Finding sanctuary in nature


And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul ~John Muir


In the woods, we saw many birds and a busy woodpecker. We were so busy observing his rhythm that I didn’t take photo.


It’s easier to climb up a mountain trail than coming down.


We are lucky that mountains exist; we are lucky that we have such beautiful sanctuaries on earth where we can enjoy utter silence and heavenly rise!~ Mehmet Murat ildan


Each positive thought is your refuge and your sanctuary, where in that thoughtful moment, you are safe.~ Bryant McGill (Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life)lac_02aug20_12

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. ~Ashley Montagu

Yesterday we challenged ourselves to try another place. We climbed 600 m above sea level and walked around 12.5 km. We were happy with results and the beautiful view from the top even though it was not exactly as per the original plan. I guess finding plan B is life  😎


Becca’s Sunday trees

Jo’s Monday walk

77 thoughts on “Finding sanctuary in nature

  1. Time was when I could hike up the hills and climb the down in Kodaikanal and Ooty. Me and my brother. The last ten or fifteen years have been rough on the joints. I am grateful that I can still walk a little, not with the same zest and speed that I used to.
    what do those red markings signify on the tree stump and the rock? A distance measurement? Beautiful beautiful beautiful photos Rupali.
    Sometimes I hear the wood peckers out in the garden. I have to get out and shoo them away. I don’t want them to sit on the sides of roof and start their yak-yak-yakking. 🙂

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    1. I just wait to read to your response Zakiah ji. Thanks a lot for sharing a piece of your life with me.
      The red painted dots on stumps, trees and even on stones are the trail markers. The tour association do it on regular basis. In general Norwegians do not always like guided walks. Such marks help us. Otherwise it is is possible to get lost in the woods.

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    Beautiful images Rupali and I love the wild blueberries and butterfly. The scenery looks amazing, what a fabulous ‘Plan B’! 🤗💜

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  3. Reena Deshmukh

    I too remember my climb through the pine forest in Ooty. It was much easier climbing than rolling down. Wish I could climb back those forests again, soon. We have pretty much adapted to living with the virus, but now those freedom memories haunt us.
    Beautiful pictures, Rupali.

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  5. Mountain walks are healing, enjoyable, beautiful, inspiring! Your photos captured all of that and more! 🙂 Amazing photos, Rupali! 🙂
    Plan B can be better than Plan A! 😉
    We used to live in Northern CA very lose to Muir Woods…named after John Muir. We went there often to hike. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. Thanks a lot Lola.
      Stay safe and healthy.

      PS. You have a wonderful blog. I love your photos of birds and flowers.
      I checked a couple of post but I am not able to like or comment on your posts.


    1. Thanks.
      I checked your link. It’s a wonderful atricle. Sadly I am not able to like or comment on your blog. I am not sure why but these days WP gives me problems. I can like or comment in reader but not otherwise.

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      1. Thanks a lot for being kind.
        I will have to find the solution for my problem though. It’s embarrassing for me not be able to notify my presence.


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