Destiny decides who comes in life

Edwin Markham has said, “There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.

I believe we receive more than what we give in life. Sometimes in life, we meet people who give and give without expecting a least. They love you for what you are. You don’t need makeup for staying in their life. We have a lot of friends around the world but a few of them are the blessings from heaven.

Yesterday we were invited for a walk on a mountain area where we had never been before. We walked a little more than 10 km and came across ponds which are situated at around 1000 meters above sea level. Here are some images from our walk but let me clarify, they don’t do justice to what we had experienced.

We began our tour by crossing a river
Different shades of green due to beautiful sunlight
Blueberry shrubs are turning red, a sign of approaching autumn
Looking down at valley from our friend’s cottage
Reindeer Lichen

Reindeer Lichens grow in northern temperate forests, boreal forests, and even in the tundra. They are highly branched, fruticose lichens that are a primary food source for reindeer (also called caribou in North America). These lichens are sometimes called “Reindeer Moss,” even though they are lichens and not moss.

Modern cairn. A glimpse of a glacier. It looks so close. Just an illusion – the closeness
The sky and clouds reflected in a pond at 1000 m above sea level. There were plenty of free grazing sheeps.

Approximately two million sheep are grazing in the outlying fields of Norway every summer. That’s unique, and something that you won’t experience elsewhere.

Our four legs companion enjoyed the cold water whenever she was allowed to do so. The presence of so many sheeps gave her some exciting times.

For some reason we missed the original trail. We were not lost but had to walk in the marsh area for considerable time. It was similar to walking on a spongy peat or a soft mattress. We were happy with our choices of good hiking shoes but also, this year the summer is quite dry. Who wouldn’t love a perfect sunny summer but we really need good rains now.

In the process of finding the trails we walked on some real edges, They were not as dangerous as we usually see in photographs but weren’t even easy. I hadn’t taken my mobile out nor looked into the valley until we passed the section. It was impossible to predict what would come next, a creek, a marsh or a rock to climb.

Our good friend with his Rolls-Royce. Age difference doesn’t matter much as far as friendships are concerned

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance ~Rabindranath Tagore

It was a little early but we did find just a couple of Chanterelle mushrooms.

Weekend 124

Lens artists photo challenge: Let there be light and friends in your life

How was your weekend?

41 thoughts on “Destiny decides who comes in life

  1. Hmph. I just planted some bushes by our fence. No friends with Rolls, nor mountain sheep, nor glaciers in my life! If I was not so blessed anyway, with a beautiful wife, loving family and great neighbors, this blog is enough to make me jealous!! 😁
    Rupali, be thankful for your wonderful beauty, both yours and your adopted country’s. 😉
    (I plan to blog my ‘exciting’ bushes this coming Wordless Wednesday.)

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    1. Awe. you are funny dear freind. We all have our blessings and we have our tensions. I concentrate on my blessings 😊 . And yes I am thankful for what I have in my life. God is great.

      Oh it’s Wednesday again 😁 I shall avoid bushes 😂 Take care.

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  2. My weekend was great too. Thank you. What a beautiful, and spiritual post. I kind of like that you got lost so you had time to really adventure! Wild blueberries? What a treat. Lovely post. Yes…let there be light. donna

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  3. Beautiful, SweetRupail! You’ve captured so much in your photos…and they are a reminder to look for and enjoy the beauty in the journey…no matter how tough or rough the journey is…we can always find some beauty. 🙂
    Friends are friends…things like age, ethnicity, religion, economic status, etc., shouldn’t matter. Reminds me of a fave quote: “You can’t describe your best friends in words. You can describe them with memories that you had with them.” – Saurabh Saini
    (((HUGS))) ❤ 🙂

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  4. Such a beautiful mountain walk! Love the photos. There are signs here as well, that Autumn will be here soon. I’ve started to see some of the leaves begin to change. Some of the birds are starting to show signs of getting ready for their migration (I’m having a hard time keeping some of the feeders full!) Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos


  5. So much peace and beauty surrounds you when you take these treks. What wonderful memories you make for your future and for your friends who appreciate your gifts of words and photographs.

    Giving is essential to life.
    I was most impressed with the photo of the rocks( A cairn). A poem gurgles in my brain and i will share it with you soon.

    Thank you for re-awakening some dreary hearts with the silence and tranquility of your gift of photography.
    Love and hugs.

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  6. A wonderful all-round post. Whilst agreeing that the camera can rarely do justice to a landscape you have done very well with yours. Had I not already seen Zakiah’s poem I hope I would still have seen the mother and child. The Tagore quotation is particularly sound

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  7. Enjoyed this post thoroughly! The quotes are all lovely and the last one particularly resonates. THE PICTURES!! If this doesn’t do justice to what you saw, what you saw must have been a magical fantasy! It’s BEAUTIFULLL!! The pictures are so skilfully captured! A beautiful walk through nature. No wonder your four legged friend enjoyed. Who wouldn’t? 😉 This was so beautiful! 💖

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