Springtime Gifts

Even if it is for just half hour in a day, take yourself outside for a nature walk….the earth has so much to offer this Spring. So many different colors of Tulips lined the sidewalk….. One of my favorite things to do , in beginning of Spring is to see how many different colors  of…

The Earth Laughs In Flowers

“The earth laughs in flowers” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. Having waited for Spring  for so long , glad to see, it is here now.The rains had washed the earth of it’s winter slumber and suddenly the earth smiles once again. If you like me enjoy flowers, walk along ,to see the treasures I find each…

Sunset In Spring

All day the sun played hide and seek in between rain showers, then just before she set on the West she flashed her most beautiful smile across the lake….to treasure ! The joy of the moment , I will carry it to sleep tonight !

Birds and the bees. What about the chipmunks ??

It’s that time of the year again, when all the bird feeders are full, flowers blooming everywhere, the landscape is painted in green. Joyful is the season, when birds return home…. So “Help me God!”…….. Do you spot me ? Yes, I am devising a plan, to decode the bird feeder access ……. ……how on…

A Late Winter Evening

Through the barren branches, I could see the moon clearly…. Somehow it seemed full of HOPE when viewed through blossoming trees. Ah! the joys of Spring arriving, even the moon seems more cheerful !

Signs of Spring

The days are slowly getting longer, perhaps the tree tops can see it better than me walking under them, that Spring is in the vicinity. The tree are beginning to show tiny buds, against the bright blue sky. The joy is palpable, as I take in all the fresh air, the birds are coming home,…

Are you waiting for Spring to arrive ?

Am not sure about you, but me, I am so ready for Spring. Can’t complain much about Winter this year, at least so far it has been manageable, with a few snow days here & there…..yet my heart aches to hear the birds chirp and see the fresh bright blooms all over the place. Can’t…

Chicken soup for the soul ( and to beat the pesky cold)

Growing up in the foothills of the Western Ghats, in South India, I remember making sure my study table always faced the mountains and the deep blue sky, majestically spread above them,  each day  as I sat down to study….the strength and inspiration I drew from those hills was immense. To this day, mountains do…

Stop and smell the roses, won’t you ?

However, busy the day gets always stop to smell the roses ! Oh, I love this quick lunch hour breaks when you are running errands, yet the beauty of these roses stops you dead in your tracks, making you wistfully think…..Oh, life goes on irrespective, but always, always stop for those that speak directly to…

Sunday morning, up with the lark…..

“Sunday morning, up with the lark I think I’ll take a walk in the park Hey hey hey, it’s a beautiful day……” Looking outside my window, seemed like it is  going to be a beautiful Sunday, the sun was up, birds chirping, our pet dog was happy  and ready to go on her morning walk…….

Kick off Fall season with a trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Each year when the leaves start to turn color, we have made it a family tradition to visit a pumpkin patch/farm or a corn maze, it’s a kind of Fall pilgrimage to be surrounded by the beauty of nature, the sweet aroma of apple cider and doughnuts coloring our  eyes with the rich rusty colors…

Shrimp/ Prawn/ Jinga Biryani

It had rained nonstop, for almost a week now…. aching to get out in nature and enjoy the beautiful Fall colors, I was glad to see, it had stopped raining this evening, though the rain clouds seemed to hang low. Not wasting another minute indoors,  I ventured out bravely soaking in all that fresh air…