Sky Captures From My Window | #SkywatchFriday

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“The best things in life aren’t things.”

Art Buchwald

With the passage of time, the one thing that I’ve realised about happiness is that it is within us all the time even when we are looking outwards to make ourselves happy. The basic premise that runs through our lives is this— the more we chase happiness, the more it becomes elusive. We live so much of our lives in the obscure, unacknowledged moments, waiting for something extraordinary and special to happen, that will make us happy—one, that probably never comes, leaving us disillusioned throughout our lives. So much of our struggles stem from this notion that we have to work hard at being happy. And, yet, we fail to recognise that happiness is within us. The everyday moments bring enough reason to fill us with gratitude and happiness follows as a by-product. The most obscure moments of our lives have a beauty and a charm all of their own, that completely defies all descriptions and labels.

Capturing sky pictures brings me that kind of bliss, that calms the mind and fills me with joy. Transitory, fickle moments. Short-lived yet real. Every sky tells a story. This is what my sky tells me—stories captured from my living room window at different times of the day.

Sharing three sky shots from the recent weeks from my part of the world. What do you think of them?

 

 

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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead! See you next week.

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24 Comments
  • Alan

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    Your photos are dreamy and beautiful and wonderful. I love taking pictures of the sky, and all sorts of other things. Photography, both mine, and looking at the images of other people really makes me happy.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks for those generous compliments, Alan. So glad to know you too love capturing sky shots like I do. Nothing quite as magical, you’d agree, I suppose.

  • Aishwarya Sandeep

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    I personally think the second image is the most beautiful one. All think that just because you stay in a city, you cannot experience sunset or your time does not slow down during the dusk. Well that’s not exactly true. For somereason, since childhood, I always felt calm during the dusk. There is some beauty of calmness whether it is dusk or dawn within the city.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you, Aishwarya. So nice to know that you enjoy the dusk hour too, as much as I do. I feel calm and at peace while watching dawn and dusk. Nothing like nature to soothe our frayed nerves. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts here.

  • Lady Fi

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    Wow – gorgeous skies!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you very much. 🙂

  • Photo Cache

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    Sometimes other people’s happy facebook posts become the barometer for our own happiness, sad really.

    Enjoyed the post!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Yes, it’s true even though it should not be the case. So glad you liked the post. Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts. See you again. 🙂

  • Meha

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    This is breathtakingly beautiful Esha. And yes I could not agree more – happiness is within us.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Meha. Happy to know we think alike on this one!

  • Reema Dsouza

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    I kept nodding my head as read through this post because all of it is something that I definitely agree! We should find happiness in little things.
    I love taking pictures of the sky and I do that all the time from my office windows or the terrace of my PG Accommodation.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks a lot, Reema. I’m so glad we think alike with regard to happiness coming from small things. I’d be really curious to see your sky shots sometime, Reema. Why don’t you join #Skywatch and share your photos too? That’d be lovely. 🙂

  • Soumya

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    Look at those gorgeous colors! <3

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Soumya. Happy to know you liked the pics. 🙂

  • Sanch @ Sanch Writes

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    Beautiful skies…even though temporary and ever-changing, there is something mesmerizing about the sky. It tells a story, doesn’t it?

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you Sanch. Yes, it can sometimes get challenging to capture a changing sky, but, then, that’s why it is so much fun. The sky does have a story to tell every single time I look at it. I think a lot of our own thoughts are reflected back at us from up there.

  • Suzy

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    Stunning picure. I love watching the sky too. I often wonder if the skies tell a story.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you, Suzy, for stopping by the blog and sharing your thoughts. I love your nature shots. They never fail to speak to me. You are lucky to be living in such a beautiful part of the world.

  • peppylady (Dora)

    Reply

    looks one like needs to turn page.
    Coffee is on

    • Esha M Dutta

      Yes, some food for thought, there. 🙂

  • PETER

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    Oooh and Ahhh… these are gorgeous sky shots!!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you, Peter! Glad to know you enjoyed my sky pics. We’re blessed to have such lovely skies here once in a while. 🙂

  • Arv

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    Stunning sky pictures, Esha

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you very much, Arvind. You know, after a very long time I found some shots that I could share for Skywatch. Why don’t you join in too?

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