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Alone with nature

Bliss at Kala Dungar
Kala Dungar, Kutch

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry.
― Thomas Mann

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A blanket of clouds

Cloudy blanket
As the winter approaches, even the skies start weaving a blanket for themselves…

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Flower

Flower

each petal unfurls

hope blooms in the depths of heart

as the flowers smile

Also read  the dilemma of a flower in Birth of a flower

© Kiran Acharya (2016)

Day, and night at Dona Paula

Day Vs Night
Dona Paula

Every place has its own character, but time adds essence to the place. For instance, take day and night, and how it affects Dona Paula.

The day starts with a cheery note, and brings along with it the warmth & radiance of the sun. A curious smell—a stinky odor mixed with the fragrance of exotic flowers and fruits straight from the bottle—soon overlaps the fresh smell of dawn. The street is lined with various colours, shops selling clothes, and trinkets. The mass of humanity is as huge as the expanse of the sea. The patter of footsteps, the clatter of human voices, and the rattling motorboats drown the sound of roaring waves. The crowd bestows a feeling of gaiety, and the lonely soul imbibes the joy trying to blend. Continue reading Day, and night at Dona Paula

WPC: Earth

WPC: Earth

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

-John Muir

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Vignette: Predawn

Dawn
Dawn

Predawn: a vignette

A little crow shattered the dusky silence. Perched on the edge of the roof, it tilted its beak towards the sky, and uttered a high-pitched caw. Its single silhouette against the sky resembled a weather vane.

Was it beckoning the other birds, or the sun, that was yet far below the horizon? Darkness still reigned, the twinkling stars providing a faint illumination. The biting cold of the night had calmed though it did give an occasional shiver.

The crow had company now. A lonely cuckoo started to sing. Its crow friends rattled, and grated. Sparrows cheeped from the nearby branches to join the conversation. A robin, and two pigeons cooed, not wanting to be left out. The crickets, that had taken a break, began chirping again.

The shrill twitters produced a symphonic tone with an incidental screeching tire adding to the din.

A rosebud opened a single petal and said, “I can’t sleep with the noise. Why are they yelling?”

A branch swayed as it exclaimed, “early risers and their morning song! Can’t they see it’s still night?”

Stifling a yawn, the leaf patted the pink bud. “Sweetie, ignore them. You wake when the first sun-ray calls you. Not a second before.”

The leaves rustled singing their own version of lullaby.

Confusion prevailed as the mischievous breeze played around mixing the sweet scent of the night with the fresh fragrance of the dawn.

In literature, a vignette is a short impressionistic scene/episode that focuses on one moment, or gives a snapshot of a character, idea or setting.

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Happy Gudi Padwa// Yugadi

Today is also the first day of the year according to the Hindu Calendar. A very happy, and a prosperous new year to all my readers. May this year bring you a lot of love, and joy.

Sky at sunset

Sky at sunset

Rankala Lake is an idyllic lake in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. This natural lake is  a popular evening spot of the city.

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Hues of the sky – 4

Sky--hues
Sunset sky

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Skywatch

Skywatch
Floating clouds from last week

After the thundering visit of the rains, now we are back to the clear skies. Oh, how I miss the clouds!

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Vivid

Vivid

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