A Pick Me Up

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Photo (c) Dale Rogerson

A Pick Me Up

 Words 101

“The meeting is weeks away but Her Royal Highness wants the presentation tomorrow.” I fumed. “And I’ve got guests for dinner.”

“In the middle of the week?” Exclaimed Rita, a colleague.

“Exactly!” I wasn’t done grumbling. “There’s shopping, homework, cooking and he’s working late. Hell!”

“A working mother’s life!” Rita waved goodbye.

I maneuvered the car home, adding one more to my list – couldn’t somebody open the damned gate?

Our neighbor’s son, about seven, tapped on the window.

Now what?

He held up a fistful of crushed periwinkles.

“For me?” I gaped.

He nodded and ran off to open the gate.

 ***

Based on a true incident 🙂

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

 

Just 4 Fun # 49

Hello everyone, how’s life? I was rather tied up the whole of last week – more than usual that is. Anyway I am back and I look forward to getting back on track with my writing and reading. But first time for some fun! 😀

Gmorning

Isn’t that true?

This week I have chosen my (and the world’s) favorite topic – woman bashing

Dude

Poor chap, wonder who’s his wife?

Monalisa

With apologies to da Vinci

Commando

That’s the kinda person I aspire to be 😀

 

Woman

There are other inspiring women too

Drink

Heheh – love them hate them but you can’t live without them can you 😉

Punctuation

Where’s your punctuation?

Understand

That looks just about right doesnt it? 😉

Perspective

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 Doting Grandma

Contrast Tree

This stolid and probably ancient tree reminds me of a doting grandparent. Can’t you just hear the fresh green ‘uns demanding another story? welcoming their eagerness, she lets them clamber all over her and if a few friends join in – no problem! There’s lots of space and love to go around 😀

Linked to Becca’s Sunday Trees – 299

Just 4 Fun # 48

A new week begins, July ends and August begins and things are beginning to look very tight indeed

Fat

There’s no denying it – I am growing rounder and rounder…

MatkaI think I better shape up soon 😉

Hw

He does have a point doesnt he? besides what does the teacher know?

Dennis

 

😀 😀 There’s no denying that!

Teenmodel

I thought this model was really cool 😀

 

Crispy

That’s the spirit! 😉 😀

Beebee

Talking of wives

Phone

Tell me honestly do wives really talk so much? More importantly do husbands actually not hang up?

marriage

Umm – err cough cough moving on

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Yes that is how expensive tomatoes are! 😀

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: Gratified and Delighted

Those of you who are regular visitors to my blog would know that I am rather partial to trees and that is putting it mildly 😀 My obsession is common knowledge among friends and family so whenever and wherever they go they never forget to share photos of trees. I feel blessed, overwhelmed and more than satisfied at their warm gesture and for taking time out in the midst of their work and pleasure trips. Here I share some photos from my collection of enchanting trees from near and far.

I hope you too will like them 🙂

TallB

My friends sneaked off to the hills without telling me 😦 But then came the photos – what were you thinking BS? Tall and slim like these trees? In our next lives for sure 😉

DecoB

We are more like this one – grounded and juggling a lot of pies 😉 😀 Cheers

CocoR

Now for some trees from Sri Lanka – thanks Ruma 🙂 Coconut shells form a decorative earthen pot for the plant. But later it is completely absorbed into the earth.

UnrulyR

Then there’s this unruly wild child of the forest

MaskedR

The tree turns into a convenient display spot for attractive and fascinating masks

IMG-20170425-WA0011How could I forget these majestic beauties from Darjeeling and the unique angle – thank you Jyotsna 🙂

ChristmasALet’s move on a bit farther to Germany. My cousin sent these stunning trees. Have a look

FallA

A veritable feast for the eyes

GermanyA

I just love this photo – don’t you?

LeavesA

Time for a change!

SwingA

My cousin found this mottled beauty along the road. Doesn’t it look as if she is leaning back on a push swing and any moment she is going to take off?

SnowSBlue blue skies and snow clad trees also from Germany shared by Svkuki 🙂

MassivePThere’s this massive one from Dublin snapped by my sister while on an educational trip there.

HairyPA hairy one and quite unapologetic too!

TwoPIs that two trees or one? Oh what does it matter – there’s just one like you, muaahh

A huge thank you to all you lovely people for being so generous with your time and keeping me in your thoughts – do keep them flowing 😉

Have a super week ahead 🙂

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Rooted

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seasons

will come and go

you will go

your own way

do your own thing

but I will always

wait for you

 

For Becca’s Sunday Trees – 298

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WPC: True Blue

Yippee – after 9 months, Delhi finally delivered 😉

A good air day in the first week of July! Not very great, just about satisfactory, which will do for now because along with it came blue skies and big white clouds. It has been ages since I have seen a blue blue sky in Delhi and I have been walking with my head in the clouds ever since 😀

I thought pictures of a smog free Delhi sky would be just perfect for the Weekly Photo Challenge – Unusual.

Hope you like!

BlueGreen, white and blue – a sight for sore eyes don’t you think?

Sky copyRain is imminent – the clouds gear grey up 😉

IMG-20170721-WA0012They came in other designs too!

Sunny sideJust the way I like it – sunny side up 😀

20170724_174700Quite perfectly framed – what do you say?

EveSnapped a quick pic on the way home – on the left

Duskand on the right. I got a crick in my neck gawking at the sky. And a good thing too for I caught someone staring at me…

MonkeyAny guesses who that is? 😀

Thanks for visiting, have a super week ahead 🙂

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