Nature- A Teacher

20151016_153832While standing on a footpath and looking into beautiful creations of nature, I felt a cool breeze whispering in my ear trying to communicate something, something really important, something so basic that everyone should know yet something least known to us. I was moved to witness the learning that mother nature gives us. We should learn discipline to be in our boundaries from flowing water, we should learn from flowers to get destroyed to give fragrance to others, from trees the art of protecting everyone from rains without asking their caste, to be strong and face every adversity from mountains.

We are here to play our roles on the stage called life. Its a small part of an eternal journey which is going on since inception of the universe and will be everlasting so why we are so curious to fight and that to for materialistic things. Are they really worth it ???

Light and darkness

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While passing by a coffee shop I noticed this wall with some pictures. what got me attracted to it was the variability of the pictures, it consisted of many shades of life such as the most obvious result of youngster’s love these days that is a broken heart or is it two pieces of heart coming together for the eternal unification ? London  eye acting as a lens to the city of joy and a mug with hot coffee in it ready to make someone’s start of the day a happening one.

A hidden treasure

-Castle lake

While on my road trip to Oregon from Bay area, I stopped by this beautiful lake. At first I didn’t know what it was but the beauty of it was so mesmerizing that I had to stop and explore. After talking to some of the people I found out that this is called Castle lake. And yes I didn’t searched on internet because my phone had no signal here.

I spent over a hour here and I wish I had more time. I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Mount Shasta or going to Crater lake from California as a pit stop.

A Sea Shore

-Point Dume
-Malibu beach

I visited Malibu beach for the nth time couple of weeks ago but it was special this time as I was with her. Followed by a small hike to Point Dume, we sat on the beach. Waves touching our feet and cool breeze added to charm of this exquisite place. It felt peaceful away from the rat race. I think this is one of the best beaches in So Cal.

Lights, Colors and Celebration

-Dominion Garden Fest of lights

In December 2019, I had the opportunity to visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA for the Dominion Garden Fest of lights.

It was a beautiful scenery where thousands of light bulbs of different shapes, sizes and color were used to create various figures. I found a great resemblance to the Indian festival of Diwali here.

A Spring in California

-California State University Northridge

While getting used to new normal, I have been trying to keep myself busy these days. Few days ago I took the opportunity to visit my college campus at California State University Northridge. I was greeting with this serene site where flowers bloomed and scented the whole campus. College days are considered to be one of the most fond memory for everyone and mine were no different. I still miss those classes, lectures, group assignments and above all amazing food on the campus. I hope and wish that everything soon get back to normal.

Sunday hike at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

 

After staying at home for long time due to pandemic, this past weekend we went to hike at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural area. It was a very good experience with amazing weather, soothing breeze and solitude. We felt active and calm at the same time. I would highly recommend this place for anyone in research triangle area.