Sunday, August 14, 2022

Photos From Ayub National Park Visit ,An Extended Version Of Pleasure

 

Visiting Ayub national park is kind of permanent part of our holidays stay in Islamabad . And it is because of it's serene  healthy environment and a happy feel that comes after visiting a beautiful public place. Ayub National park is claimed to be one of the largest park in the Asia .It covers 313 acers . It offers citizens of twin cities (Islamabad and Rawalpindi) a pleasant joyous domain where they can spend some wonderful time with manmade natural habitat for plants and other species co-existing with man. It seems also an effort to provide animals a safe place to grow . I realized during this recent visit  after covid that many enjoyable changes has been made by authorities. It is never easy see animal friends and sweet birds confined no matter how nice and big the cage is but still i was relived to find them wandering in extended portions . My younger son missed his elder brother who had been joining him always but thankfully he was consumed by many interesting activities soon and over all we had a pleasurable  three hours there .Sharing some photos hope you will like them .

 parks are crowded mostly after sunset so when we entered at 5 pm almost people were rare which made ticket purchasing easy and quick . 



an amusement carriage you can see above the head of my younger son ,children and elder were enjoying the ride despite it was hot day though bearable with pleasing breeze 

my younger son joined some kids of his age waiting for entry and then he visited the ghost room which he later said was not scary at all but he had to scream so boys don't find him weird 


we both waited for our son on bench while having water and enjoying soothing guts of breeze ,improved and less crowded park looked amazing !
can't say he or she but you see in photo below she was sitting peacefully ,actually we saw there was a group of some naughty teenagers who were holding stick and teasing  the animals ,twice they were standing beside so we ask them to stop politely ,my younger son was first to say this and then we both joined him, despite kids looked difficult they stopped immediately and the magnificent creature went back into her decent mood smoothly ,it was our first experience to see such mischievousness in all hose years  


it hurts to watch these elegant feathery friends walking within restrictions but surety that it is for their safety and growth brings peace of mind 

 
there are so many species of birds in park and i captured many of them but images are not fine enough to share sorry 
if remove the fence it could have been a beautiful capture i think ,agree ?

 a stage was posing for ladies ,i found it interesting ,both ladies looked at me while i was clicking but their friendly smile encouraged me that they are fine with it 

 we  watched these lovely couple for while as they looked little anxious as they were wandering not relaxingly but in kind of rush ,it can be huger may be 

 extended area and bigger confinement offers lengthy walk and it can make one tired specially overweight people 


 Oh don't you thing the baby Zebra is so CUTE :) he later got up and joined his mom close by though 



now this is perfect pose for a king of the jungle isn't it :) i wish my camera was good enough to catch her expression perfectly ,what is she thinking ? any idea ?

same kids i mentioned ,but they stopped when we requested thankfully , i think some extra guards needed to stay close by so can stop such mishap .

Hubby could not find device but good news that hubby and i am feeling quite better and a bigger good news for me that my laptop is allowing me to comment through it what a relief ! thank you dear Jenny for help .you are so sweet !
It is 14th of August , 75th Independence  day of our homeland so Happy birthday to Pakistan! 
that is it precious people,please keep taking great care of yourself in all means physically and spiritually ! blessings to all of you!


Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Meeting Sister After Twelve years , Comments revelation From Spam Box And Is It Covid Query



I wasn't sure sure why i am not feeling well though i took all the medicines regarding my flue ,cold and motions . Motions disappeared with first two doses but feverish feeling and flue seemed to stay inside somewhere in the corner and when i would quit medication it will start to reappear slowly . My eldest son pointed what if it was covid again . He told to buy a device that helps in checking covid at home . I am not sure if device is available here or not .It Is first Islamic month of Muharam and our small city of Khairpur remains almost shut down for first ten days for Shea community religious activities that attribute to Imam Hussain (a,s) the grandson of our prophet Muhamad (p,b ,u,h) who was martyred for the sake of  Islam by Yazid. People belong to Shea community celebrate their brutal murder of Imam and his family by mourning and lamenting while wandering in streets . This goes for one month and ten days though area is less occupied after first ten days of the Muharam. Tomorrow is tenth and  we are looking forward to open the city so can get back to routine mobility and shopping particularly. Hope hubby can find the device and i can check whether it is covid that taking so long to heal? 

Since we are back from Islamabad heat of this city is giving quite tough time and i think it is more because i am not feeling well already to bear it.More rains in surroundings but we have only cloudy weather . 
I was reading about comments dropping into spam box through many friend 's blogs so i checked mine week before .There were  143 comments among which almost 50 were from blogger friends . It seems that comments started to drop into spam box from January as dates showed ,how annoying and unjust it is . Thank you for being kind and helpful as without your help i would have remained totally ignorant about those precious comments from all of you!

My younger sister contacted me in January 2022 ,after twelve years. It was the same day when my nephew left for Saudi Arabia . She called and asked for some financial help through various excuses .One about her serious health issue made me think about helping her though i knew i had no option as my eldest son had helped in great way recently already . So there was no chance i would ask him again. I told hubby and he said "though we know this hardly earned money will go as waste i will"  and he sent her half lac immediately . I too knew but i wanted to do it only for once to prove that i am with her despite of all her she did to me always. As i said always we all see this world with our unique perspective and for me world is place where we come for really short while . We all live through standards set by our observations and experiences. According to my personal experience doing good selflessly brings peace of mind and sense of harmony with Nature ,so  i keep doing it. 




My one of the most beautiful sister invited me at her home in Islamabad where she lives with her husband and four kids ,two elders from second and two from one with whom she is since eight years. We whole family were shock to see that she did  not look the same person she was bold ,energetic brilliant and funny . her health seemed in danger when she told that doctor has told her to avoid drinking and smoking completely as her both kidneys are damaged . we met few times and i tried to use every minute in convincing her that she should adopt a healthy life style if not for herself but for children the smaller ones specially . But she replied clearly that "you should know your lectures are not for me so save them ,this is life i choose and i am going to stick with it and don't say when you know nothing .then she tried to justified her bad habits in way that her in laws are greedy and cruel and husband does not care about her much blah blahblah. if i will get in details i need ten posts so i save it for another time . her final denial to my advise saddened me deeply . it is painful to see your loved ones crawling towards cliff and reject to hold your hand . She was like this always . till death i will keep wondering Why ?????

when i heard one day that she had meet her first husband and handed over elder kids to him i felt some heavy rock has been removed from my chest ! i hugged her and kissed her forehead that she liberated her elder children from this hell at least . this one is taken on Eid day when we both went to village and visited grave of our parents together . Sadly and unfortunately she was not in her senses because of excessive drinking but i grabbed my peace that she was with me at that moment at least. in life i wanted to have a loving family since always but both of my siblings are not with same mindset . they are self centered but i still love them as they are children of my dear mom and father ! 


both kids of my sister (in middle) sent this image after settling down in the house of their biological father . their life has changed dramatically ,they have their genuine father with them who is very rich and established  man of Sawat in northern area. on left and right are sitting their step siblings . Their father according to them is happy to find them and tries to bring them all they wish immediately . this all makes me grateful and thankful to God and my sister who made it happen .whatever reason she had but this transformed the life of these kids for better hopefully !



"Dua" and "Naqash" both sent this photo to their mother in which they are standing with their step mother .i hope things stay positive between them and future of these kids who had suffered lot because of thier own mother may see soem light and peace in future amen!


taken on Eid evening before having tea ,in yellow the pretty little girl is my niece and in blue is son of my cousin .

Please pray for his father who had accident some days ago .A car rushed in and hit his legs .Driver ran away . The husband of my cousin is on bed since two weeks . I hope and pray that he gets well soon as he is the only bread earner of the family .
That is all for now dear people . See you soon ,i am visiting your blogs by cell smart phone or older tablet  but it makes me slow  as it is hard for me to read thin writing or typing fast .
Thank you for bearing ,in my  thoughts and prays all of you always!




 

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Torrential Rains And Photos From Visit To Pir Sohawa Resort The Dino Valley

 

 It would be a lie If i would say that  i did not like the recent torrential rains here in our small city of Khairpur despite of all the mess and damage they have caused specially to the owners of Date fruit gardens. Yes July and August are decisive months for Date fruits survival on trees and getting down by large number of labor but heavy constant rains that stayed for more than twenty five days i guess spoiled the delicate fruit while they were getting ready to pick up.This is sad indeed but what to do that rains in this area have become really Rare and we see hardly any clouds in the sky or or get some drops of very short down pour like literally for minutes are so:(

Set of rains started few days after our arrival in Islamabad and lasted until we were back though it took few short breaks (one two or three days) but thick clouds kept sky covered meanwhile. This was long time dream so i was happy to have such weather that saved us from scorching sun for while at least .But it does not mean i don't feel sorry for all the loss people experienced because of it .During more than thirty years of my say here i saw it second time that mother Nature did not care about Date fruits ,otherwise she had been favoring the owners of date gardens always. We as human totally depend on Her instinct with hope that whatever she does has reason behind it.

Sharing below some photos from our visit to Pir Sohawa in Islamabad. 

you can imagine the beauty and peace of this place through first four images that i took from google image , Pir Sohawa is rapidly developing resort and town loaded with breathtaking views . People of capital city  on weekends head hilltop resorts like this to spend some serene joyous time with family and friends ,being foot hills of Himalian mountains and close to Murree Pir Sohawa has gorgeous weather quite cooler than islamabad laying in it's lap below 



what else can make one happy who starves for clouds and rain for most of the year ,roads and tracks heading upward offer pleasant walks as well for hiking lovers ,i can dream only about days when i will be able to take such walks 

we haven't go to this particular  resort i think ,because one we visited was situated  earlier to it and had different look and view below 



journey upwards start from the Faisal Mosque from ride takes forty minutes almost to reach Dino Valley ,it is my most favorite journey in the capital city as it gives not just lovely environment to breath but splendid scenes all around ,most of the people during drive stop their vehicles and take photos while standing on the edges of the roads.

it was not weekend so when we arrived in Pir Sohawa Dino valley there were only few families wandering around ,the train like ride behind us took us upward in the restaurant and for this entry that took hardly five minute fee was handsome believe me 

the jungle behind we can see had so many statues of dinosaurs who were making various voices too ,this resort has great appeal for children who love dinosaurs and who doesn't ,my youngest son seemed so excited to see all his extinct friends who seemed quite alive with movements and noise they created .impressive job authorty had dome to amuse kids i must say   

we had to sit pose on the insistence of my youngest son ,he took many selfies with this one too  

place was arranges amazingly ,i wish i had a better camera to take some good photos 



the band of cute dinosaurs was playing and singing ,my son joined them as well 

took this one while sitting on the table and waiting for lunch ,jungle above was filled with children 


the serene and magical place to spend some lovely time ,we enjoyed our three hours there and then returned to the city for shopping and dinner .

I am visiting you blogs though for some reason my own laptop is down and i am doing this post through mu youngest son's laptop which is not allowing me to comment but only blog .so i am visiting and commenting through my smart phone until my laptop is repaired .
Me and hubby are mostly recovered though we still have some symptoms of flue and light fever i wonder why .
Wishing you all health ,peace and happiness in days ahead dear friends! 

Monday, July 25, 2022

We Are Back And I am Thankful For your Kind Visits During My Absence To Your Blogs !


First of all i want to thank you all of you who despite of my long absence (fifty days yes) still kept visiting my blog ,this makes me feel blessed and thankful for having you all as blogger friends! i will be visiting you all since now hopefully!

We got back from our beautiful Islamabad trip on 22 July  Friday morning . As you might know far better than me that whole  Asia is experiencing long spell if rainfall which makes me so happy despite constant absence of power as seeing the environment clean and breathable is deepest desire of my heart. I am thankful for this joyous opportunity by  mother Nature! Me and hubby both fell ill two days before leaving Islamabad but it is hard to find doctor during rains when roads are flooded outside.  Hubby got his first medication today as he found one of the clinics opened. We are being late in keeping our house back to its neat and arranged manner because of sickness but how enough we can thank to our eldest son for his gift of automatic washing machine that  has been proving  itself incredibly helpful during this tough time.  After Eid Ul Adha we visited Kashmir (free part of Kashmir) .It was quick decision by hubby and before only three days before our return date so we had to keep it short .I think the tiredness because of that long journey made us sick later. It took us eight hours almost to reach Muzaffarabad capital of Kashmir we spent next whole day while visiting it's few famous points and set back to Islamabad on the same evening which was exhausting for our age obviously . Though i am feeling speechless when i want to describe the beauty of this heavenly valley dear Friends . River Neelam remains highlight of the whole trip lacing the all curvy dangerous valley. Yes single road warps the hills throughout the way and which makes it bit scary though most of the road is wide enough for vehicles to cross but there are really few places where it gets narrow which provides the risk for rash drivers . Accidents are therefore common specially during rainy  seasons when land sliding is common.We heard about such heart breaking accidents that took place right one day before we arrived there ,a bus fell down in the Neelam river and many people lost their precious lives .Another accident happened the day we returned ,a car slipped in the river with groom and bride and two other ,all four died but two children were saved by authorities miraculously . We saw crown on the way while we were returning who was looking t the place of accident ,some were taking selfies which was beyond my understating. Over all we found the people of Kashmir incredibly kind and helpful in transport and restaurants which was pleasing indeed.  
Sharing some glimpse of our one of the most joyous day in Kashmir. 




the restaurant we visited had beautiful garden area beside river which had swing too ,how can one resist it when surroundings are such magical ,despite of bright sunny day day was cool and breezy ,hubby asked me to sit on swing and when i did he started to push me to swing as it was high and i couldn't push myself by feet .children standing around giggled on this and i joined them smilingly as well. 

 

This was upper Neelam one of the highest point of margalla hills . Below things looked little including zig zag river Neelam. We are standing in the resort where many families were staying for summer holidays 

wherever eyes could see views were breathtaking and captivating ,now i knew why Kashmir was called " a heaven on earth" since always  

Wherever eyes could  see views were breathtaking and captivating. I now knew why Kashmir was called  "heaven on earth" for so long 

hubby insisted for this trip because he wanted to take it when our younger son is still with us ,due to issues regarding constant  rainfall his joining to university is little delayed for orientation at least though classes will start according to schedule in mid August hopefully 

if you can ignore how weak or thin the baby horse is you can appreciate the frame of image taken by my younger son ,like his eldest bro he is nice photographer actually ,whole family of this baby was wandering there in the resort 


i have bought some books from my fav book shop ,i found these while evening when power was off ,i told the shopkeeper about topic i was interested in and he guided me towards where books were racked .
i had started Secret History of the world while i was there and i am finding it very intriguing though lets see what writer actually wants to point out .will share with you all obviously  as soon i finish .
that is all for now .thinking of you all with best wishes and prayful heart!


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