Roots

Fauna, Nature, Photography, Picture meets Words

Roots

The ego is like the root of a banyan tree, you think you have removed it all then one fine morning you see a sprout flourishing again.”  — Ramkrishna

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Glow

Art, Clouds, Festive, Nature, Photography, Spiritual, Sunset, Weekly Photo Challenge

Finally the festivities are over, guests have bid adieu, the fireworks have been shot, the sweets & snacks are gobbled up and the gifts have been exchanged…in short one of the biggest Indian festivals is done with …!!

And what a coincidence , the topic for WPC is also “Glow“….couldn’t have come at a better timing 🙂

Diwali diyas

The way a Diya can add that special Glow not only in a house but even in the heart is Wow

Diwali fireworks

No matter what is your age but the excitement of watching an anar light up is still child-like … 🙂

Diwali lantern

This lantern was Glowing in that dark sky so brightly like Hope …!!!

And finally one picture that I took a few weekends back…honestly I was feeling a bit low that evening but this radiant Sunset filled that much needed “Glow” in my heart ….am glad I didn’t miss it 🙂

Autumn Sunset

Autumn Sunset – Glowing Like Fire

 

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https://simpledimplesite.blog/2017/10/19/weekly-photo-challenge-glow/

 

 

Monday Blues …. literally..!!

Flora, Nature, Photography, Spiritual

Aparajita

Again from the archives…. This particular flower is called “Aparajita/Shankhpushp” (Butterfly pea) and is a certain favourite of my mother. It is believed to be used as an offering to Lord Shiva and the name Shankhpushp is self-explanatory (Shankh=Conch , Pushp=Flower…. Shaped like a Conch). The one that I have posted is a hybrid of the actual flower and hence you’ll see the petals are more curled.

Monday, here I come..!!

Fauna, Just Like That, Nature, Picture meets Words
Ready for takeoff

Ready, steady and Go……

Well, Sunday is coming to a closure with a few hours to go and as I was going through my archives, this picture reminded me of how Sundays used to be a few years back when I working in my job. Sunday night meant more of getting ready to fight off the week starting with the toughest day mentally – MONDAY 

Irony of the matter was when I quit my job, Monday infact became my most fav day of the week. I realised that it is not Monday’s fault for being painted the villain in a jobbie’s life but it is the thought of going to a place which feeds our stomachs but not our souls, where it becomes more of an obligation and less of an expectation.

I know there are lot of you out there who may disagree with my thought, but I am just expressing what I saw with majority of them. So just like this crow about to take-off , its time for the week to take-off too.

Enjoy….!!!!

Timepass…!!

Flora, Nature, Photography

Two to tango

This is what happens when :

a. It’s raining crazily 

b. You’re the only one to reach early 

c. You’ve got an iPhone and time to pass

Well I decided today to be proactive and reach early for a change. With some time in my hand along with my iPhone and the  rains, I decided to make most of it. It was fun capturing the raindrops over the fallen leaves 😁😁😁

#timepass #tryingtobeontime #leaf #monsoon #raindrops #crazyrains #iphonephotography #whatelsetodo

Sasural genda phool

Art, Dance, Flora, Music, Nature, Photography

Genda Phool

Captured this shot while shooting an Odissi dance recital by one of the students of Aratrika . Actually this was pre-recital shot and amidst all the chaos of the stage being setup and the green room, I noticed this lone flower lying on the stage in the spotlight. Nothing philosopical about the picture and yet I feel drawn to this shot but at a loss of words.

Ohh by the way, for those of who are wondering why the title of the post…well the only song I could remember when I saw the flower was Sasural genda phool….cannot stop humming now…lol.. :-))

For all you curious music lovers, who have no clue about this son…here’s the link for you

 

P.S : Genda phool = Marigold flower

 

 

 

Succulent Sunday 

Flora, Just Like That, Photography

Focus on the new leaf

Well Monsoons arrive and my love for growing my home garden also did. The first entrant on my garden…a cute little succulent. Dunno the scientific name but then how does it matter….It’s green and it’s cute….yipeeeeeee…!!!!😘 😘😘😘

Budding Talent (literally)

Flora, Spiritual, Travel
Budding Talent

The emergence of a new beauty

 

Going through my archives, came across these pictures of flower buds taken at various intervals at various places. A bud is nothing but a new life , a new beauty entering in this world raised with lot of effort by the parent plant and eager to experience the potential o its being…!!

Isn’t it the same with our kids…then why do we squash their eagerness with our expectations and kill their innocence with our logic.??!

 

50 shades of Green 

Flora, Just Like That, Nature, Photography, Travel

Inspired by a recent post …..here is my version of Greens….clicked this during my morning walk session….so had to be happy with my iPhone 😜

By the way….. should I say 50 shades of Green..!!!🌱🌿🍃🍀☘️

#50shades #greens #leaves #morningwalkphotography #monsoon #lovenature

50 shades of Sunset…

Nature, Photography, Spiritual, Sunset, Travel
Sunset

Spell-bound Sunset…

 

A stroll down the beach, fav song playing on the headphones, humming it in full swing, feeling the soft sand beneath caressing your feet ,the gentle salty breeze flirting with the loose strands of hair and a mesmerizing view of the Sun going back home from work….. if this is not Bliss then what is..!!!

Wilted…

Flora, Just Like That, Photography, Spiritual

Back to Source…

A trip at the garden on my occasional morning walk brought this lone flower wilting away as if waiting for the day it gets one with the source it once arose from….!!

Eventually it is all about getting in touch with your basics,your roots and the source you came from…but all this would make sense once you have achieved the true potential,true heights of why you’ve been raised.

It’s interesting to become philosophical once in a while…😃