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Nature’s Treasures: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”

– Joseph Campbell

 

Figs on a wild fig tree
Those figs look like funky calluses. don’t they?

 

 

Fig tree and a lake
Tne Fig tree with a view

 

 

Millipede
Saving Mr. Millipede from being crushed on the road. But naturally my 12 year-old!

 

 

Nature Photography
Capturing the rare Grey Hornbill

 

 

Hornbill
Here is Mr Hornbill. Apologise for a screen shot.
Yes, I’m still figuring out how to move the photos from my 12 year-old Canon to the Mac book.

 

 

Indian Pitta
The stunning Indian Pitta, is one of the unique sightings of the Aravalli CRPF Temple trail.

 

 

Brahminy starling
The endearingly pretty, Brahminy starling, was a feast to the eyes.

 

 

Rufous Treepie
The graceful Rufous treepie

 

 

Garden Lizard
Who’s that gorgeous hunk? A Garden Lizard, if you please!

 

 

Lemon pansy butterfly
The Butterfly effect.
This Lemon Pansy was busy mud puddling and then suddenly she hovered and sat on our arms, hands and shoulders.

 

 

Lemon Pansy sitting on hand
Life’s precious gifts and treasures are made of these.

 

 

Temple and greenery
Every temple has a story. My cycling buddies and I have been cycling down to this green alley for years now. These days I take my 12- year old for nature jaunts here.
This is one serene, green sanctuary. We were here a few weeks back too. But then mostly hiking in the adjoining forests. See our post here.

 

 

Portulaca Pink
Returning home to treasures such as these.
Our radiant Portulacas or Mexican Roses.

 

 

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”

– Jacques-Yves Cousteau

 

 

Tiger in Pench
Happy #InternationalTigerDay2020
This is Katya, a sub-adult male at Pench, Central India.
Let’s do our bit to save these iconic cats.
Photo credits: Gaurav Dhotre, Naturalist, Pugdundee Safaris, Pench Tree Lodge

 

 

Tiger eyes
The eye of a tiger. Khatia, male tiger sends his greetings from Bandhavgarh, Central India!
#DidYouKnow
Tiger’s have a night vision which is almost 6 times sharper than humans.
Photo Credits: Gaurav Dhotre, Naturalist, Pugdundee Safaris, Pench Tree Lodge

 

Nature’s Treasures

 

These are some of the treasures I stumbled upon last week. Some at home, some away from home, and some really further away from home.

The 12 year-old and I drove to the Aravalli forests and hills, by the Bhuvaneshwari temple; last Sunday morning. This place is a bird watchers paradise. I have been lucky enough to spot jackals here on my cycling jaunts.

The week before that we were at the Lost Lake, Mangar forests and had the good fortune of some rare wildlife sightings. All the good pictures are on the 12 year-olds Canon. I hope to be able to share those with you by next week, once I figure the transferring bit to my Mac.

Most of my own pictures are shot on my iPhone 11 since January this year. And the earlier ones are all from the iPhones I’ve used in the past. Guess I’m more used to the phone now. And I leave the professional photography to the 12 year-old who I’d like to give credits to for all her canon shots above.

I’d also like to thank Gaurav Dhotre, a very talented naturalist at Pugdundee Safaris, for these incredible tiger shots. It’s been my good fortune to curate content for Pugdundee Safaris for sometime now, and witness wildlife and nature up close and personal.

Since it is International Tiger Day on 29 July, this is just another reminder to do our bit to protect all these special inhabitants who are an integral part of our ecosystem. Saving them will save the tigers too.

Forever in gratitude for this awe-inspiring planet of ours. And these nature jaunts we get to experience. They make my heart smile and my spirits soar.

 

Do you know why International Tiger Day is celebrated?

What is it that you do to save the wild life around your home?

 

Have a great week, you all!

And don’t forget to do your bit for this magical planet.

 

Love, Light and Laughter <3 <3

Natasha

 

 

 

 

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52 thoughts on “Nature’s Treasures: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

  1. How did I forget to mention the brilliant tiger photos by Gaurav.
    Such gorgeous big cats with unmatched beauty. They are a delight to photograph.

  2. Such beautiful photos Natasha.

    I hope you are able to transfer the camera photos soon and share them again. With what you have shared they look fantastic. I am sure she is enjoying these fantastic jaunts with lots of bird sightings

    The moss rosies do not fail to sprinkle colors and joy around 🙂 Is that the Bhuvneshwari mandir, Natasha? I love how the butterfly is sitting with no fear ……. they love her!

    I wonder when I will be able to step out to any of these biodiversity parks …… hoping soon!

    Have a blissful week ahead dear

  3. What a fabulous variety of critters! The birds are amazing.
    I hope you figure out how to transfer your photos. I had to get a card reader because my new computer doesn’t have a slot for my SD card.

    I’m so happy to see your link at ‘My Corner of the World’ this week!! Thanks for linking up with us.

    1. Hello Rof, so good to see you here. Yes I guess every species is so very vital to the ecosystem.
      One without the other would create an imbalance in nature.

      Thank you for reading and leaving your imprints.

  4. Hello my friend, I came back because I thought there was a problem, but I am signed up. Evidently the program I used to the wrong picture and there is my treble clef sign that says xmasdolly on it. It’s the seventh one and my comment is like the tenth one down there, but I was like here first… well, maybe you program doesn’t like me 🙁 Oh well, maybe it’s having bad day! You like me and I like you very much so that’s all that matters. Screw these dumb programs. Just remember my blog is moving soon and I will send you the link personally once I’m there. I have to move it because these two girls I was on the link with says they’re moving too because the prices have gone up considerably and they want to close it down. So I cannot go on it by myself because I cannot afford it so I’m going to blogspot.com where it’s free. I hope I can figure it out, but if not I have a friend who said she would help me. Have a wonderful day my friend. I always love your posts. They’re so interesting and the pictures you put is like me being there in another land that I know I would never afford to be. Your country is beautiful. May I ask what country do you live in? I love it! Sending many hugs to my sista across the sea!

    1. Gosh! I’m so sorry you are having trouble commenting.
      Of course I like you sweetheart.

      I’m sure XmasDolly will look great in its new avataar. Can’t wait to see the reinvented look.

      I live in North India near New Delhi the capital city of India.
      It’s a small urban city called Gurugram surrounded by the
      Aravalli hills and dry forests.

      You must visit India someday. It’s a stunning country and a melting post of cultures and landscape.
      We make for 70% of the tiger population of the world.

      Be well sweetheart. Love and light.

  5. Those birds are very beautiful, but the most beautiful is Khatia! He has a look … I didn’t know there was Tiger Day and I’m glad it exists. I read that tiger populations have dropped dramatically. What a shame!

    Happy WW, dear Natasha!

    1. Yes they have but gradually they are on an upswing which is really heartening. Fingers and toes crossed, yet they still remain an endangered species.

      They are really fascinating to see in the wild. The company I work for has eco-sustainable lodges in Central India and they organise bespoke tiger Safari experiences.
      This is from one of the locations called Pench, a mystical forest that inspired Rudyard Kipling to write the Jungle Book.

      Have a wonderful weekend dear Zina. Lovely to see you here. ♥️

  6. Beautiful. Nothing better than being outdoors with nature.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and for hosting too.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  7. Nice photos. I hope you find a way to upload the ones your 12-year-old took with the camera that’s as old as she is…. And what a magnificent animal the tiger is very cool that you have been able to see such wildlife up close.

    1. No that camera is brand new Trent. She just got it.
      I’m hoping to get a card reader as my new Mac book doesn’t have the option to insert the camera memory card. Fings crossed for it to happen soon.
      Lovely to see you here Trent.

  8. Hi there, Tiger, your 12-year old is already very talented in taking beautiful pictures of…everything. I like the birdies, we don’t have so many colourful burdies with such a big beak, I think I’d leave them alone when they’re around here…well…actually I leave all birdies alone, of course 😉 Loved your inspiring bloggie, Natasha ♥ Pawkisses for a wonderful Wednesday and week ahead 🙂 ♥

  9. Hello Girlfriend, How are you and yours? SURPRISE! I was just searching around for something good to read and I bumped into yours and naturally I picked YOU! How are you (and don’t worry I shall be back tomorrow too for our Wordless Wednesday, but never wordless for me and you… hahahahaha! Such beautiful pictures as usual. You have such a beautiful country. Never a dull moment to say the least. I really don’t have anything as colorful here, but I do have one silk scarf that was my mother’s and it was her mother’s, and it’s from Sicily. This is where my grandparents and family before them is from on my maternal side. My family on my father’s side is from Dusseldorf German (my gramma) and my grandpa is from London, England. When I was little my gramma babysat me while my parents worked and I picked up my grandpa’s slang so much that I had to go to speech therapy class once I started school. hahahaha So there’s something about me that no one else knows, but you my close friend. Now tell me something about you! Hugs and I’ll talk to you tomorrow. Big hugs and may the bright sun fall upon you tomorrow morning to give you & yours the Vitamin D that you need to keep you & yours healthy! Sending “BIG HUGS”! Have a wonderful day and may the Lord’s angels keep you & yours safe from harm. Don’t forget your mask!

    1. Thanks for all the happy, Vit-d sunshine vibes dearest Marie. So good to hear about your family tree.

      Yes masking it all the time. You stay safe too dear one. And keep spreading your lovely light ♥️♥️

  10. I love the Nature’s Treasures captured in your photos! Beautiful and special!
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    All the best, dear Natasha! Happy WW!
    … And… “Love, Light and Laughter”
    <3 Thank you!

    1. I love the Portulacas, Ken and they are blooming so beautifully. Just noticed our Passion flower creeper is budding too!! Fings crossed.

      Yes, Gaurav is a very talented Naturalist.
      I’m glad you liked his portraits.
      Absolutely fabulous to have you link up with us.

      Have a good weekend. Await the new sightings from your neck of woods.

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