The Daily Post photo Challenge : Spare

Spare has many connotations: it can mean one too many, or sparse, or even to release something from harm. I’m looking forward to seeing your interpretations! Bonus points to those who tell the story behind their “spare” inspiration.

Spare also means Surplus

The jackfruit season has started in our place. We use them not only as fruits but also as vegetables. When they are small we use them to prepare many dishes. From raw jackfruit  papads, chips  are made. They are very popular. Once they are ripe, they are good to eat. But not all are sweet.But the problem sometimes is that they are so big, too big for a small family.

Maikuri 21st 22nd May (26)

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.


  1. We have a spare video recorder. It was still in the plastic wrapping and cost us just £20 brand new in a pawn shop. The only problem is that the latest televisions can’t show VHS films from it. Just DVDs now. So perhaps “spare” means “will probably never be used”.

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    1. Very true 🙂 Earlier so many things could be repaired but now they have to be disposed off. There are no spare parts. It is fascinating to read the number of meanings any word can have. That is why I like the prompts and other challenges. Regards, Lakshmi Bhat


    1. As in most fruits some are sweet and some are not. But when we cut them there is a lot of white gum like substance, it is sticky. After cutting we have to apply oil to our hands to remove the stickiness:) Jackfruits are seasonal, usually from March to about August. When they are small and not ripe we use them as vegetables.

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