March 26, 2010

SWF: Sunset in the Himalayas

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One of the most satisfying
experiences I know is fully to
an individual in the same way
I appreciate a sunset
When I look at a sunset...
I don't find myself saying,
'Soften the orange a litle more on
the right hand corner,
and put a bit more purple along the base,
and use
a little more pink in the cloud color...'
I don't try to control a sunset.
I watch it with awe as it unfolds.

~ Carl Rogers

Cheerful children in Mussorie....
appreciating them just as they are

Following my previous post, am going to share here a few more pictures of the glorious sunset in Mussorie:

Softly the evening came.
The sun from the western horizon
Like a magician extended
his golden wand o'er the landscape;
Twinkling vapors arose;
and sky and water and forest
Seemed all on fire at the touch,
and melted and mingled together.
~ H.W. Longfellow

March 19, 2010

SWF: An Evening in Mussorie

Located at a height of almost 7,000 feet above sea level, and through pine filled trees on hill slopes, scenic Mussorie commands some magnificent vistas of the extensive Himalayan mountain ranges.

I had the pleasure of viewing the changing colors of the sky while on an evening walk on the way back from the Company Bagh.

These are a few shots of early part of the sunset that evening, and the colors subsequently changed to much deeper shades of red and orange. I shall post some more pictures of the same sunset in another post.

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March 11, 2010

SWF: Pear Blossoms

Came across these pear blossoms while on a road journey from Nainital to Bhimtal.

Spring is a beautiful season, isn't it?

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March 4, 2010

SWF: Mommy

January 2010. It was my second trip to Ooty in Tamilnadu. For hill station standards, Ooty was sadly getting more and more crowded over time.

I took a bus to Coonoor expecting the place to be peaceful and quiet, but the town was not to be so. However a few miles out of town, it was beautiful! Walking through the tea estates and checking out a few hiking trails around Coonoor kept me cheerful for the next few days.

These pictures were shot near Dolphin’s Nose Point, 10 km from Coonoor town. The vast expanse of the lush green Nilgiri hills and its valleys, waterfalls, the flora and fauna captivated me. I was attracted to Catherine Falls in the far distance and went hiking there next day but that is another story...

Someone rightly said:
“Biology is the least of
what makes someone a mother.”

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