Weekend walk: Simple pleasures

After a long, tough and busy week it’s Saturday. We planned a hike/walk, one of our favourite activities in the weekend.  We started just after breakfast as the weather forecast in the afternoon was cold and rain. We enjoyed our time in woods. The wild flowers, butterflies, singing birds and the lovely smell from wild surroundings was a treat to both body and soul.

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May your weekend be filled with positive thoughts, kind people and happy moments.

Friday Fun Foto: Clouds 2 images

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The clouds.

The clouds,

reveal my story clearly.

The denseness,

the heaviness,

the structure,

the diffuse blurred edges,

the simple curves,

the fluffy patterns.

They know me so well.

The rationale I applaud them.

I hope you like the entry Kate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend 77: Rhododendron

This morning I told Kate about my plan to visit Rhododendron section in arboretum and I managed and I am really happy about it as it’s going to rain tomorrow and as per our weather forecast department we might see more snow on Monday.

weekend77_1Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal, the state flower of Sikkim in India and the state flower of West Virginia and Washington. It is is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in the heath family. I am sure I have seen more than 100 plants/shrubs and I found it difficult to see the exact difference between two similar plants with similar colour. All were gorgeous.

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All the parts of Rhododendrons are dangerous, especially leaves, showing symptoms of Stomach irritation, abdominal pain, abnormal heart rate and rhythm, convulsions, coma, death. Honey made from the nectar of Rhododendron flowers is also toxic and should not be consumed.

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Azaleas make up two subgenera of Rhododendron. They are distinguished from “true” rhododendrons by having only five anthers per flower. I wanted to see the Christopher Wren Mollis Hybrid Azalea (the above bud). The Mollis deciduous azalea hybrids were developed in Belgium. These are orange azaleas which were yet to bloom. They might be ready in next couple of days.

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It was good to see many smiling faces.

Weather and the flowers change human behaviour in a good way.

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None the less, I enjoyed the beauties today and was quite surprised seeing various shades of blue. Each one was different yet more gorgeous than others.

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Rhododendrons are referred to as the King of Shrubs since they are regarded by many as the best flowering evergreen plants for the temperate landscape

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Jo’s Monday Walk

For more information:

https://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/mostpopularflowers/morepopularflowers/rhododendron

Weekend 76: Spring 2019

Finally – Spring has arrived.

After yesterday’s hike it was time for a leisurely walk in a garden. What’s better than visiting an arboretum.

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Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade ~ Charles Dickens

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I was alone but not lonely as I enjoyed various kinds of birds sounds even when I was taking photographs. I saw many robbins but photographing them was not easy. There were not so many flowers but it was very plesant and everyone I met was prasing weather. I saw first batch of Cherry blossoms, only one tree has a few flowers. I suppose by next week, it will be more colourful and by that time tulips will also bloom.

For Jo’s Monday Walk theme & for my weekend walk theme.

Nurturing Thursday: Attention

You choose where you put the energy of your attention. Energy flows where attention goes~ Robert

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Covering a distance of 12 km and going up around 650 m is not an easy task but at the same time it’s not an impossible task either. Just matter of preparing well.

Learning to be happy and contented is not an impossible task. Start counting your blessings.

We all have abilities to channel our energy. Let us make a habbit of being positive and remove all the negativity from our lives.

This post is inspired by Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

 

Weekend 66: Usual hiking tour

After two weeks of gray weather we got sunny weather for the weekend though the temperature has dropped down significantly. Sun is what we needed and hence we decided to take a walk along the popular hike route.

Since it was supposed to be a family tour, I deliberately left my camera home but don’t you worry as I had my mobile (samsung) with me :D.

Autumn shows us how beautiful is it to let things go ~Unknown.

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Becca’s Sunday Trees inspires me to look for trees in various seasons, sizes and shapes.

The blue sky, the warm sun, the crisp breeze and autumn colours all were so inviting that we thoroughly enjoyed our walk. We covered around 12 km distance with maximum attended height of 450m.

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Up and up…

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The temperature was about +5C but it didn’t affect the spirit of locals and if you believe me it was all crowded up on the mountains.

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And all at once, summer collapsed into fall ~Oscar Wilde

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The majority of leaves are long gone but still we spotted colours here and other. For Dawn’s Festival of leaves.

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I would love to link my beautiful autumn hike to Jo’s Monday walk but since Jo has asked us not to send her links, I will just tag the post to  #Jo’s Monday walk.

Hope you enjoy the images.