COB: Let’s Face it


the original

painted over

and over again

until you too

forget your own

true colors

linked to Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

For readers of Moonshine, here's Chapter 149


I simply had to share this brilliant post by an amazing blogger and more importantly a wonderful person, Cindy. I am a huge fan of her photographs, captions, views, thoughts, kindness, generosity…

This post, of photos taken in and around Greece, is dedicated to you. Opa!

Creativity is one of the most personally helpful gifts a person can possess.

It gets you through all sorts of negative situations, because it pulls you out of yourself, and your individual worries and concerns.

I think the willingness of bloggers to put their creativity out in the universe, consistently, in a blog, is a huge act of individual human courage.

This individual blogging courage and creativity results in a blogsphere replete with fascinating, absorbing and intriguing blog posts, that offer an improved alternative reading and viewing experience, that is a refreshing alternative to mass media.
(Above four photos were taken on the island of Corfu)

Being part of a worldwide community of talented and supportive bloggers broadens our horizons and perspectives, and enhances our lives.
(Stairway Hotel Bretagne Athens)

It enables bloggers to form…

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APWC: Moving Waters

“High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water; but everybody likes water.”
― Mark Twain


“You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.”
― Alysha Speer

Lidder“Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.” ― Wallace Stevens

Manali2“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Double“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.” ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Fountain“I want to be like water. I want to slip through your fingers but hold up a ship.” – Michelle Williams


“Be fluid. Be like water. Flow around the obstacles.” Master Choa Kok Sui

Linked to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Moving Waters



Just 4 Fun # 42

Hello all you lovely people – it’s fun times again. Exam results are out while many more are on the way. Lakhs of hopeful students and (hysterical) parents have their own dreams chalked out – IT, Doctor or Engineer.

Some helpful guy (or gal though I very much doubt it 😉 ) came up with this life chart 😀

Life of an IT guy

4.Shall I share my screen?
5.Are you able to see my screen?
6.Am I audible?
7.Correct me if I’m wrong
8.Sorry I was on mute
9.Ok… I am sending that email.
10.Did you receive my email?
11.Repeat until…12

Doctor’s life goals:

1. Become a doctor
2. Marry a doctor
3. Have kids
4. Make them doctors
5. Get them married to a doctor
6. Die.

Engineer’s life goals:
1. Study engineering
2. Ask your siblings not to study engineering
3. Ask your friends not to study engineering
4. Tell everybody not to study engineering
5. Die watching everybody still choosing engineering.
At least they meet a common end! Do you agree or would you like to add your own perspective – please feel free! 🙂

In a separate news:

Udta punjab

Wonder what he was thinking! Hmm perhaps he wanted to save on labor and drive in to dump soil for the terrace garden 😛 Or perhaps he (definitely he 😉 has some connection with his lab…:


Hmm I would beg to differ. So many things do work but just not the way I want 😉

Video rewind

I wonder what his problem is! She should be the one tearing her hair out. For instance, there’s this couple:
A wife asks her husband, “Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk, and if they have eggs, get 6.”

A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk.

The wife asks him, “Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?”

He replied,  “They had eggs.”

Go on, don’t feel shy, you can read it again and again until it makes sense 😀

Danger sports

Men do like to live dangerously don’t they? But I know some women like that as well – in fact I am constantly with one such woman 😉

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.

WPC: An Orderly Lot

With so much of disorder and chaos all around wouldn’t it be great if there was a genie or a magic wand to order everything to fall into an orderly pattern? Ah well I guess I am asking for too much. But one can dream and hope can’t one?

Until it happens, here are some photos for inspiration.

CargoOf they go in tandem and in sync, not a step wheel out of place –  and nobody jumps queue either 😉

PanelingUneven strips of stone have been coaxed into a neat orderly pattern

TreesEven Nature falls in line just to show you the way…

HedgeAnd allows herself to be ruthlessly trimmed into a shapely order.

IMAGE_259Buildings are usually made to order – be they for elephants

IMAGE_261Or their mahouts.

BanglesBangles for the bride are always in order – packed or worn. Quite in contrast to her life that is thrown into disorder.

ShoesGo on, choose one 😉

ThreadsHere diverse threads and colors have been coerced into order by our very own Svkuki

RangoliWhile here, an unruly bunch of multi-colored petals have been tricked to give an orderly appearance by none other than the wayward and absconding Mymind ;).

Thanks for visiting – have a great day 🙂



The Battle for Supremacy

Photo (c) Sarah Potter

The Battle for Supremacy

Words 99


“Wow! What a swanky home.”


“You don’t seem too pleased?”

“It’s okay.”

“You have your eyes set on a palace or what?”

“If I could, I would go back to our old ramshackle haunted house.”

“Haunted! Weren’t you scared?”

“Terrified. But that was the only house we could afford.”

“Yet you would go back?”

“It was the best of times. We were together.”

“You still are!”

“Doesn’t feel like it. Back then we were a team. We ganged up to fight our common enemy – ghosts, poverty, whatever.”

“And now?”

“We have graduated to individual sports – the ego games.


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

Thanks for reading – have a great week 🙂


The Sneaky One

This week I am again off on my favorite hobby – stalking trees 😀 Just as a recap and in case you are not a regular visitor to this blog, just a couple of weeks ago, amaltas were in full bloom (CFFC: Golden Garden).p4

This particular showstopper opted for an all gold look. And just as quickly, she was back to her sedate greenery in about two weeks time.

20170529_181941But when I ventured for a closer look this weekend, look what I found nestling within the folds of her pleats leaves.

FrontGolden danglers!



tough times –

he lives off her



Linked to Becca’s Sunday Trees 291

Thanks for visiting 🙂