From God’s Own Country | Thursday Tree Love 2023 – 5

What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?

—E M Forster

For me, Mother Nature has always been the ultimate inspiration and my source of daily sustenance, no matter where I am.

Whenever I’ve felt low, pensive, sluggish or bored, stepping outdoors or spending time sitting in my balcony has been a welcome respite and a happy way to break the langour or the inertia. Not to speak of the fact that getting fresh air always does wonders for the mood and changes the way we feel, particularly, when things are not going well for us.

I grew up in the hills, so trees have always been surrounding us ever since I began to understand the world around me. Fortunately, travel has taken me to many places around the world, and I’ve always admired how the natural vegetation and the flora is so unique and different everywhere. Every city is different. The vegetation changes even within a state as we move from one area to another.

During our recent family trip to Kerala, we got to spend three leisurely days by the shores of the mighty lake, the Vembanad, in Kumarakom, near the city of Kottayam. It was our first family holiday in four years, since the pandemic and we were completely bowled over by the sheer beauty and the abundant greenery that we saw everywhere around us.

For today’s edition of #ThursdayTreeLove, I’m sharing a few images from our stay by the lake -side cottages—that brought us bliss, rest and rejuvenation, of living life at an unhurried pace—undisturbed and free from all the cares in the world. There were trees everywhere around us, as the images will show. And the tree lover in me was overjoyed and grateful to be lost in this maze of greenery, serenity and sublime beauty.

Have you been to this part of Kerala? If not, then I will highly recommend you plan a trip as soon as you can grab the opportunity. I can tell you one thing for sure—you’ll definitely thank me for it later. 🙂

Here are the pics. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Look forward to seeing more #treelove posts from you all this week, and I’ll be catching up with the rest of your posts as well.

Bye for now. See you soon. Don’t forget to let me know if you liked my pics. 🙂


Joining Parul today for Thursday Tree love—a photo feature, hosted on her blog, which she shares on the 2nd and the 4th Thursday of every month. If you’d like to see more tree photos, do hop over to the blog where you can find more tree pictures from across the world.

7 thoughts

  1. Ah! Such beautiful photographs from the land of coconuts! Pictures to treasure! 🙂
    I’m sure it was a refreshing trip.
    ThursdayTreeLove <3

  2. Absolutely love the trees and the shots. Must have been such a lovely time. I haven’t seen much of Kerala and would love to explore that side too soon. Thanks for joining Esha. I am working on today’s post and missed the last edition. Can’t wait to have you join.

  3. Your photos of this lush green place can make for the covers of postcards. They are such, for the lack of vocabulary, beautiful making the place look tranquil and inviting.

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