Living Now

Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now ~ Roy T. Bennett

Life is no different than the weather. Not only is it unpredictable, but it shows us a new perspective of the world every day ~ Suzy Kassem

Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it’s now or never ~ Alan Bennett

At any point in time you can always find something more pressing to do than that one vital but not immediately necessary task, and it’s only once it’s too late that you look back on your decisions and your mistake becomes painfully obvious. The trick is to substitute thinking ‘do I do this now or later?’ with ‘do I do this now or never?’, because all too often that’s the choice you actually end up making ~ Anonymous

Since April we started exploring our surroundings. We go on walks/hikes almost everyday with some rare exceptions. For Lens artists photo challenge this week, Amy proposed the theme “Now and then“. I decided to stick to the first part “Now”. Sometimes I like to dwell on the past and check our travellings photos but for now let us enjoy the beauty of November. I hope Amy wouldn’t mind either.

I am listening this piece while working on the post:

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Weekend 108: Autumnal stroll

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The images of wild roses were taken a couple of weeks ago. The colours were so different. Some trees were showing yellow shades but all was mostly green.

On Sunday we had been on our usual hike/walk. Unsure of weather in near future I insisted to go on a nearby mountain. It was perfect for hiking cold but sunny. Autumn sun makes every thing beautiful.

Let nature take its course. By letting each thing act in accordance with its own nature, everything that needs to be done gets done ~ Lao Tzu.

The last eight months we are at home and trying to cope with our new normals. Instead of discussing things which are out of our control we focused our energy on simple feasible tasks. We are happy with what we achieved.

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth. ~Henry David Thoreau

Festival of leaves

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Hope you enjoy the post. Stay healthy and happy.

Nurturing Thursday: To admire

It is very natural to congratulate or to praise or admire someone. Our words or gestures focus on fun, joy and positivity the person brings. A friend of mine sent me this quote and the minute I read this I knew I am going to share with you all as I really love this. One should not be limited to her/his apprearance.

For the first time in autumn I didn’t take a single photo while on walk yesterday. We started little after 5 pm. There was light but no sunshine resulting significant drop in temperature, it was 4 c. Is winter around the corner?🥶😱❄❄❄

Today 15th October 20 @ 11 am.

To cheer overselves let me take you to an autumn tour using photos from yesteryears.

Time to get ready for winter 😁. Stay warm.

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Eureka: Mystery solved

Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.~Allan Armitage.

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Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.~Unknown

In mid July I asked for help to recognize the name of a perennial plant as I lost the name card. Recently many buds have started to open and a few dark pink flowers are blooming on it. Apparently it’s a variety of late blooming aster,  may be its Marie dark pink aster.

I donot remember why I chose the specific plants for my garden. I knew nothing then but was quite eager to try something new. In last couple of months I learned many interesting things about gardening and I am so happy.

There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.~ Janet Kilburn Phillips

Link to my earlier post: Help which plant is this

For Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

 

When nothing is sure…

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So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.~ Jorge Luis Borges

The imapct of lock down on all of us is beyond measure. The sudden change in life style was difficult for many of us. I was fortunate enough as the idea of gardening came to my rescue. I am definitely not a homebody or hermite but I am managing it 🙂

I have a couple of flowering plants. The garden is blooming in various phases first tulips, then azaleas and rhododendrons with early perennials.  Now roses are back but beautiful bright flowering zinnia are show stoppers.

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My second entry for  lens-artists-photo-challenge

Earlier flowers in my garden – Summer at home