Recording our emptiness

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.
~Khalil Gibran

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There was light

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Komorebi…. a word I finally found out for my obsession to see the light filtering through the trees. I am always fascinated by it. Always. I took this photograph when I went to my Zumba class on last Saturday morning and it was taken in a park near by. I was so happy to see the sun shine bright after a couple of gloomy rainy days. Since I am not that good with words, I am gonna go with the following quote and submit this post as my first entry to Nature Chills Challenge.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” ― William Blake

Nature’s Crown

Yesterday, it rained all of sudden so much for so long, I decided to forgo my Zumba session so as to reach home on time. The traffic gets real crazy with the roads getting clogged and people trying to outdo each other and reach home faster. But when I had almost reached my home, the sun came out a little bit and I knew, just knew that I have to get home and run to the terrace if I have to see the rainbow which would be there waiting for me.
And that is what I did 🙂 and I was so so so happy to see it so beautifully laid out there on the sky, it just took my breath away.
This is just one of the so many photographs I took of it.
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While coming back down, saw these two pigeons drenched in rain, waiting to get a little warm. They looked like some old couple to me 😀

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Komorebi

In the post ‘Wald in ….what ?‘ there was a mention of word for the light effect through trees.

Komorebi (Japanese) ‘The sort of scattered, dappled light effect that happens when sunlight shines in through trees’

Here is a photograph that sort of aligns with that word which I found while browsing through my old photographs.

This was taken in Muir Woods during my first visit to U.S. Now when I look back at these photographs, ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is what comes to my mind and I wonder if I missed seeing any of the apes jumping between the trees by any chance 😉 I should check it out next time I visit.
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Journey

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Life’s journey is always easier when you hear a friend’s footsteps beside you. – Franklin A Ohiozebau

Took this with my phone at the Baiyappanahalli Metro Station, when we went on an impromptu journey in the Namma Metro from M.G Road to Baiyappanahalli, Bangalore. After a Sunday brunch, when one of them suggested that we should do a journey in the Metro just for fun, every one agreed instantly. It was already close to 6.30 pm and night was fast approaching, so was the time to depart after a whole day of food and fun. It was a pleasant ride, not too crowded. It did remind a couple of us of our metro rides in Spain during our trip last year. Sunday was a funday.