Skywatch Friday 27/4/2018

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The Staircase

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I don’t think any more lines can fit into this image! A staircase at the entrance of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Elaborate

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It amazes me how people believe that everything that happens to them is a part of God’s elaborate plan.

Don’t get me wrong, I am just as religious and spiritual as the next guy. But I don’t believe in leaving everything in His/Her hands. Isn’t there a famous phrase that states something to that effect.

God helps those who help themselves…

Of course, what happens to us cannot be controlled, that’s for sure. But how we react to them is in our hands. We spend most of lives trying to learn how to do that well. Some people learn it earlier than the others. Others take time to understand and accept this.

Life presents us with tests, and just like in every other test, we are faced with bigger and harder tests as we clear and conquer the ones before. The difficulty level always depending on our previous responses.

Maybe if we stop handling such tests so well and mastering them, then maybe, just maybe, the tests will be simpler and easier. I think that would solve the problem of living a tough life. The easier life, though not so eventful, can give you a sense of relaxtion and happiness in its routine nature.

God tests those he loves…

It is best to remember that we are going through a tough time now because God thinks that we can handle it. He/She has that trust in us. It is upto to us to live up to that expectation. Ignoring and living with a problem is the other choice, of course.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going…

According to me, living one day at time is a better approach than looking at the whole big picture. The picture can last for a longer time in memories, I agree. But the emotions and behaviours of our daily lives leave us embedded in hearts and souls forever. Don’t you think so?

Again , the choice is ours…

Illinois Spring

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Spring is on its way here too.  Did you notice the ducks enjoying the sunset?

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Miracle Beauty

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Partake the beauty of the Emirates A380 at the Miracle Garden 2017- 2018.

Every year they showcase something new and different. You can see photographs of the previous years Miracle Garden on my Flickr account. The link is way down on the right side bar.

This year we visited it around sunset and I forgot to carry my DSLR. Hence the photographs are minimal. I was planning on visiting it again to click some more pics. But that didn’t happen and the Miracle Garden closes on April 30th, 2018.

Eagerly awaiting the next season, which should open up somewhere in November this year.

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Makes me smile

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The child in me has been happy so far this year. She not only got to see and experience snow for the first time, but also got to learn to live with it.

New experiences always make me happy, just like anyone else I am sure. It has been more than two months now and the snow still manages to make me smile.

A few weeks ago, during an evening walk, I clicked this photo. The lake is frozen and the friendly neighbourhood geese and duck are walking on the frozen lake! The weather , the view and the euphoria of it all fed the child in me well. Even the layered clothing and the extreme changes in weather so far this spring hasn’t deterred my love for the snow.