Monochromatic: Monsoon Mix

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Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.

~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca

The theme is ‘monochromatic’ and the season is monsoon, so I had no other option than green to go monochromatic. ūüôā ¬†Captured the freshness of green foliage one afternoon, right after the rain. Refreshing…isn’t it?

green foliage, green, leaves, rain drops

Published in response to Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic.

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Nature: The prime source of inspiration

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“In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks.”

~ John Muir

What other than Nature can be the¬†inspiration to live, laugh and create? Any moment spent amidst¬†nature makes me happy, and the feeling of connectedness inspires me to get going. And I think this is true for many of us. Love nature, live more.¬†Happy Weekend! ūüôā

waterfalls, nature, stream

Published in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration.
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Finding joy in mundane things: A thorny affair

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There is an old fern in the backyard of our house. It’s been there for over a decade. Dull, unattractive…unattended…uncared for. In winter it looks dry, covered with¬†cobwebs and dust. But one day the¬†thorns on its stem caught my eyes. Some were unusually¬†colorful!

I publish this post as part of the Mundane Monday Challenge given by my blogger friend Jithin aka Trablogger.

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Wish you a happy and happening week ahead! ūüôā

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The River and the Mountains ‚Äď together they teach the lesson of life

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“The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it’s going to go and where you’ll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don’t let anyone deter you from that.”¬†

~ Eartha Kitt

The relation between the river and the mountain is pretty symbolic. The river with all its gushing waters symbolizes motion ‚Äď the dynamism of life. And the mountains with their huge, unwavering existence are the symbol of obstacles that we face in life. The river makes its way through the mountains – sometimes it is able to break through the solid rocks and sometimes it bends its path – but never stops until it meets the sea. Together the river and the mountain teach us the biggest lesson of life ‚Äď keep going until you reach your goal; until the purpose of life is served. There will be problem, there will be obstruction, there will be barrier – but you should learn to make your way through it and move on.

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Published in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol.

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Quote Challenge ‚Äď Day 3

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¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† “Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.”¬†

~ Stewart Udall

Realizing this statement by Stewart Udall, an American politician, is the need of the hour. We must understand the importance of wildlife and protect Mother Nature to ensure a healthy environment for the generations to come.

This is my third and final day in the 3-day quote challenge. I thank my blogger friend Kiran Acharya for tagging me into this challenge. Kiran is a doctor and a creative writer. She blogs at The Sea and Me. Do drop by her wonderful blog for latest book reviews, nature photography and thoughtful write-ups.

Rules for the challenge:

  • Post your three favorite quotes, one on each day for three consecutive days. The quote could be from any book, author or your own quote.
  • Tag three other bloggers with each post to challenge them.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.

On the final day of the challenge I tag my three¬†blogger friends, whose blogs are treasure trove of nature and travel¬†photography –

SuyashSuyash Chopra

Upendra –¬†Vagabond Images

Tom –¬†Spirit in Politics

Hope you three accept the challenge and enjoy sharing your favorite quotes. ūüôā

And those who missed my first two days in the challenge here are the links for you РQuote Challenge РDay 1 and Quote Challenge РDay 2.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral Moon

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The moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, colour and nuance. ~ Arthur Smith

I once asked my parents why they kept my name ‘Moon’. They said they liked this name when one of my aunts suggested it for me. When I was young I had so many embarrassing moments with my name which was¬†uncommon in our¬†community. Anyway, I don’t know when I started liking my name. Probably when I realized I like the source of my name that is, the moon very much. ūüôā Ever since I felt a connection with the moon and am always¬†charmed by its magnetic existence.

The moon is an enigma to me. Its appearance Рephemeral but its presence Рeternal.

That night when I looked through my window I was amazed to see¬†the half-moon with a reddish glow which was transient. I didn’t waste time in capturing it with my ‘third eye’ – my camera. ūüėČ ūüôā

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

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And my heart springs up anew, bright and confident and true. And the old love comes to meet me, in the dawning and the dew. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

What is more fresh than the flowers we offer in worship?

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