Weekend 100: Summer at home 2

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Walking in surroundings is included in our daily routine now. I picked a couple of images from our walk last week.

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Flowers are blooming everywhere here and almost every house has beautiful display. A couple of days ago we took a short walk to appreciate gardens in our neighbourhood.

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Our town walk was concluded with coffee and cake. No rains and wind and even the temperature was just perfect resulting lot of people outside. Gladly it was convenient to maintain social distancing while seating outside. July is vacation month in Norway but our borders are still closed and moreover this year people are adviced to spend their vacations in Norway. Hope this will help local business which rely mostly on tourists.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Becca’s Sunday Trees

Second entry to last week’s lens artists photo challenge: Summer

Here is my first entry for the same challenge : CLICK

Summer at home…

“Live at home”~ George Washington Carver

This is the first summer I am not travelling to India or any other places. The travel restrictions have forced me to stay here. In the beginning I felt sad but then I started thinking about “Something good will always come out of something bad”. 

I started enjoying my everyday hike/walk and I decided to work on my front garden.

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My first Clemantis

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.~ May Sarton

 

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Daylily

Plants want to grow; they are on your side as long as you are reasonably sensible.~ Anne Wareham

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Soir de Paris
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Coral Dawn
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Catmint

I love to spend time in my little garden (there are not so many plants yet) and I am glad I trusted my instincts.

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Weekend 98: Moments from the Wilderness

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Near midnight

Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way. ~Gretchen Bleiler

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There are no ordinary moments.~Dan Millmanweekend98_5weekend98_6weekend98_7

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.~ Buddha.

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Last couple of days were the warmest with temperature around 26 -28 C. Walks were possible in late evenings. The above images are from our walk on Friday late evening. The stillness in the woods was quite refreshing and the sound one could hear were those from trees, birds, bees and sheep bells.

After buring around 650 calories on our walk we were treated with a beautiful rainbow saying good night.

Hope

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In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope.                                                            In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort.                                                  In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream.                                                  And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
~Michael Jackson

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My second entry for lens-artisit-photo-challenge

Link to my first entry for this week’s challenge: https://mazeepuran.wordpress.com/2020/06/16/wordless-flower-wednesday/

Old & New

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.                                       Wendell Berry (The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture)

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Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life! ~Unknown
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And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer ~F. Scott Fitzgerald 

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Sunday trees

 

Delicate colours

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Happiness is the delicate balance between what one wants and what one has. It’s an inner joy that can be sought and caught but never taught and bought ~Unknown

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In this delicate and unpredictable life, the future is unwritten. Do not take someone for granted today, for once tomorrow dawns upon the indigo night the only remaining trace will be tracks in the sand…~ Virginia Alison

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coffee, sunsets, flowers, and kisses
the simple joys are the sweetest”
~Dahi Tamara Koch (Within the event horizon)

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