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Wilderness and Lockdown Skies – Part African Adventures: #WordlessWednesday

 

 

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The gorgeous, Thompson Gazelle at Serengeti

 

The Ellie family

 

Can you guess whose lazing around in this private pool?

 

A birds eye view of the Ngorongoro crater. The picture does not do justice to this awe-inspiring sight.

 

I’m forgetting the name of these majestic birds. Any clues people?

 

The lone tusker, strong and silent

 

Skies that inspire

 

The lockdown sunset sky from our balcony. Wondrous!

 

Precious

 

Fresh, crispy air and azure skies. A gift from the Covid lockdown.

 

 

Wilderness and Lockdown Skies – Part African Adventures

 

I re-visited Africa; East Africa to be precise while living a lockdown life. My city skies these days remind me of the skies in the African wilderness. A pure shade of azure and the air as crisp and clean as it could ever be.

These are a few vignettes from Serengeti National Park, when we were there last October. Don’t miss the surreal skies! And the thriving wildlife

I’m also sharing a few sky pictures from our balcony, here in the city. The view is crystal clear, and opens up whole new vistas. We haven’t seen the Aravalli hills in the last nine years, thanks to the sky rocketing pollution levels. But the Covid-19 lockdown has been a blessing in disguise, as the view now stretches miles and miles beyond our imagination.

Today I’m grateful for the clean air and spectacular view from our home. It’s been a long, constant struggle breathing the heavy, pollution riddled air and surviving on air purifiers. 

What are you grateful for today, amidst the Covid gloom? 

What are you doing to pick yourself during this this time?

I’m sending you much love, light and healing prayers. Stay safe. Stay optimistic. This too shall pass!

 

 

 

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38 thoughts on “Wilderness and Lockdown Skies – Part African Adventures: #WordlessWednesday

  1. So good that you are able to find beauty, gratitude and happiness from things that are within you or close to you. Our mind is such an amazing thing, isn’t it, Natasha? Revisiting happy memories is a wonderful way of finding happiness even when so much of our lives are out of control, right now.
    Loved your travel photos, Natasha and those incredible blue skies are so inviting! I bet you’re making the most of your balcony views these days. Enjoying what we have is the best thing we can do at the moment.
    Hoping and praying, as always, that this too shall pass!
    Love and hugs,
    xxx

  2. Love, love, loveeeee these pictures. Since I had to cancel my vacation this felt like a virtual holiday in a way.

    May we continue to find hope in these trying circumstances.

    Love!

  3. Is it possible to discover that so many things were wrong, that this period is the cry of the planet that wants to be cure!
    The Africa is a fantastic place! Thank you for sharing the images.
    Wishing you all the best, dear Natasha! Stay safe!

    1. Yes, the planet really needed to heal. Though I worry, we humans will go back to our old ways, once this is all behind us, exploring Mother Nature like before and taking her for granted.

      Hope this doesn’t turn true though and we learn from our past mistakes.

      Hugs Suzana

  4. Most beautiful. I would love to see all this in person.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  5. Very beautiful pictures! I like elephants a lot! And I like the blue sky! 🙂
    The birds could be marabou (something like that) 🙂
    Thank you for love, light and prayers! Same for you!

  6. I loved all these pictures. I am at a place where I want to go some where and see something new. It just feels almost an year since I saw a new place. 😛
    Lovely post, Natasha! I have joined this week.

    1. I’m grateful I managed to travel for a few days in February before all this came upon us. And I’m so glad for this African sojourn. I’m holding it close to my heart. Who knows when we can go travelling again given the situation.

      Thanks for joining dear, Parul.

  7. Marabou Stork? The black & white birds

    Awesome photos Natasha. My friend who recently visited Serengeti cannot get over her brilliant experience. The blue sky makes so much difference to our mood, right?

    Every time I see the beauty of nature my heart sings, “what a wonderful world” by Louis Armstrong.

    The sky from your condo looks pretty. In fact all around the world nature is healing and showcasing its unspoiled version.

    Happy Wednesday!

    1. Yes, Monika. They are. I checked with our naturalist friend in Africa.

      Yes, African skies are mesmerising more so the ones at Serengeti. Nothing I’ve ever seen before. My heart craves to go back again. Someday, sigh!

      Yes, so glad nature is healing. I hope we learn from this and don’t go back to exploiting it once this is behind us.

      Thanks for linking up. 🙂

  8. Today is day 15 of our partial lockdown. We had pizza delivered to us today after 14 days of cooking and I’m really grateful for our yummy dinner!

    Love your incredible photos as always, Natasha!

    ((hugs))

    Hey, I noticed that on several occasions my comments didn’t show up on your posts! I hope they didn’t end up in your spam box.

    1. Wow! That sounds yum.

      I’ll definitely check for the spam, but should not be an issue. I hope you don’t have problems commenting.

      I love your photos too. Take good care. Hugs

  9. Fantastic pictures, Natasha, and what a purrivate pool for the Hippos I guess…MOL…Isn’t that a Heron in the tree? He looks like one, but can be wrong 😀 Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie

  10. Hi Natasha 🙂 hopped over from Tulika’s book blog.
    Beautiful pictures you’ve got here!
    Love the colour of the sky.. indeed something to be thankful for 🙂

  11. Sorry not joining you this month because I’m picking up enough things that are on the ground, at the grocers etc etc. But I’m also participating in the AtoZ which is all the blogging I will be doing this month

  12. So very beautiful. I am just walking around different places I haven’t been to for a while. It has been nice and peaceful. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week. Stay safe.

  13. Even a lockdown has its pluses and I’m glad you can still feel gratitude in the midst of all this chaos. That’s something we all need to do. Loved the pictures of your safari.

  14. Your pictures took me back to my safari experience in the Kruger National Park. Not just the creatures but the crystal clear sky, the like of not I’d never seen before nor since. Enjoy your new view!

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