This post is dedicated to my beautiful and creative niece: Barbara. In her response to the nomination of Small Joy Tag of mine, she had mentioned her love for the sea 🌊
And this made me think: I love the sea so much but hadn’t mentioned it in my list of 15 Small Joys 🤔 One reason of course is that there are hundreds of things that give me joy 😊 and the other was: I had mentioned only those joys which have been around me these past 5-6 months 🤩 and had completely forgotten my amazing last year and my love for sea. Out of sight, out of mind 😇
It was just last year and it appears like another life time! Less than a year ago I had gone to East Coast of North America to see the fall colours. It feels like a dream now! And my visit Around the World and visiting 4 continents in 4 months was earlier last year, and it feels like another life time😇
I love the sky. I can watch it for hours. But the sky doesn’t give me the feeling of infinitude, which the sea does. I can sit for hours watching the vast expanse of sea, lost in a reverie. Sunrises and sunsets on water bodies are simply divine 💖
Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikh religion, in his Sukhmani Sahib has mentioned:
Water = Heavenly Father
Earth = Divine Mother
Wind = Guru preceptor
And I have had so many amazing experiences of wind and my Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda. When I am in any water body with wind blowing and hills around – for me that is Heaven.
Sharing some pics of my love with the sea during my 2019 travels around the world:
Guatemala – January 2019
Brisbane – January 2019
Chandigarh – February 2019
Pokhara, Nepal – April 2019
Montreal and Toronto – Sep, October 2019
Niagara Falls, Ontario – October 2019
Istanbul – October 2019
Thank you so much James 😊
All the Best and have a wonderful and safe future trip.
May God Bless You!
That is my pleasure dear.😊🤗
Thank you so much Shimona. That is so sweet 😊🤗
such a beautiful blog keep up the amazing work😊🤗!
So true Samreen 😊
Good memories and time well spent actually do appear faded but etched beautifully in your heart and we do wonder “was it for real” 😊😇💖
Thank you so much Samreen. It was at this time last year and feels like a dream 😊🤗
Beautiful post Uncle and photos are breathtaking. That one of the Niagara falls with rainbow is spectacular. 🌈😊💖
Thank you so much Richard. I am sure those couple of memories would remain vibrant in your heart.
Ashok, you are blessed to have so many memories of seeing the sea. I have only seen the Atlantic and Pacific one time apiece, but I will never forget.
My pleasure Angela.
Stay safe. Stay loved
Thanks a lot for following Suitcase Travel blog! I love your post and pictures. And sea….. ah, it is always mesmerizing me when I look at the water….
My pleasure Joana. I shared that with my children too
Thank you for reading my last post about the discovery of photography. AS you know, I love your blog.
Reblogged this on ram H singhal note book.
Maybe we can have a cup of tea together during my next visit ☕️ 😊
I had shared many posts on my Nepal visit last year. Such a beautiful country 😊💖
Thank you so much. Glad that you loved our city.♥️
Oh wow. You live in one of the most picturesque places. I loved Pokhara 😊💖
I’m glad you have explored my favourite place in my hometown Pokhara too.😊
Thank you so much Indira and my pleasure 😊
Lovely travel picture!
Thanks for your visit and comment…
Thank you so much Joanna. Nature is God manifest 💖
I love the pictures and your profound understanding of the beauty of our beautiful planet, Earth.
Thank you so much Kavya. Beautiful name 😊💖
Magnificent and jaw-dropping images !
Thank you so much my dear and youngest friend 💖🤗
My handsome young friend 🤗😊❤️🥀
Yeah well said….staring sky is love..
Happy Tuesday to you as well 😘✌️
Oh yes my son was telling me of fires in California. No, we don’t have fires like that in most of India but have heard of a few in some places in North East.
All the best for Tuesday 😊
Wow your summers are sort of similar to mine then.. do you have fire issues like we do during summer? So you are used to heat like this?
We have heat right now… so once again we are really dry and is a fire danger
This morning I had a notice on my phone about wind advisory on Tuesday 😮
If the winds get too high in speed… they will shut power off 😮 right now they tell us to conserve electricity because of the heat… they do rolling blackouts too… shut off power for an hour or 2 so their system doesn’t get overloaded with everyone running their AC or anything else
My power has not been shut off yet… (and I’ve been working a lot) but Tuesday is a threat. Bleh
Our winters are pretty mild temp wise and is usually a lot of rain. It doesn’t last too long… although this past year (2020) it was cold and rainy up to June – which is really rare! Usually it’s hot and high temps by April/May – but that was not the case this year
2020 has been a crazy year
For your part of the world 110 F is a lot. Ours can go much higher in summers. Right now it is between 80-85 F
We are still in summer currently … Today was about 110 F 🥵
That’s really cool with India though… I had no idea what is like there.
They do change here Omatra but not like East Coast of North America.
California is a great place to live – weather wise 😊💖
We are blessed in India – our lunar calendar has been divided into 6 seasons of 2 months each from way way back. Spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, Light winter (I cant find the word for this in English) and Winter
Just now we are at the end of monsoon.
Do colors change like that where you are?
Here in California … eh .. maybe a little – but not like east coast … the climate is very different from East to West.
What are seasons like where you are?
Sure that 🙂🙂🙏🌺
Always ✨💜🥰 Have a great day ahead
Thank you so much Omatra. Yes Massachusetts is beautiful in fall. My visit to east coast last year was only to see fall colours 💖
Really nice photos! I love the sea too…
Not so much the wind cause it shuts off my power lol (we have fires here)
And I am from the east coast (Massachusetts) Fall is beautiful over there – there are some things I miss dearly about my east coast – my heart is over there. ❤️
Amazing photos – looks like you have taken some really amazing trips!
I so love your love for your beloved uncle my dear princess 💖🤗💖
Written for my beloved Uncle only 🤗💖🤗
Thank you so much Cheryl. Your pics are always so good 😊
Thank you so much Karla and my my pleasure too – to connect with you 😊🤗
Thank you so much Michelle. So true – sea is so humbling and a great spiritual experience
Thank you so much Eliza. Stay safe. Stay blessed 😊💖
Thank you so much Cindy 😊
Thank you so much Nani. Keep shining your light 💖
Wow my dear princess. Your poem is itself a post and better than mine 😇 Beautiful poem
Love, hugs and blessings to Sweeti’s sweetest Saba 💖🤗💖
You are always welcome dear Ashok. Happy day to you 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Thank you so much 😊
It is my pleasure entirely Kamal. Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation.
Great photos, Ashok! 🙂 Take care! Cheryl
Most welcome.. lovely Ashok..
What a beautiful tribute to your niece. And absolutely stunning pictures. I’m happy to have found you!
Gorgeous photos! I love the sea too, how it changes, how it feels, it’s so spiritual. Great post!
I love being out watching the waves crashing.
Your pictures are awesome 💕💕💕
Wonderful trip with beautiful clicks!!! 💜
Don’t forget to Glee and spread Sparkles ✨
Spacious ocean and a vast sky
Pleasant breeze and a sheet of clouds
Sun diving into the sea
And waves getting mad to touch the sky
Moon sprinkling scintillas of shine
Calm waves adorning in a moonlight
Warm rays of fiery sphere
Getting along with cold breeze
How much you adore
How much you love
These are just the scintilla
Of the great creation
Every thread connects you
To the ONLY CREATOR
Of this divine love
ALL PRAISE BE TO HIM ❤
Very nice photos 🙂
❤ ❤ ❤ I'm so proud & so confused in the same time ❤ ❤ ❤ But as it allowed us to admire all these colors of the sea, all its universe, then I'm very happy to have made you think about this small omission – which becomes a big beautiful post ! Portez-vous bien, mon très cher nouvel oncle ❤ Barbara
Wow such a beautiful post, Ashok and so nice to see these lovely pictures and exploring the world. It must have felt so good to be with friends and family. Thank you for this awesome share.
Thank you so much Sushmita. God willing you will see the whole world. Who knows we may travel together one day 😊🤗
I just told Saba that none of the 5 I had nominated for Small Joys Tag had seen this post 😅
Thank you so much Deeksha. Sukhna lake of Chandigarh has been a family favourite for 6 decades 💖
Nature is so beautiful uncle, I need to explore the world.
And that rainbow 😍 so beautiful ! Stay happy like this always, Uncle.🙏🙂
All pictures are beautiful Ashok but I loved most the Chandigarh and Assam ones and of course you look quite handsome!!
Thank you so much for the good time and love you gave me Nippy 💖🤗
All the pictures r so beautiful 😍 I am sure u had a gud time 😇😇😇 sunset Nd sunrise are Always unique
Her name is Raayna
She would be thirteen in December 💖
Oh that is so sweet of you! Uncle sounds perfect. If I may ask, how old is your granddaughter?
All well with us too Pragya. All His grace 🙏
Thank you so much Deb 😊🤗😊
Yes all good!!! 🤓
What about you??😌
Aww these are so lovely Ashok. Also it’s so good to see your beautiful smiling face and yes to the unfinitude of the ocean. 🌊🧡🌊💚🌊 💛
Wow. All the best Rishika.
You are just a little older than my granddaughter and you are welcome to call me uncle or whatever else comes easily to you 😊
That means so much coming from you, Ashokji! Thank you. Medicine, hopefully.
Thank you so much Radhika 😊💖😊
Thank you so much Sujata. Heaven’s light is our light. Love that 💖
Breathtaking pictures Ashokji. Lovely family picture too. 💙
Thank you for sharing the beautiful photographs and memories. One of the pictures where the Sun, the boat and you are there, indeed looks like “Heaven’s Light is your (& our) Guide”
You too Shashank 😊
The pleasure is mine sir, have a happy weekend ahead 🙂
Such beautiful words Deb. Thank you so much.
Yes, human spirit can never ever be caged
Nature is God manifest 💖🙏
Thank you so much Shashank 😊🌹
So nice to see those lovely memories of your trips gone by Ashok ji. Absolutely fabulous pictures, and why shouldn’t they be – unspoilt nature is indeed heaven as you mention, and heaven is very beautiful. We have seen so much of the world without traveling recently because of such amazing memories as this. The spirit of freedom and the mind cannot be locked down, however big the pandemic be.
Seems like I travelled 🏠🚘✈🚢🗼🌉 the world 🌎 in one blog 🙂
Wow… love the process notes and perspective tips. Have never been to eastern Canada yet. Yes I hope to make a trip there some day if futures allow. Thanks again Ashok. 🙏😊💖
Thank you so much Hemalatha 😊🌹
I saw the rainbow twice on two consecutive days. So I guess they are not uncommon 🌈
Some years back I had seen Niagara Falls from the US side but they are more beautiful on the Canadian side. God willing you shall go there soon.
Thank you so much for your love and support Lia 😊🤗
Wow! Beautiful pictures, Sir.
As Rishika said, these photos are indeed jaw-dropping, gave me such an amazing feeling to see that one of Niagra falls with the rainbow… truly spectacular. Not sure if I’ve ever seen such good picture of it, makes me want to visit. Thank you for sharing 🤗🌈🌊🔆🙏🤩
Thank you so much Lynette. You have such a good eye for beauty. It is great to see the pics you post
Beautiful photos; beautiful family. 🙂
Thank you so much Pragya. Hope all is well with you 😊🤗
Wow. You write so well Rishika for one so young 😊🤗
Love and blessings.
Which course would you pursue in college ?
That is so kind of you. ✨✨ Yes sir, I’ll be starting college this year!
Same, thank you! 🙂
I am soooo glad the post resonated with you Rishika. God willing you shall travel around the world soon. I shall pray for you.
Your boards🤔 you are that young 😇
Wow, Ashokji these pictures are absolutely jaw dropping. I hope to travel and witness the world as much as you have one day. I share a similar love for the ocean, it reminds me of the immensity of life. I was supposed to travel earlier this year after my boards, unfortunately that didn’t happen due to the situation but these pictures made me so happy! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much Sangeeta. Let us go on a cruise together 🤗
Lovely post and pictures uncle..
I too love the sea 🙂
Am soooo pleased my friend 😊🤗
Yes, all is well with His grace 🙏
And you ?
Thank you so much Vaishali 😊
I will keep going back to those pictures; there was one of beautiful dramatic clouds, sunsets — ah, all were just breathtaking. I hope you are keeping well, Ashok.
Wow.. what a beautiful.. pictures..so so nice
Thank you so much Shikha 🤗
Thank you so much Angela 😊🤗
Yet another gem post 🌊🌊🌊🌅
You take such amazing pictures, and what a great family. 🙂