A Photo a Week Challenge: October


By the beginning of October our monsoon season ends. But we do get occasional rains. Deepavali and Navaratri are two important festivals in this month and it is believed that rains will come till the end of this month. We live in coastal Karnataka and we have only two seasons, summer and monsoon. We see greenery around us and and also hear the birds talking to each other and busy with their daily life. There is a rain water harvested lake in our town and it is full. It is a pleasure to walk around the lake. The sight of so much water gladdens the heart.

The Bulbul taking a rest on the papaya tree outside our bedroom 🙂

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. That is a beautiful lake. I bet it’s full of big fish. Bulbuls must be a very successful bird. My daughter went to Israel last year and she saw Bulbuls there so there must be a lot of them!

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  2. Pretty pictures! I wish we lived by the lake, but we have to drive at least 30 minutes to go to one of the many lakes in our area. I think I’ll join in the challenge!

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