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Be uniquely You, Stand out. Shine, Be colourful- Amy Leigh Mercree

‘Nature always wears the colour of the spirit” Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s FOTD photo challenge

Free

“Don’t be drawn into any web of entanglement created by others.” Steven Redhead

In the photo above the twine rope knot symbolising the entanglement!

I always have this doubt

Is there any such term in the English Language called ‘free gift’?

In India, we come across this term during festival seasons, when shops lure customers with an offer of ‘free gifts’

Even advertisers use this word in newspapers and magazines to attract customers.

Is it not misleading the consumer with a feeling of  ‘Double Freeness’?

Is not the gift 🎁 supposed to be free?

Why one should add ‘free’ to it?

Oxford Lexico Dictionary says  Free Gift is “A small item, given without charge, as an inducement to purchase or subscription”

I can give an example- YOU GET A FREE GIFT IF YOU SPEND MORE THAN $10

English natives can guide me whether in the UK they use ‘Free gift’.

You must be aware of WhatsApp Scam– which offered free gifts on Amazon’s 30th anniversary.

How free is the ‘free gift?

My gut feeling is, there is no such thing as ‘free gifts’.

No business person worth the salt is willing to undergo any loss.

My guess is the cost of the ‘free gift’ is already included in the items you are going to purchase and the shop owner loses nothing since there is no bargain.

Remember, the purchase deals are always associated with ‘free gifts’.

Congratulations since you are willing to get duped, by accepting the ‘free gift’!

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Ragtag Daily Prompt- FREE

Take care of your skin than cover it up with makeup

” Be good to your skin, you will wear it everyday for the rest of your life”. Unknown

Close up shot

Macro Shot

What is Loofah?

Loofah (loofas) is a shower accessory used for getting clean while rubbing on the body along with soap solution…

These loofahs have course and spongy consistency with a feel-good factor, as you clean your body.

I am not sure whether it’s still popular these days.

How important is skincare?

“Take care of your skin and your confidence will take care of itself.”
Amit Kalantri

Loofahs are made up of…

It can be synthetic fibres are natural (from Luffa gourds)

The Luffa gourd plants are commonly found in Japan

And advantages of body scrubbing…

✔Along with the soap solutions, it helps to cleanse your skin.

✔Helps in exfoliating (removing the dead skin cells from the surface of your skin) the skin on your body and face.

✔Stimulates the blood circulation

✔Skin appears shiny

✔You feel rejuvenated after the shower

How safe is Loofah?

Usage of loofah has some hidden risks.

That is the reason I choose this topic.

After use, usually, hang the loofah up in the shower area so that it can dry up over time.

Dead skin cells are accumulated in the fibre net and a sure recipe for multiplication of the germs since the shower environment is nice for organisms to multiply (humid, no air circulation)

This requires that you should thoroughly clean your loofah regularly before you dry it for using it next time, otherwise bacteria are back on your body.

If you are still using a loofah these days, it’s time you start rethinking!

If you still love ‘Loofah’ scrub

All is not lost.

Suggestion given are

  • Thoroughly dry it after usage
  • Replace it frequently
  • Microwave it (20 seconds), avoid microwaving plastic loofahs
  • Using washing machines or treating with bleaching solutions allowed.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CMMC-July- Close up or Macro photo challenge

Art is a line around your thoughts-Gustav Klimt

This post is part of Cee Neuner’s PPAC- # 4 photo challenge.

Public Art

As per Cee Neuner, the host of ‘Photographic Public Art Challenge’

“Public art is encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks or outdoor public places”

The graffiti below trying to bring awareness of environmental disasters unfolding, along with avoidable personal injuries.
Each component conveying the importance of dangers to you and others if proper attention is not given to our safety and the future.

“The Earth Doesn’t belong to us: We belong to the Earth” Marlee Matlin

Sadly, we are all behaving as if Environmental issue is nothing to do with us, after all individually we are not responsible and things are beyond our control. Don’t you agree?

What is the solution?

It’s simple but one needs willpower and collective resources. First…

“Address these environmental issues, and you will address every issue known to man. And we keep dabbling in things that aren’t really important in the long run” Ted Danson

My friend, don’t you believe that we are heading for an environmental disaster?

Yes, or no?

“Destruction of our Earth – created by billions of years of the evolutionary process – with our stupidity of the last few centuries is a candidate to be one of the most tragicomic scenes in the history of this universe!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Orange is the happiest color- Frank Sinatra

“Orange is a color of liberation, from the pains of hurtful love and inner insecurities. To channel orange is to truly be free, to be you”   unknown

“Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness. Orange vibration foods are: oranges, tangerines, apricots, mangoes, peaches and carrots.”  Tae Yun Kim

Sunset

Orange is the color of the sun. It is vital and a good color generally, indicating thoughtfulness and consideration of others  Edgar Cayce

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CFFC- Orange Photo Challenge and also forms part of FOTD challenge

Weekend Sky

“In winter, you fed the birds; and in summer, do the same thing! In winter, you gave them bread; and in summer, give them water!”
 Mehmet Murat ildan

“The bird dares to break the shell, then the shell breaks open and the bird can fly openly. This is the simplest principle of success. You dream, you dare and you fly.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Hammad Rais’s –Weekend Sky photo challenge

Love Is Blue ( L’amour est bleu ). Blue, blue, blue everywhere

The world is most tranquil when all is blue

Blue is a favourite colour around the world.

Why blue colour dominates the product industry?

  • The blue colour is said to be closest to the truth.
  • The blue colour is said to arouse trust in the buyers.
  • It suggests calmness and purity.
  • It indicates friendliness.
  • Blue is used for social media icons.
  • Light Blue is associated with health, healing and tranquillity.
  • Dark Blue represents knowledge, power and integrity.
  • Blue indicates precision for high tech products. 

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Jude’s Life in Colour- BLUE

This is my home & the happy place

Treehouse or House tree?

“Finland is officially the world’s happiest country. It is also 75 per cent forest. I believe these facts are related.” Matt Haig

So to be happy…

“If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; if you want to be happy for life, plant a tree”  English Proverb

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Becky B’s TREE SQUARES photo challenge

Missing

 

“Like a missing tooth, sometimes an absence is more noticeable than a presence”  Jodi Picoult

How true the above quote!

In the above photo, one notes the absence of teeth.

But still, there is a beauty every time, a child or an octogenarian, with fallen teeth, makes a burst of laughter!

Most of us appreciate the value of something only when we miss that something.

The absence of something has more impact on us than the presence of that thing.

What is that you miss my friend?

There can be many things that one misses or there may be variations in the pattern that one misses.

Hundreds of examples can be given.

My question is what is that you miss, which has impacted your life?

And did you ever think that one day you may miss something?

How about long-distance missing?

It is said as the distance grows…the bond multiplies. 

But are you sure?

And what about the phrase…’Out of sight, out of mind’?

“The scary thing about the distance is, you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you” Nicholas Sparks

Is this something to do with Karma?

I am not sure.

What I understand is that Karma is a balancing thing.

I don’t think one should think too much of these things and our life goes on, though memories linger.

At least one can cherish the memories rather than the thought of ‘missing’

“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now I would like to know, is it a must to miss somebody or something throughout?

“There’s nothing I miss about anything in the whole wide world. The idea of missing something means you’re not living in the moment. Every moment is good for something” Ricky Williams

 

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Debbie Smyth’s One Word Sunday- Missing

There is a beauty ,every time a child  with fallen teeth makes a laughter

Sugarcane juice-worth the squeeze

 

“Always try to be like a sugarcane…No matter how hard you are beaten, cut, pressurised or crushed…always provide a sweet outcome”  Rakhiz

But in real life is this possible?

I doubt.

What are your thoughts my friend?

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Jez’s Fan of…  photo challenge and also forms part of Jude’s  Life in colour for the July month- Blue

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