Hail Springeth

Roam around Islamabad and find gorgeous colors blooming in nook and corners, roads and highways (Close the other eye from the mud and construction around for your own good ;-) )

Images below are all Courtesy Flickrites … thanks to them for capturing Isloo’s beauty so well … my photographical instincts are waiting for a weekend too :\


Click On pictures to reach the source !!


23 Comments so far

  1. fauzan1 on April 16th, 2008 @ 10:09 am

    >>Close the other eye from the mud and construction around for your own good

    … and fall in one of the countless ditches face first eh? :P

  2. bozz on April 16th, 2008 @ 10:15 am

    Lovely nature. Thanks for sharing.

  3. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 16th, 2008 @ 10:25 am

    Fauzan Err, makes sense :P

    Bozz My pleasure :)

  4. awahid on April 16th, 2008 @ 1:17 pm

    beautiful images.

  5. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 16th, 2008 @ 1:36 pm


  6. wkhang on April 16th, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

    Nice post !! : )

    Lovely pictures,…. lovely Islamabad

  7. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 16th, 2008 @ 3:38 pm


  8. kabirdas on April 16th, 2008 @ 11:39 pm

    Absolutely gorgious !
    Though regret couldn’t find fault to comment upon :-)

  9. crazymonkey on April 17th, 2008 @ 11:49 am

    Wow, nice. Which part of Islamabad was the second purple tree picture taken in?

  10. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 17th, 2008 @ 1:49 pm

    @Kabirdas: :D That sounds nice then :)

    @Crazy monkey: Its teh rawal lake road :)

  11. dushanbe on April 17th, 2008 @ 5:40 pm

    Cok Guzel (Very Beautiful) > hey anyone has any updates on "the Olympic Torch" in Isloo, news/pics?

  12. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 17th, 2008 @ 11:16 pm

    Nice reminder :)

    It came, it burnt and its gone now :)

  13. baraka on April 17th, 2008 @ 11:27 pm

    I miss spring in Islamabad so much.

    Thanks for posting these!

  14. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 17th, 2008 @ 11:30 pm

    Aww, come visit us soon :)

    And my pleasure, sister :)

  15. kabirdas on April 18th, 2008 @ 1:39 am

    Isn’t it about time we moved on to something else? Or does life come to a stand stillin Islamabd when the spring is around?
    BTW any body remembers the words of Frank Sanatra’s famous song ‘ I love Paris during spring time/I love Paris when it drizzles/I love Paris when it sizzles/ I love Paris when my love is there’. Well, the words were something like I have jotted down. This song may be applicable to Islamabd also. I don’t think many of you will remember this song or even know who was Frank Sanatra. Do you?

    OK A for [pine] Apple get on with something else. You got us involved with flowers so that you can take an undeserved rest. If you kept this spring flower business on for any longer then I will start talking about the evolution of flowers or allergic problems that they cause. And when I did that you may again call me a Pakistani intellectual or something like that. And again I may not know whether to take it as a compliment or sarcasm.

  16. crazymonkey on April 19th, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

    I’ve been to the rawal dam couple of times but never seen this road. Maybe it wasn’t so colorful then.

  17. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 21st, 2008 @ 4:13 pm

    kabirdas I,for one, do know who was Frank Sinatra but can’t say if I’ve heard this number :$

    The allergic problem reminds me of increased POLLEN in Islamabad :s

    Crazy Monkey Its the LAKE road not the DAM one!

  18. kabirdas on April 22nd, 2008 @ 12:54 am

    Ref: A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) April 21st, 2008 4:13 pm

    Good to know you have heard of Frank Sanatra. I had an LP of Frank Sanatra which had this song. Now I bet you wouldn’t know what an LP used to be? And if you do know what an LP was you might not have seen one.

  19. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 22nd, 2008 @ 1:02 am

    Those records naa … the ones played on gramophone :)

    I even have a few with me from 40’s era … beat me to it :)

  20. kabirdas on April 22nd, 2008 @ 2:29 am

    Ref: A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) April 22nd, 2008 1:02 am

    No, ma’am! Sorry I mean yes ma’am I have beaten you to it.
    LP were records alright but not the one played on gramophones. To start off with please note the gramophone was an antique record player in which the sound of vibrating needle was amplified accoustically. The device was powered by a wound up spring energy. It was the invention of great inventor Edison. The record used on this device was 7 inch in radius and had just one song on one side. Two songs on both sides. Yes, these records were of 40’s era. And if you have some of these I am sure you would have inherited them from your great grand father.
    Then came the age of Electricity. And we now had a dvice which was known as a record player. In this the sound of vibrating needle was magnified Electrically (using diode and triodes for amplification etc). The records continued to be the same 7 in ones used on gramophone.
    Then came the LP. LP stands for long playing. These were I think 11 in in diameter and could have about 6 or 7 songs on each side. These came in late 50’s I should imagine. I wouldn’t like to disclose when did I buy my first LP. I don’t want to disclose my age in this manner:-) I was in England then. We were so pleased to have LPs instead of 7 in ones (wonder if they were called monos) which needed changing after every 3 minutes.
    So got it. You can teach a grand ma how to suck the eggs:-) Good night for now.

  21. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 27th, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

    Nay I inherited them from my father or probably grandfather :~)

    And thats quite an insight into LPs and records … thanks for that !!!

  22. kabirdas on April 28th, 2008 @ 12:21 am

    Ref: A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) April 27th, 2008 5:43 pm
    Thanks for what? Glad to teach (ancient history):-)

    I was also thinking of narrating you the story of my journey from LPs to Tapes single track to Tapes double track to cassetes and then to CDs. By the time I got to CDs I was too tired (hey, I did not say too old and don’t assume) so I did not progress any further. Now I listen to my music on CDs and think it to be the ultimate in listening to music.

    As I said earlier I won’t narrate my journey from LPs to CDs because you may be familier with most of all this. Not only that you might have even travelled beyond CDs also. So good luck to you and take care.

  23. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 28th, 2008 @ 1:00 am

    Ahh thankfully I only had to travel from cassettes to CDs :~)

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