"The sharp knife of a short life

I've had just enough time..."

- "If I Die Young" The Band Perry

I see Beauty in many things. And like the ghosts that only speak to you if you notice them, they tell me wondrous tales. With my camera and my thoughts, I captured these as faithfully as I can to share with you. And by doing so, they gave me the reasons. And though the thousand reasons may not all be sweet and some indeed bitter; they are still reasons to live. Come to think about it, that is Life, isn't it?

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

A New Himalayan Dawn

I've had just enough time to...   welcome a Himalayan dawn

Taken on the first morning welcoming in the Himalayan dawn...

The valley sleeps
Under the watchful eyes of the snowy peaks
Under the cottony blankets of soft mists

Silence as peaceful as sleep
Harmony as beautiful as peace
I was up early to see the valley sleeps

Dwarfed by the majestic mountains
As ancient as the slowly departing stars
A speck in the universe of time

A slight stirring of the morning breeze
Shudders the slumbering Earth
Interrupting its peaceful sleep

With the patience and respect it commands
I was up early to welcome the soft glow
Of the approaching Himalayan dawn


  1. A 1000 Reasons
    We arrived at the mountain resort late that night before over treacherous roads where buses passed each other by just inches. We were exhausted after the long, tedious journey that took the whole day from Kathmandu. But I was up early the next morning when the valley is still shrouded in darkness and a million stars blinked at us. Though a late riser, how can one sleep in this mystical, magical place that is as old as time? The silence is deeper than I had ever experienced and the cold wrapped round me tightly even as I pulled my clothings in for a little extra warmth. But my spirit is as sharp as the cold and I breathed in deeply the crisp air even as it caused me to shiver. I wanted to remember this morning even as I know I will never forget doing nothing. But I want my spirit to touch that of the mountain. So slowly, alone I began my ‘formless silent dance’. I closed my eyes and let my limbs being moved by unseen spirits. More than my body, it was my soul who was dancing that morning. It was the most beautiful dance I had ever danced and probably ever will…

    ★The Visual Poet added this photo to her favorites.
    Wonderful capture! Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful New Year! :)

    ★ΞSSΞ®®Ξ and ineedathis added this photo to their favorites.

    Fantastic aerial capture!
    Happy New Year dear friend!

    1. the way u described ur silent dance defeats all


  2. A 1000 Reasons
    That is a dawn that I will never ever forget. Sometimes when the going gets tough and I hope for a new beginning like the year before, I will recall that early morning when I'm at the roof of the world with those majestic mountains. And in silent homage, I danced away all my cares and I was at one with Mother Nature and was reborn. That one morning will sustain me a lifetime. If you ever have the chance, that is one place I will highly recommend. The arduous journey is worth it - just to be in view with the silent Mountains that speaks to you your deepest secrets.

    Absolutely gorgeous - wishing you all the best in 2013 my good friend.

    ★ΞSSΞ®®Ξ and oola * added this photo to their favorites.

    oola *
    i was born near the Rocky mountains...
    and have returned...
    and have been in the Andes...
    i will not claim to know what you know...
    but... can remember an ecstacy that i cannot explain

    Love the perspective

    ★娜 娜☂Nana_added this photo to her favorites.
    Such a beautiful natural landscape and sea of clouds !!


  3. ★oola * added this photo to her favorites.
    lately i have been thinking about Eden...
    how eloquently you speak...
    this does not necessarily fit the stereotype of Eden...
    and yet...
    and yet....
    where is Eden?

    ★henrhyde (gill) added this photo to her favorites.
    Such beautiful words and dreams
    Beautifully written and imaged.

    bloodybee (now in buenos aires)
    such an outstanding view!!
    wish you a very happy new year

    ★娜 娜☂Nana_added this photo to her favorites.
    Wonderful natural and view...Very Well captured !
    The valley sleeps
    Under the watchful eyes of the snowy peaks
    Under the cottony blankets of soft mists
    Silence as peaceful as sleep
    Harmony as beautiful as peace
    I was up early to see the valley sleeps
    Very charming mood ...

    娜 娜☂Nana_Slowly catching up
    Hove You And Your Family A Blessed New Year!
    My Friend :)

    ★Geo_grafics added this photo to his favorites.
    Happy New Year :)

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  4. ★Shintaro Masatomi added this photo to his favorites.

    You're invited to post
    this amazing image in
    Clouds & Sky

    ★julien. H added this photo to his favorites.

    Thanks for your recommendation. Yes, I want to be there.... sometime...
    A splendid shot! I appreciate the verses that nicely reflect your eagerness to welcome the dawn!

    Yasmin de light - on and off
    Wow - what a breathtakingly beautiful and exihilirating sight my friend. i have never been there, but I can believe every inspirational word you say about this place and the amazing and lasting effect and impression it can leave upon you. I can imagine it's a wonderful place to get a better perspective of life and to reflect on what really matters and the futility of things that we get caught up in in our day to day lives. It's no surprise therefore, that this place has great religious and spiritual significance. Thank you for sharing not only this amazing vision but also taking us there with our imaginations by sharing your feelings of when you were up there too : ))
    ★Yasmin de light - on and off added this photo to her favorites.

    TarotWoman 2012
    Unbelievable beauty, majesty and creation.........its all there with clouds draped like jewels on the arms of man.


  5. "Chuck"
    Beautiful work my friend. All my best for a healthy and prosperous New Year.

    ★Prometheus_BD added this photo to his favorites.
    An awesome vista and a fabulous shot!
    Greetings and wishes for a Happy New Year my friend!! Looking forward to your comments and faves as in 2012 with a promise to do likewise from my part!!

    ★Guylaine Begin - PhotosNature added this photo to her favorites.
    Superb capture! Bravo!

    Stunning shot Happy New Year 2013 my friend

    ★Pagan Eyes added this photo to his favorites.

    A beautiful scene... Very touching words to match the scene... Love your work..

    ★julien. H added this photo to his favorites.

    Shadow drawings that can steal my heart always longed to visit. One who can not get out of my eyes every detail drawings are strong and able to hypnotize and paralyze the nerves to get up and learn as you dare ..... possible? ..... I really appreciate all your hard work my friend. Wish you all the best.

    ★msonflk is busy added this photo to his favorites.
    beautiful, happy new year to you and your family.

    old tea
    Amazing work !!!

    Wonderful photo!!!!!

    Merci pour votre visite et commentaires!
    Thanks for your visit and comments!
    Bonne et heureuse année 2013 !
    Happy new Year!

    Along with you I close my eyes... fill my soul with the mystical and magical beauty of the Himalayan dawn... dance on the clouds and let my heart enjoy this silent beauty!
    A great shot with your beautiful expression!

    ★zneppi, the photo freak added this photo to his favorites.
    Fantastic view of these famous mountains!

    Yasmin de light -
    Another beautiful capture and perspective of this outstanding, majestic and sacred place Thou. I love your description of the scene in particular "the cottony blankets of soft mist". It sounds like you had a profound spiritual and freeing experience up there. - perhaps in a trance like a dancer performing the Zar or like a whirling derwish. It all sounds really wonderful.
    And btw thank you so much for all your wonderful comments and very beautiful wishes for the New Year. I wish you once again a very, healthy, peaceful and fulfilling New Year my friend : ))

    ★Yasmin de light - on and off and Steve Taylor (Photography) added this photo to their favorites.

    Steve Taylor (Photography)
    That is a fantastic sight

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