Tag: FOTD

Abundance

PLENTIFULLNESS

“Enough is abundance to the wise” Euripides

Abundance

“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature” Steve Maraboli

 

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Philo

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✔Ragtag Daily prompt- ABUNDANCE

✔Cee Neuner’s FOTD photo challenge

Flower of the day

Penta-petals

“Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll” Unknown

 

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Philo

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Macro Monday

Rose-Macro

“True love is like little roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses”  Ana Claudia Antunes

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Philo

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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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✔Cee Neuner’s FOTD photo challenge

White

FOR THE LOVE OF WHITE

White-Flower

“White is the most wonderful color because within it you can see all the colors of rainbow.

For me, in fact, it is the color which in natural light, reflects and intensifies the perception of all of the shades of rainbow, the colors which are constantly changing in nature, for the whiteness of white is just never white;

It’s almost always transformed by light and that which is changing: the sky, the clouds, the sun and the moon!

Richard Meier

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Philo

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This post is part of Terrie’s Sunday Stills- Colour WHITE photo challenge

STALK

Heliconia-Flower

“Paradise can take the form of anything! It can be a flower or it can be a word or it can just be a sincere smile!” Mehmet Murat ildan

The above flower is (Heliconia flowering plants) known by the names ‘False bird of paradise‘ and ‘Lobster claw’ flower.

Stalk vs Petioles

Do the two words convey the same meaning or different meanings?

I don’t know.

My thinking is both are the same and it’s part of a plant that supports a flower or leaf.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

My thoughts

The important point here to note is ‘the support element’ for the sustenance of life.

My friend, we all need some support in our life to lead our life peacefully.

“Everyone needs a support system, be it family, friends, coworkers, therapists, or religious leaders.

We cannot do life alone and expect to keep mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy.

Everyone needs some sort of support system on which to rely”

Richelle E. Goodrich

So let us not be arrogant and egoistic.

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Philo

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✔Ragtag Daily Prompt- STALK

✔Cee Neuner’s FOTD photo challenges

Praise vs Criticism

Red-flowers.

“Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow” Unknown

If you read the above quote…you know pretty well that it’s only good for reading and gives you a ‘feel- good’ sensation. In reality…

We can’t be Gods!

All of us love compliments.

None are comfortable with criticism.

That is our nature.

It can’t be changed.

Wise men talk of constructive criticism and destructive criticism.

But we being humans…these categories make no difference.

Externally we may say “We don’t care”. But internally we are hurt.

The moment somebody criticizes us, we take it personally.

That’s OK.

How?

Let us lead our life the way we want. After all this ‘life’ belongs to us. Is it not so?

What is the best we can do?

“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Elbert Hubbard has a formula 

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing”

You and I know that…this is impossible.

Which do you prefer- Praise or criticism?

OMG! who prefers criticism?

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism” Norman Vincent Peale

Please share your thoughts.

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Philo

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s Flower Of The Day photograph challenge

Lens-Artists challenge #181 ‘Double Dipping’

This week Tina Schell of Travels & Trifles encourages us to share photos from other challenges in which we participate or places in which we post and she perfectly titled her post for this challenge DOUBLE DIPPING

There are so many wonderful Photo Bloggers hosting so many lovely challenges, but for the
space constraint, I would have talked about each one of them.

My post for this challenge is meaningless, if I don’t mention Cee Neuner the host of many challenging challenges, a very kind and encouraging person and never fails to acknowledge our participation and promptly responds to our comments.

She is also the author of TIPS FROM CEE, helping beginners and other enthusiasts with flower photography & Black and White photography

At this moment I have just 3 photo challenges.

1. Cee Neuner (Cee’s Photo Challenges) –Flower of the day

Red-Orange--Flower

“A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect” Terri Guillemets

2. Debbi Smyth’s (Travel with intent)- One Word Sunday –WEATHER  photo challenge

When there is ambiguity and the vision is not very clear, what do you do?

Are you thrilled or tensed up?

If you ask me, I get excited, because an uncertain future is thrilling.

Mist

“It’s the uncertainties that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful” Oscar Wilde

3. John Steiner’s (Journeys with Johnbo)  – CELLPIC SUNDAY   photo challenge

Hunt 

Do you love hunting or being hunted?

I know it’s a stupid question.

“Man is the only predator who hunts his own” Kenneth Eade

Garden-lizard-dragon-flyHunter-hunted

“If everyone in nature were too talented not to be hunted by others, everyone would starve!” Mehmet Murat ildan

The above image was taken with the One Plus 6 cell phone.

I did a little bit of cropping and my apologies for the reduced resolution.

You can notice in the image, the garden lizard just caught an unwary dragonfly for its breakfast.

The usual story of the hunter (dragonfly which hunts mosquitoes) getting hunted (the lizard in this case).

So either you be a hunter or get ready to be hunted.

This is the law of Nature.

Whether you would like to interfere or not it’s up to your discretion.

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running”

Dan Montano

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Flower of the day

Purple-flower

“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower” John Harrigan

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Philosophy Through Photography

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Flower & Bee

Flower-and-bee

“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee.

It blossoms and the bee comes” Mark Nepo

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Philosophy Through Photography

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