A Photo A Day: 30 days or so

We have all settled into or made amends with this ‘new normal’ by now, the one that is probably here to stay for a while…much longer than what was expected. With no healing in sight, people are going on with their lives to the best of their abilities, some with courage and perseverance more than many. Some days I am riddled with guilt for cooking an elaborate dinner or baking a cake while families are being torn apart not only in my state but all over the world. I recognize my privilege that lets me cook that pasta I have been craving for and my head bows in gratitude, as I am sure is the case with you too. But then there are days where we celebrate more and reflect more and know that doing so  does not make us oblivious of the pain that is hurting all of humanity at  the moment. We stand in solidarity with each other today more than ever in the recent past and when the world heals, hopefully we will revel in the little moments of our lives a bit more, perhaps more than the big meticulously planned moments. Everyday moments like the whiff of the morning coffee, the sound of our loved ones’ laughter, a sudden throwback to a moment from our childhood, remembering the lyrics of a long forgotten song, going to bed knowing our loved ones are doing okay are priceless and amidst all the lessons this terrible catastrophe has taught us, this is an important one. Everything is cancelled at the moment but Nature has been following its rhythms and Spring is not cancelled nor are Sunrise and Sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you and your loved ones are doing well.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Re-Imagine Orange

Sandy has an exciting one for us this week! The Friendly Friday Photo Challengehas been splashing bright pops of color for the past two weeks and it has been a lot of fun. While I do not edit my photos other than some cropping and little exposure control (with the most basic features of the cell phone or the photo editor on Microsoft Windows), for this challenge I was indeed inspired and tempted to try some editing on Lightroom…thank you Sandy for the ideas! It was an interesting experience and I have sooooooooo much to learn! One step at a time.

 

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The Original

The Edited

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The Original

The Edited

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This is an original photo, with no edits or filters…the sky was like this a few months ago, one fine evening. As they say… Nature needs no edits.

 

 

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This is  picture post card, I had picked up way back in 2008 in Bangkok and it hangs on the side of the refrigerator along with another one that I really like. All of the post cards were black and white with the exception of this one where the bright orange is in perfect contrast and fits this week’s theme as well!

 

 

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If one were to look around in drawers in my kitchen and boxes in the hall closet, one will find such caps of beer bottles and wine corks (with notes written on them sometimes) in plenty. They are part of our ‘memorabilia’- knickknacks from celebratory moments and days.

 

 

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