Blessing of elders

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around ~ Willie Nelson

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जीवन की हर परीक्षा के बाद 

बस यही लगा कि 

वो माँ ही की दुआ थी 

जो काम आ गयी। 

-रुपाली 

A mid week walk

For what it’s worth… it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Yesterday was my birthday and as a gift from the universe, the sun was shining ☀ . We decided to keep it simple and planned a couple of hours hike with some picnic food. There were lots of butterflies of which some were quite bold. On our way up the top we chatted with an elderly couple (age 75+) with whom we got acquainted during covid-19 lock down in 2020. The gentleman had walking poles but they both were in good shape. Walking on steep trails is not easy for their age. The lady chatted with us and told us about her hospital stay due to some breathing problems she got recently. I am sure there is nothing serious as she is able to hike three times a week. After car parking there is a gravel road (toll road) in steep terrain all the way up to the post. The elevation difference for them was from 260 – 600 m. We need no formula to know how fit they both were.

For Jo’s Monday walk

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.