Looking Back on the Days Gone By | Gratitude

Looking Back on the Days Gone By | Gratitude




“The years go by. The time, it does fly. Every single second is a moment in time that passes. And it seems like nothing – but when you’re looking back … well, it amounts to everything.”

~ Ray Bradbury



Trees-Old-Arjun Trees-Sky
The ancient, towering Arjun trees at the Kanha forests by the Banjar river. This is the wondrous location where I got certified as a Telepathic Nature and Animal Communicator, last month. Yes, I remember I have to write about the course and my experience. But, currently I’m away to my Father’s home therefore doing a quick post.


Reverence to the Arjun trees (Terminalia arjuna). Arjun trees are usually found by the river side. Here we are asking them permission to share their resources. We were carrying back the shedding, tree bark that has various medicinal properties. With my co-animal communicator friend, Sudhanshu. (A quick sprint to the nearby river in the wee hours of the morning, on the final day of our course.)



River-Rocks-Sky-Teee-Banjar river-Kanha forest
Morning has broken. An overcast sky and cirrus clouds sharing a sign with us. As the placid Banjar river looks back at the reflections it holds.


River-Rocks-Cloudy Sky-Banjar- River
A long shot of nature in all its glory.



Sal forests-saal-trees-fall-dry leaves-forest floor
The towering Saal forests we walked through to get the Arjun tree bark. The forest floor is all sorts of gorgeousness with these dry leaves.


Need I say more?


All hues of prettiness.


Neem -tree-old-road
An ancient Neem tree, on a little jaunt to Delhi when I returned from the Kanha forests. Was in a moving car when I captured this.


What do you say of this wise, knotty, old being? Oozing wisdom galore, I say. The knots and wrinkles are a sign that this tree has aged  gracefully and withstood the test of time.


Moon-Flower-Moon-April Moon
Flower Moon from our 15th floor at 5:05 am. Indeed a flower moon I say. 🙂



At the awe-inspiring Van Gogh experience with my DH. <3 Scroll down for my Instagram reel on this befitting experience.


Home is where the Heart Is


Butterfly-Leaf-Red Pierrot Butterfly
The Red Pierrot hatchlings are back on our terrace this summer. One among the many butterflies that have been pirouetting every other day as they emerge from the pupae. Do you remember my post on the ones that wintered with us?


These two adorable furry companions turned a year older and look at the love!! Laila, our miniature shitzu turned 10 and Mishka our English Cocker turned 4.



More cuddles and sun bathing, despite the sweltering summer heat.



Laila bear all spiffy after a spa day, with her grimy owl toy.


Dog-cake-Room-Tea-Lemon cake
The 14 year-old is home from boarding and she makes the best lemon cakes in the whole wide world. Psst! And a whole lot of other stuff too. Mishka giving me her greedy, puppy eyes and patiently craving some too!

Au Revoir

It’s wrap up time and I’ll see you all next week. But before I go, sharing a link to the Van Gogh experience. If you haven’t been for it, do make sure you add it to your bucket list, especially if you are a Van Gogh fan like me.


Have a delicious rest of the week.

This post is written in a bit of a jiffy as I juggle between work, blogging and time with Dad and family on a summer break. So, please do pardon glitches, if any. 

Love, light, and oodles of shiny laughter to fill your lives, always. xoxo

Hugs ♥♥


Today’s music is from two of my favourite, fun bands. I know I have many favourites, but who can forget growing up to this timeless music. 



Hopping in with Alan’s magnificent Skywatch Friday, incredible X’mas Dolly, Cathy and Alana for Monday Mewsic Moves, terrific Trent for Weekly Smiles and my wonderful Wordless Wednesday gang SandeeKeithSuzana,  Steve, Brian’s  Thankful Thursday, Lydia’s Seasonal post, Betty’s My Corner of the World and Mersad’s Through my Lens, and Eileen’s Saturday Critters.

28 thoughts on “Looking Back on the Days Gone By | Gratitude

  1. Concats on your certification, dear Natasha…now we’re talking, huh That place is such a magical place, even in the pictures we can see where the stories are growing, there is already so much to see in the pictures, breathtaking♥♥♥ And that tree is showing us what we really have to care for in life, at least that’s what we see in her. You always find the best way to show us the feeling of effurrything and it’s a blessing to be part of all that beauty. Your doggies are most awwdorable and we would love to have a Spa too…oh…and a piece of that cake, especially as it is Granny’s favourite, and homemade…YUMMY 🙂 0
    Double Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend to all of you…and we missed you. Glad you’re back 🙂 ♥

  2. Hello,
    Your dogs are both adorable, they are good friends cuddling looking so sweet.
    Beautiful landscapes. The Lemon cake does look yummy. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

  3. That quote from Ray Bradbury (an author whose books I enjoyed in my teens and 20’s) is so very true. I try to practice gratitude more and more in m everyday life. That neem tree is magnificent, and I am one of the many, many fans of ABBA.

  4. Beautiful post, besides the wonderful photos, I love the attitude of gratefulness. I think that is one of the keys of life. I think many of our Native American people here give thanks to nature for what they are harvesting, whether it be food, or wood for a bow, or anything else.

  5. A beautiful forest. Looks like a good week of nature, family (including furry ones) and art. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

  6. Hello,
    Cute puppy dogs. Love all the pretty landscapes and the lovely trees. I am thankful for all things nature related. Beautiful photos. Thanks for visiting my blog. Take care, have a great day!

  7. The knotty old tree is beautiful and so interesting. I love trees like this! Mmm, lemon cake – I want some! 😛 Abba is a great single word band. I don’t remember your song pick, though. Thanks for sharing and for joining the 4M party, my dear. Have a boogietastic weekend!

  8. Wow! What a fabulous road through your images, dear Natasha!
    All are amazing, but the flower moon is unbelievable!

    Thank you from my soul for these series, dear friend!
    This post is now in the table.
    Happy WW and a fabulous week ahead!
    Love , light and joy! ❤️

  9. Trees, leaves, a river, pets and lemon cake, what more could one wish for? Delightful Natasha. I witnessed the Van Gogh experience when I stayed with my son and family in Dubai last year. It’s something I’ll never forget.
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    1. Gracias dear Keith. Yes, how can I ever forget your photos from the Van Gogh experience that further inspired me to add this to my list of things to do.

      I am a HUGE Van Gogh fan, and I’m not kidding when In say, i cried during the experience. I don’t usually tear up that easy. :-..)

  10. It seems like an amazing thing that we are on opposite sides of our planet and yet so equally attuned to the rhythm of Nature. Earth, water, trees, flowers, birds, animals, insects – a sacred trust for which we (should) all bear responsibility for preserving.

    Thank you for reminding us how special this bond is.

    The delicious-looking photograph of lemon cake has motivated me to seek an accompaniment for one more cup of coffee.

    Be well.
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  11. So beautiful. Gratitude is a good thing. We both practice gratitude each and every day.

    Beautiful you, and adorable pups.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week, sweet Natasha. Love and hugs. ♥
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