June 10, 2008

Tranquil Tuesday

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Barren brown mountains
Winding Himalayan road
Glistening snowy peaks



23 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Such contrasts make our world! Beautiful. Thanks for joining us. Our next prompt will be posted Sunday; I hope you'll be back.
Writing in Faith: Poems

bendtherulz said...

Reminds me of my days spent there.....!! You do feel so unreal ....right !!

Saibal Barman said...

The brazen existence of army vehicles over the carpeted strip loses all its might when shades and shines engage in mirthful play over the vales and hills and colours flourish exuberantly; Yes, that is the Nature, and the PEACE !
Thanks, friend, for let me view it when day ends now....

indicaspecies said...

Sandy,

Thank you for your visit and nice words. Joining you all has been my pleasure, and I guess from next week onwards, I should be able to participate.:)

indicaspecies said...

BTR,

I'm sure you have great memories of the time spent there. You are right, it's an out-of-this-world kinda feeling amongst the mighty mountains.:)

indicaspecies said...

Saibal,

You have recognized the military vehicles in the sensitive zone! Oh yes, the place is peaceful and heavenly. Truly one gets a feeling of awe while there. Am delighted that you enjoyed this.:)

Zhu said...

Ah, my fav pic of the week!

Ths is funny, this is exactly what I though the Himalaya would look like. Dry, military vehicle, mountains (duh!)...

Nice pic!

AJEYA RAO said...

Will attempt the 55 word story soon!

Friendly Stranger said...

Himalayas, especially Ladakh always fascinated me and it still does...
Thanks for the pic....I can put heaven on my desktop......

M.KATE said...

certainly look serene :)

backpakker said...

not so tranquil in some areas unfortunately..your post reminds me that I must make a visit there
Lakshmi

indicaspecies said...

Zhu,

Haha..thanks.
But do not forget the Himalayas is a mountain range of approx 2,400 kms, most of which is inaccessible. This is a teeny weeny glimpse of the mightiness of it all.:)

indicaspecies said...

Ajeya,

Hey, that will be very nice. I'm glad my encouragement in 'Tulu' did help to some extent at least.:)

indicaspecies said...

Friendly Stranger,

Welcome to my blog and thank you for your kind comment.

Himachal Pradesh and Leh, Ladakh are the places that I've been so enchanted about that I wish to go those places again and again. You are welcome to my picture.:)

indicaspecies said...

Kate,

It has been, and thank you.:)

indicaspecies said...

Lakshmi,

It may be a high security zone but there has been no dearth of tranquility in those mountains (and I am not referring to J&K here).

Yes, go to Manali, HP and Leh, Ladakh. It's sure to be a journey that you will cherish all your life.:)

backpakker said...

Celine, the mountains are tranquil for sure..what i meant that there is always a shadow of war or terror in those areas..not so much for tourists maybe, but for the army or border force or the locals..I remember going to Tawang and it was beautiful, but the irony was it had been a battle field as well where lives were lost at one time ..

Lakshmi

indicaspecies said...

Lakshmi,

I get you. I agree.
In fact I recall my conversations particularly with two military personnel, one at Thiksey Monastery, Leh and the other while at Khardung-La (so called highest motorable road in the world) on the way to Nubra Valley, and through the breathtaking beauty of the places, there was an air of melancholy too. So, yea, I understand. War or for that matter, also the threat of one, is dreadful.

Priyank said...

Nice poem to match the picture Celine. I can suggest you to write a caption for the picture rather than 'click here' thing because people are used to clicking on pictures anyway :)

I can't wait to go to the mountains. But I must wait for a few months :)

indicaspecies said...

Priyank,

Thanks for your suggestion, and your nice words. Are you planning a winter trip to the mountains?:)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Lovely description of a seemingly non-describable place!You really bring out the best of nature :)gh

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Errr...that gh was part of the word verification.Donno how that got into the comment!

indicaspecies said...

Sameera,

Thank you for your sweet words.:)