The A to Z Reflections

At last we are done with the A to Z challenge 2013. This is the first time I have ever joined one. I had no doubts at all that I would stick to it and complete it, and of course I have too. Though I am not going to name any one, you all know that ALL of you have been such a wonderful source of support. A2Zeders, you (we) rock! It has been one wonderful month of camaraderie and fun.

Thanks are due to the Team behind the A to Z challenge. Many thanks are also due to the participants of the challenge from all over, who hopped over and encouraged by heaping praise on my efforts. It means a lot. Do you see the glow on my face? I have you all to thank for it. Of course I am not forgetting my regulars, the non-participants, who also unfailingly dropped in to cheer me up with comments. I am just an amateur photographer and this (Nikon D5100) is my first DSLR that I have used to click the pictures for the challenge, that is, all of them except one. So the words of appreciation you all left behind means a lot to me. But for this participation my sleepy photo-blog would not have got this sudden influx of visitors. Woohoo! I am thrilled.

And yet… there is someone who is unhappy, who is shedding copious tears and sobbing in this moment of my happiness, and that someone is my main blog. So, next year to asssauge the feelings of neglect that Shail’s Nest has been feeling, I am going ot take up the challenge of writing posts over there. OMG! Did I really say that? I can’t believe I did! Sigh, now I will have to stick to my word. But whaddya know. it sure is going to be fun!

This being a photo-blog, I leave you all with a picture, in gratitude.


X is for ….?

The story of X

Once upon a time lived a human Mom and her dog Luci in Happily Ever After Land. One day Luci noticed a change in their hunky dory life. Mom was unusually preoccupied. She wasn’t throwing Herman the Hedgehog for Luci to fetch, not Moo Moo the cow either. Luci was concerned and asked Mom the reason for her listlessness. Mom confessed all to Luci.
“That’s all?!!!”  asked Luci after hearing Mom out. Intelligent dog that she was, Luci had instantly hit upon the solution to Mom’s dilemma.
“Here it is Mom,” she said,”here is your X for ya!”


Teda hai par X hai! Crooked X perhaps, but it still was X!
Mom was simply amazed at what she saw. Luci’s ingenuity had saved her day. She quickly took her camera and clicked, then uploaded the picture to her site for the A to Z Challenge.
Feeling lighter, Mom went back to playing with Luci and threw Herman the Hedgehog, as also Moo Moo the Cow, for Luci to fetch. Once again they started living happily, in Happily Ever After Land.
End of the story of X.

This is the entry for the alphabet X for the A to Z challenge 2013

V for Vivek

Vivek aka the Penguin from Antarctica (link): writer, fellow blogger (link), friend, fan (??!!) and also the best critic.


Note: This picture was not clicked by me (…and I bet this will be the only picture you will ever find on this site, that has not been clicked by me!)

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
― C.S. Lewis

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

This is the entry for the alphabet V for the A to Z challenge 2013