Crocuses aren’t supposed to go unnoticed

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change. ~Jack Kornfield

 If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough ~Robert Capa

Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon ~Booker T. Washington

Six Word Saturday

Lens artist photo challenge

Jo’s Monday Walk

Weekend 135

A piece of land, actually a small burial ground of 12.7 acres in the city centre turns into a crocus field every year during spring. In distant past this place was used to play bowling on Blue Monday (the third Monday of January ) every year, it was a tradition. Later in 1837 it was converted to a cemetery. During the cholera epidemic of 1848–49, the cemetery was expanded, but received its final design around 1860. Ole Bull (a Norwegian virtuoso violinist and composer), and Frederik Meltzer ( a representative at the Norwegian Constitutional Assembly at Eidsvoll in 1814 who is best known for designing the flag of Norway) are buried here. The cemetery was closed as a burial ground in 1919.

To give you the idea about how close I had to go to get the above images.

The landscape

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.

Weekend 133: Welcoming Spring

First crocus

If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.Victor Hugo

The first Irises of Spring
Snowdrops

I am not sure of the reason for such distracted reflection but I find it interesting.

Stand for what’s right. Make your life beautiful. Make your life meaningful.~ Maxime Lagacé

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

Lens artists photo challenge

Jo’s Monday walk

Random 16: Optional

Childhood game.

Agree and disagree.

Disagree and agree

was simple and fun.

Being in adulthood

for a long period.

Things are twisted.

Minds get rigid.

Ideas are fixed.

Windows are

tightly shut.

Agree – disagree

is not fun any more.

Friends mock others.

For being liberal.

For being kind to others.

Being rationale.

And most of all

for opposing

the fake image

of nationalism.

Staying and suffering

was optional.

The weight of

fake friendships was

heavy.

She chose freedom.

Now question is

Will she be happy?

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Be kind