Saturday, October 29, 2011

Nature: Fall Foliage and First Snow

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Nature, it does fascinate each and every time with its seasonal cycle.

Fall Foliage: some years back fall color all meant was Shakrukh Khan and Kajol made to run around in park and Maple leaves falling (varied color) but since last few years I am able to witness nature most beautiful event ‘Fall Foliage’.

Another fascinating part is snow fall, I always do love snow fall (but pother then couple of occasion I am a bit scared to snow) as earlier this year Jan-Feb we had twice 20+ inches of snowfall over night.

How best if would be if one can see both natures best events in one go, today being one such day, I just feel sitting by the window and track each snow flake falling from above and smoothly landing. Currently after an hour of snowfall the whole area is covered.
Below picture says the story.

Since morning 2 cups of hot tea and not sure how much many more…. I am already in love with the weather…. And the colorful display

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Memories: Redwood Trails.

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Memories: We should be stories away all the sweet memories that possible, as in this stressful fast passed, as one of my friend quotes… this generation is WTF…. Please don’t guess it other ways as I took it… he simply meant (Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook generation). 

Everything is been digitalized, we are even digitalizing all those childhood pictures that our parents took on one fine Sunday evening, Family trip to the nearest photo store standing in front of placards.
I have couple of them in digital format, I love watching them once in a while.

I f I look back, all my childhood memories are in stator format narrated by my parents and grandma, and its fair to assume that those stories do get coated with a layer each time they do narrate. I still love to listen each one of them with the same interest and eagerness each time.

In today ages, thanks to digitalization of photograph, a parent would have snapped 10 of thousands of images before the kid would have learned to walk, back in my age I might have handful pictures lying on my tummy then I see myself standing and in some a few years older that the chronological order of all the pictures I have.

I never had any interest in capturing moments and storing them in my hard-drives, thanks to my camera I got in to that habit, Camera became like my survival kit on my each and every outing.

Of the most recent trips I had been to Redwoods trails, (I was amazed by this forest when I first saw in movie ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, this place Big Basin is one the biggest covered forest, of which Redwood is famous.
Some of the Redwood trees are older than 2000 years, older than birth of Jesus Christ, if by any ways we are able to communicate to tree, they would become the best historian, and would help us understand many unsolved historical puzzle that have jumbled us.

It is one such place where I would love visit as many times as possible, unfortunately when we visited it was raining still we managed to fight against the rain and took an hr long trail, walking by Redwood trees would make you realize, ‘Statue of Liberty’ stand short in front of some of the tallest trees
Status of liberty stands at 305ft (Ground to Torch), where as ‘Mother of the Forest', stands at an incredible height of 339ft and with an incredible diameter of 15.5 feet.

Some of the images would help you gauge what I am being talking all about.

Mother of the Jungle, aged more then 2000+ years, taller then Statue of Liberty.

This particular Redwood has an amazing story, this tree was on fire and it burnt for 14 long months and still survived , but the fire created a permanent hollow, and the tree looks more like a old burnt out steel factory Chimney from inside. As the tree survived and is still growing.