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!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Dipped In The Sense For Gratitude For Happiness I Experienced These Days!!!

Hello Dear Souls !

Hope Enjoying the experience through physical appearance  thoroughly!
Sorry that due to Eid Ul Adha we got so busy with travels we made to my native village and other places specially after arrival of my younger son from Karachi . Trying to update you through some photos that show how amazingly nice time we had with loved ones and as family.No time right now for details so sharing just images to give you idea .We are leaving for home on 21 of July.See you guys properly soon then as i miss you all so much !

reason to put this image at first is it shows my feelings i experienced during this vacation which brought me many joys i was looking for thankfully ! the little happy girl is daughter of my cousin with whom we visited Khanpur dam last day that is near to my native town.

this pretty young lady is thirteen and daughter of my younger sister , she and her younger brother were adopted by by their biological father last month . it was joy i waited for long as they were living miserable life with their mother and her current husband. i am so grateful it happened .she shred this photo on Eid day ,her first Eid with her father and you can see how serene and happy she looks here 

i met one of my dear cousin after twenty years almost ,she has vision problem in which people can't keep eyes open during daylight though they have good eyesight otherwise. we both were so happy to see each other after long time ,she is married to pathan man and has four sons and two daughters who are studying well ,two are doing jobs including one of her eldest daughter .it was pleasure to learn that life of my cousin was joyous and prosperous eventually 

on my niece wish we took her to visit dam near us ,she is on right with mother beside and aunt ,unlike Rawal dam Islamabad Khanpur dam had little water ,hubby told that it was due to khanpur dam provides water in surrounding towns and is alloweded more water after making this supply satisfactorily perfect,more than hald of it was empty sadly the day we visited 

few days before Eid we took our youngest son to Pirsova a hilltop picnic point where he enjoyed seeing statues of different extinct dinosaurs in Dino Valley 

Biggest relief of this vacation was meeting my younger sister after ten years almost though we all were shock to see her as weak and lost ,her eldest two children who were living with her then are standing on her left and right in this image ,her younger children from present husband are also here ,boy four years old standing before his step sister and girl two and half years old held by her father on most right . image was taken when we visited grave of my father together the day we met in mid June . will share details later 

dino valley pir sohava 

            my son got back on 8th July he told he had nice time there and made lots of  friends 

our younger son called us before one day from Eid day and we had plenty of happy chat ,afterwards he sent his selfie on my insistence ,we miss him most on such happy days when gathering of family means so much ! yet i am thankful for internet (after my dear creator who makes everything possible )for providing such opportunity !
another happy news arrived from Saudi Arabia by my nephew who got his driving license eventually after six months and he got his monthly income start finally thankfully! if you remember he had left for Saudi Arabia on 12th of January 2022.

while our youger son was still in karachi we went to visit Murree Patriata though we did not ride chair lift instead we did soem real hiking with our youngest son and spent some truly joyful serene time together .

That is all for now dear friends ,See you soon hopefully .
you all are in my thoughts and prayers always! please stay smiling and spread joy around! you will have it back in double believe me !
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