#Skywatching Moments | Week 1

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Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.

Another week of juggling around with numerous commitments at the work front, I find myself torn between the horns of the dilemma all too often. With niggling self-doubts trailing behind I’m drawing positivity from this thought that I’m sharing with you today. Well, at least, I’m hopeful that this might give you the sense of calm and some reassurance that we could all do with, if you’re feeling anything like me at the moment.

My week got off to a bumpy start but improved over the middle of the week. I definitely felt more in control and happy with many of the choices I had made. Most of it paid off—the decision to focus on the priorities for the day and the few mindful minutes in the midst of a busy work schedule took the pressure off to a great extent. I also managed to spend some quality time with folks who mattered the most. But, what really made me feel better was that much-needed break from social media for most part of the week. Thankful for the fact that despite the odds, the week will close on a positive note tomorrow. And, if all goes well, more creative experimentations over the weekend, that I’m eagerly looking forward to. More on that coming in my gratitude post.

Today, I bring you some colourful #skywatch shots from my part of the world. One can never have enough of gorgeous skies, and we had plenty of them this week. Woke up to the magic of sombre mornings giving way to beautiful sunrises over multi-layered clouds and then, there were golden dusks wth a splash of gold spreading out against a pale blue sky. Some days the fading daylight lingered a little longer than the usual. And occasionally, a brilliant dash of red spread across the skyline, as we watched from the four corners of the city, each of us soaking in some magic and some memories of the evening slipping by. It came as a surprise —the odds, I mean…that I did manage to capture some nice shots in the early hours even though I was mostly running after a sleep deprived teenager rushing him through his typical school day. The views, as always, stunning and mesmerising. Here are some shots…

Sunrise on Tuesday

 

 

 

Normally all the pictures I share on the blog are taken by me. But, the last image is a special capture taken by J, my better half, on his way back from work on Tuesday. The lake is very close to his office and apparently, the traffic snarls that day were so bad, that he had no choice but to capture this gorgeous sight. Notice the reflections on the water. So pretty, isn’t it? Hard to imagine that this is the same lake that keeps catching fire because of the effluents that are dumped on it from the surrounding areas. Sad to say, but that’s Bangalore these days!

I do hope you enjoyed these pictures and they will inspire you to set aside a few mindful moments for yourself too, wherever you are. If you are joining with your sky shots, do leave your links for me in the comments below so that I can visit your blog too!

Until then, have a great week and a wonderful weekend, folks. 😊 Happy Skywatching!! To all my SkywatchFriday friends and fellow bloggers, a gentle reminder to please follow this new blog, if you still haven’t. Thank you all. 🙂

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

Thank you for stopping by. Hope to see you again.

 

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15 Comments
  • Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

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    Beautiful shots, Esha. Looks like molten gold! <3

    • Esha MD

      Thank you so much, Maniparna. So glad to see you stop by the blog. It means a lot to me dear. 🙂

  • Shilpa Gupte

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    Each shot is gorgeous, Esha! And, thank you for that quote in the beginning. That’s just what my friend told me the other day. How I need to repeat it to myself on a daily basis, and keep my thoughts positive!

    Your new website looks beautiful, and the header image looks serene, just the way I feel when I talk to you!

    Best wishes, dear girl! <3

    • Esha MD

      Thanks my friend for being there to encourage me always. Your work and your words have made me take up the pen and draw after something like decades. I will surely use this blog as a home to keep my drawings before they get lost again. I’m glad you said the website looks nice. One is always in two minds at this point and any validation from another person works like magic! Thanks dear. <3

  • Arunima

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    Beautiful photos! I’m a skylover too. Great to connect with you.

    • Esha MD

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, Arunima. The pleasure is mine too. 🙂

  • Shilpa Garg

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    Congratulations for your new blog. Your sky captures are simply amazing and good to see them at this new place.
    Best wishes to you dear Sky Girl ♥

    • Esha MD

      Thanks a ton dear Shilpa for the love and support and those warm words of encouragement as always, over the years.Your feedback has helped me improve and I look forward to your presence on this one too! Thanks for being around!<3

  • Alana

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    Beautiful skyshots. Sad hearing about the lake – we had a river in a major American city catch fire years ago, which spurred cleanup efforts (Cleveland, Ohio). Best wishes on your new blog.

  • SHALINI BAISIWALA

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    Wow this is a neat place to land Esha- calm and serene and very reflective of the person that you seem to be.
    As usual the images of the sunsets are superb, esp the one above the lake!
    Taking care of the nitty gritties by focusing more on them and discarding the rest is how I am trying to get through my days too!!

    • Esha MD

      So good to hear this from you dear Shalz! Thank you for this love and support at a time that is so crucial for the blog…Some days are a little harder than the rest but when we have the love of those who matter anything can be surmounted. Thanks for being around always, dear!

  • Pratikshya Mishra

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    Wow.. a whole new blog dedicated to skywatching.. returning to your blogs after long time.. and i always feel more energized, motivated and inspired. Loved the quote. So calming and reassuring.

    • Esha MD

      Hey Pratikshya! Long time…So glad to see you stop by here. I am happy you feel inspired. Do keep visiting and sharing your thoughts because I’d like to make it better and your feedback really matters a lot. See you again. 🙂

  • Parul Thakur

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    Gorgeous shots and I am so excited to see this new blog. The cover, the name is so good. Love it, Esha! Good luck and you know I will be around to support!

    • Esha MD

      Thank you so much, Parul. I am excited too and would love to bring in a lot of my travel photos and stories here sometime in the near future. Your love and support means a lot to me dear. Next #TTL will be on this one. 🙂

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