Wednesday, February 25, 2009

How Beautiful Is My Valley!

The weather and scenery has been changing quite dramatically over here in the last few weeks.

After a really long dry spell, the rain Gods were finally appeased! The skies were completely overcast for an entire week. I got a brief glimpse of open sky on my way home one evening. Just one small window!



But this was nothing like the monsoons in India. There was some hail in the valley, and a lot of snow on the mountains.

We went up to the mountains to get a closer look, but the snow had already started to melt. But it was still beeeeautiful!



The area in the foothills of the mountain was pretty rustic. A lot of ranches and horses there. Here's a nice little barn...


And this is a view of the Silicon Valley!


The valley also produces some GIANT lemons like these!
(Please do not ask me whether I am sure these are lemons. I wouldn't call them that if I didn't know, right?)



And boasts some amazing sunsets! Right in the middle of a bustling city!



Fresh air, clear blue skies, fluffy white clouds, views of emerald green mountains, almost like a painting...right in my parking lot!




Vintage Mercs!


And custom made bikes! This one is a "Big Dog". Had never heard of it until I saw one!



I have a few more pictures that I took today, but those will have to come in another post.

35 comments:

Renu said...

beautiful, specially you with lemons:)

~ ॐ ~ said...

arre bahut hi sahi !!!!

this must have been a nice break from the usual trip !!!

--xh-- said...

wow, a merc gazalle - looks like a 1929 model :-D

big Dog is a reputed name in custom build bikes - looks like itz a K-9, and man - what a beautiful design :-D

you sure got some nice frames - love the barn and the vally and the sunset snaps :-D the place is sure beautiful :-D


do show us the rest of the snaps too...

♥ÐÅyÐяєÅмє®♥ said...

wow beautiful pic tour of the valley...

u r indeed lucky to be there...

Chirag said...

hey Great Pics, Specially the GIANT lemons and Harley... :)

aneri_masi said...

@RenuDi, thanks :)

@prashant, usual trip bole to? I didn't go anywhere, these are all around my home and office. The snowy mountain was also about 15 minutes away.

aneri_masi said...

@anoop, I knew you would LOVE the bike! Its brand new! My friend's brother owns it, they bought it a couple weeks ago. Even I was just standing there gawking at it for a while, ke yeh kyaa hai! I will ask him the specifics if you like :)

aneri_masi said...

@sourish, yes, its nice here :)

@chirag, mast hai na? Some times it really feels like I am stepping out of my home and into a movie set!

Arey woh Harley nahi hai, its some custom made thing called "Big Dog".

Aathira said...

Wonderful pictures!

Those lemons are huge and what is there in the valley that makes them that huge????

aneri_masi said...

@Athira, LOL, those two in my hands are freaks of nature :) Not all were that big. It was a tree in my friend's backyard. They said one of the branches was grafted with this freak fruit, others were normal. You can see the tree behind me. Usi ped ke hain yeh lemons.

Vikas Gupta said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!

D said...

You look great.
The pictures look great.
The scenery looks great.
Basically, this post looks great!

aneri_masi said...

@vikas, thanks!

@D, your comment is great :D

Indian Home Maker said...

You look gorgeous!!!
Amazing giant lemons!
Great pictures :)

I am said...

the Dog, is really really nice :) and the valley IS just lovely :), :)

and please jaldii chota kaarrrrr pic's :)

Mumbai Diva said...

lovely pics.

aneri_masi said...

@IHM, thanks!

@tanu, yes dear, will do!

@diva, thankooo :)

Ankur said...

amazing.. really good one.. first i loved the bike!! yea yea.. i love them the most!! :D

and then the MERCCCCCCCCCC... sweet!!

n then the valley... amazing... seriously yaar, wanna visit something like this for long now!!
u r having fun it seems.. and here its very warm in Pune!!

ceedy said...

Neat...just the title threw me off :P (mere dimag me kya kya thoughts aaye ;))

Ria said...

simply awesome pics babe! :)

Princess Mia said...

i like such posts of yurs.....with pictures.....

the lemon pic still cracks me up

aneri_masi said...

@ankur, yeah, of course, what else do you expect a guy to like :) Which bike do you have? And the merc was much prettier, photo itna achha nahi aaya :( Ditto about the valley!

And trust me, warm is good! Koi shak ho to Ceedy se pooch lo!

aneri_masi said...

@ceedy, tsk tsk, buri baat :D

@ria, thanks dear!

@mia, what?! you mean you don't like my writing so much?! :(

Just kidding :)

hitch writer said...

wow the lemons are huge !!!

the barn pic is lovely...

~ ॐ ~ said...

what are you talking about... just around the house !!!!

mashaallah !!!

aneri_masi said...

@prashant, yep, near my home and office.

@hitch, yeah, I like that one a lot too!

Princess Mia said...

oh come on ...u know i love yur blog....n yur pictorial posts are the best.....n hey yur gratitude blog rocks....

aneri_masi said...

@mia, was just teasing you, dear :) And thanks for reminding me of that poor forgotten blog of mine. I should update that too, nahi?

Ekta said...

:-)))
hey girl...lovely pics!
and for the pt 11..hang in there!:-)
hugs!

Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

very beautiful!!! :-D Both the valley, and the lady with her lemons!

Nitin said...

beautiful pics 1st and 7th..

this post has many words which attracts the reader... was it written like that or just happened so.........including the title..)

aneri_masi said...

@ekta, thank you!

@lakshmi, thanks a lot! So glad to see you here :)

@Nitin, well, I did use the words to describe what I was feeling/seeing :)

Abraham Tharakan said...

How Green Was My Valley. Beautiful.

Kanan said...

*sigh*

It is majestic & breath-takingly beautiful... you've captured them so nicely. I love them all. Thanks for sharing.

ps. I love the pic of you with red flower in your hair and ocean in the background. :D

pRiyA said...

your photos are terrif! those lemons remind me of an ostrich egg versus a real one. what a giant!