Lens artists photo challenge: Going wide
Perhaps wisdom…is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go ~Anthony Bourdain
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.~Andy Rooney
Let thy step be slow and steady, that thou stumble not ~Tokugawa Ieyasu
These images were taken at the Grand-Place or the central square of the City of Brussels during our last trip in 2019. The Grand-Place is considered as one of the most beautiful places of the world.
Brussels is also known as the “Chocolate Capital of the World”.
A sweet tooth –
A meal is insufficient,
without a piece of chocolate/sweet.
Small it may be.
Sweet tooth is an idiom that has been in use since the 1300s.
कुछ मीठा हो जाए …
Second entry for this week’s Len artists photo challenge
Edwin Markham has said, “There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.“
I believe we receive more than what we give in life. Sometimes in life, we meet people who give and give without expecting a least. They love you for what you are. You don’t need makeup for staying in their life. We have a lot of friends around the world but a few of them are the blessings from heaven.
Yesterday we were invited for a walk on a mountain area where we had never been before. We walked a little more than 10 km and came across ponds which are situated at around 1000 meters above sea level. Here are some images from our walk but let me clarify, they don’t do justice to what we had experienced.
Reindeer Lichens grow in northern temperate forests, boreal forests, and even in the tundra. They are highly branched, fruticose lichens that are a primary food source for reindeer (also called caribou in North America). These lichens are sometimes called “Reindeer Moss,” even though they are lichens and not moss.
Approximately two million sheep are grazing in the outlying fields of Norway every summer. That’s unique, and something that you won’t experience elsewhere.
Our four legs companion enjoyed the cold water whenever she was allowed to do so. The presence of so many sheeps gave her some exciting times.
For some reason we missed the original trail. We were not lost but had to walk in the marsh area for considerable time. It was similar to walking on a spongy peat or a soft mattress. We were happy with our choices of good hiking shoes but also, this year the summer is quite dry. Who wouldn’t love a perfect sunny summer but we really need good rains now.
In the process of finding the trails we walked on some real edges, They were not as dangerous as we usually see in photographs but weren’t even easy. I hadn’t taken my mobile out nor looked into the valley until we passed the section. It was impossible to predict what would come next, a creek, a marsh or a rock to climb.
Our good friend with his Rolls-Royce. Age difference doesn’t matter much as far as friendships are concerned
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance ~Rabindranath Tagore
Lens artists photo challenge: Let there be light and friends in your life
How was your weekend?
We decided to set a new tradition, to celebrate our big days we shall go on a hike. For my b’day it was a different place and for hubby’s b’day we chose the place which was on our bucket list for a while. The weather forecast was for clouds and little wind but no rains or thunderstorm. There was no reasons for not trying a new and difficult destination 😀.
If you want something you’ve never had You must be willing to do something you’ve never done.~ Thomas Jefferson
Never be afraid to try something new because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know~Unknown
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…~ Dr. Seuss ( Oh, the Places You’ll Go)
We hiked to get this view and many more such views. I am glad we tried to conquer our anxeity and examine our strength. Two weeks summer holidays wouldn’t have concluded in a better way.
याजसाठीं केला होता अट्टहास! I have neither words nor ability to translate this in english. Google translator doesn’t help either.
Interestingly we didn’t pick a single berry this time though we saw a lady collecting wild bluberries in a bucket 😀
We are happy that we tried our best to reach a new goal and wrote our names in the small notebook placed by the local hiking association. It’s fun ya. And in the whole hiking process I burned 1430 cal (of course according to my fitbit…. hope you believe in it 😁). yippee
Weekend walk 123
Jo’s Monday Walk
The forecast stated a dark and wet weekend but it was not bad for Friday 😀. Here are some images from our hike on Friday. Hope you like them.
Walking on trees roots can be challenging especially after steady rains when it gets slippery but on steep trails I find roots help me to have a good grip and are better than walking on carpet of pine needles.
Please excuse me for linking it to multiple challenges 🙂
TreeSquare: I break the rule in 2 images to give better view of the woods.
Lens artists photo challenge: Black & White
Lens artists photo challenge: Getting away in the woods
***** Sunday Thought *****
We learn about ourselves by taking one footstep at a time along a road of discovery. Greek philosopher Heraclitus who lived around 500 BCE proffered cogent advice about how to acquire wisdom and achieve a proper perspective on all worldly events. ‘Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. Knowledge is not intelligence. In searching for truth, be ready for the unexpected. The same road goes both up and down. The beginning of a circle is also its end. Not I, but the world says it: all is one.’ This script tells of one man’s journeying a full circle in an effort to become one with all that exists.~ Kilroy J. Oldster