A walk in the woods

Even though I currently live in a quiet suburb at the edge of a large woods, I never really bothered to walk through it; either because its been too cold or I’ve been too lazy for a long while now.
Anyway, late this afternoon, I was on my way home from the mosque and decided to take the uncharted route (literally!) home, by cutting straight through the woods.

I did not regret my decision.
Slowly strolling through a peaceful forest, with a soft breeze gently rustling your hair amid dense green vegetation, watching squirrels run up the trees – and watch you from behind the branches; and seeing the rays of the afternoon sunshine from a beautiful spring day filter through the tall trees above, the fresh scent of pine, the feel of crisp leaves and twigs snapping underfoot while listening to the birds chirping above…

It has to be one of the most beautiful experiences in the world.

14 comments:

Akshay said...

I love taking a walk in the woods!! Too bad Delhi is almost a concrete jungle now!! I still love Delhi though...

Rayees Ahamed said...

:)

yup , spring season , and especiaylly now the weather is pleasant around 15-20 degrees, nalla experience ...


Already the flower carpets have bloomed, in a couple of weeks , roses too will join the party inshallah
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btw while walking in woods beware of poisonous insects (the almost nil snakes in germany but poisnous insects)

Alok said...

It can be such a beautiful feeling!

I'd like to dedicate "The Road Not Taken" By Robert Frost to this post.

Enjoy!

The Victorious.. said...

Maasha Allah! Very beautifully described. :)

I just now came back from T Nagar. Imagine!!!!

rahman said...

@Akshay
yup...but guess its not just Delhi - I think all major cities face the same problem.
Btw, welcome to Random Thoughts dude!

@rayees
Thx for the tip bro.
Hmm, insects...never gave that much thought before. And now that you mention it, I do see a lot of rather large mosquitos around here these days :)

@alok
The Road Not Taken is elegant and spellbinding at the same time. I love that poem.
Thx!

@victorious
Lol!
Yeah, I've lived in T-Nagar for around 2yrs myself; so I know what you mean!

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

i could feel it all like twas happenin to me, while i read this! beautifully written.

:)

ironically, peace-tranquillity- calm-ness, all dat, i do not like..

Arun Sundar said...

Nice! But when am in such calmness, the monkey inside my head screams and I tend to spoil the serenity. But such adventurous 'Road not taken' attempts are good though :)

rahman said...

@busy-writer

Don't like tranquility? Hmm, you're a wild one aren't you? :D
Thx for stopping by!

@arun
I guess its good to let the monkey loose every once in a while...Helps maintain a healthy amount of sanity :)

A wo(a)ndering mind said...

exactly what I meant in this post of mine... http://thesoundofmywheels.blogspot.com/2007/11/white.html

and I so totally agree with the loose monkey comments too.. :)

rahman said...

@a wondering mind

Oh okay...for a long time I never really got it actually :)

Hari Vishnu said...

wow, apparently many human beings are alike in more than one way.. i do that too here. even though kochi is a fairly green place here and there, i prefer to have a quiet walk by myself or with my friend sometimes..

reminds one of the poem by robert frost doesnt it.. a path in the woods..

rahman said...

@hari
Well I haven't met a person yet who didn't like nature....although I guess not all of us are fortunate enough to be able to experience it.

manisha said...

i love ur short posts...easy tor ead...easy to coment..n al of thm intrestin topics..!!! :)

an ode to the nature...:) i wud hv gone there more often...if i was at ur place..

rahman said...

@manisha
thx!! you just made my day!
:)