Closeup curves from Keukenhof Gardens

Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual ~Edward Weston

Art is a harmony parallel with nature ~Paul Cezanne

Mentioning Kuekenhof means a tulip is a must.

The song of the curved line is called happiness ~Rene Crevel

Lens artists photo challenge

Hurray! Keukenhof will open its gates to the public again tomorrow the 24th March 2022.

Macro Monday 10-22

We need to change our way of thinking and seeing things. We need to realise that the Earth is not just our environment. The Earth is not something outside of us. Breathing with mindfulness and contemplating your body, you realise that you are the Earth. You realise that your consciousness is also the consciousness of the Earth. Look around you–what you see is not your environment, it is you. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Keep hope alive in hard times

What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.~ Claude Monet

Crossing fingers

Degust-

Current day affairs

around the world

lead the feelings

of anxiety and depression.

I take walks

to keep my sanity

in time of distress.

My mantra.

Walk slowly.

Observe nature.

Degust “the magic”.

Make plans.

Help others.

Restore faith in humanity.

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Six word Saturday

Jo’s Monday Walk

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Winter is not over but spring is around the corner. Just two days of sunshine has given me hope. I wish peace and love for everyone.

Random 64: A view for free

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I am paying attention and practicing gratitude ~Brene Brown

I miss Nurturing Thursdays. I hope Becca Givens is doing fine.

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झरना बहता रहा। 

पत्ते रंग बदलते रहे। 

हम किताबों में उलझे,

जिंदगी के मायने ढूंढते रहे। 

-रुपाली 

Weekend 128: A winter walk (Pre covid)

Winter has settled in well and I do take a walk almost everyday but there is nothing new to exhibit. I checked my archives and decided to revive an old hike/walk. For a cold sunny day the weather was perfect for a long walk on the mountains. Come along folks…

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

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. ~ Plato

It is the beauty within us that makes it possible for us to recognize the beauty around us. The question is not what you look at but what you see ~ Henry David Thoreau

Walking gives time to reflect. Don’t rush.

The light and the hope of a life

All good things are wild and free.~ Henry David Thoreau

कुदरत की खूबसूरती पर मुस्कुराता हूं मैं 

दीवाना मैं अकेला तो नहीं।  

How to sit on the bench
To be continued…

I find weekly challenges interesting and enjoy participating in a couple of challenges every week. These challeges give opportunities to meet people, watch their work and learn about new things and places. My daily or weekly walks are linked to Jo’s Monday Walks. From last year I am also participating in Debbie’s Six Word Saturday challenge. Selecting a photo(s) and composing a six word caption for the same is a fun activity. Here I present one of my earlier entries (April 2021) to Six Word Saturday with the title “Fresh snow was served for breakfast

Lens artists photo challenge doesn’t need any introduction as we all wait for the theme every Saturday. My heartfelt thanks to the LAPC team for bringing us all together in this weekly activity.

Stay safe and be kind.