ECHOES OF NATURE AND PAST

I still hear the echo of water. It could be heard from a distance too while I was desperately waiting to get the first glimpse of the massive, voluminous waterfall. It was like a marvel of nature and the only source of sound in this silent, lush green valley. Breathtaking view which echoes in my memory forever.

The other picture is of a old Mughal Fort where the echo from the glorious past can be heard even today. The intricate workmanship, the architecture, the feel, the royal ambience makes you call those kings from the past and you definitely hear the echo of their footsteps. 

Hope you would like my perception on today’s prompt. 

 

WEALTHY IS HEALTHY 

Many years ago there was a man who was gifted crystal clear voluminous brooks, waterfalls and pristine lakes to quench his thirst, fresh air to breathe and fruit laden trees to take care of his hunger but he was not satisfied then. He wanted to progress in life, he moved ahead and kept on doing what he thought was right..,…industries were born, machines and technology made him high headed. 

There came a day when he found himself developed and successful but to his surprise he was left with only man made kingdom. 

Where were streams? Lakes and ponds? 

Where were the trees? Air was also not smelling the same. Alas! He found himself searching for organic and farm fresh food among the vast ocean of chemically grown shit. 

Although he had satisfied his thirst of success but how to satisfy the biological thirst which could be only fulfilled by water..,..

To his horror water had become commodity now.That too an expensive one. Not many people could afford safe drinking water in the world.  

Slowly he walked ahead and bought few mineral bottles from a grocery shop. He proudly said,”Thank God, I have money. I will always remain healthy as long as I drink this water.”
A hungry boy, almost resembling a skeleton, wearing rags was watching him silently. With great effort he asked him, “I have left with no money to buy  mineral water,can you please help me?”

The arrogant man replied, “There are no free lunches in the world. Do I look like a fool, working day and night to earn money? Get up you lazy bum and do something worthwhile. See you have to pay price for water here. ” 

The boy kept on wondering if God was a fool. Why he gave us everything free when he could earn so much, eh? Probably he underestimated his own creation’s abilities. 


Cee’s Flower of the Day: Pansy 

I keep on growing pansies in my garden every winters as I love to buy unique combinations and varieties but these bunch of flowers caught my attention for the simple reason that I had never seen such a small size pansy. The appearance was also different. This easily becomes my entry today. 

Have you ever grown this tiny, pure purple flowers? 
Cee’s Flower of the day 9.5.2016 # Pansy

Cee’s Flower of the day: Fuchsia 

The moment I saw this beautiful vivid purplish , hot pink fuchsias grown in a pot, I was immediately reminded of my blogger friend Marilyn and her so many bright, colorful posts dedicated to this flower, grown in hanging pots by her last winters , flashed in my memory. 

I still remember how I searched for the plant in all the local nursuries and even told my friends, staying in neighboring cities to look for it there. 

I wasn’t lucky enough to grow it in my garden.  The glimpse of these flowers filled me with joy. I agree they aren’t as lovely as Marilyn’s but I loved clicking them and yes, I missed my DSLR so much. These are i phone 6S images. 

Curvecous Roads of Shimla

I have been travelling on the roads of Shimla which are curvaceous and takes you the most scenic locations. 

Shimla is situated in northern India, is the capital of Indian state Himachal Pradesh.

No wonder Britishers had declared this town as their summer capital. The British feel can be clearly felt as soon as you land up there. 

More on this amazing place in coming posts. Enjoy the curves and also check my post on flowers of Shimla