What’s better than a sunny Saturday

I began my walk with this shot. Does it tell the whole story? Are we satisfied with just one shot? “Yeah dil mange more” as we say in India. We look forward to capture more and enjoy more.

The early blooming Rhododendron/Azalea flowers are highlight of the park right now. The flowers are delightful, with fluffy double petals or even single petals. At least it didn’t rain yesterday but there were clouds and some times really dark clouds to hide the sun completely and disrupting the sunny setting. You will notice this while looking at various shots.

I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical ~Trent Parke

Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography~ George Eastman

 The story is not complete even with so many images. So here I present the overall picture.

Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell~Charles de Lint

I have exceeded the three of a kind setting. I hope you don’t mind.

For: Lens artists photo challenge

Jo’s Monday Walk

Six Word Saturday

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I would like to thank all my readers for your support. The last Six Word Saturday in April was “When you love what you have” was the first scheduled post. I travelled to India to meet my Mother and opted not to be on social media. Now I am back to base.

Was it Lost, What I Found

Six Word Saturday

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घड़ी गुमी तो कोई बात नहीं। 

हाथ आया वक्त न खोने पाए। 

-रुपाली 

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Fragrant daffodils are preserved beneath snow
Leftover snow on the rooftop
This will take time to melt

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.

Just a walk

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Come along,                                                                                                                                       walk with me.                                                                                                                                 Enjoy the beauty,                                                                                                                                    outside and inside.

 

Tour day!

Last Monday was tour day/ski day in my office. I could not accompany my colleagues for a tour as I had an unavoidable external meeting.  Half day was already gone so I planned a hike on the closest mountain as I didn’t want to miss the chance to go out in nature.  I am sure you will also support my decision as after that day we are enjoying wet, cold and grey weather.

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Just one last turn but then the path was covered with snow.joswalk_25mar19_7joswalk_25mar19_8joswalk_25mar19_9joswalk_25mar19_10joswalk_25mar19_11joswalk_25mar19_12joswalk_25mar19_13joswalk_25mar19_14

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it ~Andy Rooney

La Jolla Cove

It’s almost 3 weeks since we returned from the US but there were many things going on at the same time restricting me to arrange my photos. Now I shall recall and make respective posts.

Our first destination was San Diego. Actually we landed in San Francisco, collected our baggage and checked in for a domestic flight to San Diego.  After reading all the suggestions on the internet we thought it would be a good idea to book a late flight . You know what, we were out without any problem apart from the hour we were in pass control queue.

Have you ever felt that the service for the queue you are waiting in is the slowest one for no reason when others are passing by quickly. Anyways after putting stamps on our passport  and returning it to us, the officer was in mood for some light discussion on immigrants. The irony was both parties belong to the same category 😀

As it was quite early, we decided to try our luck by asking for the seats on the earlier flight. I think we would have granted all our wishes on “that” day. The seats were rebooked for the fee of $25 each. Can you believe? This is not gonna happen here.

I am sharing a group of images for Jo’s (Monday) walk,  taken at the La Jolla Cove in San Diego.

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La Jolla Cove is a small, picturesque cove and beach that is surrounded by cliffs in La Jolla, San Diego, California. The Cove is protected as part of a marine reserve; underwater it is very rich in marine life, and is popular with snorkelers, swimmers and scuba divers.

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There are hundreds of sea lions that call the La Jolla Cove home, sometimes being seen in the deeper-water parts of the Cove or basking on rocks. All sea animals in this area are protected by law, including the orange Garibaldi fish, which are unusually common in the Cove.  (I didn’t get chance to see even one 😦 )

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The cove is also home to hundreds of cormorants and brown pelicans and some other species of birds. I am not sure about other species of birds but quadron of pelicans and flight of cormorants were all over.

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From the park at the top of the Cove, there are a few steps down on each side to a “gallery” area with a lot of benches. This gallery includes the entrance to the lifeguard station, where the lifeguard’s chalkboard shows useful information updated throughout the day. From the gallery level there are two steep sets of concrete steps that lead down to the beach itself, although visitors often have to step on rocks to get all the way down to the sand.

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Some of you might have noticed that some images were taken in the evening and some in broad daylight. Yes we visited it twice with two different hosts who were incredibly supportive.

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