Sunday, 9 August 2015

Sailing through the sea of life!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover – Mark Twain.

Monday, 29 July 2013

The Solitary Reaper at Mukhteshwar!

Behold her, single in the field,
Yon solitary Highland Lass!
Reaping and singing by herself;
Stop here, or gently pass!
Alone she cuts and binds the grain,
And sings a melancholy strain;
O listen! for the Vale profound
Is overflowing with the sound.
- William Wordsworth

Monday, 3 June 2013

As majestic as the horse!

A thousand horse and none to ride! -
With flowing tail, and flying mane,
Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,
Mouths bloodless to the bit or rein,
And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscarred by spur or rod,
A thousand horse, the wild, the free,
Like waves that follow o'er the sea,
Came thickly thundering on,...
~Lord Byron, XVII, Mazeppa, 1818

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Sunrise in the Hills!

"There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope."
Bernard Williams

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mr. Bisht - the Organic Tea Man of Mukhteshwar!

"As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to friendship, whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language."
Sir Thomas More

Sunday, 11 March 2012

That time of the year again!

Life has all sorts of hills and valleys, and sometimes you don't end up doing what you had your heart set out on, but sometimes that's even better!
Ruth Buzzi

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Of Peaches and Plums!

Study the teachings of the pine tree, the bamboo, and the plum blossom. The pine is evergreen, firmly rooted, and venerable. The bamboo is strong, resilient, unbreakable. The plum blossom is hardy, fragrant, and elegant. ~ Morihei Ueshiba

Sunday, 26 February 2012

A Dialogue!

“Wood-pigeons cooed there, stock-doves nestled there; My trees were full on songs and flowers and fruit, Their branches spread a city to the air.”
- Christina G. Rossetti

Sunday, 19 February 2012


Doubtless God could have made a better berry (than the strawberry) but doubtless God never did
~ William Allen Butler

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Last Man Standing!

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.