Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunrise and Sunset for Skywatch Friday

Considering that Samhith's school is extremely miserly about holidays, we had completely forgotten that Guru Nanak Jayanti would bring us a day off. By the time we realised it, it was too late to plan something properly. But some frantic googling and lots of phone calls later, we finally headed out, before sunrise, on our unplanned, last-minute-holiday to Bhimshankar! The trip was special because it had been a long time since we had headed out of town on an impulse, but even more because, Bhimshankar, home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingams (of which I have now seen 10) had been on my radar for a long long time, but it had eluded me for so many years! The Lord seemed to want to make up for all the times my trip had been postponed, because the trip was memorable, not just because of the temple, but because of so many other experiences... You will have to wait to read about them, though, till I manage to sit down long enough to write all of them down.... Meanwhile, here are some photos for you to enjoy, as my contribution to Sky Watch Friday....

The sun rises over a small, sleepy town on the road to Bhimashankar


Peeping from behind the only tree I can see standing tall in the area!

The view from the hills on the way to Bhimashankar... 


The sun prepares to set behind the mountains as we wind our way back home on the expressway



For more beautiful skies from around the world, go to Sky Watch Friday!

27 comments :

  1. Such gorgeous skies! Unplanned trips are often the best kind.

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  2. Thanks, Lady Fi! Unplanned trips are always the best! probably because we start out with such low expectations!

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  3. Nice shots.

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  4. Wow, such lovely shots. I like the one where the sun is peeping from behind the tree.

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  5. beautifully captured!

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  6. Thanks Pradeepa! thats one of my favourites too... and it was completely a chance shot.. taken from the moving car!

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  7. beautiful series of skywatch shots. the last one is my favorite. Happy skywatching!

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  8. Nice pics. The view from hilltop is fantastic. 

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  9. I came here from Zephyr's Cybernag and your pictures are very nice.  Looking forward to the post on the Jyotirlingam itself...

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  10. I cant imagine you not having visited Bhimashankar till now!! Its really a very beautiful place, especially in the rainy season...
    Lovely captures.

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  11. THanks a lot, A-kay! the write up will come soon.. as soon as i can get down to the serious business of writing :D

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  12. While we were in pune ,we visited Bheemashankar twice-once in rainy season another in winters and experienced two entirely different moods of the place,nature display wise.now I am eagerly waiting for your subsequent posts to feel it once more.

    lovely pics.

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  13. Got to sit down and write, Namita! lots and lots to write!

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