Sunday Sky



I am quite a big fan of Simon & Garfunkel and this afternoon the lines stuck in my head are:

“Seasons change with the scenery

Weaving time in a tapestry

Won’t you stop and remember me

At any convenient time?

Funny how my memory skips while looking over manuscripts

Of unpublished rhyme

Drinking my vodka and lime

I look around

Leaves are brown now

And the sky is a hazy shade of winter.”



Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are humming a favorite tune!


November photo a day challenge: Mysterious

   It was pouring heavily as I managed to get into the car, hauling a couple of grocery bags. Once inside, this tree caught my eye. It reminded me of BBC’s production of Sherlock Holmes (one of the earlier versions), where desolate moors, pitter-patter of footsteps, swishing of leaves, eerie looking trees have provided for fitting backgrounds to many mysteries that the sleuth always skillfully solved!



Thanks for stopping by. Have a good weekend:)

Monday Motivation


“Allow yourself to be a beginner. Not everyone starts off being excellent”. (Wendy Flynn).


This is true for all of us isn’t it? And yet, fear of failing, among other insecurities,  stops us from taking that first step.

I have been making tiny changes, tiny beginnings of sorts.  It does take a combination of ‘ I should give this a try’, ‘So what if I look funny’, ‘ There’s no shame in trying’, ‘ If I don’t do well, I will try again’ and similar mini monologues to help get through  but hey, so what! For me, it has been strangely liberating.

From interviews to trying salsa or even something as simple as carving a pumpkin… there always has to be a starting point. As I mentioned, I have recently taken that first step for a couple of new things,  while am yet to shake off the nerves and go for others. But I will be pushing myself! Have you done something recently that took some ‘you can do it’ from yourself? Or  is there something that you have been thinking of trying for some time now but a ‘what if’ has been stopping you? Would love to hear from you!

While some acts require serious preparation ( for example running a marathon), others like singing at a karaoke bar in front of others, in spite of being a terrible singer, should not! Life is way too stressful to lose our nerves on fun stuff, for the simple reason- they are supposed to be ‘fun’. I hope we all try something similar, something special that we have been putting off because of a bunch of silly excuses, and even if we fail miserably, at least we get to have a laugh thinking about it few years down the line!

Thanks for stopping by!  The jack o’ lantern, our first, was carved by my husband while our son cheered! Simple acts can sometimes bring a great amount of happiness and it is probably up to us to celebrate such tiny moments!

Sunday Sky


This blazing sky, lit up by the setting sun was captured many years ago, by a rather poor camera, somewhere along our way  from Duluth to St.Paul, Minnesota. One of my favorite  photos, this reminds me of those crazy fun filled days when life was a lot simpler and more transparent. I feel sometimes that, perhaps, as we add years to our lives, it starts getting less and less transparent. I wonder why. Does it appear that way to you?

Thanks for stopping by and hope your Sunday is filled with giggles and snuggles, with being silly and laughing at your own silliness, with putting your feet up and taking it all in🙂



A Photo A Day…15 days or so

As I recently mentioned,  I have started a ‘a day, a photo’ project of sorts in an attempt to semi chronicle events and moments of our daily life. This is my second share, from the last 15 days!




It has been rather fun documenting moments,  though many of us probably do it anyways, knowingly or unknowingly. I have been doing it since our son was born and I had a good-ish cell phone. Like many and unlike some, I was doing it without the intention of publishing it on Facebook ( I had an account once!) or Instagram ( though I must admit, a few have found their way here, and I still use it) and so was and/am under no pressure to add filters. I was getting a bit tired of the ‘candid’ photos posted that clearly were not candid, ones that were heavily posed for and photos which showed only the best of the best!  I did not have such picture perfect moments to share and I had started to feel a bit low, in spite of knowing that everything and everyone was/ is not that impeccable… life is not meant to be so🙂

Thanks for stopping by and I hope we capture more ‘imperfect moments’ that make our lives perfect!


A Photo a Week Challenge: Open Topic

   It is Fall, here on the East Coast, in full glory but the intermittent rain keeps dampening that cheery feeling of crisp autumn air, brilliant blue sky and the blazing glory of the leaves. The gloom and the rain has been making me wish for the warm summer days (like the ones we spent on vacation in Florida a few years back) and I thought of this bright yellow, that certainly lifted my spirits.


Thanks for stopping by and this is my entry for nancy merrill photography