August Reflections – #GratitudeCircle

Well, this is the first time I am writing a gratitude list. August took me on a roller-coaster ride; lots of reasons to be grateful for and some very challenging instances that eventually made me stronger; but in all, it was a very important month that saw soaring highs and plunging lows in equal measure….

Common is Beautiful too – #WordlessWednesday

This unassuming flower is a commonly found weed called Tridax procumbens; It belongs to the daisy family but has the status of a weed for it’s invasive properties. I don’t know about you but I love this flower for a simple reason that it evokes childhood memories for me. I had grown up seeing this…

Teachers’ Day and What It Means To Me

This year I quit my job as a teacher… It was a wonderful place of work, more than work I would say it was a second home for me, for the past nine years. I had met some extraordinary people, incredibly bright students and made some amazing friends. And over the period of nine years,…

17 summers…

Today, I got a call from one of my old college friends. Her son had finished his schooling and they were looking at college applications and entrance exam scores for the past one month.  They had finally zeroed-in on one particular college that was out of state and last week they helped him settle in…

Crown – #HaikuHorizons

Thwarted at the gathering by hurtful words spoken, Not the one to succumb,  All she did was straighten her crown Written for Haiku Horizons Weekly Challenge Week #235 Prompt: Crown This is my first try. Hope you like it.

The Mighty Banyan – #ThursdayTreeLove

This mighty Banyan tree lives and grows in a small village on the outskirts of Chennai where my farm is. Every time I pass this sight, I have an overwhelming feeling that we are so minuscule compared to this gigantic tree; makes me wonder how many generations this tree must have seen so far and…

Mothering…A fiercely universal emotion- #Wordlesswednesday

This is such a powerful emotion and a unique bond shared by a mother and child, irrespective of which species it belongs to. I got just a couple of seconds to click this picture on our way up the hair-pin loops of Ooty hills. I didn’t want to disturb them or threaten them by my…

Stairway to heaven – ##ThursdayTreeLove

No other title comes to my mind except “Stairway to heaven”. Hope the Famous English rock band Led Zeppelin don’t mind. But what else could you call this? These beautiful tall trees reaching the skies reside in Conoor. I have visited Conoor a few times and these magnificent trees never fail to amaze me. Linking…

Misty Heaven – #WordlessWednesday

The mist rising above the mighty mountains and merging with the skies seems so mystical. You feel like you have been transported to a heavenly abode. What else could be this beautiful! Imagine sitting on that rock and humming a mesmerizing song by Gulzar…Bliss! This picture was shot somewhere on the western ghats of Mahabaleshwar….