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Monsoon Skies that Light-Up the City

“We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.”

–  Anton Chekhov

 

All these images have been captured from our 15th floor apartment in the city, on my iPhone 13. No filters used.

Sunset-Sky-Clouds- Plants
The cirrus clouds were romancing the sunset sky the other day. And the sun was blushing to an ochre good bye. 

 

Clouds-balcony-plants
Waking up from my afternoon siesta, to this azure sky embellished with candy floss clouds. For the records, I live in a city which has one of the highest levels air of pollution in the world. Therefore, it’s a blessing to experience these gorgeous skies, and squeaky clean air washed away by the rains. 

 

Rain Clouds- Highriser-houses-trees
Throw back. A rain drenched morning view from our balcony during the pandemic. Our rainy day bliss!

 

City Sky-Homes-Sky Scrappers- Clouds
Another day of divine skies. Do you see the Aravalli hills right at the back? Before these sky scrappers arrived, we had a complete crystal clear view of the range from Nirvana Country, where I live.

 

Sunset-Cirrus Clouds-sun
Cirrus clouds once again make merry with sun and the city landscape

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields, has the power to move you, if the simple things of Nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”

— Eleonora Duse

 

Frangipani-terrace-sunset
The Frangipanis on our terrace were also canoodling with the skies, bidding an adieu to the setting sun.

 

I captured the above two shots on video. You can check it out on my Instagram page.

“Dark clouds become heaven’s flowers when kissed by light.” ― Rabindranath Tagore

 

Sunset-mountain-trees-girl
That odd sunset in the mountains. I was really missing my little girl who is in boarding school, thus this picture of her watching the orb sink behind the grandeur of Himalayas.

Just for no reason at all, I remembered this gorgeous poem by Neruda and thought it lands so well with the process of sky watching.

You Start Dying Slowly – Pablo Neruda

 

You start dying slowly ;

if you do not travel,

if you do not read,

If you do not listen to the sounds of life,

If you do not appreciate yourself.

 

You start dying slowly:

When you kill your self-esteem,

When you do not let others help you.

 

You start dying slowly ;

If you become a slave of your habits,

Walking everyday on the same paths…

If you do not change your routine,

If you do not wear different colours

Or you do not speak to those you don’t know.

 

You start dying slowly:

If you avoid to feel passion

And their turbulent emotions;

Those which make your eyes glisten

And your heart beat fast.

 

You start dying slowly:

If you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain,

If you do not go after a dream,

If you do not allow yourself,

At least once in your lifetime,

To run away…..

You start dying Slowly !!!

 

– Pablo Neruda,

Spanish poet

Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971

 

And what better music to go with this than by Luis Eduardo Aute, a sheer genius I recently discovered, after being a long time Andrea Bocelli fan. Here’s another playlist by Luis if you please. 

 

Have a fabulous weekend/ brand new month ahead, amigos and amigas, and don’t forget to look up from your screens, to engage with the sky and the universe beyond. 

Keep shining your light.

Love, light and laughter galore. <3 <3

So long!

 

Natasha

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Linking up with Skyley’s Skywatch Friday , Cathy and Alana’s Monday Mewsic Moves, Sandee and Keith’s Wordless Wednesday and Corinne’s Monday Musings. 

18 thoughts on “Monsoon Skies that Light-Up the City

  1. What a beautiful view you have to see the sky so nearby, Natasha. I love to look at the sky and how it changes every time ♥ The poem is so true! Beautiful post ♥ Thank you for giving Little Binky a special place on your bloggie, I’m sure she loves it, and I, well, it made me tear up again. I miss her so much :'( Pawkisses from Heaven for a Happy Week ahead ♥
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  2. The pictures are beautiful, dear Natasha! <3
    I like to look at the sky! I like blue skies and I like cloudy skies. I like rain, I like wind and storms. I know that strong storms and too much rain can wreak havoc, but they don't lose their beauty.
    Thank you for this post too, dear Natasha! <3
    I wish you to have a wonderful weekend and that good thoughts return to you in the form of joy and happiness! <3
    I hug you with love! xoxo

  3. Beautiful photos! How special to have such an awesome view and to see blue clouds and fluffy white skies in a city where you have so much pollution. I know you are grateful for such beauty and you have wonderful photos by which to look back on these ays.

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