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Lone fisherman and milky clouds

June 15, 2017

 

White Lilies in blossom

June 13, 2017

 

Sun setting in and out of clouds this evening

and creating amazing natural beauty!

It was a spectacle to witness.

June 5, 2017

 

 

Morning shadows

Evening shadows

Many faces of the blossom,

this morning!

June 2, 2017

 

 

This morning’s inspiration!

Nature always surprises.

This flower bloomed overnight!

June 1, 2017

 

 

Flowers along the street

May 31, 2017

 

Soaking rain and sunshine.

Plants and grass are happy.

May 30, 2017

 

 

New Foliage

May 29, 2017

 

 

 

Appreciating and loving the beauty and wonder of Nature.

Love for all Life, mutual respect and acceptance of one another, and caring for the whole Humanity

is the key to personal and world peace.

With goodwill for all,

Vinod and Sunanda Deshmukh.

May 27, 2017.

 

Beautiful illuminated world at sunset, this evening!

May 27, 2017

Planting Papaya seeds

in the fertile soil

May 27, 2017

 

 

 

 

Happy 55th Anniversary!

To my dear wife, Sunanda V Deshmukh:

I hate no one.

I like many.

I love a few,

Especially you!

Dear Nanda,

Thank you for inviting me in your life and walking with me on our long and uncertain voyage of Life so far. What helped us in our journey are our mutual respect, shared values, enduring friendship, unquestionable love, honest critique with acceptance of suggested solutions and life-long learning from experience. We had great academic careers, wonderful loving family, prosperity and good health so far. We are continuing to enjoy activities together like painting, gardening, music, yoga, meditation, and spending time together with our family, and especially with our grand kids. Hope that we will continue to live this good, meaningful and creative life for a long time to come.

With Love always,

Vinod

Vinod D Deshmukh.

May 26, 2017.

 

 

Same breakfast,

But a different morning!

Cheers and appreciate the wonder!

May 23, 2017

Sharing food creates

the possibility of a peaceful coexistence!

May 23, 2017

 

 

Better reflection; Clear mind!

May 22, 2017

 

Better circles in the puddle.

May 22, 2017

 

Reflection and circles created by rain drops

on a pool of collected water

May 22, 2017

 

 

Much needed rain, this afternoon!

It is most welcome as it is good for all life-forms.

May 22, 2017

 

 

 

It is mostly about food in the animal world,

and also in the human world.

Both worlds seem to be driven by fear and greed

for food and money in a broad sense.

May 22, 2017

 

 

 

This morning’s inspiration

May 22, 2017

Be inspired by Nature’s beauty and serenity!

May 22, 2017

 

 

 

Beautiful growth of Gulmohar seeds

in just one week after sprouting!

May 21, 2017

Sona’s gift of Roses

after her Ballet performance last night.

May 21, 2017

 

 

Confluence!

May 20, 2017

 

 

Cloudy sky and moody St Johns River, this evening!

May 19, 2017

 

 

Natural beauty

May 17, 2017

 

Impressive  growth of Gulmohar seeds in 2 days!

May 16, 2017

 

 

 

Squirrels & Cardinals

May 13, 2017

 

 

Rock Patterns

May 13, 2017

 

 

Trees

May 13, 2017

 

 

Lemon Tree

First Blossom

May 12, 2017

 

 

We are embedded in Nature and Nature is embodied in us

like a wave in a sea of cosmic energy.

May 11, 2017

 

Sunset and the full Moon on Buddha Jayanti

May 10, 2017

 

 

A branch of Mimosa

May 9, 2017

 

 

Flowers

May9, 2017

 

 

 

Sunset

May 8, 2017

 

 

 

Great Blue Heron’s surprize visit

May 8, 2017

 

 

Spectacular sunset, this evening!

May 5, 2017

 

 

Sunset after a stormy afternoon!

May 4, 2017

 

 

 

This morning’s blossom

May 2, 2017

Illuminated leaves

May 2, 2017

Picturesque Sunset

May 2, 2017

 

Beauty of a cut branch

May 1, 2017

 

 

 

Nature’s beauty, this morning!

 

 

Planted six Live Oak trees.

April 28, 2017

 

 

New sprout from an apparently dead tree.

April 28, 2017

Painting class with 4 interpretations of

van Gogh’s self portrait of 1889

 

Through an aeroplane window

 

 

Ocean views from the penthouse

at Myrtle beach

 

 

On way to ocean at Myrtle Beach

 

 

Myrtle Beach

April 23, 2017

 

 

Inspiration, this morning!

 

 

Planted three fruit trees today

April 12, 2017

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Spalding Apple

Pomegranate

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This evening’s moments of inspiration and serenity. Nature is amazing. We just have to pause, look and appreciate the wonder.

April 11, 2017

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Calla Lily and Rhododendron

April 10, 2017

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An illuminated symbol of

Universal Energy, Awareness and Being

April 9, 2017

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Calla Lily and Rhododendron

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Illuminating the enlightened one, this morning!

April 2, 2017

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Inviting sunny blue sky

for the trees and the people.

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Feeding the squirrels

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March 27, 2017

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New Foliage of Spring

March 27, 2017

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Yellow Tabebuia in our neighborhood

March 23, 2017

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“A River of Gold”

Amazing golden reflections on the river

March 22, 2017

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A Family of Blue Herons

March 21, 2017

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Sunset

March 20, 2017

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Ekal Vidyalaya Program in Jacksonville, Florida

March 18, 2017

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The setting Sun caught in a tree and its branches.

March 16, 2017

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Magnets on a refrigerator

Illuminated by the evening Sun

March 16, 2017

Magnets on a refriegerator

 

Natural Pedestal for the Sun

A stump of Sweetgum tree.

March 15, 2017

Pedestal for the Sun

Carrying the Sun in a fruit basket

March 14, 2017

Sun in the basket

Sunset

 

 

Brilliant colors of the sunset.

March 10, 2017

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This evening’s beauty

March 9, 2017

Oak Tree 1

Oak tree 2

Leaning towards Moon

Column of Sun Light

 

Jax Beach Photos

March 4 & 5, 2017

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Painting class 2

March 7, 2017

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Sunset 2

March 3, 2017

 

Ashok’s Portrait

Oil Painting and a Sketch by

Sunanda V Deshmukh

February 11, 2017

Ashok's painting

Ashok's sketch

 

 

February 11, 2017

Full Moonset

A surprise this morning!

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February 10, 2017

Bright Sunset

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February 5, 2017

Grandparents and grandson sowing the seeds of goodness and love.

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February 2, 2017

Natural life and beauty

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February 1, 2017

Exuberance of pink and purple in the garden.

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Oil on Canvas Portrait

By Sunanda V Deshmukh

January 25, 2017

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January 29, 2017

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January 27, 2017

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January 22, 2017

Magnolia in full blossom

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A passing moment

Photography by Vinod D Deshmukh

from the 8th floor window of the Neuseum building

in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2017

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National Gallery of Art

Favorite Images

January 16, 2017

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January 20, 2017

Nature’s cheerful blessings

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January 19, 2017

What does it feel like?

The veiled face

Sculpture in marble.

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Veiled face 2

Veiled face 3

 

 

 

January 19, 2017

Fishing on a lazy afternoon.

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January 17, 2017

Early Spring!

Magnolia in Bloom!

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January 11, 2017

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Sunset on January 10, 2017

 

January 8, 2017

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Three moments of the Sunset

This evening.

December 6, 2016

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Three moods of dawn, this morning.

December 6, 2016

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October 21, 2016

 

Peaceful glory of the Sunset this evening!

October 13, 2016

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This evening’s natural beauty and peace.

October 11, 2016

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Two beautiful compositions! Beauty, Peace and Goodness always prevail.

Photographs by Vinod D Deshmukh.

October 9, 2016

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Hurricane Mathew
October 8, 2016
Destructive passage of hurricane Mathew with the “eye” about 40 miles offshore from Jacksonville, FL. Just 24 hours later, the sky cleared up and showed a gorgeous sunset. Nature has its own laws and ways of doing things. We can’t fathom them fully. But, on the whole, life is good for most of us. We just have to accept and appreciate Life and Nature.
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Topological growth of a conch shell
from a point-source to a line to a spiral-vortical surface
in periodic activation-inhibition cycles.
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October 5, 2016
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Unusual pink glow in the sky this evening!
October 3, 2016
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Moods of Nature!
One hour later from the same vantage point!
October 3, 2016
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Beauty of dark clouds at the horizon this morning!
October 3, 2016
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Long shadow and a long reflection!
October 1, 2016
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Pages from the “Book of Nature”
October 1, 2016
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Nature’s play of “Hide and Seek”
September 30, 2016
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“Painted Clouds” this evening
September 29, 2016
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This evening’s Sunset
September 28, 2016
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Loneliness:
Half Moon looking for the other half!
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September 23, 2016
Sun breaking through dark clouds!
September 20, 2016
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Evening shadows
September 17, 2016
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Mid day shadows!
September 17, 2016
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Sunset through Palm leaves and
The reflection of a Full Moon.
September 15, 2016
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A school of flying fish at sunset
September 11, 2016
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September 11, 2016
Tranquil Morning
See the clear blue sky between the white clouds;
See the still flow of river between the white waves;
Listen to the effortless silence between random thoughts;
It is the tranquility of this morning!
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September 7, 2016
Serenity of a late evening
September 6, 2016
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Self-portrait this morning,
in the sunlight through the window.
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Bird of Paradise
from our garden
August 2, 2016
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Trip to Gunnison River Colorado
July 24-30, 2016
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Interesting patterns of clouds and the setting sun, this evening!
 
Photographs by Vinod D Deshmukh.
 
May 30, 2016
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This morning’s Surprise!
 
A Big Flower on a small Trumpet plant, and
The White Roses glowing in the morning Sun.
 
Photographs by Vinod D Deshmukh.
 
May 13, 2016
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Irises and Lilies
Looking even more beautiful
On day two!
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This morning’s natural joy!
May 6, 2016
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This afternoon’s “Shades of Green.”
 
Photograph by Vinod D Deshmukh.
 
April 29, 2016
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River and Sky are never the same.
River and Sky are ever the same.
Depends on how we look!
 
Photos by Vinod D Deshmukh.
 
April 27, 2016
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New Leaves and Flowers
April 27, 2016
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Saw 6 or 7 manatees this morning
April 24, 2016
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Four manatees witnessed from our dock.
April 23, 2016
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Beautiful Amaryllis in blossom.
 
Photographs by Vinod D Deshmukh.
 
April 21, 2016
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Dissipative patterning of clouds

in the infinite blue sky

April 21, 2016

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This morning’s glory!

April 7, 2016

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April 2, 2016

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Waves in the Sky!

April 1, 2016

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Sailing on the St Johns River

April 1, 2016

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Good Morning!

April 1, 2016

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On “Cormorant’s Watch” this morning.

Photos by Vinod D Deshmukh

March 30, 16

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This evening’s glorious sunset in sequence.
 
Photographs by Vinod D Deshmukh.
 
March 25, 2016
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Natural Beauty
March 23rd and 24th 2016
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Full Sun set and a Full Moon rise this evening!
 
Photos by Vinod D Deshmukh.
 
March 22, 2016
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This morning’s “Cheers” from Nature!
 
Lovely “Golden Tabebuia” tree in blossom.
 
Photographs by Vinod D Deshmukh.
 
March 13, 2016
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The “warmth” of Spring

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Photographs by

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March 8, 2016

This afternoon’s natural beauty of the Sun, the River and the Sky!

Photos by Vinod D Deshmukh

March 5, 2016

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Migratory American Robins on a Sabal Palm tree in our backyard, today in Jacksonville, Florida.

Photos by Vinod D Deshmukh.

February 26, 2016

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Early Spring in Florida

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February 3, 2016

This evening’s sunset on the St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida

Photographs by Vinod D Deshmukh Jan 31, 2016

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Full Moon on Christmas Night

December 25-26, 2015

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Photos  from Mandai, Pune.

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Photos from Mogarwadi,

near Anand-vana.

Dec 19, 2015

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Life on the river under the enlightened sky.

Sculling teams from the Bolles School

This morning’s Cloud Forms

October 24, 2015

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Pink Pods of the Rain Tree.

October 20, 2015

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This morning’s flowers.

October 17, 2015

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This evening’s glorious Sunset.

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More than 70 years ago.

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This evening’s lovely sunset.

October 11, 2015

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Yellow flowers in bloom on our street.

October 4, 2015

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On my walk, this morning,

A Blue Heron and a River Turtle.

Photos by Vinod D Deshmukh

September 04, 2015

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A spectacular Sunset after a heavy thunder-storm this evening.

Photographs by Vinod D Deshmukh

August 23, 2015

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A Desert Rose bud that just opened today.

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Yellow flowers of Tabebuia tree.

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August 13, 2015

A Cardinal couple and a Squirrel that visit us almost daily. Please notice the squirrel taking a good siesta after a full lunch. They are so much like us.

August 13, 2015

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When I am,

I am in Nature;

When I am not,

I am Nature.

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I can’t expect a Papaya

to grow into Mango and a Mango

to grow into a Jack-fruit.

***

Vinod D Deshmukh

August 13, 2015

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August 13, 2015

“Feather Clouds”

Photographed by Vinod D Deshmukh

August 10, 2015

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Beauty out of my window.

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Bright red Cardinal against the green leaves.

August 2, 2015

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Blue Moon

July 31, 2015

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Photos from Cashiers, North Carolina

July 2015

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Changes in Nature’s Mood.

Captured on a smart phone camera.
Vinod D Deshmukh.
Jacksonville, FL July 10, 2015

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Beautiful Logs and Flowers

June 23, 2015

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The Natural Beauty “On My Walk” This Morning!

I am fortunate to be inspired by such “ordinary” things.

The “Sacred” is in the “Ordinary”. How true!

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May 29, 2015

Beautiful Trees at Riverside Park

Jacksonville, Florida

May 26, 2015

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This morning’s beauty

May 26, 2015

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This evening’s wonderful sunset

May 9, 2015

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From Talbot and Amelia Islands

May 3, 2015

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White Water Lilies

Hidden Hills Country Club

May 1, 2015

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आईची आवडती फुलं, सकाळच्या पूजेसाठी।

My late beloved Mother’s favorite wild flowers for her morning worship.

She used to pick them from our backyard. That was part of her daily worship.

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April 28, 2015

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Standing and Fallen Trees.

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The mother turtle left her nest this morning and presumably, has returned to the river and then the ocean. I was told that these are called soft shell turtles. It takes about 2 months for the eggs to hatch and for the baby turtles to come out. Hopefully, we will be able to witness that natural wonder. Here are a few photos of the nest and around.

April 23, 2015

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A leather-back sea turtle came from St Johns River to our backyard / neighborhood and laid eggs along our neighbor’s fence. Mother turtle dug a hole in the soft ground and was laying on it for quite a while till dark. Here are two photos that I took from a distance. With urbanization, it is hard for the wild life to follow their natural instincts and live a normal life. We have seen such turtles returning almost every year. We have to love and protect all Life.

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Mother Nature is inviting all of us with her sweet smile and fragrance. Please join her Spring Celebration. I wish I could share the wonderful fragrance too. Cheer one another.

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New Moon – New Mind

on the St Johns River

January 21, 2015

We were lucky to notice this amazing wild flower by the roadside on our way from Murud Beach to Pune. This was near Mandagaon. The flower is called Agnishikha.
Please keep your eyes open for wild flowers and other wild things. Get amazed and inspired by Nature around and within. Photograph by Vinod D Deshmukh October 5th 2014

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4 thoughts on “Recent Photos

  1. Dear Dr. Vinod ji Deshmukh:

    Great photos, indeed. Look like Dr. Vinod ji, YOU are all rounder. I read your few poems and they are excellent. We met at Brahamji’s place and we look forward to meet when I am in Jacksonville next. If you happen to come to Orlando please let me know. WE are right in I-4 in Lake Mary and it will be a pleasure to welcome you here. Thank you again for great photos, poems and a very good website.
    ds

  2. Thank you. The mountain photos are from Yosemite and Fall colors from Ashville, North Carolina.
    Cheers! Please stay in touch. Vinod and Sunanda

  3. Enjoyed seeing the photos. Were some of them taken from your home? Where were the fall and mountain pictures from? Enjoyed seeing the tulips too. Can go on and on, but will stop for now. Excellent photgraphy!

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