Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My country

Hidden Beauties of 
PAKISTAN


Hello my dear friends , once again I  ma here with the love for my country
hope you like the tour of these beauties...
Don't rely on media's worse attitude...
Just see world is more and more beautiful than those people
showed to you...
Have a look please

Flowers on Raka poshi ... a snow covered 12th highest mountain 
in Pakistan, with an elevation of
7,788 m /25,551 ft.


 Hello to all of you, 
mostly of you have celebrated your vacations 
and Thanksgiving... Actually I didn't  knew about Thanksgiving,
but now with this blogging I knew about it clearly 
and feel very happy that you people celebrate it with such a loving heart
for your nation and country.
I believe the place where we live, 
our country is the most important thing in anyone's life.
Anyone with out recognition of its  nation its is nothing.
I am a proud Pakistani and I know nowadays
an ugliest picture about my country has been portrayed in front of the world, 
a picture that holds no color or I am not wrong to say 
“It’s all black just black”. 
But the true true picture is holding millions of colors, 
so bright and so shiny that can dazzle one’s eyes.  
Today I am with you with totally different topic and a different post,
I am sure you will enjoy this journey with me, I will show you how
beautiful this country is... It is not as
as media is showing you...
Here I want to share the true beauties of Pakistan,
Pakistan: means the “The land of pure” 
where each day the sun rises,with an enduring majesty as the rays of light 
flushing down towards the snow capped peaks of Himalaya’s and Nanga Parbat. 
A land where love finds a meaning in the heart warming hospitably of people, 
a land where history and ancient civilization mystifies one’s heart 
Pakistan's Northern Areas are the most beautiful places on the earth.
It has some world highest and most beautiful lakes...
Lush green meadows,  streams of waters full of minerals
OK lets start our journey, in fact I need another blog if I truly 
describe the everything, but just share some hope you enjoyed it.
Now we starts from the Lake  

Lake Saif ul Malook

The lake is an altitude of 3,224 m (10,578 feet) above sea level 
and it is amongst one of the highest lake in Pakistan.

A fairy tale called Saif ul Malook, is associated with the lake,
It is the story of prince of Persia who fell in love 
with a fairy princess at the lake.
The impact of the lake beauty is of such extent that people believe 
that fairies come down to lake in full moon.
Still now people don't stay on lake after the sunset because of fairies...

The water is clear with a slight green tone. 
The clarity of the water comes from the multiple glaciers 
all around the high basin feeding the lake.
It is speculated that an underground river
empties into the lake; which is why its depth is yet not confirmed
It is absolutely frozen in the winter.

 Shangrila Lake 


Shangrila Resort Skardu, also known as "Heaven on Earth", 
is nestled amongst some of the world's highest peaks. 
It encircles the heart shaped "Kachura Lake" 
and is surrounded by fruit laden orchards and flower filled gardens.


It is nearly 2,500 m or 8,200 feet above the sea level
 Kachura Lake is a lake of clear water having a depth of 70 meters. 
In summer it has a temperature of 15 degree Celsius. 
In winter the surface is frozen solid.

Dudipatsar Lake

The deep blue Dudipat Sar, at 3,800 meters,
is surrounded by green hills at 4.800 meters,
with snow patches in the shady hollows. 
The lake is very little visited by people
The whole area is accessible for four months every year from June-September
after which it is closed due to snow.

Its the most beautiful lake I believe. Still not very
common among the trekkers because of its hard trek.
The trek consists of a sometimes steep climbs
while at other places it passes through huge flat valleys;
at all times it is filled with amazing sights.
Look at the crystal clear water of river
The whole area is accessible for four months every year from June-September
after which it is closed due to snow.
It is highly not advised to track it in snow,
as there is a high probability of avalunches in the area.
The lake used to have an abundance of trout

Aanso Lake

Here I want to share a most difficult lake i.e  Aanso Lake
The name of the lake comes from its tear like shape 
the Urdu word Ansoo means tear drop.
Look at its shape

Ansoo Lake is a high-altitude lake elevation 16,490 feet or 5027 meters
It can be reached by a difficult track from Saif ul Malook and
requires physical and mental fitness. 
If one chooses to walk it takes more than seven hours 
for a round trip starting from lake Saiful Mulook. 
The track is covered with snow in most parts of the year. 
The best time to track is from 10 July to 15 August

The lake is said to have been discovered in 1993 by Pakistan Air Force pilots. 
One thingimpotent to be mentioned, even if u reach the lake, 
there is a dead-end. You cant go further into the lake because
the level of lake is pretty too low from the track 
and the surface is so steeper that you can not further,
as if you go, its impossible to climb back.
As one can see in the picture of lake, 
that is the nearest level of lake can be achieved.
According to local guides, hardly 10 out of 1000 casual / general people 
actually make it on average.
These are some beautiful and spectacular lakes of Pakistan
Pakistan is the home of several natural lakes
The largest lake  is the  Manchar Lakewhich is also the largest lake in South Asia 
The highest lake in Pakistan is theRush Lake
which is also the 25th highest lake is the world at an altitude of over 4,700 meters.

Deo Sai Planes

Do you ever heard the highest plateaus in the world 
with an average height of 4,114 metres (13,497 ft)above the sea level, 
covering an area of about 3,000 square kilometres (1,200 sq mi). 

It is said that the beauty of Deo Sai is cant be explained or pictured.
the highest plateaus in the world with an average height 
of 4,114 meters (13,497 ft) above the sea level, 
covering an area of about 3,000 square kilometers (1,200 sq mi).

 For just over half the year - between November and May - Deosai is snow-bound. 
In the summer months when the snow clears up, Deosai is accessible from theAstore Valley in the west and Skardu in the north .
Deosai is well known for its rich flora and fauna in the spring season
when it is covered by a variety of millions of flowers
and a wide variety of butterflies.


Sheosar Lake (also called Shausar Lake) is a  situated in Deo sai The lake is at an elevation of 4,142 m (13,589 feet). Its approximate length is reported to be 2.3 km (1.4 miles), width 1.8 km (1.2 miles) and average depth 40 m (131 feet).

Mountains and Glaciers

Pakistan’s North is the most spectacular and fascinating region.
Here, world's three famous mountain ranges meet -
the Himalayas, the Karakorams and the Hindukush.
And as well Pakistan has got more glaciers than any other land 
apart from the North and South Poles.
I am a lover of mountains and glaciers, 
their beauty always bewitched me.
Their greatness grandness is the true shadow of God's creation.
 Pakistan is the home to 68 peaks above 7000 meters high. 
Some of the longest glaciers outside polar region flow in the Karakorams. 
K2


K2 is the second highest mountain on Earth after Mount Everest. 
With a peak elevation of 8,611 metres (28,251 ft), 
K2 is part of the Karakoram

K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of ascent
and the 2nd highest fatality rate among the for those who climb it.
For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying.
The mountain with the highest fatality rate, K2 has never been climbed in winter.

Nanga Parbat


The height of this mountain is 8126 metres above sea level. 
It is ninth heighest in the world and the highest mountain of Western Himalaya. 
It is also known for its highest wall of snow in the world. 
Such Huge glacier on a single mountain in the world is not present


It is named as Naked Mountainand 
and also
known as the "Killer Mountain," 
Nanga Parbat was one of the deadliest of the  for climbers 
in the first half of the twentieth century; 
since that time it has been less so, 
though still an extremely serious climb. 
It is also an immense, dramatic peak that rises far above its surrounding terrain.


Its a view of Nanga perbat from Fairy meadows. 
Fairy Meadows is like a heaven on earth and 
it is located in the heart of Exotic North Pakistan. 
It truly is the place of outstanding beauty with breathtaking view of Nanga Parbat
 Another beautiful view of Killer Mountain from Fairy Meadows

Broad Peak

Broad Peak (originally named K3), known locally as Faichan Kangri 
is the 12th highest mountain with an elevation of 8,051 meters. 
The height of main peak is 8047 meters/26,401ft. 
It is called Broad Peak because of its breadth at the top

An expedition to Broad Peak 


Baltro Glacier


The Baltoro Glacier, 
57 kilometers long, is one of the longest glaciers 
outside of the Polar Regions.

A water channel under the glacier,

A glacier river of Baltro.
At the end of my post  just some beautiful places of Pakistan

Babu sar Pass


Babusar pass is a mountain pass at the north of the 150 km
  It is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley.
The Kaghan Valley is at its best during summer 
(months ranging from May to September). 
In May the maximum temperature is 11 C (52 F) 
and the minimum temperature is 3 C (37 F). 
From the middle of July up to the end of September 
the road beyond Naran is open right up to Babusar Pass. 

Chilas Valley


Chilas is a small town located in the Northern areas.
It is connected to theSilk Road by the Karakoram Highway.
Chilas is connected to the Chinese cities of Kashghar via Gilgit and Sust

Swat



Beautiful Swat, you can see thousand of 
 mineral water stream there like this

Saral Lake


The Hidden Pearl of kashmir.Crossed the Saral Pass 
at a meagre height of 13600ft 
and descend into a valley guarded by high passes 
and in its lap was hidden a lake of unsurpassed beauty, the dream lake.

 Another spectecular view of Kashmir
Helmat Valley

Karakoram Highway
also named as the 
9th wonder of Wonder


The Karakoram Highway (KKH) 
  is the highest paved international road in the world
  It connectsChina and Pakistan across the Karakoram  mountain range,
through the Khunjarab Pass, at an altitude of 4,693 m/15,397 ft.


Due to its high elevation and the difficult conditions in which it was constructed, it is also referred to as the "Ninth Wonder of the World.".
The KKH is best traveled in the spring or early autumn. 
Heavy snow during harsh winters can shut the highway down 
for extended periods. 
Heavy monsoon rains, around July and August, 
cause occasional landslides that can block the road for hours or more. 
The border crossing between China and Pakistan at Khunjarab Pass
is open only between May 1 and December 31 of every year.

Khunjarab Pass  


A scenic view of Khunjarab Pass
Border of China and Pakistan at khunjarab Pass
at the height of
4,693 meters /15,397 ft
Hope you all enjoyed beautiful journey of Pakistan 
with me, there are lots and lots which I also 
wants to share with you... 
May be some next time.
At the end I am very much thank full to all of those
who shooted these beautiful pictures.

If anyone of you have any question regarding Pakistan and
its post... I am here to reply you with my
heartily delight.

I am waiting for your opinions and comments.
Love you
HAPPY JOURNEY



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Thursday, September 19, 2013

HOME MEANS ... DREAMS, AND HERE IT IS MY DREAM

Hello my dear friends ...

After around a year I posted something a week before and now again 
I am with some pictures of my Dream Come True Home ...
Although the décor and settling of things still not in final shape, 
and I think it took more time ...
But I love to share my happiness with you all and most importantly 
I need your suggestions, your opinions ...
We designed complete home by ourselves i.e. my husband, me, my son  and daughter ...
We have basement plus ground floor...
Drawing, Dining, Kitchen, TV lounge and two bedrooms are on ground floor
And 3 bedrooms, a sun room, my craft room and Walk in closet in the basement...
Our basement is totally open from all four sides of home ...
So no problem of full day sunlight, fresh air ...
Even I have a back verandah and a little grassy area in the basement too

Lets start a quick tour ... I started from my kitchen


I wanted a big and white kitchen, (not brilliant white), absolutely what I wanted
Cabinets are painted and because of two windows it is sunny and airy ...











A window plus counter for breakfast which is opened in TV lounge ...


T.V lounge ... I want any solution for this big wall, my husband don't like mounted TV...
But this bare wall is a stress on my mind, still I cant decide what to do with this wall...
TV is in the centre of the wall ... What else I can do ...Please any suggestion ????









Drawing Room, I love the light grape green creaminess beige furniture... The rug under the table is woollen and handwoven from Kashmir ...
Now come to some basement rooms ...











It is master bedroom means our room ... We have marble flooring all over the home ... I want my bedroom simple and very peaceful with no more hustle bustle of décor... The only I want is ant wall art above the headboard ... (still confused for anything)


Ohhh please come and have a look of one of my favourite room i.e. My Craft Room ...
A window seat, working counter and lots and lots of storage space... I can sew, paint,
making flower, arranging flower... anything anything I can do ... It was my dream and truly thanks to my dear husband that he make it real ...















A closer look of window seat, I stitched all cushions and curtain too...
 I love this place very much ...

And lastly my basement sun room... I will share some pictures of this room later... 
I made this sitting couch with ???? Do you have any guess?
Hmmm I have two wooden boxes of same size, they are used for my husband books
 during our postings ... Now they are useless because now we have an inbuilt
book shelve in this room ... So I made this with them ... isn't not a smart idea?

Oh no at last I will show my little baby kittens, my cat doodle gave birth 4 kittens
they are so adorable, Milo, Simba, Flurry and Coco  the only female ...














Hope you enjoyed a little trip of my home, sure soon will share some of my scren print bedsheet,
my curtain and some flower arrangement ...

Have a nice coming weekend , and will wait for your suggestions and comments...

HAPPY HOUSING










Friday, September 06, 2013

I AM HERE AND HAPPY

Hello my dear friends ...

After such a long time I am here once again and so happy to be with you...
From last two monthe every day I promised myself to write a post
and it delayed for some next days ...
 But now I think it is high time for my lethergicness ...

Why I was away from this beautiful world of friends ???
In fact we are on a project of constructing our house ...
A house of my dream ...
My ultimate love ...
My reason of happiness
 Now its completed and we shifted too,  thanks to God lots and lots
 but still lots and lots project to do regarding with Decor...
Soon I will give you a tour of my home, room by room as it progressed ...
Wish you all a happy weekend





Thursday, May 31, 2012

MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOMIZED COLOUR PAPER

You can customized your paper with your own choice of colours and make some very personal
thinks like these gift bags



Today I am here with my an old post of
How to give texture and colour to simple white Canson Sheet...



All these sheets are the result of hand work ... Colours and texture what you want ...

Colour plays a very significant and pivotal role in our daily life

 Someone says,
 " Life is like a rainbow, you need both the sun and the rain ,
 to make it colours appear "

Today I want to play with colours and have fun like the kids of  school age...
Do you want to be a child once again ???
O come with me and lets have some fun ...
For me its so satisfying that my hands are in colours and
every time a new unknown result appear on the paper ...


You have lots and lots of options for those customized paper ... cards, wrapping gift papers,
book marks, envelops and so much more ...

Now I am telling you what you will need for this fun project



A Canson oil paint sheet...
Oil colours of your desired shades ...
Turpantine oil
Some tissue paper and gauze ...
Plastic sheet for lying on the working area ...


 Now lay your sheet smoothly on your hard working surface like table top ...
Squeeze oil paints directly from the tube on the paper like shown above ...
The choice of colour is yours but I used yellow, brown, ocher brown and green ...



Now spray turpentine oil on the sheet , just soak it completely in the oil ...

With the help of gauze start spreading the colours on the sheet,
What texture you wants , its totally up to you, on this sheet I spread the colours in upside down direction...


here you can clearly see how the colours spread...
A little touch of brown and green with a cheerfull yellow makes it so cheery ... put aside for drying atleast for 4 hours ...

A marble effect paper with the same technique of spreading colours in upward and down word motion...

Ok another one with a different colours and with different direction of spreadin colours ...

For this I used  yellow white, purple and shocking pink colours...
Here I merged the colours in a circular 
motion...

Make round and round circle and spread the colours on complete sheet ...


Now you can see a totally different texture appeared with this circular spreading motion...
Leae it to dry...

Another example of swirl spreading...

 AHHHAAA  DANA DONE ...
my different experimental papers... believe me if you love to play with colours
you will love it, every end result make your heart sings...

 You can give your personal heart ...LOLz
There are lots and lots of possibilities with this fun paper project ...
I would love and appreciate if you share what you have in your mind ....

Hope you enjoyed and tried to have some like this... If you like it please let me know
Any question or querry is always welcome and I would reply you ASAP ...

Have a nice weekend ahead ...

LOVE COLOURING



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