Monday, May 04, 2009

Homecoming

Blue skies & Blue hills

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived -- Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Nothing else matters much, not wealth, nor learning, nor even health, without this gift: the spiritual capacity to keep zest in living. This is the creed of creeds, the final deposit and distillation of all important faiths: that you should be able to believe in life -- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired -- Erik H. Erikson


Mum's rooftop garden


April has put a spirit of youth in everything -- William Shakespeare

I will be the gladdest thing under the sun. I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter -- Rachel Carson

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within -- Horace Friess


Simbha's morning routine - Warming up & Cooling down


The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had -- Anonymous

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom -- Marcel Proust


Ooty - Unlimited


My profession is to always find God in nature -- Henry David Thoreau

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished -- Lao Tzu

Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles -- Anne Frank

Be like the bird, who halting in his flight on limb too slight, feels it give way beneath him, yet sings knowing he hath wings -- Victor Hugo

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful snaps of nature and you have lovely garden.

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  2. I loved all kinds of quotes here, and it sprinkles courage along with natures view.

    Your home looks beautiful rakesh, the garden and simbha was pretty nice, resembles our pet maya! :)

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  3. Good sequence, Rak
    and nice quotes,

    One can always find a quote to lean on in every life situation...Great Minds have already worked it out for us :)

    love,
    devika

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  4. I'll say this again....Nature is unbeatable in beauty. isnt it?

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  5. Nice quotes and nice pictures. How long are you going to be here???

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  6. I think the quote on hope is true. You need to be in a hopeless situation, to appreciate the truth in that quote!

    Destination Infinity

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  7. I enjoy your quotesillustrating the pictures ! nice !

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  8. Nice! ... and how nice to find quotes with all of the photos!

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  9. Great clicks n capture ..... another smart compilation Bud :)

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  10. Great pics as usual!

    I love Simbha...awwww...can ya send Simbha this way Rakesh? :)

    btw Marigolds r one of my fav flowers...so pretty n vibrant!

    Keshi.

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  11. beautiful images to garnish wonderful quotes!

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  12. Hey is that Bonsai yours? Cool one. Howz vacation going?

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  13. really nice pics and awesome quotes!!

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  14. Beautiful pictures and quotes. Is everything Ooty?

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  15. a very nice set of photos accompanied by apt quotes and comments

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  16. I feel much better after reading all those quotes..
    Some of them feel like they were on the tip of my tongue...
    but I was unable to phrase them correctly...
    Thanks for all the research and the nice illustrations.

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  17. Nice pics and quotes! The pictures show your place quite well!

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  18. Photos and phrases walk so well together, thanks to you! I wish you a nice day.

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  19. Rajesh

    Thanks very much! Appreciate your comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  20. Jeevan

    Quotes mean a lot to me, as they convey a very candid and appreciable message!

    Thanks very much for the comments and the compliments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  21. Devika Chechi

    Thanks very much! I agree with your thought that "One can always find a quote to lean on in every life situation..."
    Quite true!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  22. Andy

    Yes dude.....nature is truly unbeatable in beauty!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  23. Vimmuuu

    I was in Ooty during the week of Vishu and got back the same weekend! Quite a snap trip of 6 odd days!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  24. DI

    Yeah, In fact it is my most favourite quote among those of this post!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  25. Namaki

    Thanks very much! I'm glad yo enjoyed my post! Do visit often!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  26. Peter

    Thanks very much! Quotes and pictures, I've learnt, make a fabulous combination!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  27. Rahul V

    Thanks budd! Appreciate your comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  28. Keshi

    Thanks very much! Appreciate your comments!
    Nooooooo.....Simbha will not be sent to AUS.....Mom sez, she cannot live without her ;) And thats the same with me too ;)
    Presently Simbha is in Kerala!

    Marigolds are my fav too! These ones are the dwarf variety......they are too good!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  29. Magiceye

    Thanks very much! Appreciate your comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  30. Ajeya

    Yeah, that bonsai is part of Mom's collection!
    I had a wonderful time vacationing @ home! Am missing home already!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  31. Mesoliloquy

    Thanks very much! Yes, every picture is of some part of Ooty!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  32. Marie

    Yeah, I too felt elated picking up these quotes from the net and putting them in here!
    They convey a deep meaning, simple yet so real!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  33. Vibu

    Thanks very much dude! How r things @ ur end?

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  34. Alice

    Thanks for the visit! Its been long since you dropped by!
    Also, thanks for the comments!

    Appreciate it!

    J'aime la lecture de votre blog, les photos sont magnifiques! Merci de les partager! Merci à google, je peux vous écrire en français aussi!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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