As soft as …

Our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves ~ Wilhelm Von Humboldt

I must have flowers, always, and always. ~ Claude Monet

 Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. – Charles Dickens

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Substantial Seagull

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Sunday stills

Some of the articles which I found relevant:

  1. Should We Be Feeding Birds and Other Wildlife?
  2. Observations at backyard bird feeders influence the emotions and actions of people that feed birds
  3. When to feed garden birds
  4. Bird feeding: concerns raised over benefit to UK birds

Weekend 115: Let’s walk together – A glimpse of real life

After a week’s break we were back to our routine, the walk. The temperature has improved a lot and the roads are almost clear but there is still plenty of snow elsewhere. We were greeted by many on our way up and down. The weather changes everyone’s mood.

Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering ~ Steve Maraboli 

I hope you enjoyed our company 😊

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Jo’s Monday Walk

My lens journey…

To begin: year 2014 when I started this blog

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu

I started noticing my surroundings: Mobile phone shot
On the mountains: A Canon Power Shot A510

‘Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. And if things don’t work out, just take another shot ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour

In 2015 I got my entry level DSLR Nikon camera which initiate my photography journey. I still use the same.

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in 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

I started to go on hiking to get a better view/capture
I got interested in reflection and abstract photography
I started to enjoy outside view while travelling

Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better ~Harvey Mackay

I met fantastic people on WP who have directly or indirectly influenced me to cultivate contenment and optimism in my life. Also to appreciate my surroundings.

Currently I am learning about minimalism…

Its the not the Destination, It’s the journey ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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************************ Kala Ramnath with her singing violin.

If you do not have an hour start at 49 min. In next video pandit Jasraj has sung what Kala Ramnath has played on violin.

The Shapes of Emotions…

Everyone needs to analyse and understand what makes them tick, like taking a clock apart to discover how it works. Self-knowledge will help you to understand what you have to offer that’s special.~ Rod Judkins (The Art of Creative Thinking)

Thses images were taken during a visit to “The Fallero Museum – or Museo Faller de Valencia“.

In March every year the city of Valencia, Spain is taken over with Las Fallas. Parties begin and massive colourful “monuments” appear in the streets, only to be burnt to the ground a few days later in an emotional night of fireworks and flames.

Falles is a popular festivity that has been celebrating the feast of Saint Joseph in València since the mid-18th century. Thanks to citizens and falles artists, ephemeral monuments depicting satirical images are erected on the streets of València. These monuments are made of ninots, figures that are set alight to welcome the spring on 19th March, feast of Saint Joseph. On 30th November 2016, Falles was inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

If you can’t visit Valencia for Las Fallas, then this museum full of the festival’s ninots (sculpture caricatures) is a must. Each year, hundreds of ninots are put on display at a special exhibition and visitors vote for their favourites, which then escape from the traditional burning on 19th March and are added to the museum’s collection.

This fascinating collection exhibits ninots from 1934 onward. The collection is a wonderful demonstration of aesthetic and artistic evolution over time. The museum also features posters and photography and informative videos, which tell the story of the Fallas Festival.

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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life ~ Confucius

I love my job and my hobby but they are not the same and  when time constraints hobby has to wait. I hope you don’t mind a late post.

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Friday fun: Shapes

Monday walk

A few little details

The pattern

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen ~ John Wooden.

Ignoring Dandelion is not possible
If it was not blur

Little details have special talents in creating big problems! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed ~ Ansel Adams

Dedication
A couple of days ago

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold ~Aristotle

Last week when temperature was aaround -8 degree C.

Sadly I do not own a macro lens. I looked for it at different places/shops but didn’t manage to get one. I wish to get one this year but for now I hope you like these images.

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Looking back at 2020!

Spring is the season of hope

It’s funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.~ Steve Maraboli

A walk on one foggy morning
Beautiful landscape and dramatic clouds

Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.
~ Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass)

Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.
~ Vera Nazarian (The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration)

Terri’s Sunday Stills Photo Challenge

The theme is for today “Jan 3” : Your 2020 Retrospective (share your year in images)

Lens artists photo challenge:Favourite Images of 2020