Feathers, Colors, Eggs and Birds: Happy Spring

Feathers, Colors, Eggs and Birds: Happy Spring
Feathers, Colors, Eggs and Birds: Happy Spring: PaskRis, Sweden
Welcome!! Swagat, Dumela, Valkommen, Jee Aayan Noo, Tashreef, Bula, Swasdee, Bienvenido, Tashi Delek. Thanks for joining me.....

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Svensk Soluppgång--Swedish Sunrise!

I was half asleep when I saw this from my window. I screamed loud!!  Still in my sleep --looked for my iPhone took the picture and when back to sleep. It was slightly before 5 am. 

For the next hour, I would open my eyes at least ten time to witness this again.  This sunrise finally inspired me to go for a walk again.  Something I have done for years…except the last two years.  I hardly go for walks as often as I used to.  Today, it was off to the lake, in the middle of the day, with food and tea. I sat by the lake for an hour, sitting still, and occasionally listening to my lectures as always do.  About 30 minute meditation….and I felt as if it was the first day of my life…

Sunrises….are amazing.  Swedish Sunrises, which we get to see only a few months because either they happen too early (mid-summer) or too late (November) or hardly happen (December, January) ---are just out of this world. 

Seasonal, but spectacular!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Gent at Night!

A friend who lives in Gent (Ghent) told me that Belgium used to be one of the most well lit European country.  But today due to focus on energy conservation, the cities have redesigned lighting around towns.  In towns, the lights are now placed on the ground.  Actually, a little under-ground, with a glass on top at the level of the ground, only to light the facade of the buildings.  

This is what the lonely Planet says about it---likable Ghent is often overlooked on the art town hop between Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp. Compact and unpretentious, this lively town has all the things that make Flemish towns great--fab restaurants, Historic architecture, sublime chocolate shops--minus the crowd of Bruges and attitude of Antwerp. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Where Roads are Made...

Where Roads are Made, I loose my way---
                                       Tagore, The Fruit gathering

This little one had a big name, Bahadur (brave) or something. I loved his innocent face and asked his mother if I could take his picture. Paro, Bhutan, 2012

A over head view of Paro Cho (river), Paro, Bhutan, 2012

Budha Point, Thimphu, Bhutan, 2012

Three School girls returning home….two of them on the ground, because they had started laughing at something, as all young girls do. They laughed so hard that they lost control--oh, the joy….., Paro, Bhutan, 2012

Where roads are made I lose my way.

In the wide water, in the blue sky there is
no line of a track.
The pathway is hidden by the birds' wings,
by the star-fires, by the flowers of the
wayfaring seasons.
And I ask my heart if its blood carries the
wisdom of the unseen way.

                                                                       Tagore, The Fruit gathering