The way is in front of my eyes
Gleaming with streaks of hope
Shadows engulfing from behind
Implying the darkest past I fared
I ran to the end of twisted road
Gasping for breath and panting
Heart beating at an alarming pace
Ready to collapse at any moment
I ran and ran as fast as I can
I could feel the warmth again in life
Shoving off all my fear and doubt
A whole new world opened for me
Beautiful and bright as heaven
All I could feel is your intense love!
Here I am back after a long break. I was on a vacation in Mauritius. You can see my posts on my blog soon. As of now I am here with my capture on Weekly Photo Challenge – Pedestrian.
I have been checking my gallery for an apt image on specified theme. If you have been following my blog, you might have understood by now that I am fond of nature than human life. When all the posts in the category showed human pedestrians on different places, I wanted to gently remind all my friends that there is a category of living beings who are pedestrians throughout their life.
These are a group of pedestrians I came across in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai.
We are children of nature
Walking never tire us
When you go in vehicles
We are carried by our legs
When you ignore nature
We see their beauty
When obesity invades you
We enjoy healthy life
When you search for peace
We have it abundantly
When you mock at us
We mock at you back
When you die of illness
We face a natural death
We are proud of our life
We are the pedestrians…
via Photo Challenge: Pedestrian
They came to teach me a lesson
no one likes to be abandoned
love and to be loved is a blessing
like these bunch staying close
trying to comfort each other
against lashes of rain and sun
every layer pointing out at us
our beauty lies in our unity
promising deep from heart
no power can tear us apart…
Here I am back with another beautiful destination which is hardly known to tourists, neither displayed in the top attractions near Dubai. Dubai is always known to the world as the land of deserts, sky-kissing buildings, luxurious lifestyle and adrenaline-rush activities and sports. I shared a similar belief until I came across this beautiful Mangrove forest during my search for new destinations in and around Dubai. “A lake and a mangrove forest adjoined in the middle of desert!” This information was quite surprising. I decided to visit the place though the questions like whether the place is worth travelling for more than an hour was running in my mind. Apart from that I couldn’t find much information about the place in Google too.
Wadi Al Helo Tunnel, Sharjah – Kalba Road
Kalba Mangrove forest is located 116 km from Sharjah. The Sharjah-Kalba road itself is a feast to travel fanatics. The huge mountains and tunnels in between awes anyone who passes by. Empty roads, quiet surroundings , sunny sky and hustles of breeze were our companions throughout the journey. In an hour and half I arrived at my destination, the beautiful Kalba lake sorrounded by Mangroves which was totally a spectacular view in the middle of the desert.
Kalba lake hosts paddle boating and Kayaking during September to May which unfortunately was not available as my visit was during last week of August. One can opt for camping too in the banks of the lake during these months.
The Mangroves, Kalba.
Though I was disappointed by the non availability of activities over there, I was happy to have a close look at the mangrove trees and explore it and undoubtedly shocked in finding these in the middle of the desert.
Another interesting fact which I found while examining the rocks over there was the existence of small shell organisms in a cluster on the rocks which I have only seen over the rocks near seas. The beautifully shapes clusters was again a curious sight.
I started my journey back after an hour, quite happy and contented with my findings about my new destination and with an eagerness to share with you my experience though I was a bit late due to my hectic flight schedules and fatigue. See you all soon with a new destination. Have a great day. 🙂
When the rain clouds are swallowing the sky to form a beautiful painting, the green and orange tints of nature creating the ambience…Rustling of leafs and cool breeze playing the most romantic music on earth.. Here he spread his extravagant feathers to attract her..to impress her with his beauty and write a poem of love together.
He waited there graciously
His heart filled with excitement
He spread his feathers wide
Freezing the time in its beauty
He turned round and searched
Every second felt like an year
His mind clouded like the sky
Every moment evoking anxiety
He waited there longingly
He was not tired standing there
Awaiting her was never a pain
He was not alone in the wait
Whole nature accompanied him
For that divine moment of union
Cloudy sky formed the roof
While breeze played the music
Fragrance of love filled everywhere
When the two hearts became one.
Waiting | The Daily Post
Don’t you think even other living things around us also will be having their dreams and fantasies. Are they just sitting idle? Have you ever thought about it? Frankly speaking I didn’t till I saw this capture. A tree enveloped by the green mountains and a thick fog building up around it. This sight made me think. I felt that the tree was waiting for this moment since long.
The tree is waiting for her beloved with thousand thoughts running in her mind. When the sun rose in the morning, her beloved fog went out of her hugs and disappeared into the sky. She was waiting since then. She knew that he will come back soon to her in the evening. Her mind wandered in to the thoughts about him.
She remembered his velvety touch on her leaves. How he arrives and extends his arms towards her and she happily holds him with her beautiful branches. She play with him by trapping him in between her leaves and then letting him go. He enjoys the moment and pamper her more. He thickens up himself to cocoon her fully so that no one else can see her…No one can touch her…She remembered how safe she used to feel in his hugs. A trust that he will protect her from all harms coming to her. A belief that he is there for her…He wont leave her alone in the darkness.
Her thoughts were disrupted with the buzzing sound of cold winds which announced the arrival of her beloved. She looked afar and saw him coming towards her slowly. She moved her branches in happiness. She realized that this is what she want. Her whole day of wait is finally over. Their reunion was celebrated by the nature. Slowly the twilight peeps in and they unite into one. Emotions sublimed and feelings reached its heights and…they became one…
Hello my dear friends,
Today I had a frustrated day at work and after reaching back I was going through my notifications and I saw a comment on one of my posts by a sweet lady, which was capable to lift up my mood and forget about my bad day. I am so grateful to you inthelifeoffaithblog ( you can check her out here) for nominating me for this award.
She is an inspirational blogger. I like her simple way of writing about her daily life and other lifestyle posts.
- Display the award logo on your blog.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Mention the creator of the award and provide a link.
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- Answer 5 questions from the nominee.
- Nominate bloggers.
- Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.
- Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question.
- Share a link to your best post.
The Mystery Blogger Award is an award that was created by Okoto Enigma. It is an award to recognize blogs and bloggers who captivate their readers and create ingenious posts (Check out Okoto’s blog for more information!).
3 Things About ME:-
- I am a nature lover. Especially when it comes to forests, trees, rivers. I hate to see them being destroyed.
- I am a hard core Game of Thrones fan and a disappointed soul now as Season 7 also came to an end finally and there is a long wait for the upcoming season. I started with the books first and once all books were done, started watching the episodes. Can’t wait to watch the next season.
- My favorite colour is RED. From my coffee mug to my Lappy everything I end up picking red.
Now its time for me to give answers to the questions asked by my nominator.
My Answers :-
1) What made you want to start blogging?
I have been into writing since long but what I write was confined in just Instagram captions. Few of my friends who frequently follow them pushed me into starting a blog where I can be around like-minded people and improve myself. I never had an intention to start one if they didn’t encourage me. I take this moment to thank those amazing people in my life who are my strength and my inspiration.
2) What is one thing in this world you wish you could change?
Nice question !!! Being living in a country with a lot of potential but ruined by the people who fight with each other in the name of religion, caste, Gods and language, I wish there is no discrimination in the world in name of gender, religion and status. I wish to see a better world void of wars and treachery with people living in peace , love and harmony.
3)What is something you like to do for fun?
Travel and Photography. Nothing else can make me more happy 🙂
4)What does a self care day look like to you?
I am not a person who bothers too much about my outer appearance. I believe in the inner beauty of the soul. But my profession forces me to look good. So I spend sometime to pamper my skin , shopping and check lifestyle blogs for latest fashion updates, cosmetics and makeup tips. I try to involve myself in those things which make me happy and try to ignore and deviate my mind from the those things and people who spoil my mood. I try to be cheerful, active and happy.
5)What is something you are proud of?
Honestly speaking I am proud that I am a cabin crew where I get to connect with lot of people, and see life . I am proud that I have few loving people around me who are there with me in everything I do.
- How did you enter into blogging?
- What is the weirdest thing you ever did? (funny question)
- What is your favorite past time?
- What is that one thing which you want to change in yourself?
- If you ever get a chance to become a Prime Minister or President what all you would like to do for the people?
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Coorg in Karnataka state, India is a major tourist destination in south India. She is blessed abundantly by nature in the form of luscious green hills and water sources. This gives her opportunities to host various adventurous activities like river rafting, hiking, trekking, zip-line, rappelling, camping, quad biking and much more. As of now I would like to share with you my River-rafting experience in Cauvery river, Kushalnagar, Coorg.
Starting point of rafting in Cauvery river
After enrolling our names and finishing necessary formalities we were given our raft and a guide to assist us. As any other activities, before commencing, the guide gave us a briefing which included how to hold the paddles, expected commands to row forward and backward with a demo of it and finally about the risk level of the activity. Our trail was 5 km long. At the starting, around 500 meters, water was still and we rowed freely and was given permission to get out of the raft into the river with life jacket on. When the journey advanced we had to face rough currents and swift waves which added a pinch of adventure into the activity.
After 1 Km , awaiting us was rapid surfs, narrow passageways, rocks and small waterfalls. At few places we really felt that the raft may go upside down or turn to a side. especially jumping down the waterfall was really an experience. We were holding tightly to the handholds on the sides of the raft and was soaked completely when the raft found its way through these mini falls. It was really exciting and thrilling.
The Rafting trail
The guide stopped the raft in between for us to click photos and enjoy the scenic beauty of the location. Water gushing through the rocks to form the fall was a breathtaking view. We totally took advantage of the short break to explore the stunning small island formed by the rocks and click photos of us as well as the place.
View from the Island in the middle of the trail.
It took 2 hours to complete the River-rafting and we came out with the satisfaction of experiencing an exhilarating and exciting activity which was truly overwhelming. Though I was little concerned about maneuvering as I was doing rafting for the first time, on contrary to my anticipations, it was quite easy under the direction of the skilled guide. The bewitching beauty of River Cauvery added with the adrenaline charged rafting made my trip an exquisite one.
Evening seeps into the hills
Blanketing with furry fog
I sat there, my heart light
Cold winds caressing me
World around turning white
Sky taking an orange shade
Winds and chills dominated
Filling the air with emotions
Fear or hatred I dont know
Love or bliss I’m confused
Time is approching faster
Right and wrong is fighting
Is it time for final decision
and do what my heart says
Coorg, the place which is also known as Scotland of India, is a popular tourist location in South India. This hill-station has always been popular for its scenic beauty. She never disappoints the travellers who come to her. She embodies everything a nature lover crave for. From rivers, mountains, forests,streams, lakes, valleys, cliffs, one can find a full course meal to satisfy your appetite to explore the beauty of nature.
Though my goal was to do River-rafting in Cauvery river, as always when my travel plans are made, somehow I end up in places which are less crowded and less visited. Cauvery River-rafting is located near Kushalnagar, Coorg. Almost a kilometer before my destination, I came across this beautiful hanging bridge. It is not built as part of attracting tourists, but it is the only connectivity for the people living in the village across the river. It was a surprising fact for me to see that in real, though I have heard a lot about underdeveloped places having less connectivity with the external world.
Across the bridge awaited me a beautiful village, with mud roads and paddy farms on either side of the small walk way. The villagers around the area totally depends on this small road and the hanging bridge to go to the next nearest town, Kushalnagar.
Muddy pools formed by the rain
has a painful story to say
we were fresh,pure and clear
little droplets blue in color
diamonds were jealous of us
rainbow shades sparkling on us
we hit the ground wrapped in mud
our shade changed into deep brown
we lost all shine and shimmer
living life ignored by all…
P.S. My experience on river-rafting in Coorg will be shared in my next post 🙂