Dubai ….the wonder city

To think Dubai was like this 50yrs back…is some thing I fail to believe..!!!

Now …it is like this…it is flowers…plants…green…everywhere …&it is maintained like this even at 50 c in summer….and it is so clean…tidy

It is a city of malls…never ending array of shops..u name it…it is there…any brands…any thing…under the sun…from any part of the world is there…!

This is the famous burj khalifa..a foggy morning….& the first sun rays..

Burj khalifa..at night

From the watch deck of burj khalifa…dubai

At night Dubai …from burj khalifa

The skyline of Dubai ….

Burj al Arab …the 7 star expensive hotel…one need to have a booking to enter the arena…we were there once…and is beautiful…an ostentatious place…absolute luxury…glittering world…after some time…I felt like getting out of that fake world …into the real world …I belong…yes…the glitter scares u…also…few floors…have everything in gold…including the bath room accessories…all that glitters is indeed gold here

Madi at jumper ah…a hotel…souq…in typical Arabic architecture…impressive…pretty…there is a water way…just like Venice …yessss…anything is possible in Dubai

The famed palm gardens jumeriah…it is first man made island…with lovely houses

 

These are where ordinary folks live…

The clock tower…a important land mark…

A setting sun….in the desert land scape of Dubai…

We often go to Dubai …whenever we feel like having a break….it is one city…which is never same…when u go next…there will b something added to it…a mall ..a theatre…a park…

It is a city …probably will never stop to grow…thanks to its wonderful rulers…and people

 

Morning glory in my window

This summer…was really a harsh one…it looked as if it is never going to end….but then ended…

The day became shorter…nights longer…it was cool breeze first…and then the chill set in…there was nip in air…time to set your garden right…the first seeds were of morning glory…after a week…there were little plants…then after many days…there were this lovely blue flowers…in all windows…it was such a beautiful sight…to see this nice flowers….

They bloom with the first rays of sun….and by evening…they pucker…and close….few hours…in a day…but nothing more dainty in your window…

Morning glory…looks delicate…but a very strong creeper…the flower…just for few hours…but blooms in full glory…in brightest color..gives so much happiness..although for a short time…

In certain fables…it is said…life is short..but one should live like a morning glory…bright…& happy…making others happy…like a glory…try climbing up …to how much ever one can reach…spread happiness….it costs nothing…

Btw…in flower language…a morning glory represents.. Love in vain…????…

There is nothing vain about this glorious blue dainty flower….

To me….this picture picture haiku of mine says it all

 

Sunset…

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There is something…about sunset…which I adore…
May be it is the myriad colors…which appear in the sky…as the sun descends …towards the horizon …the sky is yellow…orange…..and once he has gone…the sky is dull with a pale blue…as if its life as gone…but within a few minutes…the sky is again lively with various pinks…to say a final smiling good bye for the day…as night falls…all the sunny colors are gone…and a dark night is there to stay for many hours…
I love the flurry of activity…as the sun gets ready to set…non stop chirping of the various birds…the animals like goats…camels…and humans..of course…it is end of a day…
Then…all falls silent…watching a sunset is so peaceful…the mind just goes…still..&..tranquil …I think..it is impossible to watch a sunset…and not dream…you start thinking like an artist…
I feel…sunset…is nature’s best painting..
A quote says…sunrise is god’s greeting…&..sunset is his signature…
May b..yes…because…when I watch a sunset…I think of god…it is so divine…
And..it always…makes me feel insignificant….small..or..if I have to rephrase…I will never think big of myself…in front of nature…a human is nothing…
U can’t control a sunset…one just watches…in awe..as it unfolds…u can’t look at a sunset and say…it should have been little more pink there…or a little purple over there…or the edge should have been more yellowish…
Watching a sunset…is like watching an individual …I feel…
Whether u like it or not….u just accept what you see…
No two sunsets are similar…there will be something different from the previous one…
But…how many ever one sees…one never gets bored with it…that is the essence of nature….it goes on …&…on..&on…
But..it should be like that…what if sun never sets…
I wouldn’t like it…I would miss so many colors….
A sunrise…a sunset…between them a few hours…what we call a day…a routine…and then the life goes on…

A new day….in a new year

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A new year..!!!..is it different from…the past so many years….perhaps not….
Same sun rise….same 24 hrs…all same…what is different is what one thinks on the brand new day…
Each day…ones likings…hope…wantings…changes…each one hopes for a better day..but finally…the day would have gone…just as it should…
We may plan many things…but we forget life has its own plans for us…
365 days…a new year…today is the first day of those many days…
How will this year go..?any one has answers…I guess not…but..definitely ,surely,we start today…go on till the 365th…come what may…that is what it is…!!!
But surely…we can try not to repeat previous mistakes,be less rude,help others…in short a better person…
Whether we want them are not…this year too will b full of hopes,heartbreaks,opportunities ..
What matters…is how one deals such moments….for it is these moments…which makes hours…days..a year…!
To live every moment…is what one needs to practice …
It wud b no new year…if I didn’t have regrets…had quite a few…but no regrets…no mistakes…life isn’t perfect after all…
As I slept last nite…I knew I will wake up to a new but yet like any other day..
But this morning….there were a few petunias in my garden…freshly bloomed…
May b…that is what is the theme of this new year….
Expect the unexpected …!! A little surprise …somewhere…looking forward to that …makes a day more interesting
So…to live that day…to finish those 24 hrs…is what all of us strive for…
None of us want it to b…tough or sad…
I just hope and pray…the next 365 days are ok…
So that…on the 365th day of this year..2013…I shall have the hope and eagerness to look for the first day of next year…another happy new year…
Hope…is what takes us along…
Happy days…all