SPIRIT OF TUSCANY

There is a beautiful composition between nature & civilization in this unique part of world called Tuscany in Italy
Cypress-lined driveways, the lyrical landscapes, vine-clad hills, countless wineries, historic towns, medieval villages, rustic farms, country churches; there are no better components to cater to the beauty of Tuscany. But the rhyme of the region is not complete with the spirit of the people and their responsibility & commitment to mother nature.

HGL Grass Lands

Location: Tuscany, Italy

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COMPACT BUT CONFIDENT

This tiny creature has a lot to teach us. Its important to stand confident. Survival tactics are not taught but learned. Faithful and diligent perseverance in a task against all odds and challenge will eventually bring success and significant reward

HGL Spider Hunt mode

MISSION IMPIZZABLE…


There are no WE with PIZZA in hand.
At home my wife bakes 100% whole wheat cheesy pizza. Perhaps the only times we disagree on sharing. Yes its almost impizzable.

HGL Pizza Slice


– The First Pizza Is Thought to Be Invented in Naples During the Early 1500s
– The First Documented Pizzeria in the World Was Opened in Port’Alba in Naples, Italy During the Late 1800s
– The most expensive pizza in the world, tastefully called Louis XIII, is in Italy. It’s topped with lobster, buffalo mozzarella, three types of caviar, squilla mantis (a Mediterranean shrimp), and pink Australian salt. Currently, this pizza costs €8,300

THE FREEDOM FLIGHT

Travelling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries. Physical, psychological, personal and geographical whatever it is just don’t set limits. Keep pushing and challenge yourself. It’s definite that you will reach a state that is sincere, respectful and proudly you have attained the liberty to pursuit of happiness and self accomplishment.

7000 miles nonstop flight, 60 Miles per hour, at an altitude of 37,000 feet above sea level

Yes, certain birds do that. Because they know no boundaries and knowledge is all instinctive and natural.; the sun, moon, stars, earth’s magnetism and above all necessity.

 

HGL Goose Flight

 

MIGHTY CANVAS

I am inspired by anything beautiful. When I admire the wonders of a sunset, my soul rise admiring the divine stroke of a mighty creator. One of those awesome moments we feel so tiny & that BIG as we are one of his creations.

Our whole life is not enough to enjoy the beauty of life to the fullest, isn’t that weird we are all struggling to complete it with just achievements

HGL Sunset painting

Above is not an oil paint in canvas, i don’t use Photoshop in my images. This is pure nature at its best

Location: Ravenna; Cinque Terre – Italy

THE CALL OF MOUNTAINS

When you go to the mountains, you see them and you admire them. In a sense, they give you a challenge; you try to express that by accepting the call of nature and venturing on to them. And then deep inside nature set up the greatest magic happening for you to witness at its glory.

HGL Mountains

Location: Eisriesenwelt caves, Salzburg, Austria

BLACK FOREST

If fantasies, fairy tales, dense evergreen forests, thick woods, ferocious bear & wolf were all a part of your childhood stories; imagine the moment you happen to be in this place. The feel is so intense that you just can’t resist the deep but slow electric shock waves passing through your spine while getting to realize that experiencing and accepting the fact that our fantasies are sometimes entertaining, distracting & even frightening………….feeling the presence of a bear in those thick woods didn’t allowed me to share my state of dejavu to my dudes who were rather excited & busy exploring. Perhaps I allowed ourselves to get indulged to nature as true, original and thrilling it could be.

HGL Black Forest

MISTY WOODS


That mist was magical, the wind was wild yet the woods were surprisingly still. Yes we were witnessing the awesome composition of nature at its best.

During our epic Europe road trip we came across this beautiful place in Austria on the way back to Italy. Although we were rushing to pass the woods before dark, this place pulled us back only to get lost in vagueness taking away all our worries and touched our souls so deeply. Yes it is important to pay attention to those Golden Moments in life where even time freezes in your favor.

HGL Misty Woods

LAKES & MOUNTAINS

This typical Alpine lake is so mesmerizing that you will love to get lost in a unique transition.

The lake is named after a tiny little village of Brienz in Interlaken, Switzerland. The lakes & mountains frames the perfect landscape of this cute village.

HGL Interlaken

 

WILD GREEN LIZARD

What I learned from a lizard:

  • Soak up some sun, I mean fun
  • Snap up opportunities
  • Be a colorful character
  • Appreciate stillness
  • Keep a low profile
  • Shred your old ways
  • Be dashing…..

HGL Green Anole Lizard

Wild & aggressive, yet friendly same time the Green Anoles are more close to iguanas. They can change colors and move their eyes individually & independently like chameleons. It makes no sound and is considered as one of the most popular exotic pet but yet an expensive choice as they need utmost care.

FLYING HIGH

For me it’s not always those movies and nap during flight. Take off & landings are beautiful through window, between the clouds and above the clouds are gorgeous. Sunrise, sunset and the moon adds magic to the trip, hunt them down through your lenses.

HGL Qatar Airways

Flying Tips:
• Always take your ideal seats well ahead of flight
• While dressing focus has to be comfortable on the plane, avoid many layers except a jacket in handy in case
• Keep your hand carry as light as possible
• Many prefer their shoes off once seated, hence wooly or thick socks and easy-to-slip-on shoes will make you more comfortable
• Hand Sanitizer, make good use of them
• Food table/tray & leaflets in seat pockets let those bacteria sleep 
• The air in the cabin isn’t humidified; make sure to drink at least a quart of water for every four hours in the air
• Ideally a glass of wine could give you a good sleep after meal, in flight its not a bar to get knocked off
• Earplugs and an eye mask can be handy at long flights
• Finally, if you have a baby; Breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby on take-off and landing. The swallowing will help prevent that uncomfortable ear popping.

MIRROR MIRROR

Life is a mirror, and will reflects what we think about it.
This is the best logic you can think of, to make sure we move forward…

HGL Bird Flight reflection

DANGEROUS & ENDANGERED

Perfected to be on charge mode…..

Rihnos are so defensive and notoriously edgy, rewarded with the title ‘indiscriminate attackers’. They have very poor vision and they heavily depend on sense & smell making them dangerously aggressive to head-on charges anything and everything moving in their territory considered a threat.

HGL Rhino BW

MYSTIC CLOUDS


For a second I was almost jealous on these dramatic clouds. Am looking to them for an escape, but then I was right there beside them.
Those times we could rise above clouds, comfortably climbing up to heaven and look down to our beautiful life.

HGL Clouds 3D

From the Heights of Nelliyampathy
Thanks to Mr. Francis Moyalan & Team for the wonder stay @ Greenland Farm House

CATERPILLAR

Patience doesn’t mean ignoring our emotions and aspirations. It means being wholeheartedly engaged in the process that’s unfolding

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.

HGL Caterpillar

EYES OF WISDOM

Until we have enough wisdom to see the goodness and beauty of life, we all pass through an age of blindness
Let our eyes be open, We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.

HGL Eyes

WHEN NATURE CALL…

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its beauty, that graceful & beautiful touch of God that we lost long time before…

HGL Bug on green leaf

FLYING

Birds born in cages thinks…flying is a disease !!

There is no harm in trying something new you really want to….. just try stepping out of the box!! 

If stupid, enjoy the fun… 🙂 its important we keep moving

HGL Blue heron flight

GRACE

Always have something beautiful in sight, just like this little daisy.
Perhaps its reminding us softly that sometimes loneliness adds beauty to life…

HGL Daisy

SUBMISSION

Death is glorified with a complete submission, keeping back nothing.

When our time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Its more important we live up our life in full and die like a hero going home.

HGL Wasp Death