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Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

Week day mornings are busier at our house hold. Weekends are much

relaxed but the most enjoyable mornings to cherish would be during holidays.

The scene  below, was cptured by my daughter on a morning at Chittering Valley,

WA, Australia while on a farm stay.  One could see the sheep grazing behind the

chalets on an autumn morning.

Autumn Morning at a farm in Chittering Valley

Autumn Morning at a farm in Chittering Valley

Two songs came to my mind when I checked  this weeks  Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!.

The first one was the 16th century British folk song “Early one morning” – which I

learnt at my Primary school back in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

The first four lines of the song:

Early one morning,

As the sun was rising,

 I heard a maid sing,

In the valley below……

One may query the choice of song taught in a Sub-Continental country. The fact

is that Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) was a British colony for nearly 150 years!

Below is the You -Tube link for the traditional song sung by Sarah Brightman .

The second song was sung by Louis Armstrong “What a wonderful world” in the

movie ‘Good morning Vietnam’. The song was originally recorded in the late

Nineteen Sixties and later it was featured in the Eighties in the movie.

 

Some of the interesting entries:

1. Beautiful reflections on a fog morning –Sama pictures – The photo experiment

2. Pebbles the cat on Blissful Blog

3. Books before breakfast 

4. New start of the day

5. Mystical

6. Gazing-daisy

7.  Hold on

8. Carefree morning

9. My cyber house rules

10. Rathlin Island

WPC : Nature’s Tapestry Vs Man- Made Lines & Patterns

Natures lines

The entries are  in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns.

I have posted two sections for  ” From lines to pattern challenge” are as follows:

Nature’s tapestry with lines  

Man-made lines to patterns

“Nature’s Tapestry with Lines”

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Man-Made lines to patterns

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Other interesting related entries:

1.spiders

2. Rice fields of China

3. Cleaning lady’s lines patterns and beauty

4. A flower

5. From lines to pattern

6. Sydney Harbour Bridge

7. Lines and Patterns of Danny James

8. Normandy  American Cemetery and memorial

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic – Jaffna oh my Jaffna

Remembrance of things past  

– William Shakespeare –

The city of Jaffna is in the northern peninsula of the island of Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon). I was born and bred in Jaffna  for the  first two decades of my life. A few years ago my spouse and I took our teenage daughter to show her the place where we grew up.

The swing at my primary school brought a rush of sweet childhood memories to mind.  It was a popular pastime during mid morning recess  and lunch time. It looked so high in those days – as children we found it very difficult to reach the ring of the swing so we would jump or were lifted with the help of a fellow classmate.  The screechy sound produced when this rusty manual merry-go-round was rotated is still etched in my mind.

Nearly 45 years later I was elated to  see that swing again at St. Johns College, Chundikuli, Jaffna and it hasn’t changed at all…

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Please check the link for other entries : Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Companions – Twin Towers of Malaysia

We shape our buildings

Thereafter they shape us ”  – Winston Churchill

Weekly Photo Challenge : Companion -Petronas Towers in Malaysia

Twin Towers of Malaysia

Petronas Towers of  Kuala Lumpur are the tallest twin towers in the world.  These photos were taken during our visit to Malaysia in 2008. Twin towers have 88 floors with a high speed elevator. We were fortunate to visit the sky bridge which was 170 meters above from the ground.

( photos: alfiet June 08)

Companions

Companions

Daily Prompt : Tagline

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For other Taglines follow: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/daily-prompt-tagline/

Weekly photo challenge : Curves

Weekly photo challenge : Curves

Natural curves of coconuts – Sri Lanka

Coconuts are the seeds of  coconut palm. Photo shows the husk removed nuts ready to be sold in a market.

Photo Courtesy of Alfiet Dec 2011

Weekly photo challenge : Fleeting -Flirting clouds

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE :

Fleeting – Flirting Clouds

The photo below was taken  in the upcountry region of Sri Lanka when the sun went hiding under the clouds  (photo Alfiet Dec 2011)

Weekly photo challenge : Fleeting -Flirting clouds

The Flirting clouds! (Sri Lanka Dec 2011)

This photo is for the weekly photo challenge : Fleeting

Weekly photo challenge-Unique shower time!

 Weekly photo challenge-Unique shower time!

Bath time! (Photo: Alfiet2011)

Elephants’ are fascinating animals. This photo was taken in December 2011 while the gentle giants having their daily bath. It was captured from the balcony of the cafe at the Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka.

“By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair” – A Persian Proverb

 

Rub-a-dub-dub-shower time!

Rub-a-dub-dub-shower time!

1..2..3..Action!

1..2..3..Action!

Mother & calf

Mother & calf

Skeleton of  an elephant

Skeleton of an elephant