When you are happy and you know it…

I remember those days when my girls were in kinder garden and we all used to sing all the nursery rhymes together! Its a funny disposition for the mother. I don’t remember any rhymes from my young age but I remember all the rhymes I learnt along with my daughters. And one of our favorite songs was this – when you are happy and you know it, clap your hands πŸ˜€

It is simple and it just makes you feel happy with simple gestures! After all, as grown ups all we want in life is happiness. Sometimes I wonder, why can’t we do just as this song says…clap your hands or stamp your feet or do whatever that makes you feel happy!

After I got my smartphone, I have become this obsessive clicker of clouds, flowers and anything that catches my eye or anything that makes me happy!

Here are a few shots to make you smile, feel happy and feel bliss. These are the Firangipani flowers which always look like as though they are smiling at me. Naturally, I smile back at them πŸ™‚

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Smile and be happy…its quite simple πŸ™‚

WW – The wonder called sky!

As you are already aware now, I love these sky watching phases during my day. It might be a brief moment in the morning, when I stare through my balcony to see if the sun has risen before me. Or it could be a moment during the day when I casually look up to see if there are black clouds looming around. It could be even be a moment like below, when I caught the glowing western colors on the move, while going for a meeting. I somehow love this click of the sunset, as the colors blend so beautifully to create such lovely shades and the sun adds its lovely evening glow. Sigh.

The following one is a fun picture. The constant looking up at the sky for patterns may yield such results, on a few occasions. While I saw a horse, dog and a bear – one behind the other, there were other friends of mine who lent their imaginary horses to this picture. And I love such cloud pattern based childlike conversations, where we keep looking for different animals or even people.

My dear friends who spent time cloud-watching with me virtually, gave me these responses and I enjoyed and laughed through the whole time.

  • looks more like a seahorse, an alligator and a rhinoceros to meΒ πŸ˜‚Β and they’re dancing. Conga line 😊
  • they could be jet skiing too.Β πŸ˜‚looks like they’re standing on one, the seahorse on the handlebar
  • Could be three on a magic carpet.Β πŸ€”Β alakazam.
  • Spot the opera singer hitting a high note.
  • Β ……….on a magic carpet!
  • Crocodile hugging its hatchling and a baby elephant is looking at both of them.
  • I can see a bird too.

Have a great day and look out for cloud patterns πŸ˜€

When the sky made its statement…

There is a routine to my days and generally it begins from the moment I open my eyes and look at the eastern sky from my caged balcony. I try to squeeze out my phone through the gaps and click the wondrous sky to my satisfaction. With the birds chirping, crows cawing, a gentle morning breeze caresses me. I soak in the wonder called sunrise and let the energy flow into me. My day begins and it’ll be an awesome one for sure, says my heart.

This morning was no different. But I stood in the balcony for a long time, gaping at the wonder high above. Here are the pictures, when the sky makes its statement and makes the people to look above and go wow at the nature that is bigger than anything else.

Have a wonderful day!

Skywatch Friday – 3

Watching the sky, looking for shapes in the clouds started as a mere pastime, which has turned into an obsession now a days.

Have you seen those cricket batsmen looking up to the sky as they enter the ground to bat ? They pray for a good innings score for them or for their team.

Whenever I sit in the car heading out to work, I also look up to the sky, to my front, side, back, actually all possibilities. But my only reason for looking is to catch a glimpse of a beautiful pattern or even a clear blue sky. I love watching it.

Today, has been gloomy so far. The sky is a dull grey. I don’t know if it will rain or not. But here I am trying to post some amazing patterns from my archives, which can make me feel happy and energised in an instant.

A picturesque field, which makes me wonder if its a painting!

When man made structures and God-made coconut trees form a perfect shadow to the beautiful sunset!

Somehow this leafless tree looks so damn good against this backdrop…l love it!


Linking this with Skywatch Friday πŸ™‚

WW – Freshness

Freshness overload
Can be in the form of new leaves too…
To cheer up the drab days
And to brighten the moments!

 

Window seat’s visual wonders !

Window seats are my fav – by car, bus, train, flight…you name it! Maybe I should remember to book a window seat when I travel to the Moon or Mars πŸ˜‰

Clicked from the car, sitting in the last seat of Β an Innova…

And this from the moving train, the TV Tower of Doordharshan in Chennai πŸ˜€

One from the window seat of a flight…am trying my best you see πŸ˜›

One from the moving bus too πŸ™‚

And lastly one from the Rear view mirror πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

 

Rustled

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A big white cloud
In the sky
Is no fun for sky-gapers
Like me πŸ˜‰

Help was requested
To Nature
For sorting
This big cloud situation !

The coconut tree
Offered to help
Used its green branches
To create
A rustle…
In the wind
And there by in the patterns
The resultant effect made me
Jump in glee !

Microblog Mondays – Clicking the bud

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I know…
That the bud is lightly out of focus
But the leaves are beautiful
Glowing in the evening sun !

I never thought
That’ll be this difficult
To click a bud
In a gentle breeze !

Holding the branch
Did no good
As my hand came in focus πŸ˜‰

Whenever I tried to click
The wind will know for sure
And move the bud out of my frame…sigh !

Just look at it…
The beautiful red among the green
Standing out
Yet no showing off…
And when it blooms
Oh ! What a sight it’ll be !

Small things bring us the biggest pleasure
Like this bud
Or my effort to click
Makes me smile
And I pass it on
To you…
So SMILE πŸ™‚

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