One Observing

A Curious Person's Photographic Notebook

Early Spring on the Nature Trail

On the Nature Trail. Early Spring

Weeks to go yet before leafy greens dominate this nature trail. For today, the reddish shrubs offer their colour, reveal themselves, before being eclipsed by spring verdancy.

Happy Spring !

Welcoming Spring (1)The first day of Spring means donning your finest splash-proof boots and dancing through melting snow puddles. On International Day of Happiness to boot, what could be more fitting!


Tellme what is your yearning

With winter refusing to release its hold here, deploying cruel temperatures and harsh winds, spirits are fragile. We wish for other; we wish for spring. We wish for tulips – those spring heralds blooming now only in dreamland.

Yes to tulips

Secondhand Books


“Secondhand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.” – Virginia Woolf

Seek out your local secondhand bookshops, and explore the wild “flocks of variegated feather.” Give a homeless book a forever home.

Travel Books


“A book travels for days, for years, sometimes for centuries to reach you at an exact point in time.” – Lang Leav, “The Universe of Us”

May your next book travel a safe path to reach you at the destined point in time.

Against the Odds: Weekly Photo Challenge


Life feels tough sometimes, like navigating an unpredictable, treacherous path, and you are not sure you are able to suffer the slings and arrows. But, against the odds, a light emerges in the dark, coming toward you.

Light and Shadow Play