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The world from my balcony



“Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.” — Dr. Seuss


View from another balcony (friend’s home in the hills, Pangot). Another place where my soul feels alive and at home.

As a habit, am out of bed by 5.30 am, even on a Sunday! I have an hour or so until its time to wake up dear hubby. So this part of the day is totally dedicated to myself. During this time my soul is home, taking in nature’s bounty – the birds, the breeze, the sunrise and the quietude. This is the time that I rejuvenate myself, live purely for myself. I call it ‘me time’. Everyone must carve out some time purely for themselves, even if it means doing nothing but sitting in silence. Its challenging for sure, but that’s what we all are destined to learn to do. I am blessed that I am able to make time for myself and soak in nature’s beauty around.


“Stop every now and then. Just stop and enjoy. Take a deep breath.
Relax and take in the abundance of life.”


This precious time is spent at the balcony, not just in lockdown but otherwise too. The balcony is positioned such that I can experience both sunrise and sunset. There is a red cotton silk tree or semal tree visible from there and during spring it was a birds’ cafeteria , much to my delight. The sky view is more or less adequate to watch out for flyover aves, though the buildings and wires are a big challenge to photographing them especially sans telephoto lens and the short view range.

Let me take you all through a pictorial tour of “the world from my balcony


Someday, you will find the one who will watch every sunrise with you until the sunset of your life.


The sky is an infinite movie to me. I never get tired of looking at what’s happening up there.”


Breeze blowing the wind chime, the feel of sun on your face, sit quietly…….Just Be.”


In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence. “

The slow & steady flight of the Indian Pond Herons & Cattle Egrets

The screeching & playful Parakeets

The flighty, teeny, weeny, shiny Purple Sunbird (M)

Surprise visit by India’s National Bird, The Indian Peafowl or Peacock (M)


Never, ever stop having fun with your gang

The childrens’ park is now a play ground for these buddies.

“You here again, M?”, asked the Indian palm squirrel or three-striped palm squirrel


Remember, we are madly in love, so it’s all right to kiss me any time you feel like it.”


“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen — that stillness becomes a radiance.”

Common Mynah on a mission to build its home

Somewhere life has just begun……. Rock Pigeon chicks


Butterflies are God’s confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of his love.”

Swallowtail & maybe a Pine White, captured while in flight from much distance


I must have flowers, always, and always.”

The blooms from my balcony garden (over a period of time)


There is nothing more magical than a sunset.”


“Drag me to the moon, to catch a star and seize its brilliance as I’m swept up in amorphous dust.”


“The goal is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with nature.”



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Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe


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