Saturday, October 19, 2019

Mighty shadow

Last Friday, I came across the mighty shadow of a fellow habitant of the trail I ride to get to work. From very close to this subject, in Wide-Angle mode, my phone took this picture, giving full justice to the majesty of the shadow and my friend.
Linking with Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Enjoy the NOW!
Peace :)

PS. I have slowed down my blogging here to almost a grinding halt, partly due to lack of focus and due to demise of my Macbook Pro - so, no laptop at home. As it is quite easy to post from my iPhone, I am on Instagram. If you want to follow me there, I am happy to share my Instagram ID with you. Please just ask. Thank you! I will come by here from time to time.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hitchers 4 and 5

This baby butterfly rode on my back for at least half a mile.
And, this little one was perched on my bicycle carrier and then on the tire for a bit.

This morning I thought about 'my Hitchers' a bit and said to myself, "I am hitcher too. I am hitching just like them on the back of Mother Earth. It has been a lovely ride, mama, so thank you! I will ride till my destination comes, whenever."

Linking with Saturday's Critters.

Peace :)

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Hitcher Three

The angels of nature decide to show me the way as my hitchers. Here is one such a hitcher who rode with me on the way to work.

What a wonderful blessing to all!

Linking with Saturday's Critters.

Peace :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

See you around, Rambo

Photo from last weekend, in the garage...

Rambo baby succumbed to complications from his enlarged heart. RIP sweetheart.
As treatment was invasive and only likely to extend his longevity by  2-3 months, during which he will struggle, we decided to put him to sleep. 
Thanks for sharing your journey with us, Rambo.

Now, I am sitting here like a fool, wondering about life ...

Will be back when I am ready to post again.

Take care.

"Remember that there is only one important time and is Now. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion. The most important person is always the person with whom you are, who is right before you, for who knows if you will have dealings with any other person in the future. The most important pursuit is making that person, the one standing at your side, happy, for that alone is the pursuit of life." 
From Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy.

Sunday, July 14, 2019


Shadow from a Benz on the way to work.

I will leave you with this song to contemplate Shadows :)

Linking with Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Peace :)

Friday, July 12, 2019

Lil Ms. Killdeer

The joys of a slower commute. 
I see this baby everyday and I wondered why it was talking to me. 
Only after looking closely at the photos, after reaching work today, I was able to figure out the eggs part.
The bird is protecting the eggs. 

PS. The bird is a Killdeer, correctly identified by my college mate 
#joy nature #beauty #bicyclecommute#birds

Linking with Saturday's Critters.

Peace :)

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Hitcher Two

On my way to work last week,  I was so happy to see this little guy crossing the street, but headed the ‘wrong way’. Picked him, gave him a ride and was placed closer to the lake. 
I am trying to downplay the ‘I’ part, but it is harder to convey the message, without the 'I', in a sentence. 

Linking with Saturday's Critters.

Peace :)

Saturday, June 29, 2019


Yesterday, a little friend came along for the ride on my commute to work.

That's my story and I am sticking to it.

I will leave you with a song that has the word used in the title of this post.

Linking with Saturday's Critters.

Peace :)

PS. I am increasing the font size on this blog, so even 4/6/infinity eyed folks like me can read without squinting :)

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Appreciating shade

Even a Steel Horse needs some shade in torrid weather.
My Americano and me taking shelter from the sun on our commute back home.

Linking with Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Peace :)

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

My brother Buffalo

Delightful sightings of my brother/sister Buffalo.

Seen on my ride to work.

Linking with Saturday's Critters.

Peace :)

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Shadows from Twenty

The Raleigh Twenty is a vintage bicycle from the late 60s. I bought one in 2009, which was my shopper, bike of choice for very short rides (<2 miles), etc.

One disadvantage of the bike was the brakes on the bike and the further hindrance to braking brought about by the steel wheels. It didn't bother me too much until recently. I actually tried to sell the bike, but there weren't any good offers, as many a prospect didn't know what was unique about this lovely gem.

Hence, I unlisted the cycle and decided to get it serviced. I had new aluminium wheels built and had the Sturmey-Archer Internal Hub serviced along with the bottom bracket, and had the shop replace the old cables. In addition, I added a new Brooks Cambium saddle (the women's version was on sale and I got just that - why not?). Last but not the least, I added a Dymotec bottle dynamo and Busch-Muller dynamo powered lights to make it ready for riding at night.

Out came a fantastic bicycle with better stopping power, so I could also use it to commute to and from work.
Below are some of my Raleigh Twenty, Meera! Some in B&W and some in color. All the color photos may not have a shadow in them, but I presume they would be of interest for vintage bicycle enthusiasts at least.

Linking to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Friday, May 17, 2019


Photos from our recent vacation in West Texas. These photos were taken in Terlingua-Texas.

Linking with Saturday's Critters.

Peace :)

Friday, April 19, 2019

Shadow Selfie

Photo taken during one my recent commutes to work. The shadow has emphasized my belly the most LOL!
Still alive and kicking!

Happy Easter to all who observe.

Linking with Shadow Shot Sunday 2.
Peace :)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Coco is a new woman now!

Hi everybody-
Happy to let you know that I tested negative for heart worm and also got spayed recently. 
I will be rid of the Elizabethan collar on Thursday. Can’t wait!
Just a quick post to say Hi 👋 

Take care my friends. 
Peace :)

Monday, April 8, 2019


Hi everybody-
Two months ago, I had a bit of a health scare, but I am still around and kicking.
I had to shift priorities to other aspects of life that needed immediate attending to. Soon as I am caught up, I will be back.
I miss interacting with all of you.
Peace :)

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Learning from a Metalsmith

When I need any jewelery, unless it is a automatic watch, I don’t usually have to go far.
Because the lady of the house is a classically trained Metalsmith.
Here is a photo from a rare occasion when I learned how to make an ear ring.
Dealing with a new editor. Will fix the formatting soon. 

Linking with Shadow Shot Sunday 2.
Peace :)

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Rat Bike

1945 Police Motorcycle seen at Maverick Harley-Davidson, Carrolton, Texas.

Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Saturday, January 19, 2019


Enough said.

Here is my Espresso and some shadows from earlier today.

Linking with Shadow Shot Sunday 2.
Peace :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Vintage cars

Saw these beautiful cars at the Gasoline & Caffeine event st Maverick Harley Davidson last weekend. I know little about some of these beauties, but I love Looking them and talking to their proud owners. 

Peace :)