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noorie
Lovely pictures, all of them, particularly the orchids which are exquisite in their natural setting.
Reminds me of Wayanad / Kerala.

Nothing compares with the incomparable beauty of Nature.

A query - not a trace of the magnificent reptiles that have their home in this habitat.
Cud u please rectify that ?

Noorie
noorie
That was real quick. Many thanx.

The "wild beauties" certainly do live up to their name. biggrin.gif
Reeth
QUOTE(noorie @ Feb 24 2007, 04:28 PM) *

That was real quick. Many thanx.

The "wild beauties" certainly do live up to their name. biggrin.gif

Pleasure noorie........ smile.gif
noorie
Seeing these pics a single thought came 2 my mind, India is such a beautiful land.
It's a pity that we don't know how 2 showcase it, though.

Even the Hawaiian hibiscus seems so reassuringly familiar, like the ones at home.

Many thanx Reeth 4 bringing these pixs 2 us.

Noorie
Reeth
QUOTE(noorie @ Mar 1 2007, 02:11 AM) *

Seeing these pics a single thought came 2 my mind, India is such a beautiful land.
It's a pity that we don't know how 2 showcase it, though.

Even the Hawaiian hibiscus seems so reassuringly familiar, like the ones at home.

Many thanx Reeth 4 bringing these pixs 2 us.

Noorie


There are lots of similarities betn s american flora and ours, and definitely India is beautiful,i will add some pics soon....
kabir
What a lovely thread...
Full points to u Reeth

And thanks for sharing this lovely stuff with us
Reeth
QUOTE(kabir @ Mar 1 2007, 01:14 PM) *

What a lovely thread...
Full points to u Reeth

And thanks for sharing this lovely stuff with us

You are most welcome Kabir....... smile.gif
noorie
Wow! Simply takes ur breath away!
Especially the cherry tree in blossom which is a treat 4 sore eyes. biggrin.gif
Thanx Reeth.

Cud u post sum pixs of the Japanese Zen gardens 2?

Noorie
noorie
That is quite an eyeful of pure Beauty. My eyes are still feasting on it.
Oddly enough the cherry blossoms up close look like wild brambler roses ( the cluster kind ), don't they?
I have a feeling that the Zen garden is my type of garden though i have nothing against showy flower beds of the popular common kind.

How do i thank you for these lovely pics? Reeth, you are the best. smile.gif
Reeth
QUOTE(noorie @ Mar 8 2007, 12:32 AM) *

That is quite an eyeful of pure Beauty. My eyes are still feasting on it.
Oddly enough the cherry blossoms up close look like wild brambler roses ( the cluster kind ), don't they?
I have a feeling that the Zen garden is my type of garden though i have nothing against showy flower beds of the popular common kind.

How do i thank you for these lovely pics? Reeth, you are the best. smile.gif


sunglasses2.gif Most welcome noorie.......thank you biggrin.gif

Some images of Beautiful China.....
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Local Beauties............... biggrin.gif
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Reeth
Some images from Pakistan ............... Beautiful.....

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harihar
Excellent wink2.gif
Reeth
Thanks harihar
harihar
Hi Reeth looks like Photography seems to be your hobby really wonderful pix. I take it you have been to these places? unsure.gif
Reeth
QUOTE(harihar @ Apr 1 2007, 03:56 PM) *

Hi Reeth looks like Photography seems to be your hobby really wonderful pix. I take it you have been to these places? unsure.gif



rolleyes.gif I love photography and travel.............but most of these pics come frm the net........a few are mine
noorie
So much beauty in the world and not enough time 2 appreciate them. Reeth - thank you for the pics and 4 the reminder that life is beautiful. I am just thankful that I have a chance 2 be a part of it.

Those scarlet and burnished gold hued trees in autumn, aren't those chinars? What a glorious sight!

I've been to the Valley of flowers, it's a very beautiful place, sadly we cudn't spent a lot of time there as we had 2 get back 2 Mussourie b4 the rains came down. Luckily 4 us we did, the rains were so fierce that there were several landslides on the route that we had just passed by.

Reeth, have you ever been to Mussourie? It used 2 be quite a scenic place.
I hate Mussourie weather though, it's rather like Scotland. The mist never seems to leave off and the rains don't need an excuse 2 come pouring down. Miserable.

I have a special request, cud you please share some pixs of Neelakurinji flowers in bloom ? If that wudn't be too much trouble? Thank you.

Noorie







Reeth
QUOTE(noorie @ Apr 20 2007, 03:44 AM) *

So much beauty in the world and not enough time 2 appreciate them. Reeth - thank you for the pics and 4 the reminder that life is beautiful. I am just thankful that I have a chance 2 be a part of it.

Those scarlet and burnished gold hued trees in autumn, aren't those chinars? What a glorious sight!

I've been to the Valley of flowers, it's a very beautiful place, sadly we cudn't spent a lot of time there as we had 2 get back 2 Mussourie b4 the rains came down. Luckily 4 us we did, the rains were so fierce that there were several landslides on the route that we had just passed by.

Reeth, have you ever been to Mussourie? It used 2 be quite a scenic place.
I hate Mussourie weather though, it's rather like Scotland. The mist never seems to leave off and the rains don't need an excuse 2 come pouring down. Miserable.

I have a special request, cud you please share some pixs of Neelakurinji flowers in bloom ? If that wudn't be too much trouble? Thank you.

Noorie


I have been to mussorie and Dehradun with my friends.....did a lot of trekking around the Garwhal range......we fortunately had fine weather, so managed to stay outdoors most of the time...
Scotland is another place i wd love to visit......

Here are the Neelakurinji blooms..........Now you need to wait until 2018 to see the next show biggrin.gif ....noorie Have you been to Munnar ..?


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noorie
Reeth, thank you! That was really quick too. wub.gif The flowers are lovely.

I can't help envying the lucky folks who get to experience such beauty for real. Must be a perfect location for movie filmings, is it ?
Hear my confession, ever since I heard that the Nilgiris gets its name from these blooms, I've wanted 2 see them.

The Kurinji blooms once in 12 years, isn't that so? 2018, that's so far away. sad.gif Wonder where I might be then?

I've been to Ooty and Kodaikanal with my family on holiday ( don't remember any of it 'coz I was hardly five sad.gif ), but not Munnar. I know what you must be thinking, we came so near. tongue1.gif Yes, we did.

God Willing, there will be more trips in the offing, and this time I'll make sure that I do visit these places. This time I want 2 remember it too.

Noorie
Reeth
QUOTE(noorie @ Apr 21 2007, 04:10 AM) *

Reeth, thank you! That was really quick too. wub.gif The flowers are lovely.

I can't help envying the lucky folks who get to experience such beauty for real. Must be a perfect location for movie filmings, is it ?
Hear my confession, ever since I heard that the Nilgiris gets its name from these blooms, I've wanted 2 see them.

The Kurinji blooms once in 12 years, isn't that so? 2018, that's so far away. sad.gif Wonder where I might be then?

I've been to Ooty and Kodaikanal with my family on holiday ( don't remember any of it 'coz I was hardly five sad.gif ), but not Munnar. I know what you must be thinking, we came so near. tongue1.gif Yes, we did.

God Willing, there will be more trips in the offing, and this time I'll make sure that I do visit these places. This time I want 2 remember it too.

Noorie

ye shd visit munnar.....still unspoilt unlike ooty and kodai, i went there last year when kurinji was in full bloom.... smile.gif


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noorie
Lucky you to be able to see the kurinji flowering.

Are those pics of Munnar? Those clean, white sandy lovely beaches are really tempting me. tongue1.gif
Best of all, I don't see any of those firangis either. rolleyes.gif

God Willing, next time I ever visit down South, I'll certainly make Munnar my first halt.

Noorie
Reeth
QUOTE(noorie @ Apr 26 2007, 01:08 AM) *

Lucky you to be able to see the kurinji flowering.

Are those pics of Munnar? Those clean, white sandy lovely beaches are really tempting me. tongue1.gif
Best of all, I don't see any of those firangis either. rolleyes.gif

God Willing, next time I ever visit down South, I'll certainly make Munnar my first halt.

Noorie


noorie those pics are frm Bermuda... biggrin.gif

Coastal Karnataka........ Maravanthe Beach
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noorie
ohmy.gif Those pics weren't of Munnar? I feel cheated. tongue1.gif

Coastal Karnataka seems a quiet idyllic place 4 a retreat, maybe I'll turn 2 it if ever I think of writing a book. tongue1.gif
I love the coastal cuisine of the South; seafood and fishes of every imaginable variety, cooked 2 perfection, not greasy or over spicy. tongue1.gif Also, how can I forget the tender coconut water, it's heavenly! wub.gif

Reeth, you like the sea or the hills better?

When I was five my 'ambition' was 2 own an island, tongue1.gif but the tsunami has 4ever altered my plans. sad.gif

Noorie
Reeth
QUOTE(noorie @ Apr 28 2007, 08:08 PM) *

ohmy.gif Those pics weren't of Munnar? I feel cheated. tongue1.gif

Coastal Karnataka seems a quiet idyllic place 4 a retreat, maybe I'll turn 2 it if ever I think of writing a book. tongue1.gif I love the coastal cuisine of the South; seafood and fishes of every imaginable variety, cooked 2 perfection, not greasy or over spicy. tongue1.gif Also, how can I forget the tender coconut water, it's heavenly! wub.gif

Reeth, you like the sea or the hills better?

When I was five my 'ambition' was 2 own an island, tongue1.gif but the tsunami has 4ever altered my plans. sad.gif

Noorie


Munnar is in the western ghats.....no sea around biggrin.gif

U planning to write a book? on travel?

Do u cook? sunglasses2.gif

I love both the hills and the Sea, it kinda humbles me.......while studying at manipal( In karnataka close to udipi and mangalore) i wd go to the beach at least 3 times a week wit my friends .........There was a tragedy once when one of our collegemate was drowned ......the fisherfolk there tried their level best and helped a lot....but one cant go against nature... sad.gif
noorie
ohmy.gif Dear me, so Munnar is in the Western Ghats. It's time 2 dust out that old atlas, I can clearly see that. sad.gif Or maybe we cud bring a little sea 2 Munnar? tongue1.gif
After all, anything is possible these days when the Chinese can make artificial rain and snow. rolleyes.gif

Reeth, but how did you guess? Cooking's a passion with me. The time when I am not 2 be found with a book in my hand or listening 2 music, or with my family or friends, I'll be in the kitchen rustling up new delicious dishes.
Collecting well guarded family recipes is another of my guilty pastimes. rolleyes.gif But it's definitely well worth it, I haven't heard any complaints from anyone yet. tongue1.gif

A travel writer and me? ohmy.gif No, I couldn't be. For the simple reason that I am always too busy savoring the beauty of the places I visit. Besides I am the impulsive kind, I wud hate 2 keep a journal.

Reeth, do you read a lot of travel literature? Any particular favorite author?

It's tragic what happened with your friend, but the sea is unpredictable and mysterious.
I know just what you meant by that "humbling" feeling; I've felt it too, that raw power of wild Nature at it's merciless best.

The hills can also show that savage face though rarely. Entire hills with houses on them doing the disappearing act as a result of landslides and flashfloods. One of my best friends a Himachali girl lost her whole family when her native village was swamped by a massive cloud burst.
Yet life goes on. sad.gif It takes a lot of courage to be able to do that. I don't know if I could.

Noorie


Reeth
QUOTE(noorie @ May 2 2007, 07:12 AM) *

ohmy.gif Dear me, so Munnar is in the Western Ghats. It's time 2 dust out that old atlas, I can clearly see that. sad.gif Or maybe we cud bring a little sea 2 Munnar? tongue1.gif
After all, anything is possible these days when the Chinese can make artificial rain and snow. rolleyes.gif

Reeth, but how did you guess? Cooking's a passion with me. The time when I am not 2 be found with a book in my hand or listening 2 music, or with my family or friends, I'll be in the kitchen rustling up new delicious dishes.
Collecting well guarded family recipes is another of my guilty pastimes. rolleyes.gif But it's definitely well worth it, I haven't heard any complaints from anyone yet. tongue1.gif

A travel writer and me? ohmy.gif No, I couldn't be. For the simple reason that I am always too busy savoring the beauty of the places I visit. Besides I am the impulsive kind, I wud hate 2 keep a journal.

Reeth, do you read a lot of travel literature? Any particular favorite author?

It's tragic what happened with your friend, but the sea is unpredictable and mysterious.
I know just what you meant by that "humbling" feeling; I've felt it too, that raw power of wild Nature at it's merciless best.

The hills can also show that savage face though rarely. Entire hills with houses on them doing the disappearing act as a result of landslides and flashfloods. One of my best friends a Himachali girl lost her whole family when her native village was swamped by a massive cloud burst.
Yet life goes on. sad.gif It takes a lot of courage to be able to do that. I don't know if I could.

Noorie

Noorie other than National Geographic and some other light travel books i have not read many...
Talking abt collecting family receipes..... i was reminded of Asha bhonsle,went to her restaurant Asha's in Dubai ...........the menu is made up of various receipes that she has collected over a period of time from her own family and other great film personalities, and the food is superb......the restaurant thumbs-up.gif
Reeth
Few more ......Coastal karnataka

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Western ghats..
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A variety of wild orchid growing in western ghats...
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noorie
Lovely!!! wub.gif

It's like a Dream! Reminds me of the lines by William Wordsworth -

"I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze."


Only difference the ones in the pix ( the 3rd one ) are bluebells! wub.gif

Thanx 4 these Reeth. smile.gif

Noorie
Reeth
QUOTE(noorie @ May 17 2007, 10:01 PM) *

Lovely!!! wub.gif

It's like a Dream! Reminds me of the lines by William Wordsworth -

"I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze."


Only difference the ones in the pix ( the 3rd one ) are bluebells! wub.gif

Thanx 4 these Reeth. smile.gif

Noorie



You are most welcome noorie bow.gif .....nothing to beat mother nature smile.gif
Reeth
Adding some more pics......Beautiful Wales

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noorie
Beautiful!!! wub.gif

Is that wild heather?

Thanks Reeth, you do have a good eye for the prettiest pictures ! wub.gif

Noorie
Reeth
QUOTE(noorie @ Jun 11 2007, 06:42 PM) *

Beautiful!!! wub.gif

Is that wild heather?

Thanks Reeth, you do have a good eye for the prettiest pictures ! wub.gif

Noorie


Thank you noorie smile.gif
Reeth
Mangalore ......backwaters and beaches

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kabir
these pics are just beautiful..............

Speechless...
Reeth
QUOTE(kabir @ Jun 27 2007, 01:47 PM) *

these pics are just beautiful..............

Speechless...


bow.gif honored...thank you kabir....
Reeth
Barbados.......

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China...........it can't get better than this..........one of the most picturesque spots on earth...

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Some chinese blooms...........

wild magnolia.......

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Chinese Asters
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Red buds........cherry blossoms

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noorie
It's difficult to believe that there are still such pristine spots left on this planet.
As usual, your selection is excellent Reeth. Many many thanks for this visual treat. smile.gif

Noorie
Reeth
QUOTE(noorie @ Jul 31 2007, 04:36 AM) *

It's difficult to believe that there are still such pristine spots left on this planet.
As usual, your selection is excellent Reeth. Many many thanks for this visual treat. smile.gif

Noorie


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