WPC: Quest

“Though the quest may take its toll,
We’ll march until we reach our goal,

― Brian Jacques

That is exactly what we did when we decided to do our 2-3 hour trekking in Chinnar (on the way to Munnar). We wanted to spot some wildlife even though there weren’t any chances of it because of the hot and humid weather (the lack of monsoon had its toll in that area)


I got a new pair of shoes because this was a last minute decision and I did not have any of my shoes with me at that time. Very cool shoes, don’t you think 😉 ?


And finally after an hour into the dry and deserted trek, look what we found. They were in a huge group, so I had my time to get my zoom lens out. Looked like those deer’s were in their quest to get some shade.


There is our guide, who was in his own quest to spot that lone wild elephant we saw during our drive to Chinnar.


Our trekking did not end here. We ended up walking to a small stream where we found beautiful birds. But that is for another day.

I leave you with an imagery of the beautiful Western Ghats seen from Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Can you see the small green roof? That is where our trek started. We had such a fun time 🙂 even though by the end of it, we were tanned ( at least my friend was) and I had lost a kg or two just by sweating.


Watching me Watching you

Watching me watching you
Girl, I believe that it’s true
That it’s your loving me
That makes my life a paradise
-Bill Withers



Fiery Kiss

A sunset is the sun’s fiery kiss to the night.- Crystal Woods

Wordless Wednesday


K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Selfie

If you have been following my blog you would know that I hate taking selfies, the traditional way. And every time I try, I end up clicking on ‘twooo’, which makes it very weird. I always let my friends do the honors if we are in a group. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t take some. I do and I have posted some of these already, but got back to them and edited them a little bit more and am using them for this week’s Cosmic Photography Challenge prompt.
This one was taken in Munnar this year when we went there for our 3 day trip. Not a great shot, but I like how it brought out my profile. I was using my Canon 70D for all of these photographs, so I had to make sure that my camera isn’t in the picture and even if it was, it added value to it.

This one was taken in the cottage we were staying in Cork, Ireland. This was the first time I was seeing such a fireplace and one that we got around to using it too. So I framed myself and had to place my camera so that it wasn’t in the way. Looks like I am burning or is it the fire in me 😉 ?selfie2.JPG

This one is my ever favorite. It was taken in Chikmaglur resort’s restaurant. The restaurant was overlooking the mountains and the view in the window was very beautiful. When I was walking by, I thought I could obscure myself in those tree leaves and tried to angle the shot in a way that the window framed my profile and that my profile is covered with those tree leaves. I absolutely love this one and am very proud of myself to get this shot well, at least to my standards. selfie3.JPG

Wanna join in? Here is how:

Create a post with ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’ in the title. This week, the prompt is : Selfies Post a photo to your blog, pingback to either Dale’s or K’lee’s post and don’t forget to add the tag #CosPhoChal to your post’s tags and you’re done!