Stand Pretty Amidst Adversity: #WordlessWednesday

“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records”.

William Arthur Ward



NOVEMBER 11, 2018, 7:34 A.M.

Amidst the intense morning smog in New Delhi Capital region, this lone tree stands pretty and tall. Β A picture perfect example of how we all can and will continue to bloom amidst adversity, if we want to.

I’m blessed to see this stunning tree this season, and for many years now; during my morning walks and commute. Her pretty, velvety flowers obscure the leaves while in full bloom. The fuchsia petals glow like feathers adorned by an artist’s delightful strokes. Oh! the glorious wonders of Mother Earth!



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18 thoughts on “Stand Pretty Amidst Adversity: #WordlessWednesday

  1. What a beautiful tree and an equally well shot picture. I was in Delhi for a couple of hours and you are right about the smog. It hits you both visibly and then obviously as you breathe.
    This shot is no doubt a breath of fresh air.

    1. Thank you Bhavna. Not as beautiful as your captures, I must admit. πŸ™‚

      Yes, nature always has a way of teaching us something new every time. Hope to see you post for this week. πŸ™‚

  2. What a beautiful, struggling tree. Does the tree say that Mother Nature will always prevail against the habit of man and win out in the end? I suspect that is the message.

    1. That’s exactly what I would like to believe, Alana. But I do hope man starts valuing her a a lot more than what he does now. It’s high time we wake up to the reality that we can’t keep exploiting Mother Nature forever.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Alana.

    1. Totally is, Sunita. It is hope against the bleakness of our reality.
      Tress like this fill us with optimism. I come across so many trees blooming vibrantly during my morning walks.
      And this tree also blooms in colours of Marsala (maroon), purple etc.

  3. This truly is a striking tree fighting to stay alive in this cruel, bleak world. We lost a number of trees to the ongoing Metro construction and it made me so very sad. I love how you saw beauty. We more often than not miss seeing the beauty in our daily lives.

    1. Hi Rachna,

      I believe it is so important to see the beauty around us, as I feel it more often than not, outweighs our challenges.

      When I see old trees razed down by a storm my heart cries. So I can very well imagine the pain of seeing ancient ones being felled down. So unfortunate.
      I hope we start cherishing the many gifts of Mother Nature, and stop capitalising on her all the time for our vested interests.

      Thank you for your lovely comment. πŸ™‚

  4. Such a beauty, this is, Natz! The pink blooms against the grey smoggy skies are even more striking and the slightly slanted trunk looks like it has been artistically “planted” there! Almost like a Japanese painting, one could say! So glad you notice the beauty around you every day and share them here with us. Look forward to more such, Natz. Stay blessed. <3

    1. Yes, it actually looks like a cherry blossom tree in some little way. Yeah, the slant is probably trying to convey, “Even though I might bend against the force of nature, I will refuse to cower down to adversity of any sort.”

      Thank you Esha for your heart-warming words. <3

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