Summer colors

Marsha’s patio sign with all the summer colors on my patio this year -part of my tiny landscaping efforts


Azure blue hue
Summer intensifies
Clouds like poems floating high

Obviously L.M. Montgomery wasn’t talking about the month of June in a hot, tropical country. In colder western climates, summer is a welcomed, sought after season. For us, in hotter climes, this would equate to spring season where everything is just perfect. The weather, the duration of the day and the beautiful flowers all around us.

The seasons do not matter 
As long as you are by my side
The sun need not shine
As long as your glowing self is next to me


Written for; WQW #23: Summer Colors/Summer Solstice hosted by Marsha



One Liner- Humility and strong character

Humility, it is an attribute of the gentle. Because it takes someone who is really gentle to be humble.”

Nurudeen Ushawu

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet, only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved

Helen Keller

In response to Linda’s One Liner Wednesday

I’m linking this to Selma’s Espresso moment




Sunday Poser # 85-Father’s Day Special

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

What is the most precious memory of your dad?

Today is Father’s Day.

As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, my father was a very caring parent who was both a mother and a father to us all. One thing that I always remember is that he would sit by my side at night when I was ill. He would keep an eye on the symptoms and administer medicines when needed. Even in my late thirties when I needed surgery for the removal of my meniscus in my right knee, it was him who stayed with me in the hospital, sleeping on the bench provided by them for attendants while my husband stayed home with our three kids.

He showed me the kindness which is mostly associated with a mother. I could always talk to him regarding my problems and he gave me sage advice. He always believed in me and encouraged me to be the very best version of myself.

May he Rest In Peace.

So please share what is your most cherished memory of your dad or someone who was like a dad to you?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

I am linking this post to ; WQW- Father’s Day, hosted by Marsha




Gratitude- One liner and espresso moment

At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

Written for Linda’s One Liner Wednesday and Selma’s Espresso moment




One Liner and Espresso moment

“ You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.”

Tracy Kidder

John Tracy Kidder (born November 12, 1945) is an American writer of nonfiction books. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his The Soul of a New Machine (1981)

I’m linking my one liner to Selma’s espresso moment

Also in response to Linda’s One Liner Wednesday



Traveling- Flying is my preference

Unlike many people, these days, I love to fly. And you won’t believe it but I also like the food served during the flights. Most of my flying experience was during the years my daughter was in the USA. I traveled at least six times to USA and back.

When I flew alone the first time I was equally apprehensive and excited. But going to America every year made me a seasoned traveler. My preference was Emirates Airlines. Before Covid, they had the best economy service.

My first stop would be Dubai airport. There I’d have a layover of 3-4 hours. I enjoyed my stay there as it’s a very happening place. The duty-free shops are very well stocked but on the pricey side. The flight from Lahore to Dubai is around 3 hours and not tiring but the next leg of my journey was from Dubai to Seattle and took 18 hours. That was a long and tiring flight. And I have a problem going to sleep while sitting, so I used to watch 5-6 movies on each flight. The inflight entertainment was usually up to date and I got to see many new movies.

Reaching Seattle, my daughter would welcome me and make my stay there very comfortable. I used to have a wonderful time with her and my grandson. She used to take me around to show me the local attractions too. We went to the east coast together too to visit New York and Washington DC.

If you give me a plane ticket, I’m ready to fly even now!

Written for; WQW #18: Transportation: Trains, Planes, and Working Machines, hosted by Marsha