Random 59: Blessed Bargains

Not just humans but

blessed are animals which are well fed.

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There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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HUNGER FAST FACTS

  1. There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone on the planet.
  2. As many as 811 million people worldwide go to bed hungry each night.
  3. Small farmers, herders, and fishermen produce about 70 percent of the global food supply, yet they are especially vulnerable to food insecurity – poverty and hunger are most acute among rural populations. 
  4. Conflict is a cause and consequence of hunger. In 2020, conflict was the primary driver of hunger for 99.1 million people in 23 countries
  5. An estimated 14 million children under the age of five worldwide suffer from severe acute malnutrition, also known as severe wasting, yet only 25 percent of acutely malnourished children have access to lifesaving treatment.

Source: https://www.actionagainsthunger.org/world-hunger-facts-statistics

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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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Destiny decides who comes in life

Edwin Markham has said, “There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.

I believe we receive more than what we give in life. Sometimes in life, we meet people who give and give without expecting a least. They love you for what you are. You don’t need makeup for staying in their life. We have a lot of friends around the world but a few of them are the blessings from heaven.

Yesterday we were invited for a walk on a mountain area where we had never been before. We walked a little more than 10 km and came across ponds which are situated at around 1000 meters above sea level. Here are some images from our walk but let me clarify, they don’t do justice to what we had experienced.

We began our tour by crossing a river
Different shades of green due to beautiful sunlight
Blueberry shrubs are turning red, a sign of approaching autumn
Looking down at valley from our friend’s cottage
Reindeer Lichen

Reindeer Lichens grow in northern temperate forests, boreal forests, and even in the tundra. They are highly branched, fruticose lichens that are a primary food source for reindeer (also called caribou in North America). These lichens are sometimes called “Reindeer Moss,” even though they are lichens and not moss.

Modern cairn. A glimpse of a glacier. It looks so close. Just an illusion – the closeness
The sky and clouds reflected in a pond at 1000 m above sea level. There were plenty of free grazing sheeps.

Approximately two million sheep are grazing in the outlying fields of Norway every summer. That’s unique, and something that you won’t experience elsewhere.

Our four legs companion enjoyed the cold water whenever she was allowed to do so. The presence of so many sheeps gave her some exciting times.

For some reason we missed the original trail. We were not lost but had to walk in the marsh area for considerable time. It was similar to walking on a spongy peat or a soft mattress. We were happy with our choices of good hiking shoes but also, this year the summer is quite dry. Who wouldn’t love a perfect sunny summer but we really need good rains now.

In the process of finding the trails we walked on some real edges, They were not as dangerous as we usually see in photographs but weren’t even easy. I hadn’t taken my mobile out nor looked into the valley until we passed the section. It was impossible to predict what would come next, a creek, a marsh or a rock to climb.

Our good friend with his Rolls-Royce. Age difference doesn’t matter much as far as friendships are concerned

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance ~Rabindranath Tagore

It was a little early but we did find just a couple of Chanterelle mushrooms.

Weekend 124

Lens artists photo challenge: Let there be light and friends in your life

How was your weekend?

Random 31: Two is company

Neither movable,

Nor immovable.

It’s the us time

which gives me strength,

to drift alone.

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जिंदगी का मरकज़ चीज़े नहीं हुआ करती। 

चंद लम्हें हैं, जो लौ जलाये रखते हैं।  

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The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.~ Ernest Hemingway,

Random 24: Illusion

Do I have a lensball?

Do I have a macro lens?

Do I have a tripod?

NO.

Is my photo perfect?

No.

A decent shot

makes me happy.

Perfection is an illusion.

Let’s rejoice in little achievements.

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माँ ने इक उम्र पति के ऐबों को छुपाते गुज़ार दी,

बेटियाँ अपना पति अपने पिता की तरह “perfect” नहीं,

इस एहसास-ए-कमतरी में गुज़ार रही हैं।

– रुपाली

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P.S. This morning I saw water droplets at the end of the pothos leaves, which is also called guttation. That happens through water glands or hydathodes on the tip of the pothos leaf, which release the water.