Clouds On Flames

“Who are you, reader, reading my poems an hundred years hence? 
I cannot send you one single flower from this wealth of the spring, 
one single streak of gold from yonder clouds. Open your doors and look abroad. 
From your blossoming garden gather fragrant memories of the vanished flowers 
of an hundred years before.
In the joy of your heart may you feel the living joy 
that sang one spring morning, sending its glad voice across a hundred years.”
– The Gardener, 1915 
by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

A very old picture from my archives. It was taken with my Canon PowerShot A540. I remember the evening, when the clouds reached their peak of glory with their bright pink gold colors. I took a couple of shots then stood back to see the scene melt away.

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67 Responses

  1. Joop Zand says:

    A wonderful first picture this year.

    Greetings, Joop

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Lovely, peaceful skies and a beautiful capture as always!! Hope your New Year is off to a wonderful beginning, Indrani!!

    Sylvia

  3. George says:

    I'm glad you went to your archives for this photo. It's gorgeous.

  4. Al says:

    I love evening clouds like this – lovely photo. Happy New Year!

  5. lovely pic, Indrani, and such a beautiful quote to go along with it!!! wish you a wonderful 2014!!!

  6. magiceye says:

    Wish you and yours a brilliant 2014!!

  7. Wishing you a wonderful new year and hoping it brings all the happiness you wish for!

  8. MarjaK says:

    Such beautifull colours!

  9. What an incredible capture !

  10. Amazing shot !
    Wishing you a joyful and colorful NEW YEAR !!

  11. Hari OM
    Happy New Year Indrani and this is the perfect shot for the theme! YAM xx

  12. Both are wonderful-the picture and the quote!Happy New Year

  13. This shot is definitely a keeper! Glad you kept it. :))

  14. Oman says:

    Have a happy new year from my country, the Philippines, to yours. 🙂

  15. Marja says:

    Lovely colours.

  16. Carver says:

    That is a stunning sky!

  17. Ash says:

    Gorgeous shot. Happy New Year, Indrani!

  18. eileeninmd says:

    Gorgeous sky and stunning colors. Lovely image, Indrani!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  19. Old or not, it's worth sharing. It's simply stunning.

    Happy New Year.

    Thank you for your wonderful travel documentaries and face photos in 2013. Keep up the good work.

  20. What a way to begin the new year… keep them coming Indrani… happy 2014

  21. Wonderful shot…

    Happy Newyear

    thanks

  22. Kusum Sanu says:

    Beautiful sky!

    Happy New Year!

  23. What a fine sky for SWF!
    Happy New Year to you, Indrani!

  24. ladyfi says:

    That is just gorgeous! Wishing you a new year full of good things.

  25. Joyful says:

    I love the dramatic shot!
    Happy New Year!

  26. Bibi says:

    Such an insightful poem….and a fantastically beautiful photo to go with it.

  27. Wow! amazing picture Indrani

  28. Al says:

    Very impressive – I love skies like this.

  29. Antonina says:

    Wonderful sky!
    Happy New Year!

  30. Laura says:

    Oh how beautiful!!!

  31. I first learned of Tagore when I was a graduate student in Ireland, where he had some influence! What a beautiful image. Thanks for the image and words.

  32. This is certainly beautiful! Great capture too. Belated Happy New Year!

  33. Nice one Indrani 🙂

  34. Loved the title and the shot.

  35. The picture and Tagore's words make a great combination.

  36. Amazing photo 🙂 loved it.

  37. Now I must say…."Wordless"

  38. Breathtaking view. 🙂 Happy 2014.

  39. It looks as though it is a cloud with burning coals

  40. Marvelous photo hope you are on Pintrest.com

  41. Wow, this looks like as if the clouds are on fire 🙂 Wonderful shot 🙂

  42. Seeta says:

    Wow! Where is this?
    Btw that poem is so full of depth… I guess all of us wonder that don't we…

  43. Very nice 🙂 The tinges of pink and orange always add to the beauty of the clouds and the sky.

  44. motidana says:

    Mother Nature`s most beautiful painting….. breathtakingly captured !!

  45. Beautiful capture..And the lines too complimenting the picture (:

  46. D.Nambiar says:

    Standing under that sky must have been such a powerful moment. 🙂
    Nice one.

  47. Amazing click with a fantastic quote

  48. Lovely burning colors of sky in the pic… I always love these colors on all my travel journeys and especially in Himalayas wen the sun breaks out of horizon, nothing can express that feel….

  49. Nice capture Indrani 🙂

  50. vaisakhi says:

    Sky on Fire! Nice capture..:)

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