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Last on the card- May 2021

“You miss 100% of the shots, you don’t take”.  Unknown

As an amateur photographer, I was trained to have an appetite not to miss any opportunity.

Strangely my eyes are always looking for something of interest, to be photographed.

Because of this habit, many times I miss ‘family time’

And fortunately, my family understands.

I am thankful.

One must be patient all the time especially if one is interested in photography.

“Patience is the essence of clicking great photographs”  Abhijeet Sawant

‘Just because the lizard nods its head, does not mean it’s in agreement” African Proverb

I was having my morning walk and I noticed this little fellow, a young garden lizard inside the fence may be waiting for its morning breakfast.

He did not move, allowed me to have a click, but his eyes were concentrated on me as to what I am up to.

Thank you my lizard friend for this cooperation.

Many people fear, the very sight of lizards. It’s an anxiety disorder.

This fear is known as Herpetophobia 

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Brian’s Photo challenge- Last on the card May 2021

Time Up for basking

“Which is better off. a lizard basking in the Sun or a Philosopher?” Ursula K Le Guin

Advice from a Lizard

“Soak up some Sun

Snap up opportunities

Be a colourful character

Appreciate stillness

Keep a low profile

Shed your old ways

Be dashing!”   unknown

Lizard symbolism

“Don’t be in such a hurry to get somewhere! Slow down, and look for the clues that are right in front of you”

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Becky B’s  SQUARE UP – photo challenge

(spiritanimals.com-lizard symbolism))

Found in the neighborhood

This post is part of Ann Christine’s LAPC #123 – Found in the neighborhood

In this photo challenge, Ann-Christine wants us to share photos of people, places, and things found in the neighborhood

OK.Let me start.

My first encounter was this guy, what an amazing creature!

It’s commonly known as Oriental Garden Lizard. Like chameleons, they can move each of their eyes in different directions.

This lizard can change the color of the body depending upon whether it is frightened or in response to temperature changes

Oriental Garden Lizard

“Have patience like lizard, it only moves when necessary and catches its prey, Wait for the right time! Pranjal Kumar

Do you know that Lizards are worshipped in some temples in India?

In Varadaraja Temple in Kancheepuram(Tamil Nadu), in India, there is a place adjacent to the Sanctum Sanctorum, where the images of Gold & Silver lizards are found on the ceiling.

A visit to the temple is complete only when the devotees touch the Images. The belief is that one gets cured of the curses.


Next, I visited a nearby park with a children’s playground, I realized that it’s empty.No kids around, not even elders.

So sad! How Covid is changing the life pattern!

Empty Playground

“Children have a full-time occupation.It’s called play! Let them be occupied by it from their early years until their twilight years” unknown


As I walked further down, I noticed this huge tree with a Nail(screw) in its trunk.

Can you hammer a nail into the tree?

“When you have a hammer in hand, everything around you starts looking like a nail” unknown

It’s common to find posters & flexes nailed on the tree trunks for free advertisements.

What happens if nails are hammered in a tree trunk?

When nails are inserted in a tree trunk, channels taking water to branches are damaged, which affects its growth and the tree dies a slow painful death ultimately.


As I continued my walk I came across this gentleman busy grooming himself.

What do you mean by ‘Grooming’?

Everybody loves to appear pleasing and wants to look beautiful and appear handsome. Nothing wrong with it.

Are you aware of ‘Grooming of different kind’ ?

In this grooming of ‘different kind’ your lips, eyes,slim figure, poise and hair can all look fantastic without grooming!!!

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone ” Sam Levenson


By now I started feeling hungry and wished to grab some light breakfast and to my surprise, I found the eatery closed.

Disappointed I returned home.

“Sorry…We are closed.See you at some other unknown time”

Thank you.


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