Daily Passionate Photography Thoughts
#SafeCycling#InAbuDhabi At times, when I look at the #shadow, it resembles and reminds the distance and days we covered in our life. #solo#ride is a very good way to recount the good and bad days!
#Stressed…. #Tired…. #NotToWorry The city has many small Indian restaurants that serve delicious snacks along with hot tea. Try it out with #SafeCycling#inabudhabi#afterwork on a #sunday#evening
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If ever you are in a countryside and if you have time and opportunity, watch out for spider’s web. Stay close and observe, how it weaves the web. And if you have more patience, once it is done, you may get to see also, how it retract the whole web, a work of probably 1, 2 or more hours, in few minutes…
A visit to home is always an opportunity to explore nature at its best through my lenses. No idea, when I will get a chance next!.
Abu Dhabi is a beautifully planned city. As we move closer towards the 49th UAE National Day celebrations, let me try and walk take you through some of the historic and beautiful places #inabudhabi – my home away from home.
In this video, you will see the fountains situated at Abu Dhabi Municipality. It has been a place to be for residents since a long time. With dedicated tracks for walking and cycling and with a very good full Basketball court nearby, evenings are always busy with fitness freaks.
Daily Passionate Photography Thoughts – Day 2 – Dt 30 May 2020 – Evening at the Beach and Story of Sree Ramajayam
An evening at the beach is a fantasy and joyous thing to do for many.
Let me share the quote of McLachlan and Erasmus (1983)
” What sight is more beautiful than a high energy beach facing lines of rolling white breakers? What battle ground is more ferocious than where waves and sand meet? What environment could be more exciting to study than this sandy interface below land and sea? And yet how much do we know about sandy beaches?”
Beaches in Kerala, particularly in our region are beautiful with rough seas and wild waves. Along with rain, dark cloud, wind, lighting and thunder, the beauty is beyond one can explain.
Today’s presentation is from a set of photos taken during one of my holidays in July 2007. My father was with us and was writing out Sree Ramajayam in Malayalam and enjoying the way, the waves washed them out, each time he wrote it!. (Unfortunately, 10 years later, it was at the same place we immersed his ashes as part of the rituals associated as per our custom).
For those who wish to know, the Story of writing Sree Ramajayam take us to the epic Ramayana and if interested, a weekend challenge for you to attempt.
Faced with the dilemma of how to cross the ocean to Lanka, where his kidnapped wife Sita is held captive by the demon king Ravana, Rama (an Avatar of Vishnu) performs a penance (tapasya) to Varuna, the Lord of Oceans, fasting and meditating in perfect dhyana for three days and three nights. Varuna does not respond, and Rama arises on the fourth morning, enraged by the God’s arrogance. With his bow and arrow, he angrily begins attacking the oceans with celestial weapons – burning up the waters and killing its life and creatures. The Vanaras (Monkeys) are dazzled and fearful at witnessing the enraged Rama demolish the oceans, and his brother, Lakshmana, prays to calm Rama’s mind. Just as Rama invokes the brahmastra, considered the most powerful weapon capable of destroying all creation, Varuna arises out of the oceans. He bows to Rama, explaining that he himself was at a loss to answer Rama’s question. Begging him not to destroy the oceans with the missile, he suggests that Rama re-direct the weapon at a demonic race that lives in the heart of the ocean. Rama’s arrows destroys the demons, and establishes a purer, liberated environment there. Varuna promises that he would keep the oceans still for all of Rama’s army to pass, and Nala constructs a bridge (Rama’s Bridge) across to Lanka. Rama justifies his angry assault on the oceans as he followed the correct process of petitioning and worshipping Varuna, but obtaining the result by force for the greater good.
It is thus believed that when someone writes Sree Ramajayam on the sand at the seashore, the sea (i.e. Varuna) get intimidated and tries to clean it as soon as possible.
Try it wherever you are – write Sree Rama Jayam in any language, a little further than where you expect the waves normally come, and watch the fun of it being cleansed by the waves.
See the video of it: https://clicksandwrites.com/2008/03/07/story-of-fight-between-sree-rama-and-varuna/
Established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Al Wathba Wetland Reserve is the first area in the Emirate designated for protection by law and was declared a Ramsar site in 2013. Once a coastal salt flat (sabkha), it has now flourished into natural and man-made lakes that enable many of Abu Dhabi’s species to thrive. In 2018, the reserve was placed on the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas making it the first site in the region to receive this recognition.
The reserve is particularly known for its large population of Greater Flamingos – with as many as 4,000 living there during autumn and spring – but also hosts more than 250 species of birds, 37 plant species and a wide range of aquatic life. There are two self-guided walking trails (1.5 kms or 3 kms) for visitors to explore and a bird-watching hide to observe the flamingos.
Due to the current situation, our Al Watha Wetland Reserve will be closed to visitors until further notice
Photo by: Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
(Daily Passionate Photography Thougths – Every Day is New. Make It blissful. You never know tomorrow exist)