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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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One Door & Only One

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." #Alexander Graham Bell


“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” # Joseph Campbell


“Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.” # Elmer G Letterman


“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.” # Clarence Thomas

#Doors photographed across Europe

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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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Wedded Bliss

“The ideal marriage is not one in which two people marry to be happy, but to make each other happy.” # Roy L. Smith

“A man's best possession is a loving wife.”# Robert Burton

The LORD God said, “It is not good that man should live alone; I will make him a help mate.” # The Holy Bible, Genesis 2:18

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Ah! Paree

“To err is human. To loaf is Parisian.” # Victor Hugo

“As an artist, a man has no home in Europe save in Paris.” #Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” # Ernest Hemingway

“Paris is the city in which one loves to live”. # Margaret Anderson

“When Paris sneezes, Europe catches cold.” # Metternich

“You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn't seem to burden.” # Allen Ginsberg

"New York has neon, Berlin has bars, but ah! Paree. Shanghai has silk and Madrid guitars, but ah! Paree! ...” # Stephen Sondheim

#Eiffel Tower, Paris. Feb242011

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A Winter Wanderlust

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” # Mark Twain

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” # Moslih Eddin Saadi

"He who would travel happily must travel light." # Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” #Confucius

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” #Samuel Johnson

# Doodles doodled in 2010 on a cold wintry day 🙂

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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)

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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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