Goodness

“For each new morning with its light,

For rest and shelter of the night,

For health and food, for love and friends,

For everything Thy goodness sends.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Coping With Loss – Quote

“No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning.”
— Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)

Read here for previous published post on Coping With Loss ….

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The Stonehenge Experience

During my trip to England, one of the places we did not plan to stop was Stonehenge. As we head home from Bath, we thought we will just pass by it to take some photographs. Stonehenge closes at 4pm hence we could not enter.

It turns out to be a blessing as I had the most wonderful experience of witnessing the most beautiful sunset. I stand by the fence and shoot photos through the holes of the fence netting. Stonehenge looks even more majestic in that setting, with a background of multicolored sunset sky. There were some campers on the other side of the plains making it more picturesque.

Although I was unable to see the Stonehenge up-close, the view from the fence was breathtakingly beautiful. I would not have been able to see it if we came earlier during the day. It is such a mysterious place with so many questions remains unanswered. As the sun sets, it became interestingly eerie. If I had another chance, I would return just before closing time, to witness the majestic stones and the beautiful sunset again. If.

And the drive from Bath to Amesbury was an experience itself. That would be for another blog update.

Here are some of the pictures I took at Stonehenge. Enjoy!!
(for details on Stonehenge, just go to Wikipedia)

When we arrive, everyone has left the Stonehenge compound, hence the place looks abandoned. It is actually very nice to take a photo without anyone walking or blocking the important object.
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As it gets darker, the sky started to change in colour.
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The sunset is slightly to the right of Stonehenge so I took some photos of the sun setting. There are some campers on the plains – that is the square silhouette on the right of the photo.
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Just breathtakingly beautiful.
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A closeup picture of one of the Stonehenge rock with 2 birds resting on it. I took so many pictures, only a few turns out well. So this was quite a challenge for me as I was quite new in photography.
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Do visit my my flickr with more pictures of my visit to Stonehenge.

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Thank you for Fuji X20.

This camera is in my handbag 24-7, so I can shoot photographs whenever I can. I am in love with this camera. I almost never leave home without it.

Now….if I could just get an extra battery 🙂

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Richmond Hill

I love Richmond Hill. My sister in law lives in Richmond and it is natural to introduce this historic beautiful place. I was lucky to see this place in 2 conditions – with and without snow. It was an unforgettable experience.

It felt like I was transported in time when I stand on Richmond Hill with The Thames in front, The Roebuck behind me and surrounded by inscribed benches. I love the fact that everyone can continue to enjoy this view in all seasons for many years to come. Not all countries have laws that helps to protect beautiful open places like this.

Richmond Hill is protected by Act of Parliament (covering the Richmond, Ham and Petersham) – Open Spaces Act passed in 1902 – to protect the land on and below Richmond Hill and thus preserve the fine foreground views to the west and south (source:Wikipedia).

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Pictures: Nura Ahmad.