Archive for category Nature

Soaring High!

“ The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself. Before me lay a long gray line with a black mark down the center. The birds were singing. It was spring.” # Burl Ives

“Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.” #Saskya Pandita

"Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again." # Sarah Ban Breathnach

"My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather." # Loire Hartwould

"God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest." # Josiah Gilbert Holland

#Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary


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My Blue Boat

“Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.” # William Shakespeare


Hope Floats

"Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers." # Robert Ingersoll

When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."#Author Unknown

"Hope is patience with the lamp lit." #Tertullian


Swan Lake

“The swan, with arched neck between her white wings mantling proudly, rows her state with oary feet.” # John Milton

(#River Limmat, Zurich Feb2011)


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Spring is in the air – II

"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" # Robin Williams

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." # Charles Dickens

“Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.” # W. Earl Hall

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” # Anne Bradstreet

“If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.” # Terri Guillemets

“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.” # Bern Williams

Spring is in the air – 2010
# Photographed at Schönbrunn Palace Botanic Garden Vienna, Austria.


Turning Green

"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf." # Rabindranath Tagore

"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain."# Henry David Thoreau

"Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf." # Albert Schweitzer

# Photographed at Schönbrunn Palace Botanic Garden in Vienna, Austria.

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A touch of Pink: Flamingoes

“Birds of a feather flock together.” # English Proverb

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” # Chinese Proverb

#Photographs taken in San Diego, USA

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat…

…gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now." # Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat." #Jean-Paul Sartre

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." # Thomas Jefferson

"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it." # Norman Maclean

# Photographs taken in Alleppey, Kerala (Dec2010)


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Licensed to Bloom: A new year awaiteth

“Just living is not enough... One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” #Hans Christian Andersen

“Oh, heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.” #Kahlil Gibran

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.” #Henry Ward Beecher

"As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more." Psalms 103:15-16

# Photographs taken in Leh, Ladakh (Sept2010)



Tell me how do you rate the morning sun?

'I can see the orange haze on the horizon as the morning exhales a yawn, and seems to be ready to rise.' #Jeb Dickerson

'Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.' #Rabindranath Tagore

‘I used to love night best but the older I get the more treasures and hope and joy I find in mornings.’ #Terri Guillemets

‘Excuse me while I kiss the sky.’ #Jimi Hendrix

‘The morning brings a mystery, the evening makes it history, who am I to rate the morning sun?’ # Robbie Williams from ‘Reality Killed the Video star’ album

# Photographs taken near Hatta en route to Oman, 25Dec2009

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