Blue hour…!

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As the name says…everything is blue in this hour…and as if on purpose…all will be still …quiet…
Blue hour happens each morning…each evening…when there is no full daylight nor is there complete darkness..it is known for that special quality of light..
#bluehour is a French expression…L’heure bleue…
May be because of the mystique associated with that blue light…world over…there are hotels…theatres…bars..perfumes…songs…named after it…
Earlier..in England…bars used to be closed for blue hour…which was 3.30 after lunch time…to 6.30 in the evening….
In fact …I saw a sticker in a shop ..in Glasgow ….which said not in blue hour …made me wonder what exactly was this blue hour…
They say…pictures taken during blue hour…come out beautifully…and if they are taken in an area where it has snowed..it can be just a perfect shot…
I took this picture…around 7 in evening…at isle of Skye in Scotland …me an amateur photographer…it may not be perfect…but I feel quite nice about this shot which I took in the blue hour…it all looked surreal then…

A sand piper….a lovely pond…a beautiful evening…

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Sand pipers….they were in huge groups….
As it is a marshy land…couldn’t go very near…from a distance…I took pics…
I just hope…there will b some more rains….this water hole…will b there for a longer time…so that my evenings…will b better than other days…
Rain…rain…come again…
Fill up the pond once again…
Lot of water…lot many birds…
I wish to see these sandpipers…
Running…walking …all around…
Looking for something…!!
Aren’t we all like sandpipers …eternally…searching…looking for something…!!

Nature….always amazes me…

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Nature …always amazes me…it is soothing ..gives solace at all times…
Air…water…hills…trees…flowers…birds…it makes u happy…it makes u feel good…
Nature like god is an enigma…it is a feeling…a discipline… I have a feeling…god expresses in form of nature..may b that is why…no one has ever understood nature..it remains unpredictable…
But yet…is very much there…nature makes sure…there is a dawn after the night…there are rains after a harsh summer…
This pic…is an example…it is a dry parched land otherwise…with loose soil…
Rains….!!!..it becomes a pond…once there is water…then there is aquatic life too…lot of birds…lapwings…sandpipers…it all looks surreal….a portion of the arid desert is now a huge pond…full of life…beauty…
Each & every form of nature…whether it is a breeze…or..raindrops..or leaves..or those small insects in the water…it is all a soul satisfying experience …
These days…most of the evenings…we have our cuppa near this pool…and there are many more…who do the same too…
A man may live in mansion…palace…but he needs to come out…enjoy the fresh air…
Nature…some how makes..life worthwhile…after all the efforts,suffering..which life induce upon us…
I wish..that everyone…just slows down a bit…try to enjoy life in whatever way possible…it isn’t that one shud live in a picturesque place …wherever one is…there is always that something nice…which one can find…if one wants too…
A poem by Mehmet Murat Ildan….
To get inspiration …go to nature…
For silence…go to nature…
To feel the existence…go to nature…
To reach the truth..to protect your mind…go to nature…:)))!!
Thank heavens….for nature…

Bluebells….harebells…

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Off late…I have realised…it isn’t anything big…but it is the little things…sweet& simple…which makes u happy…they are the real moments…real pleasure!!
For some it may sound weird…but for me one such happy moment was sighting bluebells..that too miles together…they weren’t the huge English bells..but wild bluebells..also called hare bells..
Those small..azure..blue flowers…on a carpet of green …it was a sight to behold…it was grey skies…drizzle of rain…once in a way the sun would just peep out…and his rays…would make the raindrops on bells…blades of grass..glisten…u just marvel ..the nature…the creator ..the creation!!!
These azure bells…so delicate…with their heads bent…sway in the wind…as if they are trembling…surely it remnded me of #christinarosetti & her quote…hope is like harebell trembling from its birth….!
Asters,carnations,lilies,pansies,iris,roses…they are all there…but for me …it is the gentle,delicate wild bluebells…
As I walked to our hotel in village of #Tasch#swiss…from the rail station…I forgot the rains..the breeze…I just watched & watched this sea of swaying little blue bells…I can still see them…I can still smell the gentle aroma…it was all quiet all around…but yet there was so much to see..to feel…
As they say some things are better felt….

Deepavali ….festival of lights

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Light….a flame…bright enough to drive away the darkness….that which gives hope…that better….good times are ahead…
Every year Diwali arrives….we all hope next set of months are bright….we pray it is so…
But…so many ….Diwali has come…&gone….
It is the same one more year…bright days…dull ones…dark days…happy days…gloomy days…
Diwali …comes…to remind us of everyday ….& however it turns out to b.. U need to move on…face the next day bang on….hoping it will b all bright…at the end of the day….u see a light….which guides into next day….
That is life….darkness …hope…light…life…
So…I will lighting a few lamps….hoping…it will bring…hope…into our lives….because acc to me…if u have hope…u have life…and when there is life…u survive….
Deepavali comes…it goes…but the joy it brings..shud remain…
Happy deepavali to every one I love…and to everyone who loves me….
Try to brighten up…someone…everyday…with a smile…a gesture…& little giveaways
Diwali shud b everyday ….every moment..!!!
BTW….I love flowers…& I got this string of flowers with lights…!!!#bestbuy…

Wildflowers…..

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My Friday blog ….will b Friday flowers….:))
I adore flowers…any color..any size…to me…it is natures r gods best creation…yet to find someone who says I hate flowers….probably flowers may b the only thing…people irrespective of class like…
Today …I want to say abut #wildflowers….
As the name says…grows in wild….anywhere…everywhere …on its own….at natures mercy…but survives on all odds…
They are there…in plains…forests…mountains…river beds…
A wildflower…teaches u how to b strong..how to survive on ur own…how to believe in oneself…
#wildflowers…stand up even against the mighty nature….
While in Swiss ….saw miles & miles of wildflowers…never ending…..& a blanket of innumerable colors of wildflowers…to me is the ultimate soul satisfying experience…some things are better felt….they say….#wildflowers are such….
But…read somewhere….alpine r mountain flowers anywhere…are the most pretty…virginal..delicate flowers….but one shud b little wary of them…as they can b poisonous …so never pick a mountain flower…leave them alone….they belong just for mountains….
Some one has rightly said…
A world can be in a grain of sand….&….a heaven can b seen in a wild flower….!!!!
It is quoted….#love is like #wildflowers….u find them in the most unexpected places….!!!
How true is that….it has happened to me….
Next time …when u travel….if u find a wild flower….stop and admire it…trust me it is the most delicately satisfying moment….
Btw…this yellow alpine flowe…is from jungfraugh mountains ….Swiss