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A Photo a Week Challenge: Fill the Frame

This is our grandson’s truck:))


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The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Today Was a Good Day

For this week’s photo challenge, select and share a series of photographs. You can piece together what you consider an ideal day, recount a memorable day, tell a (visual) story, or show us some of your favorite things.

The areca garden in our village, is in different level. During the monsoon season the excess water from the pool flows down to the lower level. A natural waterfall. Last month our grandson had a very, very good day playing under the waterfall . We too had a good day watching him:)








Death comes as the End

I remembered this title of an Agatha Christie book when I read about the death of a senior citizen in the paper some time ago. He went back to the building as he had forgotten some papers. He waited for the lift, the door opened and he stepped in. Unfortunately, the door had opened but the lift had not been there. He must have walked in without really noticing and had fallen down the shaft to his death. Walking to the lift, he would not have known that they were his last moments. Did he suffer or was death instantaneous? It must have been such a shock to his relatives waiting outside.

Many a time people just go and when people pass away without suffering, they are the lucky ones. But not all are that lucky. Death of course comes as an end but that is not in our hands. How we face life depends a lot on us.

The lives of some of some of my near ones have taught me important lessons and I hope they will be with me as long as I live.

‘Accept whatever comes your way in life and do not keep worrying about what will happen or will not happen.

Accept changes and change with the times. Learn to accept the new and the different.

Do not live with fear all the time. If something is to happen it will happen, what is the point in being scared all the time.’

In the end I was also told it was easy to preach but not that easy to practice unless we make up our minds to do so. It all depends on us.
“Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.” Andrew Sachs


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A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Deepawali is a very important festival for us. It is a festival of lights, which light up our lives and the night.

These photos were taken last year.



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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Burgundy or Maroon

Our visit to London in June had been a very nice experience. Our very sweet and cosy room in the Lodge in ealing Broadway:)


The amazing Natural History Museum




The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Creepy

This week, share an image of something creepy. Unsettling. Eerie. Disgusting.

During our visit to London, I had been to the British Museum. To see these huge statues without their heads was quite unsettling. I wonder who those people had been.



Travel Theme : Gray

Some time ago we were traveling back home by train and crossed this river which looked so gray.


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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cream to Light Brown

During our trip to London, we had stayed for some days in a very nice bed and Breakfast in Ealing Broadway. We had a lovely time there and every morning we used to go for a walk and we saw some beautiful cream coloured flowers in front of many houses.







My friend was busy brooding over the past and worrying about the future. It would be so much more comfortable if we just could move on from one stage of life to the next without any soul-searching. But that is easier said than done. Listening to my friend, my thoughts went back to the previous month when our daughter and grandson had come for a visit. Life had been full of movement, we rested when he rested. Every moment had been a different experience.

In early childhood children live in the ‘now’. The immediate past and the immediate future is all that matters. We watched our grandson sometimes falling, sometimes hurting himself and crying. A little bit of cuddling and lots of love from us would make him forget the hurt. Of course he remembered he had hurt himself but I don’t think it really stopped him from his explorations of life.  🙂 🙂  Small things and seemingly insignificant experiences brought so much joy.

I wonder when we pass this stage and start analyzing and thinking too much about the past and about the future ? Life goes on and we have to move on. I don’t think we would really appreciate if people did not change with their age. But it would be so nice if could retain that philosophy of life.
I remember these lines from ‘Salutations to the Dawn’ attributed to Kalidasa
“Look to this day !

For it is Life

the very Life of Life,

In its brief course

Lie all the varieties and realities of your existence.

The bliss of Growth

The bliss of action

The splendours of achievement.

For yesterday is but a dream

And tomorrow is only a vision,

But today well lived,

makes yesterday a dream of Happiness

And every tomorrow a vision of Hope.

Look well, therefore to this Day.

Such is the salutation to the Dawn.”


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The Daily Post photo challenge : Beneath your feet

During the monsoon season, there is a lot of fresh water running in the water channels in the areca garden. These channels are made for water to reach all the trees. It is fun to stand in these channels and feel the water and the small stones beneath our feet :))