My traveling by road was limited from 2011 on wards, though inland from my city Rawalpindi to the Capital city Islamabad, due to social circumstances as well as medical reasons.It was a difficult uncertain time as tests were done and results began to change my life. Trips for medical checkups were tense.Finally one for the major surgery and later (with Allah’s Blessings) back home trip, when lying on the backseat I held on with the pain while my younger daughter (May Allah bless and reward her and her family for the best of everything amen) slowly drove the car home.Nothing could I see but the roof of the car and passing flashes of treetops and buildings. There are times when one is so bound and helpless.Then the only thought is the prayer to the Almighty for forgiveness and help….
Allah is Most Gracious and Most Merciful
With His Blessings I was well enough to travel and on the way, to capture the Magical Beauty of Nature. Here in response to Dear friend Ann Christine’s Theme of Magical Mother nature I would like to share some views I managed to capture. In all of them I see the Magnificent Majestic Power of the Greatest Artificer The Divine Creator
On way to Islamabad~ Sunset with a cloudy sky.The spread out developing outskirts of the twin cities
As we drove on the sunset remained in view for quite some time and as it grew darker some lights were visible at a distance. How wired is city life. We depend on these lines. The clouds spread the magical amalgamation of gold and blue.
My younger sister came to Pakistan from Buffalo New York last year for a short visit. Landing at the Provincial capital of the Punjab i.e. the Historical Mughal City of Lahore, she drove straight to our home town Abbottabad in the Northern Province The Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa (aka KPK ) This gave me an opportunity to travel by road, a two and a half hours journey home. It was a highly emotional trip. I watched the scenery through the camera lens, through the window of the Daewo Travel Coach. Many magical green images kept flashing past. Sharing two selected for this feature I hope you will like the country side on way to my beloved home town.
A small mosque came in view built amid the lush green trees and bushes.A peaceful and serene setting. A few miles from the growing town of Haripur.
Fertile fields are spread left and right of the main road, now a grand four lane motorway also the beginning of the Great Silk Route to Place Khunjrab Pass at the Chinese Border
When the distance is about ten miles short of Abbottabad the road leads from the harvest fields into the mountain ranges. A pure magical sight, endless beauty, fresh air and a heavenly fragrance is spread all over mixed with the sweet scent of pine. While writing I am experiencing severe feelings of nostalgia, going home but knowing that I will not find my loving welcoming parents was a heavy feeling at the time, but meeting my sisters soon removed that sadness.
Back home another short trip to Islamabad for a Reading Session.Outside the Pak-China Cultural center I found this magical cluster of wild flowers
“No one weaves the exquisite quite like Mother Nature.”