A Late Awakening

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A cold winter and springtime delayed the blooming season for tulips in Keukenhof garden in Lisse, Holland this year. Still it’s a beautiful place if one knows to breathe spring.

My second entry for this week’s photo challenge.

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Nurturing Thursday: Awakening

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Last two days I am watching and enjoying these crocus flowers. Until a few days ago they didnot exist but with a help of little sunshine, they are happily blooming. Today I spend some time trying to capture them with different angles. It was really hard. May be I should have had overalls. Do you know the best place to find wild crocus in abundant is an old graveyard.

Few days ago there was little discussion on a fellow blogger’s post about difficult times and how life is not fair for all. These crocus flowers inspired me to share a zen quote,

Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate ~ Zhuangzi

For Becca’s Nurturting Thursday and Weekly Photo Challenge.

 

Smiling is truly contagious!

A week ago, I chose smile as subject for my Nurturing Thursday.  Today I am presenting a series of photos for photo challenge with a hope that at least one will put smile on your face.

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In a graveyard for a silent shoot!

smile is a curve that sets everything straight ~ Phyllis Dille

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Italian secret!

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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Happy riders on the road!

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

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A cute black- tailed prairie dog
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Tulip time!
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Rainbow roses!

I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being ~Rumi

Rise and Set: Here and There

Exactly ten days ago I posted my entry  “Dramatic Sunrise in Hong kong”  with 3 images for Cee’s fun foto challenge with similar theme.

For this week’s photo challenge  I am gladly presenting a photo of sunrise and a sunset. The sunrise photo was taken in 2014 in Chania at the Greek island of Crete with my Canon powershot A510 camera. According to file information it was taken before 6 o’clock. Photo details: 1/250 sek. f/5,5 23,1875 mm

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The sunset photo was taken in Hong kong last year with my current camera Nikon D3200. Photo details: 1/400 sek. f/10 70 mm ISO 100.

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I’d rather be…

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Stay with friends!
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Leave the artificial heating!
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Be in nature!

The first picture was taken yesterday and the next two from my recent hike. As you see, it was freezing but I enjoyed every moment even when I had to slide on a slope. The trail was super steep and sliding was a safe option. The third photo is of frozen late. I learned that it is rather very hard and dangerous to walk on soft snow on a lake. I shall not dare next time.

I saw the Photo challenge on Wednesday late evening but instead on working on photo challenge on ‘Thursday and Friday, I did what I love doing 😀

Have a nice weekend!

 

The Dove Story on Sunday (Tree) – 8/2018

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The dove story is caputred at Parque de Malaga also known as Paraue de le Alameda, a botanical garden right in city centre of Malaga. .This park was opened in 1897 and has some wonderful old trees. Doves and Parakeets have build their nests in tree hollows.

I was in Malaga (a city in south of Spain) for a long weekend trip. It’s  a very popular tourist destination for Scandinavian people due to the perfect location and weather conditions. The tourist season is yet to start and hence the flight was full of senior citizens but of course there were some exceptions 😀

I hope you like the tree and the story.

 

Untold Stories!

picture is worth a thousand words

Every photo no matter how minimal, contains at least one story.  Let us imagine and share our versions…

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  1. No window or door reveal the degree of happiness…

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2. Illusion…

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3. Life beings…

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4. Every nest is special…

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5. Every pinch of pink gulal powder on the holy basil portrays a personal wish .

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6. Age doesn’t matter, Attitude does…

I wanted to show the story/circle of life. What do you think about these images