Category Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable!

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They say life is all about the company one keeps. While some bonds are enforced, others naturally evolve over time. With some you share all your joys and sorrows whilst others barely know you. It’s this extreme contrast that defines the longevity of any relationship.

But above all them, exists a bond so pure and full of unconditional love. A true companion for life – Parent and child.

Until you become a parent you don’t realize the huge responsibility that falls on your shoulders to raise another human being. And until a child grows up, doesn’t realize that no matter how old you get you can always count on your parents. A child blossoms under the parents’ guidance and parents pride in their child’s success. Life comes a full circle in the end.

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And as much as I love my family and shine in their company, I also love being in the company of the ocean waves and the setting sun. Something so serene about it that it calms me down instantly. If this isn’t companionable then what is?

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** For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through My Eyes!

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The world through my eyes is mostly a bird’s-eye view while our plane hovers over Maui, making its way to Big island in Hawaii, where we went for a vacation few weeks back.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Home!

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As clichéd as it sounds, home is where the heart is. Indeed. But my heart is a conflicted organ.

While a major chunk of my heart is where my family and loved ones are. So, home means being with family, wherever they are – out in the wilderness or in the comforts of four walls.

A piece of my heart, a wanderer, is where my peace of mind is. So, home for my wandering heart means either soaring high in the sky amidst the dancing clouds or finding solace in the lap of the majestic mountains, far far away.

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On the top of a hill

Under the blue sky with a dollop of clouds

Is where I reside

And that’s my home

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* For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Home.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique!

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Few years back, we visited the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon and the countless variety of roses over there blew us away. Some were familiar colors while others were unique (for us) and our excitement knew no bounds. Every time I look at these pics and the amazing colors, especially the twin colored roses, I’m mesmerized by them.

And this week’s Photo Challenge seems very befitting for these pics, at least I think so and that’s all that matters! :-) I do know that there’s nothing unique about a red rose but I feel it’s unfair to talk about roses and forget the red rose (universally accepted expression of love).

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Love!

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Love is the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge and here’s my interpretation:

There’s nothing more pure, soothing, unconditional, delightful, beautiful, magical, and surreal than a mother’s love. And you realize it more only when you become one. It’s a bond for lifetime and not a day, week, month or year.

“A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.”  – Helen Rice

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond!

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The Photo Challenge this week is looking for the interpretation of “Beyond”. Few years back we visited the Bryce National Park in Utah. With no preconceived notion about the park, we were pleasantly surprised to see the bright orange, red and white rock formations in all its glory. Needless to say, it was way beyond our expectations! :-) Here are a few pics:-

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Travel Theme: Up!

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This week Ailsa has posted an interesting theme for pics – Up. I looked in my pics for interpretations of Up and chose these – Planes & Birds.

Flying High.. Up in the Sky!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination!

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The theme for this week’s photo challenge is Illumination. I rummaged through my latest photo albums looking for photos and oddly enough the only pics I could come up with are either of Las Vegas or the holiday season.

Las Vegas is the city that comes alive at night and rightly labeled as the city that never sleeps. Even when you enter the casinos during broad daylight you’d be startled by the razzmatazz.

Here are few of them:

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I know the holiday season is already over and it makes no sense to post pics of the neighborhood homes all decked up but just playing along with the theme for this week. :-)photo

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Metal!

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This week Cee’s Photo Challenge is to show off a few photographs of items made of metal which could include any of the following:

Metal/Autumn: Lightning, Magnetism, Electric, Rust, Gold, Silver, Steel, Iron, Platinum, Titanium, Copper, Bronze, Brass, Blood, Stars, Diamond, Energy.

Here are mine:

Those who’ve been to Dubai or are from Dubai know that the trip is incomplete without the visit to the Gold Souk. It’s like the mecca of gold jewelry. So last year when we were there for a day, we decided to see it with our own eyes. And although I prefer white gold over yellow but this eye-popping jewelry at these stores certainly catch your attention! :-)

1. Yes, that blouse in the center is all made of gold!

12. From the looks of it I really found it gaudy but the number of people in these stores told a different story!

23. Bling.. Bling!

34. This is the Swarovski window in San Francisco decorated for the holidays last year. Those shimmering crystals looked really pretty. This is the best shot I got because of all the reflection and lights on the glass.

45. This pic is from one of the Light House we visited last year.

66. And finally, the butterfly made of wrought iron.

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A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Cloud!

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The Photo Challenge for this week by Sue has “Clouds” as the theme and I decided to post few of my related pics. There are from my phone driving locally and not necessarily looking for a shot to capture. Pretty random! :-)

As they say, every cloud has a silver lining.

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The fight between the mighty sun and the clouds always make for a good shot.

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And the clouds here and there!

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