21 December, 2005

Nature and History



MOTHER EARTH is beautiful. She has given us all everything we need to live on this earth. Water, Forest, Land and whatever that is required for our existence. What are we giving back to her? This had been in my mind for long. We had wonderful trees in our house bought by my father. We had a huge Mango tree, Coconut trees, Satukudi(Orange and Satsuma), Neem tree. Our neighbour had huge trees especially badam. During summer days, I have slept in open terrace looking at the stars, and listening to the winds, which used to come from those trees. We had the fantasy of listening to BBC, and other foreign radio stations while sleeping on the terrace. The news and music heard from those foreign stations, used to appear as though they danced according to the tunes of those wind. As soon as we got up in the morning we used to wonder at those leaves which would have fallen from those trees after dancing to the wind blown previous night. Sometimes the trees will stand still. It used to make us feel whether they are on strike. Oh....Nature ! How wonderful it is! I wonder whether we are going to leave all these for our next generation.

Due to the interest in Photography, I have always fallen for nature. The pictures you see in this post were all taken in Aberysthwyth, a small town of Wales. It is one of those coastal town of Wales. I enjoyed each and every moment of my stay in Aberysthwyth. Sea is wonderful part of nature to be admired. Sea, Land and Mountain are great combination. I have tried to capture them in Aberysthwyth.

The picture you see below is of a ruined castle. I heard that there used to be lots of war in those days. This part of castle is what you see today, after many wars have taken the major part. Wars could give us only ruined buildings and ruined Castles, poverty and bad memories. What else can the wars give? When will the world become peaceful without wars?

7 comments:

Jeevan said...

Nice Photo. We are very lucky to have a beautiful World. In summer days I spent my noontime in my balcony, in summer the sea breeze will blow and the coconut trees front of house will dance and give fresh air.

When will the world be peaceful? It is all in every ones mind, when they realize the beauty of this world, they will not destroy it.

Balaji S Rajan said...

Jeevan - You are correct. Not many realise the beauty of this world. Nice to know that you are enjoying the sea breeze.

Prabu Karthik said...

@balaji sir, andha last foto pramaadham.

Jo said...

I liked that castle pic very much. Never knew you had such a great interest in Photography. Keep clickimg more pleaaase.

Jeevan, that was so beautifully written in the last part.

WA said...

Wow that sounds beautiful, do you still have all those trees at home? My Grandparents house had a lot of trees when I was little, now none of them have survived apart from the odd coconut trees. Everything else has been cut down to create more buildings in the space starved Chennai. It is a sad fact.

Balaji S Rajan said...

Pk- andha photo romba nerama yosichu appuram .....kabalnu.... tharayiley paduthu yeduthane.... Naan antha photo yeduthathai yen friends yennai yennakku theriyam photo yeduthu koduthanganna parthukonga.... Andha photovum supera irukkum....

Jo- We did not have lot of time to talk in Chennai. If you had talked with for another few minutes I would have talked about photography and then you would have come to know. After my marriage my wife was shocked to know that I had few wives before.... like Motorcycle,Camera, Music.

Balaji S Rajan said...

Wicked Angel - Could you please let me know your original name please. I feel awkward to address a nice person as Wicked. Anyhow, not only the trees, I do not possess that house. We were compelled to sell that house in those days. But I keep visiting the house, and see those trees, which were planted and raised by my sister and me. My neighbours are still there and so there trees. Even in November when I had been to India I visited my old house and neighbour and saw all those trees.