A prayer flag!

Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space. Each hue signifies an element — and the flags are always arranged in a specific order, from left to right: blue, white,... Continue Reading →

Strangling dogs!!

Cynanchum rossicum or Dog-strangling Vine as it is called, is an invasive species of plant! It is a member of the milkweed family.   Dog-strangling vine prefers open sunny areas, but can grow well in light shade. It grows aggressively up to two metres high by wrapping itself around trees and other plants, or trailing... Continue Reading →

Home Place…

Home Place is comprised of used and discarded hydro poles carved into images of characters and symbols from world mythology and legend. These were, then, installed along the waterfront trail in Pickering, Ontario Canada. Home Place is a coalescence of universal symbols from a variety of times, cultures and beliefs. These symbols are alive but will... Continue Reading →

Feasting on fruits for now…

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? - Albert Einstein I agree with Einstein, not sure about Mr Squirrel... Have a great day! From my camera -  Last photo for July 2020

Chugging through the hills…

In non airconditioned coaches can be real fun! As a child, I have often travelled in such coaches where you can stick your head out and try to get a better view... It's so much fun to spot the engine sitting in the train... And check how the train is maneuvering the tunnels... Happy to... Continue Reading →

Crowding – a thing of the past?

From the fear of 'the bad touch' to fearing the 'good touch'... a weird world it is! “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” - Loren Eiseley Stay safe, have a great day! Posted for Water Water Everywhere #38 Which Way photo challenge – July 24 2020 and VJ’s Weekly Challenge #106:... Continue Reading →

Queen Anne’s lace!

interesting legend behind the name... Queen Anne’s lace earned its common name from a legend that tells of Queen Anne of England (1665-1714) pricking her finger and a drop of blood landed on white lace she was sewing. Belonging to the carrot family, Queen Anne’s lace is a biennial that is also known as wild... Continue Reading →

A perspective from the bygone era…

Inspired by Becky's Art on guns! Spending time and fortune, preparing elaborately for death and life after death! When people in Ancient Egypt died, they were mummified – this was a long process of preserving the body, and designing a coffin with painted pictures and writing. The process of mummifying and burying a body was done to... Continue Reading →

I have dealt with a sore bottom…

but a blushing one! Guess mine blushes too - must have failed too see it! 😂🤣   Have a hearty laugh and a great weekend! Posted for - BIRD WEEKLY – PHOTO CHALLENGE – BLACK & WHITE and Cee’s Friday Funny Finds – Week of July 24

Pretty or prickly?

What's your perspective on the cactus here? How close to the water are they - a feet or two... ? Advice from a Cactus Get plenty of sunshine. Accentuate your strong points. Be patient through the dry spells. Conserve your resources. Don't desert your friends. Wait for your time to bloom. Stay sharp! Have a bright n... Continue Reading →

Is it spring?

Green grass, pops of wild flowers and when leaves dare to show up on bare trees - it's spring in Toronto! “Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.”- Anita Krizzan. This as quoted by Tina, perfectly fits us in Canada! For most Canadians, spring is literally about, life getting a... Continue Reading →

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