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Cold Bliss - Warm Bash

After a long work week, meeting deadlines - decided to vegetate this weekend. Went to visit my dear friend Forest Watchung (wikipedia link)- a part of natural reserve that I ventured into accidently. Last I was here was in November.

It has been brutal cold out here this year (where is global warming when we really need it ) - almost below freezing whole of last week - still ventured out to take a walk with a friend.

Sharing some pictures and thoughts.

Lake Surprise

Wow!!!! were his first words

White ketchup on tender log

Sleeping snuggly in her white quilt
Mother Earth looked so tranquil
Prodding carefully lest I wake her
Melting ice swooshing under my feet
Tis matter of time
Busy she will be soon
Caring for new born babies
Sprouting on these barren branches
Opening the gates for the breeze
To cradle them
Adorning the shrubs
With rainbow colored flowers
Inviting the birds and the bees
To sing lullabies
Wiping the mist of suns face
To let it shine
Setting free the butterflies
To do a happy dance
Calling Deers, ducks and squirrels
To tickle her

Rest dear Mother
Come I will soon
To enjoy your
Spring Bash!

65 comments:

Pavi!!!! said...

Tagged..check my blog for details!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Very appropriate title for an exquisite poem. Who could portray bliss in the wide expanse of bitter cold but a born poet such as you? Yes, mother nature embraces her creatures in a warm embrace until such time that they can all awaken and gallivant again in the warm bash of rejuvenating spring. You capture the wonders of transition in the seasons of mother nature. Thanks for the exquisite post. I love it. God bless you and your loved ones always.

m.flowerr said...

amazing shots!!
i am also a nature lover and i love discovering the untouched parts!!cheers!

Solitaire said...

White quilt is a nice way of looking at snow.

I am awaiting spring too!!

Nice pictures!

rOhit said...

Nice poetry, same goes for the pics too! :)

Nature lover eh?
Same pinch. :)

--xh-- said...

liked both te poems - one with words and one with pictures... nice stuff, mate :) liked all the pics...

Neeku said...

Nice poetry and pictures :)

me awaits spring too :)

really liked,

"Wiping the mist of suns face
To let it shine
Setting free the butterflies
To do a happy dance"

Impressionist said...

Lovely pics and a wonderful poem bro!

-I

Satish Bolla said...

gr8 piece of poetry, buddy. liked the pics too

Comrade Chakra said...

good pics....do not understand much poetry...so will let it pass....did you not see any fauna.......are they to be seen in winter?

Ashu said...

nice pics. guess the heavy heavy snowing of last friday hasnt eased offf........

good words to couple with sensational pics

KP! said...

well written.....:)
It was good weather yesterday....snow is metled.....:)

Pavi!!!! said...

lovely pics..nature is sooooo beautiful isnt it!

n im awaiting spring desperatley!bored of winter!

c e e d y said...

@pavi!!!

Cool will check the tag and do it...

why are you bored....I like all 4 seasons

c e e d y said...

@mel

thank you so much for a heart warming comment. yes it is truly beautiful out there....

you appreciation is inspiration enough to write more

thanks again

c e e d y said...

@m.flowerr

cool, post some pics too

c e e d y said...

@solitaire

thanks

c e e d y said...

@rohit

dude how many pinches are you going to give me????

have we ever gone to Kumbh Mela :)

c e e d y said...

@-xh-
Appreciate your appreciation

c e e d y said...

@neeku

thanks and yes spring will come and then I will miss winter :(

cycle chalu rehese

c e e d y said...

@impressionist

thank you

c e e d y said...

@satish bolla

thank you bro....appreciate it

c e e d y said...

@comrade chakra

its simple piece of poetry - nothing elaborate

there is no fauna in this partucular forest - they are all buried

c e e d y said...

@ashu

nope - snow to gaya par thandi waisi ki waisi hi hai....

and glad you liked the pics

c e e d y said...

@kp

yeah slowly and steadily....

Cinderella. said...

Spring is here...and it rocks...!!
And an yet again mesmerizing composition...

Cinderella. said...
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anuj said...

dude nature is alwyz d best place to hang out at .. it is so beautiful and calm .. even the roar of the sea waves give u peace ..

it is wow.

I hope u didn't tried eating the log .. LOL :D

An ILLuS|On said...

damn i miss snow:(
i personally like the second image..good shot(Y)

Solitaire said...

Tagged!
http://mm-mm-mm-good.blogspot.com/2008/03/10-things-i-do-not-like-about-men.html

Noushy Syah said...

Lovely poem.Winter is always the best time to hibernate!!...where all the power is restored..lolz!

It's springtime for us here..though officially is @ late march.

Prats said...

The poem was so lovely. Sepecially loved the lines
**Mother Earth looked so tranquil
Prodding carefully lest I wake her

There's so much love for the earth in those words.
The location is terrific. Wish you could post more pictures....

Hammett said...

u got so much snow.. you should come here and I could go there.. It's not so warm here though.. hehe.. great poem.. cheers!

romila said...

Lovely pics! and an equally nice poem to match.
Do come back in Spring with a poem on "Spring bash" of the same place. Will you? That would be nice.

gunj said...

great poem to match d awesome pictures!! :)

Mez said...

Anuj has replied to u.

c e e d y said...

@cinderella

thanks!!

c e e d y said...

@anuj

tried it but it was too cold :)

yup nature engulfs you in every way

c e e d y said...

@illusion

i can send you some if you want?

c e e d y said...

@solitaire

saw the tag

c e e d y said...

@noushy

yeah, winter is fun too and so is spring...i enjoy all 4 seasons

c e e d y said...

@prats

thank you.....feel humbled

Pavi!!!! said...

I njoi all 4 seasons too and look forward to snow and cold in the beginning. But we have almost 6 months winter n that is too much of it for me!Wearing jackets n sweaters n socks n shoes tires me..m waiting to get out in my shorts n skirts!

c e e d y said...

@hammett

welcome back...
i am not complaining and you are welcome anytime

c e e d y said...

@romila

yes was planning to go back in spring and take a picture from the same spot - so everyone can play the game spot the differences :)

sure will try and write smg then

thanks for liking it

c e e d y said...

@gunj

thanks appreciate it

KP! said...

dude u r an all rounder....:) when r u writing cricket post....only thing missing man! 9 u have covered everything except that!)

An ILLuS|On said...

yeah sure:|
you could mail me at xecutioner000[at]gmail[dot]com

Ravi said...

Beautiful scenery!

Too bad, we don't get snow here in New Delhi...I absolutely love the whole feeling of playing in snow and hurling snow balls aka Archies' style ;)

Take care, bro!

c e e d y said...

@an illusion

yeah I will email you some pics..."hot" mail will melt the snow :)

c e e d y said...

@ravi

yeah man...cool, y dont you go up north - i heard it snowed a lot in shimla....

thanks

An ILLuS|On said...

haha..i am waiting=D

Keshi said...

great pics Ceedy!

Keshi.

carolinagal said...

Nice pics! I like the 'hot dog' analogy.

Thinking aloud said...

Wow!!!The pics are superb...

so is the poem...*Mother Earth looked so tranquil
Prodding carefully lest I wake her
* loved this...

vEENs said...

Wonderful pics Ceedy!


where is global warming when we really need it ===> hehhehe!

Guess what?? I am poem -illiterate.. I can't interpret poems easily.. I fret when I have to read and comment! :(

but this one was cool.. and a beauty.. Yours are always such! I am glad.. warna main comment kya karti na :)

love the poem.. Mama earth is beautiful!!!


Rest dear Mother
Come I will soon
To enjoy your
Spring Bash!


i wish wish.. itzz so HOT here!

c e e d y said...

@an illusion
will email them tonite...

c e e d y said...

@keshi
thnx

c e e d y said...

@carolinagal

:) thnx

c e e d y said...

@thinking aloud

thank you thank you...

you have to be there to feel the silence....

c e e d y said...

@veens

First - feel proud of waht you know and also at the same time proudly accept that you dont know smg....

we are all not perfect....and have to learn from each other

thanks again for the kind words...yeah mother earth is so comforting - but cant sleep on her quilt in this weather or else I will be frozen :)

Shalom said...

Lovely poem!!! Do post some pics of the spring bash....would love to see what springtime looks like in that part of the world.

*~*Sameera*~* said...

Lovely captures there and the poem,so beautiful!

c e e d y said...

@shalom

thanks for your visit - yes will post pics in spring

c e e d y said...

@sameera

thanks a bunch