A Tribute to Nature - Who is with me?

Most of us are aware about the destruction happening around us since Goddess nature has been fierce. Three flood that happened lately (the ones I came/read across) India 2010 followed by flood in Brazil and Australia 2011, which shook the whole world. It was tormenting to watch how much lives were swept away in Brazil, pathetic it was. Though the intensity was extremely high in Australia, life loss was more in India and exceed above 600 in Brazil. Eyes went moist when I saw the totally disturbing pictures. After all this only one question kept lingering in my mind was, why the same creator who created the world, nature and we creatures made the nature go wild and took so many innocent lives away just in one wash? isn't the lives of human being or any living creature precious? 

According to me every life on this earth be it good or bad (no offence just a brief distinction) has their own purpose/significance and value, so WHY? Yes we do have a scientific answer but according to spirituality my question remains unanswered.

In recent times a beautiful coherence between the science and spirituality do exists. According to science globe warming is one of the main cause of the nature's disastrous effect. From a spiritual point of view do we people in this generation live a part of our lives for others? Mostly we are self concerned. We are consistently showing or proving that we are stronger than nature or infact going against it by not showing our love for nature, one reason why nature is furious. Isn't time to think, it's OUR WORLD, WE stay here, WE should LOVE and RESPECT her?. By saying this a term positivity is generated around us which will manifold by itself, soon nature will start to protect us.

Now, I start to say "We shall put one foot forward to respect our loving earth" are you ready to take part? Nature is best and beautiful when it is calm and happy, it gives us a chance to stay serene.
My Final words are "Mother nature we still are your humble kids, please forgive us for our uncared attitude towards you, but kindly mellow down for we shall love you from now on". Prayers for strength and courage for each and every individual who was a victim in the catastrophe. And all those adorable domestic animals hope they will find their way back to adopted families.

Few words from Paulo Coelho which kindled my thoughts “Saving the planet” gives a sense of power, action and nobility. Whereas “not letting the planet destroy us” might lead us to feelings of despair and impotence, and to a realisation of just how very limited our capabilities are. Let’s be humble. Let’s respect Mother Earth because if She becomes furious with our behaviour, we are in trouble."


Swathi January 25, 2011 at 7:56 PM  

I am with you, i think human beings are most selfish creature in world, they don't care others, who always boast about themselves, they don't even think about tomorrow. I think in order to save this beautiful planet, we need to shed at least little bit of selfishness and develop some kindness.

Unknown January 25, 2011 at 8:36 PM  

Well written post Ananda!...I am totally with U.....humans need to start thinking about the consequences of their acts...only sad part is that tho they know all about it...they dont start acting on it or implementing it!...

Unknown January 25, 2011 at 8:37 PM  

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Satrupa January 25, 2011 at 8:39 PM  

Very well said Ananda ..... We have taken mother nature for granted and it is time that we realize how precious this planet is !
The clicks are gorgeous ..... luv them all.



Priya Suresh January 25, 2011 at 10:19 PM  

Wat a beautifully written post, i totally agree with swathi..

C&G January 25, 2011 at 10:21 PM  

It's such a complicated issue. Companies and government have their own interests and they are so powerful... but I'm confident and I'm sure that people's mentality's changing. Little by little, slowly but surely.

Sharon January 25, 2011 at 11:45 PM  

Ananda girl, your photos are BEAUTIFUL! So inspiring I absolutely LOVE it. My favourites are the ladybug and the purple and red flowers below it. What are those flowers called? I have never seen flowers like that before and I love how beautiful they are. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! :D

Torviewtoronto January 26, 2011 at 12:32 AM  

beautiful captures very true how much we need to respect and love the creations of God

Tahemeem January 26, 2011 at 2:26 AM  

I am with u... we should protect nature but we tend to think selfishly... we always think nothing will happen only because of me... but it should start with one person... one can make a difference... let be protective about nature from now on... :)

Namitha January 26, 2011 at 2:54 AM  

Sure, we are all with you :-) The world will be a better place only when we, humans, stop being selfish

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy January 26, 2011 at 4:14 AM  

Very beautiful post Ananda.You coudnt have given a better tribute.Beautiful pictures.Loved reading your post.When human becomes too selfish,nature makes him realize that it is still the supreme.

Couscous & Consciousness January 26, 2011 at 5:48 AM  

Beautifully written post Ananda, and gorgeous photos too. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us.
Sue :-)

Angie's Recipes January 26, 2011 at 8:13 AM  

A well-written entry, Ananda. Hope there will be more people aware of the importance of respect and protection of nature and earth.

Pushpa January 26, 2011 at 8:58 AM  

Such a great and well written post,well the awareness has started hopefully everyone will do their part to respect nature.

Treat and Trick January 26, 2011 at 12:06 PM  

You're great photographer! We always take things for granted and fail to do our part in saving our planet...

Catherine January 26, 2011 at 12:31 PM  

Breathtaking pictures, Ananda :) I am compelled to think that no matter what we do to help save the planet, we human beings are inferior in the overall scale of things, and that if the planet were to be destroyed, it would be destroyed irregardless of our efforts. I do, however, appreciate the sentiment of people looking out for future generations though :) wonderful post!

? January 26, 2011 at 3:35 PM  

Well said Ananda!
Lovely pictures. What are those gorgeous purple and red flowers?

Malar Gandhi January 26, 2011 at 3:37 PM  

Well-written post...beautiful pictures. We are all with you...I think, people's attitude is already changing...they are concerned about nature these days.

Priya Sreeram January 26, 2011 at 5:00 PM  

Totally with u on the thoughts behind this well written post and superb clicks !

Sarah Naveen January 26, 2011 at 5:20 PM  

Very well written sweetie..so you are not only a good photographer , but a great writer too....

Andrea the Kitchen Witch January 26, 2011 at 5:23 PM  

The photos are superb! As is the sentiment in this post. Well said! I love the shot of the fuchsia, my mom always had those in the summer time - they're one of my favorites!

Sanjeeta kk January 26, 2011 at 5:57 PM  

Lovely pictures and an equally thought provoking article too!

Cool Lassi(e) January 26, 2011 at 6:18 PM  

This post made me teary-eyed cause we humans abuse mother earth without giving much thought to the calamity that it might trigger.
Yes, we need to take as little as possible from her for survival and leave her "less blemished" for future generations to enjoy and exist!

Pavithra Elangovan January 26, 2011 at 10:51 PM  

Very well written Ananda.. I agree with all the above comments. Awesome shots and the Fuchsia shot is stunning. Wow God is beautiful designer and these are tiny tiny samples. Yes as CL said we have to leave her for future generation to enjoy !!!

swapna January 26, 2011 at 11:19 PM  

Very well written and photographed...
i totally agree with u...

MaryMoh January 27, 2011 at 12:43 AM  

Beautiful post and beautiful pictures. Love reading and love admiring the pictures. Love that lady bird.....so cute! Well, I think human beings are in many ways to blame for the many catastrophes around...all the digging, wasting, burning, polluting etc etc. It's quite scary when we look around, isn't it?

chow and chatter January 27, 2011 at 6:16 AM  

lovely post thanks for the congrats Ananda

Sanchita January 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM  

Very well written Ananda..I am with you too..but I would also say few things are beyond our control for the rest..yes we are responsible. BTW as always, lovely photos :)

Jayanthy Kumaran January 28, 2011 at 7:58 AM  

Wondefully presented dear...:)
Tasty appetite

Dimah January 28, 2011 at 3:51 PM  

Well said Ananda!the photos are soooo gorgeous!

Unknown January 28, 2011 at 7:24 PM  

Very Important Post

Choclette January 28, 2011 at 10:30 PM  

You've put it very well Ananda - couldn't agree more. And beautiful photos too.

aipi January 31, 2011 at 12:25 AM  

I think we should all do our little bit..for me, I try to recycle all my plastics..

US Masala

Prerna@IndianSimmer February 1, 2011 at 7:01 PM  

Love everything about this post! Really something for all of us to take a step back and look at things and think about them! And the photographs just took my breath away. Really it was only after taking up photography and get closer n closer to nature I realized that there's nothing more beautiful and timeless than nature. Rest all is FAKE!

Ushnish Ghosh February 2, 2011 at 7:27 PM  

Dear Ananda
How are you?
Awesome photograph and awe some writing! I fully agree with you...feel like writing more ..but bit occupied these days.
If you look back into History and mythology (unanswered spiritual matters), you will see what kind of destruction earth has gone through time and again,, you will see how cruel human beings have been towards each other and towards all living things.. What role our Gods have played in creation, destruction and balancing the earth.
Spiritually I believe, God will destroy many things, will do many things which we dont like, He will create new situations just to keep the earth going!
For example , protection of deers has lead to population explosion in many places..so much so that many of these animals simply starve.
Anyway it is painful to see destruction, but it will continue to happen. The great ice age or the great flood , Noah's arch..etc happened where there were hardly any people to damage the earth.
Hey I must stop now. But your write up gave me great food for thought.
Will be off blog. Have a nice week

Satya February 3, 2011 at 8:58 AM  

Beautiful clicks and lovely message.. hey you have an award waiting at my blog

Devaki February 3, 2011 at 5:16 PM  

What a lovely sentiment Ananda and a poignant reminder to all of us what is important.

Thanks for this lovely post.

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Unknown February 7, 2011 at 9:33 AM  

Dear All, thank you for your support, options and thoughts. Loved enjoyed reading them all, moreover was elated to see the support, though this def is a debatable topic. Would love to have you all with cup of tea and come cookies and have a healthy discussion and for some action in the future! Love you all! :)

KrithisKitchen February 7, 2011 at 8:48 PM  

First time here.. lovely write-up and awesome clicks...

turmericnspice February 15, 2011 at 5:17 AM  

lovely clicks

Neenu Praveen March 4, 2011 at 3:56 PM  

wndrfl fotografy...hapy too folow u...

Unknown March 13, 2011 at 11:45 AM  

Thank you Kirthi, Turmericnspice and Neenu Praveen :)

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