Dusk..&ducks

When the silence….in oneself…becomes unbearable ..

When the quietness around…gets on one's nerves…

Best therapy I have found….is to spend some time with a group of ducks!

They are funny…they are goofy….they are noisy….they are gregarious …..

But strangely…all their quacks…..yodelling ….cooing…is soothing

A paradox of sort…

Calming …despite the noise…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the dusk fell…as the lights changed…as the hush of night descended…

There was a strange peace…inside me…

Tried to find a word…to describe …

I couldn't …

 

Some things are best felt…perhaps

 

Lotus and her abode

There are flowers…

 

And then there is lotus…

 

Often…think…what makes it so exquisitely beautiful…

 

Although…I ain't got any answer….

 

But….the fact that she blossoms….out of muddy…marshy pond….almost unstained….

And…above those waters….she stands tall…with a beaming glitter…is what makes her so likeable …

 

 

 

 

While on a high way…a pit stop…I will never miss…is…a lotus pond….

Floating round leaves….pinkish flowers…almost always in a quiet sorrounding…except for a few ripples…here and there…

A lotus pond …is a sight to behold

 

Night fall

Dusk…,

When silence speaks….
When stillness is soothing….

When birds are back to their nests..,,
When bats and owls …fly out for their version of day …
When the temple bells chimes…
When the tube roses fill the air with their fragrance…

When the crescent moon smiles…
When the nightfall happens…
   
    
   

Life at backwaters

By evening…as the sun begins his descent…..a variety of shorebirds….land near the backwaters…

Plovers…sandpipers….herons…terns…

First a nice refreshing dip….then grooming themselves …& fishing to their heart content…..

As the dusk sets in…just before the nightfall…in their own flocks….they fly away to rest for the night…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And ….this Indian roller bird…watches them…from far

 

Far away in the mountains

 

A few days back…drove up the mountains …early evening….

The skies just started to change colours…as we reached the top of one hillock …

Our usual stop….as it is a sunset view point …

As it got colder…the sun began his descent…

On one faraway hillock…spotted a lone donkey…and within few minutes he was joined by 3 dogs…

As I noticed…I realised it was an unusual friendship …

 

 

 

 

It looked as if the donkey was saying …& dogs were listening to him…

The dogs played for sometime ….the donkey… Just stood ..watched them…sometimes brayed….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then he started jumping…first I thought he was playful…but once I zoomed my lens…I understood …his legs were tied…he was trying to untie himself…and his friends watched helplessly…

 

After sometime he gave up…it started getting darker…at nightfall…I saw him walk away …and dogs went along with him….

 

May be he was left behind by his herd…or may be he preferred to stay back…

 

I hope…by now….somehow he has freed himself ….