Soaring High!

“ The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself. Before me lay a long gray line with a black mark down the center. The birds were singing. It was spring.” # Burl Ives

“Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.” #Saskya Pandita

"Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again." # Sarah Ban Breathnach

"My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather." # Loire Hartwould

"God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest." # Josiah Gilbert Holland

#Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

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My Blue Boat

“Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.” # William Shakespeare


I wish you…

Good health...

Warm hugs...

And inner peace.

I wish you happiness in life's simple pleasures...

And its great adventures...

And above all, tons of LOVE as the new year dawns.

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2012.

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One Door & Only One

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." #Alexander Graham Bell

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” # Joseph Campbell

“Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.” # Elmer G Letterman

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.” # Clarence Thomas

#Doors photographed across Europe


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Ek garam chai ki pyali*

"Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world." ~T'ien Yiheng

"There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea." ~Bernard-Paul Heroux

"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future." ~Thich Nat Hahn

"All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes." ~George Orwell, "A Nice Cup of Tea"

* A hot cup of tea
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Summer Mantra: Eat and Beat the Heat!


Hope Floats

"Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers." # Robert Ingersoll

When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."#Author Unknown

"Hope is patience with the lamp lit." #Tertullian


Good morning! Haute cuisine, anyone?

"He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart." # C.S. Lewis

"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast." # John Gunther

(#Prague Feb2011)


Swan Lake

“The swan, with arched neck between her white wings mantling proudly, rows her state with oary feet.” # John Milton

(#River Limmat, Zurich Feb2011)


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Spring is in the air – II

"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" # Robin Williams

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." # Charles Dickens

“Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.” # W. Earl Hall

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” # Anne Bradstreet

“If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.” # Terri Guillemets

“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.” # Bern Williams

Spring is in the air – 2010
# Photographed at Schönbrunn Palace Botanic Garden Vienna, Austria.