Every environment has a story to tell if we take the time to listen

Tina Schell, the hostess of Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #245 -Environments asks the participants to tell about the environment in City, country, suburb, or small town – whatever your preference(s). This is your chance to highlight the environments you’ve experienced and enjoyed (or not!)

Many people have shared beautiful pictures. Quite a diversity, thank you, guys!



With the temperature hitting 45°C (113°F) in most parts of India, it looks like large swaths of Asia will witness sweltering heat. It is no surprise swimming pools are overcrowded!

Remember this is just April!

Why is the temperature uncontrollable?

Don’t ask me who is responsible for this situation.

I’m stunned to see little plants struggling to survive in the photograph (even though the soil is dry!)

“Against all odds, a tiny seedling managed to take root in the cracked and parched earth, determined to grow despite the harsh conditions.”  Unknown

I don’t know how these plants can survive. But there is hope.

Any message to human beings?

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”  Kenji Miyazawa



I spotted this Lizard while strolling in the garden.

It seemed to be hungry and diligently looking for its prey.

“A hungry lizard takes no prisoners.”  Proverb


I come across these people every day.


They are the poorest of the poor. Their life is challenging as they work long hours in all weather conditions.

They face constant harassment from local authorities and have to deal with competition from other vendors.

Notwithstanding these difficulties, street vegetable vendors are essential for giving low-income households access to affordable and fresh produce.

Sadly this is the place rich people bargain their best and squeeze the maximum.

“Please don’t bargain hard with small vendors like this, they do business not to build shopping malls, but to live and eat” Unknown


“A vegetable seller’s stall is a hub of activity and connection, bringing people together around the common goal of nourishing themselves and their families.” Unknown

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

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14 thoughts on “Every environment has a story to tell if we take the time to listen

  1. I agree with Alison Philo. I do appreciate that I live in a temperate country that does not have to deal with the extremes of temperatures, or threats from earthquakes etc. I know I am fortunate in many ways.

    I am worried for India and the neighbouring countries if you’re already hitting 45°c. I know as the heat increases as we move into the summer months, it will be extremely challenging to love for many people.

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