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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #8: COLORFUL

To some, each day brings a struggle to see beyond the darkness. For the rest of us, it is important to find moments of joy. We are surrounded by all of the colors of the rainbow, but it’s up to us to recognize and appreciate them. Remember, gratitude is recognized as one of the most important elements of a balanced, contented life.
So go ahead – find some colorful captures to make us smile.

A few weeks ago we were walking in one of our favourite grounds when I saw a colourful flower between the grass. It looked so beautiful. A friend said it is called ‘huli uguru’ in my language, Kannada. It means tiger’s claw. It is called flame lily or glory lily. The scientific name is ‘Gloriosa superba’.  My husband’s cousin is a botanist, he said it is a poisonous plant !!


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Flowers are beautiful and colourful.



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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #8: COLORFUL

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 am doing something in my own way. Twice a week I go to a home for the mentally challenged . This has enriched my life.
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.

5 replies on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #8: COLORFUL”

So beautiful – I bought one once, to grow as a pot plant. I did not manage to keep it alive through winter because of the darkness up here. And i certainly did not know it was poisonous. It is an extremely beautiful plant.

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