24 May 2007

All Things Bright & Beautiful

Just pictures in the air today...
'My brother can sic your brother any day!'

I wanted to make Samuel pose with the cows but he was afraid of them and wouldn't get near them no matter how much I coaxed or how many candies I offered. He moved closer only when his brother moved closer. And that too without expecting any candy reward.

They're so beautiful it's difficult to look at their pictures and not want to be home, I miss all those soft little hands and feet and baby smells...

Yeah, I'm just fascinated with itty bitty bundles - little baby fingers and toes. This particularly cute feet belongs to Kim. We have lots of cute kids in the family, and I just can't refrain from taking their pictures when I'm with them, they are all over-photographed. There are tons of pictures of them, whole and lots of them not so whole, like this one.
The day the tables turned on me!

So it's not always me who does the clicking. I kind of like this picture of me because I was caught so totally unawares and I thought *I* was the one who was going to take a candid picture. I was up early and went for a walk while my friends slept. When I got back, I saw P on the balcony, just out of bed, sleepy-eyed, hair messy, and very obviously (or so I thought) still half-asleep. He didn't see me (or so I thought) and was stretching and yawning the widest yawn I'd ever seen. I thought I'd take some good candid shots of him yawning in all his glory, aimed and zoomed and then all of a sudden, out popped a camera in his hands and then 'c-l-i-c-k'! And it was all over. I lost my candid shot and ended up with this picture of myself instead.


This picture was taken from one of my most favorite spots on earth. You can click on the pictures to view them in their original sizes. [That's really a nice way of saying I want you to please click on the pictures and take a closer look to see how beautiful those hills and mountains and trees are :0)].

This is the only place where I can sit ALL day, watch the sun rise, then watch it go down, without any company, without any form of 'entertainment' whatsoever (except my iPod) and never be bored.

It's got a pretty steep drop...


And a perfect bird's eye view!
Also an amazing view of the city...Aizawl, Mizoram, not Hyderabad. Hyderabad thankfully is not visible from here :-)Perched on top of that, it's very easy to feel like you own the world. It's easy to see the little things that bother you as they are - 'little' things. It's very difficult to not be happy when you have the sun and the blue skies and hills and mountains and get to watch the stars come out...

I get to watch only a few stars come out because whoever's supposed to come pick me up would arrive and come and pick me up and I'd have to head back home, satisfied and relaxed. Spending a day up here is one good way of ensuring you get good dreams that night.

Can you see the first star of the night?

'He comes with western winds, with evening's wandering airs,
With that clear dusk of heaven that brings the thickest stars;
Winds take a pensive tone and stars a tender fire
And visions rise and change which kill me with desire —

But first a hush of peace, a soundless calm descends;
The struggle of distress and fierce impatience ends
Mute music sooths my breast — unuttered harmony
That I could never dream till earth was lost to me..'


- Emily Bronte

15 comments:

illusionaire said...

Lovely picsssss. Wish P could post a snap of you "just out of bed, sleepy-eyed, hair messy, and very obviously still half-asleep" too :-)

Once again, love the pics. By the way, did you ask me once a long time ago for some of my Mizoram pics? Did you did you? :)

Sundancer said...

Yeah I did, I did and you never gave me those! I'm still sore Lalkim!

SEKIBUHCHHUAK said...

Thlak chu nalh hlawm hle mai.lungtohlawt awmna khi Durtlanga ni thei em aw..

Mahni chauhte nen a thut mai mai nan nawm dawn khi :-)

SEKIBUHCHHUAK said...

*Thlalak < tih tur a ni e..sory

Sundancer said...

Yasi Sekibuhchhuak, Durtlang anih khi, field bul tlang kha. Kal thrin ho chu mahni chauh nen an kal deuh tlangpui anih hmel I sawi angin a rem bawk a, keimah chiah hi ni mai romantic lo tawk a keimah a kal lawl thrin :P

Pixie said...

Lovely pics...
i liked them all!
Oh, I've tagged you!!

Sundancer said...
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Sundancer said...

Jeez just can't seem to do anything right today!
Thanks pixie! :)

illusionaire said...

I'll mail the to u soon. Net conexion was slow from Mizoram. Now its different.

mnowluck said...

@illusionaire: U have to mail me too remember? :D
or u gonna gimme those printed copies when u come to mumbai?

claytonia vices said...

Lovely pics! Yes, little baby feet! :-) I always admire (envy?) how peacefully babies sleep!

N said...

sigh.. u have an awesome blog. enuf said.

Sundancer said...

Clay, I always wonder what they dream about. Babies and dogs, wouldn't you just love to know what things they see in their dreams?

And N - thanks again, enough said! :P

vaphualization said...

aw Zoram nuam.... dawnchang in kan ngai vawngvawng.... ur pics stir the patriot in me! memories of home flood my mind! aw, ZOLAND, the land of the Zo people... a place where time stands still, where the water whispers and peace sits besides...second to none. my paradise, my lovely ZOland!

azassk said...

jan a ka haw khan Durtlang hospital hnung lamah khan keipoh ka va hawi nasa lutuk nikhat chu...