Bench # 40 and Flower of the Day

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For the month of October, Jude is looking for a bench with someone or something sitting on it. Click HERE to view Judy’s cool bench and other fun entries.

Here is my entry for the Bench Series #40. This couple sits side by side on a bench, but they are communicating with other people hundreds of miles away. :)


Cee’s Flower of the Day

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Take a look of Cee’s Flower of the Day!

Sense of Smell: Bread

CEE’S Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Smell

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“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight…”

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It (Bread) leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.

~M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

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I’m late on this one. Well, I was not happy with the shots of the breads, so I went to the Whole Food to take a few more photos of their wonderful bread. :)

Join Cee’s Fun Foto

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Mono Madness 2-27 and the “Arrival of Goddess Durga – The Supreme Power – The Supreme Being …”

Monochrome Madness 2-27: Country

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Leanne has 53 mono photo entries for this week. There are some stunning images in the collection. Take a look…


A few weeks ago, I run into Ajanta (Jaaz/Thought of Time) through Trablogger’s blog.

This week, my friend Ajanta takes us to Kumartuli (the potters’ hub) and gives us a tour of the Ma Durga sculptures in straw and clay. Ajanta wrapped up the “Arrival of Goddess Durga – The Supreme Power – The Supreme Being …” with a moving story:

“I am into this profession since I lost my parents in the age of 10. There was no choice except taking this as a profession. Ami lekha-pora kortte parini, school jete parini. (I could not go to school to get educated.) True, this line of work may not make me a gentleman, but this is my daily bread …”- He says.

It’s fun to get connected with bloggers around the world. The connectivity gives us a great pleasure to learn to appreciate different culture, various stories, and personal travel experiences that helps us expand our horizon. Thank you so much for the wonderful post, Dear Ajanta! Looking forward to reading more stories and learn more about Indian culture from you. :)

Click HERE to read more. Let Ajanta know if you enjoy her post and beautiful photos.


Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature

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Taken through an airplane window

Both were taken with iPhone 6 and done the basic retouching on Lightroom.

Submitting to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge week 1: Nature


Monday Walk: Zilker Park


Zilker Metropolitan Park is a recreational area in the heart of south Austin (that comprises over 350 acres of publicly owned land. It is named after its benefactor Andrew Jackson Zilker, who donated the land to the city in 1917. It was developed into the park during the Great Depression in the 1930s. The park serves as a hub for many recreational activities and the hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake, both of which run next to the park. The park was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on 1997.  ~ Wikipedia



At the park people can play with their kids and have fun with their dogs; across a bridge, you can find a spot to relax and watch birds or take photos. :)

Here are a few fun photos I took at the park.





The swan was out there fishing for breakfast.

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Look! She got it! :)

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Parks and trails enables people to enjoy the beauty of nature without traveling far. Here in Austin, you can enjoy the city’s 14,300 acres of parks, the Zilker park is about 350 acres.

“Beauty in nature nourishes us and brings joy to the human spirit, it also is one of the deep needs of people everywhere”

~Lady Bird Johnson

Submitting to Jo’s Monday Walk. Jo is taking us to CARRAPATEIRA for an enjoyable walk.




Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries (Horse)

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Ben Huberman said, “Boundaries impose limits on us, whether they’re social constructs or real, physical objects … They’re there to stop us from doing or saying what we actually want to.”  (WPC) 

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I stayed outside of the fence watching this beauty. When she saw me, she walked slowly toward the fence and got this close to me. I smiled at her, she looked at me gently. She let me touch her, then I took a couple photos of her. We both enjoyed each other’s company for a little while despite the fence between us. Boundaries, what boundaries? :)


My boundary is drawn in my heart. It comes from the knowledge of my own worth.

~Darlene Ouimet


October One Photo Focus

Stacy’s One Photo Focus (1PF) gives us an opportunity to post-process the same image. This month, the image for the 1PF challenge was taken by Michelle Lunato:

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Here is the After:

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As usual, I used both Lightroom and Nik Efex for this one. I tried many different Even Color Pro filters, I lost track of which and how I did it. I then went back to LR and used the brush to add fall colors to the photo.

Visit Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing to see all the creative works.


Happy Friday! :)

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