August 2021 Through My Lenses

August was an exciting month with lots of activities and loads of fun for us. This month was mostly about hiking and festivities that means a lot of physical activity. Highlights from August:- Hike in Neale Woods Nature Center, Omaha Visit of Ponka State Park, Nebraska Hike in Heron Haven Nature Center, Omaha Hike in…

Revenge of the coyotes…

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Island of plastic in the Pacific It was hot! A long drought in our rain forest led to roaring forest fires, devastation and the destruction of whole towns and some deaths. Extreme weather, floods, mudslides, tornadoes and hurricanes took more lives. People became homeless all over the…

After-Effects Of The Storm

In the last post, I shared our experience with the Storm. By now most of the things are back to normal. As per the latest reports from OPPD this Friday, all power outages from the area are restored. Still, restoration work is going on in various parks and common trails. 2 days after the storm,…

Wrath Of Nature

We decided to spent full day in Ponca State Park, Nebraska and were actually discussing about the food items to bring for our picnic on the night of 9th July. In an instant, it went complete dark and only lights available were the continuous lightnings flashing over our faces from outside. It was the beginning…

Memorial Weekend 2021

This long weekend, we didn’t plan anything. Actually we forgot about the holiday so decided to just go with the flow 🙂 We recently joined a local group for Omaha Hikers where members share their experience and information about the various hikes of Omaha. We met an Indian couple (Manish & Sonam) through the group…

Lauritzen Gardens – 2021 All You Need To Know

It’s been a long time since I visited Lauritzen Gardens. Harmit has never been there, so we planned for a visit to the place at the start of this month. It’s a blooming season, so we were expecting to see some colors in the garden. It consists of many botanic gardens along with arboretum. Few…

Pfizer Vaccine – 2nd Dose

Friday, 7th this month we took our 2nd dose of Pfizer vaccine. Experience was similar to one we shared for 1st dose , only difference was in the aftereffects of the vaccine 🙂 Appointment was scheduled at 5:00 PM in Hy-Vee pharmacy. We reached there at 4:45 PM. Everything was same except the additional check…

National Park Week – 2021

Today is the last day of National Park week and being a nature lover, I can’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the week by revisiting some memories. We also had Earth day on 22nd April, even though this time we couldn’t celebrate or participate in any event, we bought some indoor/outdoor plants from local nursery….

Pfizer Vaccine – 1st Dose

After days of hesitation, we finally took first dose of COVID vaccine. Initially we were opposed to the idea of taking vaccination as we didn’t want to put something in our body without feeling confident about it. Also we are feeling good and following all safety measures, so were waiting for the right time for…

10 Points To Consider Before Your Trip To Maldives

In March, last year when COVID was not a threat like it is now, we visited Maldives. We spent 5 days in luxury and comfort in one of the most beautiful, exotic place in the world. We had booked this trip in advance for our marriage anniversary celebration, so when the time came, our relatives…