Nurturing Thursday: First snow

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. ~Roy T. Bennett (The Light in the Heart)

Nurturing Thursday

Nurturing Thursday: Happiness

Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will evade you, but if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder ~ Henry David Thoreau

Nurturing Thursday

To those who celebrate Diwali –

With Gleam of Diyas,
And the Echo of the Chants,
May Happiness and Contentment Fill Your life!
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous Diwali!

Inspiration…

Inspiration : The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

To begin with –

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.~ Isaac Asimov

Next –

Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interest you. ~Leigh Steinberg

Learning is an active process & I believe –

Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don’t ~Bill Nye,
(science educator)

What inspiration means to me

For lens-artists-photo-challenge

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.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

My second entry for  lens-artists-photo-challenge

Earlier flowers in my garden – Summer at home

Under the Sun

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Arabian sea

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Ganpatipule, India

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.~ Elliott Erwitt

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Jahaz mahal, Mandu fort, India

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Jahaz mahal, Mandu fort. India

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Jahaz mahal, Mandu fort, India

We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize. ~Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Amantea, South Italy

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Paris, France

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Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo, Japan

I agree with Amy’s point that as a tourist most of the time we have few minutes to caputre a scene under the sun. As a frequent traveller (pre covid 🤦‍♀️) I had faced similar situations and with restricted time in hand I have never said no to a tour to a wonderful place even though I know my limitations as a photographer. Visiting and enjoying places matter more than missing the chance for photo quality.

For lens-artists-photo-challenge

For now stay safe and healthy.

Sunday Trees: Silhouette

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You cannot do silhouettes in fantasy. Ah, no, you must be faithful. It is, the art, a, what you call, paradox. It is always that you must be simple, and then, if you are simple, you will stimulate the imagination of the observer.  ~Ugo Mochi

For Sunday Trees

Our default weather is back in action. It’s cold and rain from last night temperaure is around 11degree. Sigh!

Weekend 99: To heal

Sometimes we get busy in things we can’t bypass which means less time for hobby. I couldn’t get enough time to work on a post for last couple of days but all was for a good cause and so no regrets.

In the new normal, we try to maintain a rotuine of taking walk everyday. No hard exercising is possible as the gyms are still closed, a preferred choice is walking for atleast an hour ++.  Here are some images from our recent walks.

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What happens when people open their hearts?
They get better.
~ Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

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The final stage of healing is using what happens to you to help other people. That is healing in itself. ~ Gloria Steinem

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For Nurturing Thursday this week.

For Jo’s Monday Walk