Travel Pages # Fall Foliage – Skyline Drive / Shenandoah National Park / Blue Ridge Mountains

It is Autumn and is in all its glory in Shenandoah. Every time it is magical. Gorgeous shades of leaves are everywhere. The Birch, Oak, Elm, and Maple are turned into reds, oranges, and yellows.


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus


Blue Ridge mountain range runs in the eastern US, starting at its southernmost portion in Georgia, then ending northward in Pennsylvania. Continue reading


Lead Me

Today after many days … it seems like we are getting our lives back. After darkness, there is light peeking through…

Lead Me from the Unreal to the Real

From the Darkness into Light

From Death to Eternity

– Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 

It’s October and Fall is in the air

It started to look like fall. It’s been more than twenty days since it rained. So the prediction is that due to the lack of rain we may not get those gorgeous fall colors. The tropical storm Nate’s effect will be here tomorrow. So there is rain in the forecast and hopefully more vibrant fall will be here soon.


Listen!  the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!
–  Humbert Wolfe 

Pumpkins are coming, lots of Oktoberfests, farm fall festival activities are happening and slowly fall is ushering in. Continue reading

In the Kitchen # Vegetarian Hakka Noodles on this National Noodles Day!

Believe it or not. Today Oct 6th is National Noodles Day. I never thought there is a day like this. I came to know through Noodles  & Company(fast food/casual restaurant chain).

In my home, Friday evenings are for pasta, pizza, noodles or some other one-pot dishes or the ones we don’t make regularly. It is much easier than preparing the whole dinner.


What is Hakka Noodles? The story goes like this. Continue reading