This weekend promises to be a hectic one for me, and I am sure you have plans too. Therefore, instead of something for you to read, I have a photo post for you... These were clicked when we went for a walk in a Tea Estate in Dharamsala. The sight of greenery against the backdrop of the mountains, birds, butterflies and flowers never fails to inspire me, and I hope they will inspire you too!
|It was supposed to be a Tea Plantation walk, but the first thing we saw were roses!!! lots of them!|
|And here is the Tea Plantation.|
|The play of light and shadows early in the morning is always a beautiful sight!|
|The tea plantations merge with the natural groves, and create a fascinating sight against the backdrop of the Dhauladhar Ranges|
|A Male Asian Paradise Flycatcher poses for us, pausing in its play with another male.|
|This is a sight I can never have enough of.. and we were the only ones here, so we had it all to ourselves!|
|A pair of female Plum Headed Parakeets|
|A pair of Grey Hornbills were hard to spot, so well camouflaged were they, |
but once we did, they kept us entertained for quite a while.
|These were just a pair of many hornbills around, but these were the only ones I managed to capture with any clarity|
|The tea plantation gave way to a wheat field and the golden sheaves were a pretty sight|
|Among all the sheaves of wheat were these pretty butterflies, flying everywhere|
|And there were lots of flowers!|
|And of course, more birds, like this barn swallow|
|Our walk brought us to a river, a mountain stream, flowing from the snow clad Dhauladhars|
|and the clear, cold water glimmered in the morning light|
|a Black Drongo watched as we wound our way homewards, tired but exhilarated after our morning jaunt!|
I hope the photos have been inspiring enough to have you smiling. If you need any more inspiration, head over to the Skywatch Page for more inspiring images from across the world! Have a great weekend, everyone!
This post is part of my series on my #summertrip 2015, and I hope to take you along with me as I recount stories from my month long trip, which took me across the country. To get an idea of all the places I visited, and what you can hope to read about, click here.
- The Himachal Series-