travel theme: edge

Living a busy life. we experience being worried, get tensed and be anxious. Sometimes we tend to be living on EDGE… being distraught or deeply upset over some things that did not turn out right according to plans. Some of these are inevitable. But… a good and simple relaxation may do wonders. I need not go to a luxurious and expensive spa to get relaxed. I have my own easy ways to feel better.

  • taking deep breaths –  i close my eyes and do deep breaths slowly in or out. Believe me, this works.
  • finding something to distract myself – i sit down on the sofa, turn on tv and watch my favorite Lifestyle tv programs.
  • stroking my kitty’s coat – this really works because as i hear my cat purr it also gives me that certain contentment and happiness. It has been proven that animals really do have calming effects and they help us fight depression, loneliness and anxiety.
  • getting my camera and taking photos – i need not go far, i just visit my garden and take lots of photos of flowers in bloom. This really soothes my nerves.

I took these photos this morning. Almost all my cattleya orchids are now flowering. I love the shiny drops of rain hanging on the delicate and curly EDGE of the petals. I feel good by just looking at them.

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cattleya orchid

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cattleya orchid

Some may have their own ways of battling stress and it sure would help a lot if you find time to “stop and smell the roses”.

For more EDGE posts and photos and to participate in the weekly travel theme, visit this page.

cee’s fun foto challenge: lines

Today’s temperature reading is a hot 30 degrees. In the days to come it’s going to go hotter than that.

Last weekend, it rained just a little, sort of just passing through and i managed to capture some photos of my garden as soon as the drizzle stopped. I’m dreaming of a cooler weather so here are my entries for this week’s theme.

It’s exciting and refreshing to see the lines formed by droplets of rain on leaves on a hot and humid day.

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avocado tree

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avocado tree

Oh by the way, it’s my avocado tree. It has grown so tall since the day we planted it. It’s almost reaching my terrace.

For more stories/photos with LINES as theme, visit Cee’s blog.

sunday post: hope

After the rain, the sun will shine again beaming with new rays of hope.

droplets of rain on wildgrass

droplets of rain on wildgrass

Share your interpretation of Hope, this week’s theme on Jake’s Sunday Post.

tagged D: droplets of rain

It rained early in the morning so after having my coffee i grabbed my camera and looked for photo opportunities. I love taking photos of plants with droplets of rain. They add so much texture thus making it a beautiful image to capture.

droplets of rain

Crystal clear, like tears from heaven, the droplets bring so much life and beauty. The little rays of sunshine made every droplets glow and glitter with the reflection of light.

Have a story to tell or photos to share Tagged D? Here’s Frizz’s blog and join this fun A to Z story challenge.

a word a week photo challenge: weather

We have been experiencing a rather cooler weather this month. The weather bureau had announced that this will go on till early February. The thermometer inside the house reads 25 degrees but it must be colder outside.

It’s almost always sunny here in my country and the cool weather from December to early February with peaks on January is something that we really enjoy and cherish because sooner it will be summer and temperatures may get as high as 39 degrees during the peak season.

droplets of rain

We still experience some occasional drizzle especially early in the morning during the cold weather. The above photo was taken in my garden. The droplets of rain on leaves make for an exciting photo subject.

Well, enjoying the windy, cool and refreshing weather for now.

For other interpretations for this week’s A Word A Week Photo Challenge with Weather as theme, you may visit Sue’s Blog.