For Lens – Artist Photo Challenge # 54 ~ Detail ~ By Patti ~Outdoors and Indoors Details Are Everywhere

This week the theme of ‘ Detail’ is definitely a difficult challenge. The restricted outdoor movement in life also restricts the capture of amazing images offered in nature and in the man made world. A few shots taken recently while on an outing with family members are presented as a token of participation for Lens Artist  Patti  and the Talented Creative Group



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I found the design of the chairs quite unique and of the Mughal Era of India




The Drink’ The Drink’ matters and so does the print on the place mat 







Poetic Power ~ In Silence All Will Be ~

Poetic Power Poems


50815788_10156942261975747_4478155304806121472_nIn silence, we came to know
we were writers, shared thoughts
and similar ideas.

In silence we felt the joy and love, shared
illustrations that made us smile

in silence we spoke,laughed and joked, and 
worried and encouraged each other.

In silence we parted moved afar in distances
praying for health and happiness.

In silence we are now quiet
In silence all will be, and then, 
In silence,all will be.

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three statements by Anjum Wasim Dar

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When wars become a way of life, culture roams on the roadside.

ditch the burdens avoid the bend step ahead straight, transcend

I know one thing  I have a song to sing


I was born in Srinagar (Indian occupied Kashmir) in 1949.

My family opted for and migrated to Pakistan after the Partition of India. I was educated in St Anne’s Presentation Convent Rawalpindi from where I passed the Matriculation Examination in 1964. Graduation with Distinction in English in 1968 from the Punjab University ended the four years of College with many academic prizes and the All Round Best Student Cup but I had to make extra efforts for the Masters Degree in English Literature/American Studies from the Punjab University of Pakistan as I was a Back to College Mom with three school going kids.

I always enjoyed writing poems articles and anecdotes and soon my written work…

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For Lens – Artists Challenge #53 ~ Your Choice ~ ‘Connection’ by Amy ~ ‘Connecting Generations~

Connecting Generations
My daughter wanted her two sons aged 10 and 8 to stay with us (Grandparents) for a few days away from their own home parents and two sisters. The purpose was to experience life from a different age and relationship perspective, to learn to live with respect regard and love with elders, to listen to  stories, to see the difference of indoor and outdoor life, to realize the value of time, to learn how to manage self (clothes, shoes, making beds, cleaning bathroom etc) and above all to Make the Real Life Connection’ that is fast vanishing  from our social scene.

For the Lens Artist Challenge  #53 –  Amy’s ‘Connection’  I am sharing some moments captured during our grandsons’ stay  with us.The place is Bani Gala  a valley surrounded by low hills about fifteen to twenty kilometers  from the Capital City Islamabad  Pakistan. The Rawal Dam Lake is clearly visible and the sunsets are divine and glorious to watch. 

When we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do.   R.N.Remen


Anticipating  A Sense of Joyful      ‘Freedom  to  Connect’

Marking the Road   cannot resist the ‘Look’ from the window


Learning   Organization                  Learning to be Responsible

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Indoor Game   The ever popular ‘MONOPOLY’    Be Honest  Be  Patient Be Fair

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Outdoor Play   – Rules must be followed… Manners to be polite

A short fast food treat…  so different  from eating at home

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Time Flies  ~  “The most important things in life are the connections you make
with others.”  Tom Ford


The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.                                   Denis Waitley             




Last Look    before   Going  Home


Alhamdolilah   –  Feeling Deeply Grateful  to Almighty Allah for All His Blessings.

Profound  Gratitude to Lens Artist Friend Amy for this wonderful opportunity of ‘Connection’ to share  some precious moments of my life. Perhaps these moments may add to the joy and peace of all who visit and view.
Thank you All at Lens Artist Group.




For ~ Lens-Artists Challenge #53 – Your Choice ~ My Choice is: ‘Friendship’ ~

“I am glad you are here with me.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

A time in the past when we were together.

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                           “There is no gift like friendship.”               
                    Rudyard Kipling



Friendships Take Different Forms

My grandson wanted to hold and keep this rare Kashmiri Basket called ‘Kaangrri‘ every time he would vist us . ‘ A Coal Heater’ used in the chilly Winters of our native homeland Kashmir now kept as a precious ‘Cold Classic Relic ‘ of the Kashmiri Culture’ 

O’ Thou empty cold Queen of Energy’ O’Unique symbol of Kashmiri Identity’. ‘When there is no burning coal in the center mud made cup, your song is silent, still I love you’



Rare  Shortlived  Strange  Friendships

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“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” –                                                                                                                                               Anatole France

For Lens – Artists Tina Schell’s Challenge #52- Serenity ~ A Small Bouquet of Serenity from Pakistan ~

Dear Friends  sharing a favourite instrumental composition  “Sohni Dharti ‘ My Beautiful Land” by Photographire
hope you enjoy listening to it as you make a short visit to my country Pakistan

While Flying from Islamabad to Karachi by Serene Airways Pakistan I captured a view of serenity supreme  with the moon in celestial space manifesting  the Almighty Power in the early hours of the day.


This is an arial view of the serene Pothowar Plateau as the flight takes off from Islamabad and leaves the Karakoram Range in the North to turn Southwards towards the Punjab Plains, crossing over to continue its non stop flight to the Southern tip of the country, its former capital,  Karachi City the sea port of Pakistan.


My favourite serene places have always been the hills mountains and the forest areas.
Images from the rich green forests of the Northern Areas of Pakistan where one always finds an atmosphere of extreme serenity.







A recent visit to Karachi changed my perception.The Southern Areas were an amazing wonder land of natural beauty in its solid ruggedness. The Serenity’ I found and felt in the Southern Areas was  profoundly divine. Images of some areas -which I was able to visit. By  The Gawadar Coastal Highway

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For this presentation I would like to add  visuals captured  through  Huawei lens as  I  gazed at serene glorious sunsets …The Greatest Artificers Work of Art –
which has no words for its  artistic grandeur


The Kashmiri Chinar Serene Sunsets  by the Korang River  in Bani Gala Islamabad