Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning

“Good morning!”, said the spider, when I set out today, “you’re late; I’ve been busy weaving all night.”

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“Good morning!”, said the early bird, “it’s time for my flight, and I have a worm to catch.”
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“Good morning!”, said the wild flowers, “Aren’t we glowing today?”
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“Good morning!”, said the pond. “I have a meeting with the lake.”
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“Good morning!”, said the fields, “can you hear the peacocks?”

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“Good morning!”, said the blue butterfly, “I can’t stop and chat”, and flitted away.

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“Good morning!”, said some more flowers, big and small, “who’s the prettiest of us all?”

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“Good morning!”, said the red dragonfly, “I’ll pause and pose if you can capture my beauty, colours, wings and all.”

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“Moo”, said the buffalo, “My turn to dip in the lake; it must be a good morning somewhere in the world!”

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual POV

This week’s challenge is to present an unusual point of view. Here’s my story.

Souvik and I went to Dalat, Vietnam one weekend. I was feeling adventurous, and TripAdvisor had advised that mountain biking was one of the top things to do in Dalat. Souvik was not yet converted to the joys of cycling and I had all my experience only on the road. Still, I persisted (nagged) and we signed up.

The route went right through the pine forest, very scenic, but the whole deal about mountain biking is the rough terrain. Sure enough, there were plenty of tree roots, stones and other obstacles jutting out unexpectedly on the barely there trail. Plus some stiff uphill and insane downhill slopes that I could only manage on foot, pushing the bike. There was even a stretch where I struggled with myself and when our guide offered to push the bike, I weakly accepted. On the final rest stop, I lay flat on the bare ground, and prayed for it to end soon. As I looked skyward, the cyclist in me was dying, but the photographer leapt to life, and I couldn’t resist this shot from the ground up.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

The “Sea” challenge was posted when I was up in the mountains, and I had such a longing for a deep dive! Yeah, that’s what the sea means to me – the magnificent underwater, marine life beyond my wildest imagination, the calm and quiet below the turbulent surface. If I can’t have a dive, even snorkelling will do.

To view the photos in all their glory, click on any for a slideshow:

I’m Piscean by nature, Fishy by theme, is it any wonder that the sea is such a big influence on my life?