Precious Moments (Wordless Wednesday)

Our morning walks to the tekdi offers immense joy for the mind and soul…besides physical benefits of course!

Last month we were treated to this fabulous rainbow.. a full semicircle stretching across the horizon.

My cell phone camera was woefully inadequate to capture this beautiful sight!

And if this wasn’t enough, we saw a tiny band of a second rainbow on top!

Look carefully to see the second rainbow!

Such experiences reiterate that we must enjoy and cherish every moment. Why stress about things not in our control?

Framed!

Spend your money on the things money can buy

Spend your time on the things money cant buy– Haruki Murakami

I am joining Natasha in her WordlessWednesday bloghop. #WW

Tree Love (ThursdayTreeLove)

This is one of the glorious sights on my morning walk on Pune’s Vetal Tekdi. Some may well ask what is remarkable in this image .. the grass has dried, many trees have shed their leaves and so on…

The Sun just peeping out from the horizon on a chilly winter morning (yes Pune does have a few every season 🙂 ) is a glorious sight to behold. Refreshing the mind and soul.

But tree lovers will adore trees in all the seasons in all their natural states. A leafless tree displaying its trunk and branch architecture is as beautiful as one in full bloom. The golden grass carpet crunching below our feet and rustling in the breeze soothes as none other.

As John Muir has said, “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”

I am sure you all agree!

I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove blog hop. It the hundredth edition this time and I am happy to say I have been participating since the 20th. Do head over to see some fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in!

As 2020 ends, let me wish you all, dear readers, a Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy year ahead.

Dwarpal At Ellora (Wordless Wednesday)

Aurangabad, UNESCO, Ellora

Ellora, Verul, Aurangabad

Located on either side of the famous Gajalakshmi , these Dwarpal welcome us at the Cave 16 Kailash Temple. The sway of the trunk is significant. Those seen when exiting this temple have their heads turned inwards which suggests farewell.

Knowledge Strength Wealth (Wordless Wednesday)



Cave 16, Ellora, Entrance, Ganesh
Ellora, Kailash, Gajalakshmi


The carvings at the Cave 16 Kailash Temple at the Ellora Cave complex near Aurangabad convey several thoughts to the visitors. It is imperative to see these along with a knowledgeable guide to fully understand and appreciate this magnificent work. Ellora Caves is a UNESCO World Heritage Site


The entrance has three statues which signify that 3 things are necessary to create a structure of this magnitude .. namely knowledge, strength and money.. this is respectively depicted by the statues of Ganesha, Mahishasurmardini and the Gajalakshmi. 
(As told to us by our guide).


No image can do justice to the site and I strongly recommend everyone to visit this magnificent site.