Sunday, October 12, 2014

Snippets from my 'Sun'day !

When was the last time that you dropped all your weekend plans, visits to Costco, brunch reservations, grocery shopping and all the other zillion 'to-dos' on your list and just turned the car around and said, 'I can do without the bread and the milk, as long as I get my quota of sunshine...' and headed to your neighbourhood park for a 'date' with the sun ? :-)
...Well that's exactly what we did today once we left home with all kinds of ambitious plans of getting things done- however, the only thing we did do in this regard, was to joyfully cancel the plans and head to the family park near our home ! And boy, are we glad we did that, for it was one of the most spectacularly beautiful days Korea has seen in the past few weeks with the sun lording over the mighty blue sky and the breeze just mild enough to gently play with your hair and rustle the maple leaves at your feet ! The weather was beautiful, conversing with us, cajoling and coaxing us to put away our cell phones, to disconnect with the world and chase a deeper connect with the universe instead, to indulge in some quality time away from the rigmarole of our regular routine and we happily did as directed !


The park we went to is a huge rambling place and lovely most days of the year (barring the dreaded winter months of course), but today there was something special about it, it just felt so 'alive' ! Alive with butterflies flitting from one flower to the other, with dragon-flies pausing for a fleeting second on our shoulders as they played 'hop-scotch-jump' amongst themselves and with the birds twittering away in flight from one tree to another.


The lotus flower stood proud and 'resplendently-pink' in the centre of the pond,  the sun-kissed mane of the weeping willows waltzed from left to right with their silken strands glistening in the sunshine, the centre of the pine trees showed off their newly acquired deep- orange tan and if you looked carefully you could see spots of autumn on the branches and in bushes, pops of crimson, yellow and red.





The lawns were dotted with colour with the presence of little boys and girls out with their footballs and skipping ropes, and one particular girl stole my heart with her pink butterfly net, chasing butterflies in the sun... :-) There was also a group of Korean toddlers, about three or four year old, out for a school picnic. They made such a delightful sight, darting around the grounds, laughing and running after each other. It brought back fond memories my own school picnics, my friends, the food, the races and the games we would play....of running on the green grass and of the simple pleasures of childhood days spent outdoors ! :-)




There was music in the air as someone hummed a tune and strummed their guitar and it was the perfect moment to kick those shoes off, stretch out on your belly and catch up on your reading or simply lie on your back and catch the streaks of the sun making their way through the leafy arbour above your head...we enjoyed the quiet company of a lovely magpie as he chose to sunbathe its deep blue wings two feet away from our camping rug...how could anyone not embrace a day as gorgeous as this one !! :-)





Today, the park made for a perfect spot for solitude as well as for some time for togetherness, for quiet reflections with yourself as well as for some moments of silent companionship on the wooden benches under the trees...



I shall share another glimpse of it once it has attained its autumn glamour in entirety, but for now, I hope you enjoyed reading about my day as much as I loved telling you about it...getting back to finishing my book, promise to be back here with more very soon. Have a great week ahead :-)







10 comments:

  1. What a lovely day coupled with beautiful sights. Loved your Sunday :)

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    1. :-) It was wonderful, you would've loved the place. Thanks.

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    1. It really is, huge and so green ! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  3. Date with Sun sounds fun Karishma...at times all we need..,

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    1. So true Nayana :-) We do. Thanks for stopping by. Love.

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  4. A lovely post Karishma..........a great way to unwind !!!

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    1. Thanks a lot Sruthi, and unwind we did ! Good to see you here :-)

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  5. Love these shots Karishma, esp the close ups!

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    1. Thanks a lot Ambika, so happy you enjoyed them :-)

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