Sky, Land, and Water

I have a limited ability to express my love of sky, land, and water.  Empty of most man made items.  Or in other cases being very limited in what we place in it or on it. It’s like closing your eyes and taking a deep breath of fresh air.

We live in a world of complicated chaos and seem to barely notice or appreciate the loudness, or quietness of nature.  Calms the mind if you can slow down enough to catch it!



Spring – – -Flowers, rainbows, clouds, mud, hikes, people, picnics

Phoneography challenge via Lens and Pens by Sally.

For more spring flowers

Birds of a Feather … flock on Lazimpat

The AristoCats (1970)  Birds of a feather must *hic* together!

Rainy day walking to work and with only my phone I catch birds sneaking away the flower and fruit offerings sitting outside doorways.  Usually it’s meat from the butcher’s shop.  This was much more interesting and pretty to watch.

The Jungle Book (1967)  Baloo, birds of a feather should flock together. You wouldn’t marry a panther now, would you? Like a stork, yeah. But he ain’t got no feathers, he ain’t.

Wuthering Heights (1939)  If she’s run off with that gypsy scum, let her run. Let her run through storm and Hell. They’re birds of a feather and the Devil can take them both. Now, get me a bottle.

4th Monday Photo challenge by: Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Nature (and the Marin Headlands)

Other Blogs about nature..check em out..

  1. The World is a book – Nature challenge.

  2. AngelineMs the art and zen of nature.

  3. Tales from the backroad – Nature

  4. Living with my ancestors –

  5. All kinds of everything

Golden Wheat

When the days get long and and the road is dusty it’s just nice to get out of the hectic city and hike in the countryside.  Here’s to a fresh new week.

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”    – Allen Ginsberg


Travel theme: Fresh

More Fresh Posts.

Fresh as the Mountain Air – The road to and from Nagarkot

Ailsa’s Challenge this week was to produce a post that embodied Fresh.

This was our goal – Another trip to Nagarkot.  I’ve written about this location in at least 2 past posts so I won’t bother with the details or history of the place.   A group of friends and I have decided that once a month we would escape from the valley hustle, bustle and pollution and partake in some fresh mountain air and wine.  One as good as the other.  The views of the Himalayas from Nagarkot are the most splendid you can find less than one hour from Kathmandu. This was our goal.

Yes, this was our goal.. if you cruise back to my last Nagarkot posts you will see that this is not the view we had.  But we are an optimistic lot and fully expected the best.  Always high hopes.


First however, we had to get there and then after was the return.  It was a long drive.  Over an hour to get there and over two and a half to return.  The roads were a bit hairy, small, torn up and people and cows everywhere.  But we had the dream of seeing those glorious mountains… AND fresh, clean air.

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As I’m guessing you can imagine, our view was not majestic.  It was beautiful in its own way, but definitely not like the photos.  It was fresh though and perfect for what we had in mine.

Even though we didn’t get to see amazing mountain vistas.  We did get to enjoy the fresh mountain air. Despite the rainy skies (it is monsoon season by the way) we still had a fantastic time.  It’s always fresh and fun with a good group of people.  Thanks guys.

Some views of our walk in the area.  I hope you enjoy.

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