Weekend Sky

Blue-sky

“If you’re ever feeling lost or alone, look up at the sky, breathe a sigh, and realize that life’s alright” unknown

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Philo

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This post is part of Hammad Rais’s WEEKEND SKY photo challenge

Thursday Trios

bamboo-tree

Chinese bamboo tree:

You take a little seed, plant it, water it, and fertilize it for years, and nothing happens. You never notice any thing growing above the ground.

During the fifth year it grows 90 feet tall in just 5 weeks!

Some say it’s just a story and not true.

But it teaches something.

What is it?

“Overnight Successes” are years in the making” Unknown

So let us not be jealous of those people who are successful in their lives.

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Philo

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This post is part of Carol’s THURSDAY TRIOS photo challenge

Skookum

Merriam Webster defines Skookum as

✔Marked by strength or power

✔Marked by excellent quality

Now coming to a simple question…

Which is stronger? A leaf or a bud/flower?

The answer is easy-peasy. Is it not so?

The bud is a delicate structure yet to develop whereas the flower is a lightweight structure.

There is no comparison between flowers and leaves in the matter of strength.

The leaf is definitely stronger than bud/flower. Am I right?

But in the image below you can notice how the buds pierce the leaf and bloom into a full-fledged flower.(shallow depth of field is due to result of using 100mm f/2.8 macro lens)

I am also surprised at the shape of the holes in the leaf. More or less they are round shaped!

How is it that they are circular?

I don’t know.

Scookum

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other” Walter Elliot

What does this teach us?

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up”
 Thomas Edison

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Philo

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✔This post is part of Ragtag Daily Prompt- SKOOKUM

✔Cee Neuner’s FOTD photo challenge

Walls

Roman London Wall

Roman-wall,London

“You see the wall he’s building around him. You don’t see the prisoner he’s turning into” Nitya Prakash

Said to have been built in the late 2nd century AD.

It stands 35 feet (10.6 metres) high.

Of course, these walls are built to protect the city from the invaders.

These walls served the purpose for which they were built.

I Always wonder why people fear each other?

Why do they try to protect themselves?

I don’t know the answer or the reason.

Maybe that is the way we have to live and lead our life.

I remember John Lennon’s meaningful song ‘Imagine’– Lennon wished a world that is at peace, with no denominations of religions and everyone giving ‘peace’ a chance.

“Hypothesis
The station saw more sincere kisses than the marriage registry office.
And the walls of the hospital may have heard more sincere prayers than the church.”
Corina Abdulahm Negura

Please share your thoughts on people building walls around them.

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Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philo

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This post is part of Sue & GC’s Weekly prompts- Weekend challenge- WALLS

TINGE

“Laughter without a tinge of philosophy is but a sneeze of humor. Genuine humor is replete with wisdom” Mark Twain

Tinge

“I notice the silvery hair at his temples with a tinge of sadness. Why do parents grow old? Life is a castle of lies slowly dismantled by the passage of time. I regret not spending more time looking at the people I love” Shan Sa

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Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philo

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This post is part of Sheryl’s Your Daily prompt-Words & ImagesTINGE 

Delay

Delay

“I love sleep because it is both pleasant and safe to use. Pleasant because one is in the best possible company and safe because sleep is the consummate protection against the unseemliness that is the invariable consequence of being awake. What you don’t know won’t hurt you” Fran Lebowitz

I have a question for you.

What do you do if the flight is delayed?

Do you get annoyed, angry, curse your bad luck or do you take it easy?

Some say just enjoy the fun by watching the people, the various moods and of course a little bit of shopping if it happens to be a busy airport or an international airport.

Some enjoy just sleeping in one corner.

I noticed some people grooming in the restroom in front of the shining mirrors hours together!

I always enjoy watching people.

But many enjoy their sleep.

Why does delay happen?

That is the way of life!

My friend, everything happens for a reason and the result is beneficial to us. Take advantage of this.

“God’s delays are not God’s denials” Robert Schuller

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Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philo

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This post is part of Ragtag Daily Prompt- DELAY

CBWC- Anything to do with music

NADASWARAM

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music” Aldus Huxley

Nadaswaram

“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends” Alphonse de Lamartine

Nadaswaram (Double reed wind instrument)  is a conical wind instrument made of wood and metal.

In the image above the man in the center is holding the Nadaswaram.

It can be as long as 95cm (37 inches).

Nadaswaram is said to be one of the loudest non brass acoustic instrument in the world.

Nadaswaram is used as a traditional classic musical instrument in South India.

In this part of the country, Nadaswaram is considered to be very auspicious and is a key musical instrument played in almost all the major functions, during festivals, ceremonies, weddings and in all the temple events (South Indian Culture).

The instrument plays a major role in classical Karnatak music.

It is usually played in pairs and accompanied by barrel drums.

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Philo

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC- ANYTHING TO DO WITH MUSIC photo challenge

Men argue. Nature acts-Voltaire

A REFRESHING PAUSE…

sunset

Lose yourself in nature and find peace

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Philo

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Start letter with Q

QUEEN

“Every woman is a queen, and we all have different things to offer” Queen Latifah

The image below was taken at Madame Tussauds London.

Queen

“The strength of a kingdom comes from its King, The strength of a King comes from his Queen” Cody Edward Lee Miller

QUIET

One place in this world, where quietness is unwelcome is the children’s playground.

Playground

“The empty playground, just depicts, about today’s lost childhood” Sushma Murmu

These Covid days, kids are helpless.

They are not in a position to play just like how they were playing before 2020.

What is the use of a playground, when no children are around?

Definitely, the energy is missing.

The action is missing.

I am missing those funny noises of kids, their funny faces, and the humour.

But Corona is dampening the spirits!

Hope and pray for better days for everyone including the children

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Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philo

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This post is part of Maria’s (citysonnet)- January Colours and Letters photo challenge- Start with the letter Q

Winter Moon

Selenophile

Winter-Moon

“I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos”  Tom Hanks

Someone who loves the moon is known as a selenophile or a philoselene.

“The moon is a loyal companion.

It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do.

Every day it’s a different version of itself.

Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light.

The moon understands what it means to be human.

Uncertain, alone. Cratered by imperfections” Tahereh Mafi

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Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philo

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This post is part of Sue & GC’s Weekly prompts-Wednesday Challenge- WINTER MOON

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