APWC: Yellows

This week for the A Photo A Week challenge Nancy wants us to focus on the color Yellow. You may have noticed that I have developed a liking for yellow (see this post here) and rifling through my archives I found loads more yellows. Here they come – first the flowers


Yellow roses taken at dusk


FL1A bunch of yellow flowers – what are they called? Anyone? Rekha…


Exoctic flowers on display at a flower show – nope dunno their names either 😦

Darjeeling fl

Multi-colored flowers but you will admit yellow is the dominant color!

BoatingAs it is here where my niece and nephew go for a yellow boat ride 🙂

ScoobieScoobie is thrilled with his new yellow blanket

BrideThe radiant bride on the morning of her wedding 🙂


And a specially yellow-winged green tinged butterfly just for you 😉

Thanks for visiting – have a super day!

For readers of Moonshine, here's Chapter 148

CFFC: Care for a Cuppa Chai?

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is about Glasses, Cups and Saucers. This was just the kind of challenge I had been waiting for to showcase some very exquisite pieces that I had snapped earlier this year while on a visit to Hyderabad. The Salar Jung Museum at Hyderabad is the largest one-man collection of antiques in the world.

Feast your eyes and eat your heart out 😀


The serving bowl is just a bonus 🙂


I stared at these quite glassy eyed 😉



With tea sets like these, even coffee drinkers would defect to tea what say you? 🙂

Set2A designer set or two – which one do you like?


Nope this isn’t served at the museum 😛 Cheers!

Hope you liked – do let me know your favorite set – thanks for visiting, have a great day.

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SPF: The Many Hues of Love

Photo (c) C E Ayr

The Many Hues of Love

Words 200

“Relax Dadi. We are on a holiday!”

“But darling I am relaxing!”

“Let’s go out. Dadu can unpack his bag by himself.”

“Perhaps. But I want to have a peaceful night.”

“It’s tough being a wife. I never want to get married.”

“Even Nandi didn’t want to get married.”


“He was afraid that marriage would take away his freedom.”


“But like Lord Shiva said – freedom means being free from all fear isn’t it?”

“I guess.”

“Marriage completes a person. The responsibility that comes with a marriage helps in the blossoming of ones personality…”

“What about love Dadi?”

“What about it?”

“Does Dadu love you? Has he ever taken you for a romantic date? Showered you with gifts?

“Is that love?”

“How else can you judge love?”

“Love is not to be judged! It is to be experienced, to accept…”

“How you can accept a curmudgeonly cantankerous man like Dadu is beyond me.”

“Now what did he do?”

“He vetoed our plans for a ropeway ride followed by lunch at a popular Chinese joint.


“Why does he insist on being contrary, spoiling everyone’s fun…?”

“I am terrified of heights and neither do I care for Chinese.”


Footnotes:  Nandi: In Hindu mythology, Nandi, depicted as a bull, is the vehicle of Lord Shiva and is also the bearer of truth and righteousness.

Dadu, Dadi: Paternal grandparents

Written for the Sunday Photo Fiction – a story in 200 words or less. Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting the challenge and C E Ayr for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here.

For readers of Moonshine, here's Chapter 147

Thanks for reading – have a great day 🙂



Just 4 Fun # 41

A new week begins and time for some fun with puns 🙂

Q: Can February March?
A: No. But April May!

Q: Did you hear about the painter who was hospitalized?
A: Reports say it was due to too many strokes!
Q: Have you heard the joke about the butter?
A: I better not tell you, it might spread!Q: How do you know that carrots are good for your eyesight?
A: Have you ever seen a rabbit wearing glasses?

Q: Music Teacher: What’s your favorite musical instrument?
A: Kid: The lunch bell!

Q: What did the triangle say to the circle?
A: You’re pointless!

Q: What do you call a group of men waiting for a haircut?
A: A Barbercue!

Q: What do you call a person that chops up cereal
A: A cereal killer!

Q: What do you call a South American girl who is always in a hurry?
A: Urgent Tina!

Q: What kind of shorts do clouds wear?
A: Thunderwear!

Q: What’s easy to get into but hard to get out of?
A: Trouble!

Q: Where do boats go to when they get sick?
A: The dock!

Q: Who cleans the bottom of the ocean?
A: A Mer-Maid!

Q: Why can’t a leopard hide?
A: Because he’s always spotted!

Q: Why did the barber win the race?
A: Because he took a short cut!

Q: Why did the boy tiptoe past the medicine cabinet?
A: He didn’t want to wake the sleeping pills!

Q: Why did the tomato turn red?
A: It saw the salad dressing!

Q: Why did the tree go to the dentist?
A: To get a root canal!

Q: Why don’t you see giraffes in elementary school?
A: Because they’re all in High School!

Q: Why was the maths book sad?
A: Because it had too many problems!

Good ones huh? And continuing in the same way
So many people bash and blast autocorrect but I wonder why don’t they turn it off? Then again, autocorrect is so useful – it would never allow you to have covfefe when you actually wanted tea 😛 😀
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Don’t mind me – what do I know? Besides I am busy achieving perfection 😉

Looking forward to that time – not to follow Harold’s footsteps but to cook up more (and better) stories 😉

For some more fun, hop over to Rekha’s blog 😀

Hope you found something that you enjoyed – none of which are mine by the way. I received all of them as forwards/shares and am just keeping the fun going.

Have a super week and don’t forget to have some fun as well 🙂

And do let me know your favorite – or better still post your own and leave me a link I will be along in just a bit.



The jack-fruit tree at full term 😀

For Becca’s Sunday Trees – 290

The Extra X Factor

Photo (c) Karuna

The extra X Factor

Words 100

“New car, new gold jewelry! Did you win the lottery Rhea?”

“I was born with five lottery tickets.”

“Excuse me?”

“I have five brothers.”

“Ah! The pampered sister.”

“Not always. They were such terrors when I was young.”


“They teased and bullied me mercilessly. But now they would do anything for me.”

“Even give you a share of the ancestral property?”

“Of course!”

“Want to bet?”

“Why are you so negative?”

“Ask them.”

“I will.”


“They said ancestral property was for sons not daughters.”

“I told you so!”

“You would know. After all you too are a son.”


Written for the Friday Fictioneers – a story in 100 words or less. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting the challenge and Karuna for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt, click here.

For readers of Moonshine, here's Chapter 146