Category Archives: Nature

Quiet Starts and Ends

The keyword is Quiet.

 

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Bali 2017: Tanah Lot Temple

No shortage of tourists here, but what else can we expect with one of Bali’s most famous temples?

It was meant to be a sunset stop too, but given the amount cloud cover in the sky that day, and the earlier drizzles, the prognosis did not look good. And so we opted for an early return to Ubud instead. It was actually a relief to have a quiet dinner together after all that shoulder-brushing with people!

 

 

Bali 2017: Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

I can only imagine how breathtaking it would be to catch the sunrise or sunset here, over the lake. Unfortunately with the mother’s well-being in mind I was not going to arrange for us to wake up at 3am. And so we reached at the rather reasonable, earthly hour of close-to-lunchtime. And of course there were other tourists. One simply makes the best of such situations ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Bali 2017: Campuhan Ridge Walk

The light drizzle and cloud-covered sky was a little disappointing, camera-wise. But on the upside, it made the walk up less of a sweaty, sticky affair!

 

This would have been the highest point on the ridge, with that iconic coconut tree (Read: Instagram pictures).

Unfortunately it was getting too wet for our liking and so we turned back, towards the direction of where the car was parked. And looked forward to the spa we had booked for that afternoon ๐Ÿ˜€

Walking down the ridge I began to feel my knees hurting, signs of a not-so-healthy strain which would eventually lead to some swelling and discomfort. Sigh..

 

 

 

Weekend Walks

Scenes from some weekends in July.

I’m thankful that I can be thankful, that I have things to be thankful for.

Today’s gratitude: Quality, restful weekends. Time to spend with myself, family and friends. Time to do what recharges me. When I look at pictures like these I’m reminded that I am fortunate enough to afford an evening to walk by the River, to be in the mood to enjoy the sunset and clouds and the cooler air, to admire the intricate patterns formed by the branches of trees.

I’m thankful that I am able to be thankful.

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