Monday, December 17, 2007

Corbett - weekend hideaway

* Dhikala is quite popular with more people opting, we stayed at Jhirna inside the forest.

* One of my fav moment in Forest - waiting for the Dawn to break.

* You can see our friends in open jeep safari.

* Shhhh...can you hear the whispering trees....!!!
More to come.....!

Monday, November 19, 2007


* Marsh marigold

*Famour Himalayan blue poppy

* VOF -has the most wonderous wild flora. However I recall when I first visited this place - I thought I will be seeing Roses and what not....not these small florals some of them were as small as 1/2 cm :-)
** Thanks to all for your comments. I am just too swamped. Hope to post one more post on VOF......very soon !!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


* These friends were swaying way too much..... ( I think they were delirious to get our company ) ... * sigh* - delusions.....!!!

* These flowers were everywhere.....!

* They were so much in profusion that it was not possible to take a step and not crush some of the flowers... :-((

* A nymph...?? walks through....the valley....!

***** Thanks so much for your lovely comments friends and showing interest in pics of VOF....Enjoy !!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Valley of Flowers

We loved reading this notice and making more plans....

The memory of this pristine Paradiso still lingers.....! Entering this protected region - looking at the endless meadows filled with all these wild flowers - this visit was worth it...all my short breath, burning pain in calves....hunger, thirst ,cold - worth every efforts to be able to see VOF in this lifetime !!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Special Guest

* If your team has lost a game so beside standing on the side and cheering other team - this is another way to kill time. Quite pleasurable ...ehan....!!
* I was told that this butterfly is " SPECIAL guest" @ Holmes Farms -Ranikhet :)
* No I am not in hiding, am well ( & pleasantly tired) just too much travelling these days. Been to Ranikhet then to Valley of Flowers up in mountains ( Yippie...done it done it !!) . Now again packing my bags ........!
Hope to be back with all of you soon & catch up.....!!
Stay well ...!

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Kuch nayee manjeelon ki talash mein nikalna hai.....lekin yeah Dil Mange More..... :)
Off to Ranikhet for this long weekend !!

Pics around Mukti

* Let me enter please !!
* हम किस गली जा रहे हैं ........!

* If you wait for another 5 min you get a pic devoid of human angle... (yikes...)
Last in series from my Mukteshwar trip.
So...what's next......nothing counting days....till 18th August !!

Friday, July 20, 2007

My first ever Butterfly series

* This pic is my fav ***

My first ever butterfly pics, and I am quite happy , generally when I get closer to take these momentous pics - I get blobs/ out of focus... yikes :(
And this is the time for that "Old song" एक तितली अनेक तितलियाँ ...clap clap !!
Have a nice weekend !!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Roses for Merisi

Not hiding , just picking some fragrant roses for you......( what !! You don't believe me... and I can see you rolling your eyes :-)
Too many things happening - am not complaining.....! Lots of stuff which I can share on blog later....( History walks and lectures on Buddhism and temple architecture, sushi cooking beat movies....and what and planning for next trek.
Hope you will like the flowers Merisi :)
ps - I still have to send you that song from India....

Monday, July 09, 2007

Don't Jump..... :-)

what are you seeking lovely lady ... :-)

Monday, June 25, 2007


* Some etching ...hmmm ( May be I can take on this job - I love aroma of pine

* Twist in a tale....??
We took this walk in the woods ( it was approx 2 n 1/2 hr walk - down hill ) you just see taller then the sky trees....I just love these just find such surprise stuff - a shade of green , which you don't get in bottle for your painting..yikes... or some etching ......and come....!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Back up plan :-)

* My back up plan.....( the day I get disenchanted....I call up my friend MountainGoat and ask for a job)
Its a very cool job - all you need to do is drop one seed/ grain at a time in the neat rows - and thats it - and you earn cool money. Rest of the time is all yours :-)
As per my friend - he gets approx 10 resume ( prospective people looking for job on his orchard) , 20 or so partnership offers and few more other similar type of offers......
That gave me super idea - he can give me all that information and I can start my data base friend ran away...... :)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Destination - Mukteshwar , Uttranchal

* This time of the year - Mountains get lots of rains. You can see clouds hanging and floating....the scene is magical ....

* I like to stay in the cottage, reason if you look directly down from cottage - there is a small school . I see the entire proceeding of kids coming in using different mode of transport - some come walking/ some get dropped in a van or jeep...etc....and then they sing hymns/ prayers -all this makes me so nostalgic......
* View from the cottage ~

Monday, June 18, 2007

Moody Blues

Back and already regretting and in denial mode... :(

Secondly, learnt how to sleep with eyes wide open....rofl.... :-)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

My personal fav pics :-)

* Blending with background :)

* Arch View ...rofl .... :-)

* Walking the ramp.... oh la la....!
Ending the series of heritage walk with these pics... ROFL.... thanks everyone for all your appreciation - shukraan !!
Finally - I am heading towards Himalaya for long all geared up (yippie...)! Hope all of you stay well and 'njoy your weekend !!