Weekend (59) hikes – Hat trick

A hat trick at any level is tremendous accomplishment ~David Cope

Week 26 – 20.2 km hikeweekend59_5weekend59_4

Week 27: 10.5 km hike.

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Week 28 – 9 km hike.

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New trails invite us to explore more and more. The ups and downs and the exercise improves our health, and makes us strong and confident. I am really thankful for such blessings in my life.

How are you spending your weekend?

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Nurturing Thursday: Live with passion

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success ~Swami Vivekananda

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Inspired by Becca’s Nurturing Thursday theme.

For last few days I am all caught up in matters which really need proper attention. It’s all work related but after a very long work day is hard to be productive in evenings. If you have heard the word “GDPR”, you know the whole story.

Anyways hope you all are doing good.

Cheers!

Nurturing Thursday: Act not react

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” ~Paulo Coelho

We all have our problems but why should we spend most of our time in thinking and asking “why me?”. Let’s  stop over thinking and over reacting. Instead how about solving them one by one and spend rest of our time doing what makes us happy.

For Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Photo Study: capturing colour red

It’s late evening and my mind needs some relaxation after a day full of brain storming. I decided to participate in Brenda’s photo study: red. You have to believe me 🙂

Instead of going out.  I digged into my archives and looked the way I have captured red in my early photography days :D. The photos are from early 2015 when I got my DSLR.

As we know it is very difficult not to notice “Red” and at the same time it is really hard to get a good shot (I will never say perfect in my case).

Let’s begin our journey…

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What feels like the end is often the beginning!

 

 

 

 

“Men are like pillow-cases. The colour of one may be red, that of another blue, and that of the third black; but all contain the same cotton within. So it is with man; one is beautiful, another is ugly, a third holy, and a fourth wicked; but the Divine Being dwells in them all”
―Swami Ramakrishna  Paramahamsa

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Various shades of colour red on a street!

Right now it’s summer, how about relaxing on a red bench

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With sommer specials!

Stages of Dandelion!

Since we talked much about the beauty of Dandelion flower at various stages of life cycle.  I decided to collect and present photos from my collection.

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Change isn’t just one thing,
just one time,
just one big revelation.
Change occurs in stages,
and phases,
which each add depth,
color,
character, and
create a multidimensional,
multifaceted you.
~Doe Zantamata
The name: “Dandelion” is an English corruption of the French name for this plant: “dent de lion” meaning “lion’s tooth”, a reference to the tooth-like serrations on the plant’s leaves. (via uncle Google)
The photographs are from my wordpress archive.

Nurturing Thursday: Time

For Nurturing Thursday,

Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive ~Unknown

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I shall be away for almost 3 weeks from Saturday. I planned the tour in due haste. According to writer and cartoonist Allen Saunders (first published in Reader’s Digest in January 1957):  “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans”.  Next two weeks shall be spending  time with my aai (mother). I am sure she is going to love it.  Getting internet connection will be difficult and more over I might not have time for it.

I hope you guys will have good time on wordpress and in your lives. Take care.

PS: Today is Norwegian national day (constitution day). It is celebrated in a very special way. I was in town attending the parades, taking photos and even I got some beautiful spring shots. The above shot is one among many. Sooner or later you will get to see the rest.