where I live, we are in the midst of the monsoons! It isn’t just raining these days, it’s pouring. It is that time of the year when the dark looming clouds weaves its spell on us as we set out on a busy morning. On most days, we leave home armed with our brollies and raincoats, all prepared for that tumultuous rain and yet, we’ve all been caught in a torrential downpour. Continue reading
The swirling clouds fill in my morning skies. Gone are the glorious dawns when streaks of red and orange filled in every conceivable part of the sky, peeping down through the softly floating masses of cotton-like clouds!
These days, the greyness seems all encompassing and one can’t tell morning from evening or the East from the West, because the skies all around look exactly the same.
My living room has a pile of papers that lie unattended while I tend to the morning chores – the daily routine of mundane tasks that need to get done before I have the luxury to sit and write again.
The only break comes when I rush to pick up the clothes that are on the drying line just before a heavy downpour forces me to leave everything and run to the balcony.
The rains come and go intermittently through the day, in between my passing thoughts, that swing between past memories of rainy mornings and a swarm of faces of the people who crowd my present; of things I have yet to tick in from my to-do lists and fleeting tunes of half- forgotten songs that used to be my favourites once upon a time! Amazing how the mind straddles between diverse worlds and we get caught up in the quagmire of shifting memories!
Another cloudy day for you, did you say? As I settle into my second cup of tea, I seem to have taken countless trips back and forth, before I get my laptop ready to start my post!
So, what does your sky have in store for you today? I am joining Yogi, Sandy, and Sylvia at #SkywatchFriday and looking forward to enjoying all the different skies. This is where bloggers from all across the world link up their posts and visit as many bloggers, in different countries and different hemispheres. What binds us all is our love of the sky. So, join in and have fun.
Wishing everyone a lovely relaxing weekend ahead! Good day everyone!
Sharing a snapshot of Sinquerim beach in North Goa, where I got to spend four gorgeous evenings on a recent trip.
Skywatch Friday #15
What makes this beach unique is that it is one of the least crowded beaches in the area. Though the days were very hot and humid, the long walks along the beach during the evenings were the most pleasant experiences we’ve ever had. The roaring sea with the splashing waves crashing on the yellow sand beach, against an orange, golden sky was a sight to see. Now, back in the city, it is that marvellous sunset view we had on our last day of stay that haunts me.
The sky changed colours so rapidly within the blink of an eye – the vast scale of the sea is impossible to capture within a frame, so all I tried was to capture the essence of the evening, to give you a taste of what it was like. If you’ve been there before, you’ll know how the small pathway along the Aguada Fort leads one to a beautiful view of the ocean.
(Linking this with #SkywatchFriday, where you get to view some of the most beautiful skies from all over the world)
As I mentioned in my previous post, the Sandakphu trek is perhaps one of the best and certainly the most popular of all the treks in Darjeeling for those having a limited time at their disposal. It offers the travellers an excellent view of the Kanchenjunga and the Everest group of mountain peaks in Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan.
The first part of the trek from Manebhanjyang to Tonglu is a steep 9 km uphill climb through a forest in the eastern Himalayas that leads one to a picturesque little settlement with a trekkers’ hut and solitude. On a clear day, one can get a fine view of the Nepalese valleys and of the plains of North Bengal with the snow-fed Teesta on the East, the Koshi on the West and a number of smaller rivers between them. Tonglu promises much and delivers for the most part.
The village is named after one of the higher peaks on the Singalila Ridge. It is located inside the Singalila National Park in the Darjeeling subdivision of the district, near the India-Nepal border.
Tonglu is also famous for The Trekkers Hut, which generally serves as a night halt for trekkers on their way to Sandakphu. Trekkers who usually reach here by evening, catch their breath from their day-long climb and sit by the hut, enjoying the magnificent views, as they are served Tongba, a fermented barley drink served in a bamboo container, to enjoy alongside. At 11,000 feet above the sea level, the peak and the surrounding areas are tranquil and there can be no better place than this, to soak in the peace and enjoy the beauty of the mighty mountains.
Reviving my skywatch posts after a long time. Here is a shot from the balcony of my home. The play of the sun with the clouds in a copper-gold sky as if it were a game of hide-and-seek! Look, what strange shapes come up to delight our senses.
Just an after-thought – Why is it that we all look up at the same sky and see different things?