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.

Random 57: Don’t hurry to judge

Reflection

Pandemic put them together in a walking routine. They take a walk almost everyday irrespective of weather.

Scenario1:

She: Awe, look, it’s so beautiful.

He: Oh yes.

She: Can you take a photo?

He: Don’t stop. Keep walking.

She:

They keep walking…

A couple of days later.

Scenario 2:

She: What happened? Why did you stop?

He: Hold my gloves.

She: ” “.

He: The other day you wanted the photo, right? I can take it now.

She: Soon after the awe moment, she explained what frame she wants.

The result you see is taken by him for her. The other day temperature was -11 °C and today it’s -2 °C.

And life goes on.

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छोटी छोटी बातों पे उदास ना हों और हर वक्त आकलन न करें। 

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Random 46: Sensation

Day after day.

I walk and walk.

I walk the same path.

Many a times.

Not with a purpose.

Not in a hurry.

I breathe forest air.

I stop by to listen to the trees,

& to soak in the surroundings.

Day after day.

Am I bored

Absolutely NOT

Each day brings a new view.

A new story.

A new thought.

Sensation remains.

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We walked always in beauty, it seemed to me. We walked and looked about, or stood and looked. Sometimes, less often, we would sit down. We did not often speak. The place spoke for us and was a kind of speech. We spoke to each other in the things we saw.~ Wendell Berry

The circle goes round and round

24 hours in my week

Early morning starts with a dense fog.

I longed for some golden moments.

Instead.

Pilot informed about turbulence.

The insecure feeling hiked remarkably in a small aircraft.

Sunshine was not on mind anymore.

I realized, how the situation changes our thoughts.

Landing relieved my mind.

Sunshine brings life to my autumn frame.

Before I feel I have it enough.

The fog covers the surroundings.

Story of my autumn days.

Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow. Tony Schwartz

If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it – keep going, keep going come what may.~  Vincent van Gogh

For

Lens Artists Photo Challenge

Six Word Saturday

Festival of leaves

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I was away last week, busy at seminar.

Happy Diwali to those who celebrate 🪔🙏

Getting back to routine after vacation

Weekend 125 – We are trying to resume our walk routines which is not easy after being away for a couple of weeks. Moreover when the change is temperature is from +32 degrees to +2 and from sunny settings to dull, cold, wet and dark days. I am finding it difficult even to be on wordpress. Why? Does anyone have an answer 🧐

Anyways, we did find some sunny period during the day and off we go to our usual hiking start.

I am joining these fantastic ladies for

Jos Monday Walk

Robin’s Walktober

Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

Stay safe and be kind