What does reward mean to you?

“Beginning in itself has no value, it is an end which makes beginning meaningful, we must end what we begun.”
Amit Kalantri

Last year, I worked on a crochet project for my niece.The idea was to make her something that I would think would be her! The inspiration came from this:

     I only had about 3 weeks to complete this project!
     With the help of my daughter we managed to finish it in time!
      The biggest reward was to see her face when she
       received her  blanket!

Floral Friday : Geranium

Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum)IMG_4462

Geraniums are popular annual garden plants which are upright, round, and grow one to two feet in height. Leaves are opposite, simple, have serrate margins, and are two to four inches long. When crushed, a geranium leaf has a spicy scent. Flowers are in rounded umbels four to six inches across. The individual flowers have five petals. They can be red, pink, salmon, or white.IMG_4460

Geraniums are able to withstand some dryness. In fact, it is important not to over-water them, especially cuttings and young plants. To avoid root rot, water them only when the soil around them begins to dry out. Watch those geraniums in clay containers in the hot sun. They are likely to dry out faster than those in the garden. If possible water by hand or drip system to avoid wetting the blossoms. They deteriorate quickly when soaked. IMG_4425

After geranium plants flower, remove faded flower heads, their stems and any yellowed leaves promptly. Regularly pinch or cut back long stems to encourage the plant to become bushy and compact.DSC06642



One Four Challenge – Feb Week 4

This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks.
We will all  process / post edit (our own chosen image) and share a different version each week. We are encouraged to try new things, to experiment and to be as creative or subtle as you wish to be.
I have used Week 2’s image and cropped it a bit more. With the Frost  feature in PicMonkey  I  added a bit of frost (20%) to the edges of the image. I then used the posterize feature, to give it an abstract look!Week 4 feb

What do you think?
Kind thoughts and comments are welcome!
Click here for more in this challenge.

5 Day Black & White Challenge – Day 5


I would like to thank Tree from Conversations Around the Tree

for inviting me to participate in the 5 Day Black & White photo challenge.

The rules are simple:

1) post a black & white photo daily for 5 days (probably the reason for the name of the challenge!)

2) Invite someone different to participate each day. (because no one wants to play alone!)

For Day 5 I am excited to invite not one, but two bloggers!

Ritva from

Ritva’s Art – Photography

She is  a student of life; that sees beauty in nature, people and the world around her, small details and complete view. She does not limit herself to one medium, style, or concept.

As well as

Nick from


This is a blog where he posts  photographs and hosts the  Friday Greens Meme

Go and check out their blogs…you will not be disappointed.