#SkywatchFriday – 40

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The Earth has its music for those who will listen.

Are you one of those who gets drawn to Nature? I do. As far as I remember it has always been that way for me. I’ve never felt solitude more blissful than when I’m close to the elements around me. In every walk of nature, I’ve received far more than I ever sought. I can say this with my hand upon my heart, nature has never failed me.

Back in the days when we lived in the hills, it was a necessity to form a bond with Nature because we were used to having few people around on the campus. In the long winter months, it became difficult to survive if you did not feel one with the mountains. Gradually, like many who came before me, I fell in love with life in the lap of the green mountains, as it brought along moments of isolation, of abandonment, of joy and serenity. Over time, it became a part of our conscious lives and shaped our sensibilities in a unique way that made us long for quiet, peace and serenity especially when we moved to the cities in big and small towns, with the memory of a quiet life still vivid in our hearts. And so it has been since. I’ve lived in countless cities after that, but home is still somewhere in the midst of the green mountains of childhood, where a part of me still lives on.

Cut to the present day. In my bustling city life, my only solace are the quiet moments of dawn and dusk; the luxury these days being, getting to capture sky shots and freeze the moments never mind the random constructions dotting the skyline. Sad to say that my slice of sky is diminishing day by day, as new highrises continue to come up and dot the city’s western skyline, as it has been over the past few months.

Before they are completely lost to us, I’m making an attempt to make a collection of my morning and evening sky shots to remind me later of what the sky used to be like. Today, I bring you some of these, mostly random shots, hoping you will enjoy them.




So, how did you find the sky pics? Do you like capturing nature shots too? I actually find this a very therapeutic activity – something about Nature is very soothing and I find myself irresistibly drawn to it. My belief is that –Nature teaches us to collect moments, not things, because the best that Nature has to offer, may only be experienced by us, never coveted or possessed – a fact that remains as real and as fascinating as ever.

The other amazing thing about nature is the pace at which it goes. How ironic is it, that while we seem to rush around all the time, and often rue the fact that we still have a long way to go, nature goes at an easy pace and yet, manages to achieve everything on time, every single time. Nothing in Nature is out of place- the seasons come and go, the diurnal movements of the universe work to a planned order and everything seems to be in perfect harmony.

Adopt the pace of Nature. Her secret is patience.

Do you feel drawn to Nature too? What does Nature mean to you? Don’t forget to share your thoughts and feedback in the comments below.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend and see you next week again. Till then, take care!

©Esha Mookerjee Dutta. March 2017.

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(Linking this with #Skywatch Friday, where people post beautiful sky shots from different parts of the world.)

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13 Comments
  • Parul Thakur

    Reply

    I’m exactly like you there. Those shots are simply gorgeous. Beautiful!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks, Parul. Much appreciated 🙂

  • arv!

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    So many hues and shades of sky! You can actually start a series – Fifty shades of sky! My favorite ones are the one with the building and the fiery sky.
    It think I share the same thought and interest. Capturing sky is something I love and I’m drawn towards.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks for suggesting that -no doubt a great idea! It is wonderful to know that there are others who share the same likes too. That’s what I love about linking up with #SkywatchFriday.:))

      • arv!

        True… 🙂

  • Vasantha Vivek

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    Finding no words to explain my joy on seeing your amazing clicks, Esha. Always your sky watch posts soothes my heart and soul !!!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks a lot Vasantha. So glad to see you stopping by here …..after a long time!!

      • Vasantha Vivek

        You are right, Esha !!! But I will be always around !!!

  • Adite

    Reply

    Lovely pictures, Esha!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks for stopping by, Adite. Much appreciated. 🙂

  • Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden)

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    Nature soothes my soul and gives me a sense of awe like no other (such as the two times I was privileged to witness total solar eclipses) YET….now the are feelings of things being way out of balance, that nature isn’t right, that things are just plain wrong. Spring in February followed by February weather in March. Failures of tree crops. I fear it is just the beginning and our children will pay the price.

  • Peter B

    Reply

    I find nature photography therapeutic too. You have a beautiful collection of sky shots here!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts here, Peter. Wishing you a wonderful weekend 🙂

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