Images with captivating Bokeh are Challenging

Summer and autumn provides ample opportunity to practice photography, especially practicing bokeh. I was lucky to get some nice shots in spring as well. The source of light and our position makes the background interesting but for me getting a bokeh in a monochromactic setting is quite a challenge.

Lens artists photo challenge

Six Word Saturday – (the title 😀)

Random 73: Looking out the window

Let peace begin with me

Happy Holi ( the festival of spring or the festival of colours or the festival of love) to those who celebrate 🙏

दिलों में छिपी काली स्याही न उतर पाए, 

तो कोई नया रंग कैसे चढेगा।  

अपना मन साफ़ करें और त्यौहार का आनंद ले।  

-रुपाली 

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The urge of getting fresh air

Here is my story. I am not sure if anyone is interested but I shall share it. Many have shown curiosity in knowing, how do I manage with the weather. Regular visitors might have noticed that the weather in my adopted country is quite different than my country of origin. Nothing happens in one day. It takes courage and time to change our old habits.

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom. ~Marilyn Ferguson

In the beginning I struggled with episodes of cough and cold, and sinus headaches. Weather was testing me like anything. Staying inside house forever was not possible but like many others I restricted my activities and thought it was good for my heath. I was wrong. In due time I learned an important lesson from my Norwegian friends, weekends are for outdoor activities. One needs a plan to manage both the household chores and the outdoor fun. It sounds difficult but working on it was a kind of fun. Weather played an important role and we started to plan things accordingly.

In the begining it was only on weekends but later we started doing it a couple of times during a week. The key was to learn how to restrict our TV/social media time. And of course our Norwegain circle helped and supported me a lot. They even arranged outdoor activities and introduced us to new options. Once the joy and happiness was found, we never looked back. Taking images for the blog became one essential activity. As Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”.

Thank you all for being part of my journey.

धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय, माली सींचे सौ घड़ा, ॠतु आए फल होय ~ कबीर दास

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. ~ Paul Dudley White (American physician and cardiologist)

Six word Saturday

Weekend 131

Random 70: Nature holds the key

It was for the best, so Nature had no choice but to do it ~Marcus Aurelius

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Inspite of all the difficulties,

train your mind to enjoy serenity.

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खुद ज़ेहन में ये बात बिठा ली है,

परेशानी चाहे जितनी हो,  ख़ूबसूरती नज़र-अंदाज़ न होने पाए।  

-रुपाली 

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Silent Sunday