Brightness greets my day

California blooming like crazy after months of non-stop rains. Even deserts are covered with juicy bright flowers. The photo was made on Diamond Valley Lake in 2017
photo by Sergey Shmidt

Being cooped up inside all day, writing that was part of my job, gave me the desire to venture out in nature, to enjoy the sunny day, and think deep thoughts.

So I informed my boss that I had an errand to run and during my lunch break, I grabbed a sandwich from the deli across the street and headed towards the park near my office.

The sight of intense blue sky and golden flowers swaying in the spring breeze acted like a tonic on my tired brain and boosted my wilting mood, adding a zing to my step and a lightness to my step; this walk was just what I needed.


In response to TLT, hosted by Sonya



Reblog; Enjoy David’s response to WDYS # 179; Breathe deeply, or: Better self — The Skeptic’s Kaddish 🇮🇱

A ‘Waltz Wave’ in moments of upset, I remind myself to reach up with my mind’s hand for the bright halo ~ my better self; and breathe steadily as I stretch up for it What do you see #179 For WDYS #179, Sadje offers us this computer-generated image by Axel Ruffini (Unsplash) of a multicolored […]

Breathe deeply, or: Better self — The Skeptic’s Kaddish 🇮🇱

Reblog; Enjoy Punam’s response to WDYS # 179; Tathastu* (so be it) — paeansunpluggedblog

When the razzle and dazzle of technology beckonsbedazzled, impressionables easily succumbthe insidious reach of mass hypnotic weaponscuts real deep making dumber the dumb a few conniving to control the minds of millionstreat them as fodder, as their moronic minionswho happily lap the tripe served, asking for more of itif as a result, autocracy thrives, so […]

Tathastu* (so be it) — paeansunpluggedblog

What do you see # 179- March 27, 2024

Welcome back to another WDYS prompt


  • You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.
  • Write an original story, poem or a caption.
  • There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.
  • If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.
  • I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.
  • It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.
  • There are issues with pingbacks in WordPress these days. So please paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with




Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image Credit; Axel Ruffini @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a multicolored metallic hand which is encircled by a golden ring. This probably is a computer generated image.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.




WDYS # 178 -A Roundup post

The majestic nature shows us so many sides

The clouds floating in the sky looking like snowflakes

Sometimes it’s a horse galloping away to the east

Or a bunny hopping, among a garden of wooly plants

Sometimes I see a threatening funnel of gray domination

Marching menacingly to wreck havoc upon the unsuspecting

It gives me pleasure to imagine different shapes in the clouds

Pareidolia, the perception of recognizing shapes in the abstract


Awesome entries again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Punam; Uneasy calm

Kittysverses; Born from flaming rage

Maria; A great passion

Sangeetha; She lies- free verse

David; Egads! Or the king of the mountains

Aboli; Nimbostratus

Keith; The storm

Ken; Tranquil reflections of anger

Lady sighs; Angry clouds

The novel reader; What do you see?

Nichole; Tales of clouds

Jim; Belly of the beast

Susi; Angry skies

My vivid blog; Reflections

Angela; What do you see?

Jules; Longing for our normal

Di; Cuts through the heart

Diana; Healing

Pankaj; Conversing with a nimbostratus cloud during a sunset

Michnavs; A dash of gray, a sprinkle of blue and a handful of red

Destiny; #Fragments#

Indira; Nimbostratus

Reena; Passing through

Suzette; Breath

Sweeter than nothing; Doom approaches

Piper’s adventure; Inner light in the storm

Little ponderings; The fire inside

Sandy; Not apocalypse now

Audrine; The scent of eternity

Grace; Warning

Inkdrop; Volcanic skies

Jude; Inner storms

Tuba; Beauty in the dark

Elizabeth; Regrets

Nichole Smith; WDYS

Lesley; Nimbostratus; Knight of nature’s wrath

Rockstar girl; Where are we right now?

Eugenia; what was not what is

Usha; What do you see # 178

Jane; Awakens

Pamelap; Engulfed

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.




A secret tryst


“Meet me where we used to play when kids

Don’t tell anyone or bring anyone with you

I want to capture that elusive feeling of camaraderie

That I shared with you all through our growing up years

Will you come?”

Jason held the note from Cathy in his hand, pondering!


In response to One Minute Fiction, hosted by Cyranny



Sunday Poser # 125

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

Do you have a favorite topic that you write about often?

I must admit that I do have a few favorite topics to which I return again and again while writing my posts.

I love writing about blogging itself and also responding to prompts about blogging like Tanya’s Blogging Insights challenge. I also like to share my personal experiences and my views about life.

I think that these posts always generate more views and interactions with my fellow bloggers and perhaps that’s the reason I like writing on these topics more, or perhaps it’s the other way around, that I like writing about them and that makes them more interesting to my readers. Whatever the reason, these posts are always the popular ones.

What is your favorite topic to write about?

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.




Be careful they say, look where you’re going, saying

Stumbled and fell over almost verbally, more than twice

Watch your step, look for obstacles in your way

The clumsy me, always in a hurry rushing around

Where angels fear to tread I foolishly barge in

Utter words that bring frowns and wipe off smiles


I didn’t mean to hurt you, it’s just my foolish mind!


Written in response to;Weekend Challenge from GC andSue W is the word TWO.



The vivid colors of the spring

WQ #12: March 22: SPRING/VIVID

Photo from my garden ; Ernest Hemingway

The gloomy and gray winter finally left

Little green shoots made their presence felt

The profusion of spring flowers came as a gift

To cheer up our souls and to revive our spirit

Photo from my garden ; Luther Burbank

This year, both I and my husband took some initiative and went flower shopping in our nearest garden center. He brought roses in a variety of shades and colors while I got a couple of citrus trees and some creepers. The trees promise to bear fruit in a year or so and the creepers are growing nicely. The need is to maintain a balance between too much care and neglect. 🤩

Spring is that time of the year

That invites us to venture out

See the greenery sparkling in the sun

And flowers blooming in the garden

Come out, step out in the outdoors

Enjoy this exhibit from nature before it fades away!


Green leaves making their presence felt
The April lily has decided to bloom in March
Nasturtium? No these are Daisies

In response to WQ# 12- Spring/ Vivid, hosted by Marsha