Monday, 5 August 2013

Dance like there's nobody watching...



“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”


~William W. Purkey

From the events in Bedford last Saturday!


Dance - Events in Bedford

There was too much distraction on the picture due to the audience around. Blurred the background using CS5 and changed it to monochrome!

I had no idea what dance it was, loved the colours and the moves...

Hope you all have had a great start to the week, have a good one!

Peace and love...

Livingsta :-)




Sunday, 4 August 2013

The Spiders...


“The spider's web: 

She finds an innocuous corner in which to spin her web. 
The longer the web takes, the more fabulous its construction. 
She has no need to chase. 
She sits quietly, her patience a consummate force; 
she waits for her prey to come to her on their own, and then she ensnares them, injects them with venom, rendering them unable to escape. 

Spiders – so needed and yet so misunderstood.” 

~Donna Lynn Hope



Spider web and baby spiders!

Have a lovely week ahead!

Peace and love...

Livingsta :-)





Saturday, 27 July 2013

Summer Splash!


A splash of cool water to ease the summer heat! 

A shot from earlier this week when the kids were having fun at the water fountain to ease off the summer heat...

Summer Splash - Fountain at Bedford Town Centre


Have a lovely weekend! 

Stay smiling!

Peace and love...

Livingsta :-)


Friday, 26 July 2013

Reflection...


Be a reflection of what you’d like to see in others!
If you want love, give love, 
If you want honesty, give honesty,
If you want respect, give respect. 
You get in return, what you give!


Weeping Willows - Reflection by the Embankment, Bedford

TGIF!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Peace and Love...

Livingsta :-)



Sunday, 21 July 2013

Bedford Dragon Boat Race - July 2013


This one is from the Dragon Boat Race here in Bedford today and this was in aid of three local charities (Autism Bedfordshire, Bedford Foodbank and Bedford Sea Cadets). 

Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition. The three crews you see here are the ones that made it to the finals.

The three crews that made to the finals at the Dragon Boat Race here in Bedford today!

Tried a video and sorry about the shake. I was managing to take pictures with my mobile whilst doing this video.




Hope you all had a lovely weekend. It's almost Monday. Have a great week ahead everyone!

Peace and love...

Livingsta :-)


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

In search of the black swan...


Wandering in search of the black swan, I managed to spot him last Saturday during my walk down the river. I have always been fascinated by these beautiful birds, their pretty red beaks and the beautiful plumes. 

This black swan has wandered into our little town, not sure from where. He is alone, and the mute swans do not seem to give him any company (as far as I've observed)...

The Black Swan in The River Great Ouse, Bedford

Sighting him first around 10 days before as the bus home from work crossed the town bridge, I got all so excited. Impatiently waiting for the weekend to arrive, I set off looking for this beautiful bird wondering if I would be able to find him, because of the size of the river, its streams and also wondered if he'd flown away.

These birds are native to Australia and are kept in captivity in other countries including the UK. This one may be even just one of those that escaped captivity. There are just a few breeding pairs in all of the UK. 


The Black Swan all by himself in The River Great Ouse, Bedford

He has become popular in the town, he's made to the local news...Yay..!!

Black swan makes a splash in Bedford


There are also reports of people having sighted a pair in the Woburn park and would this one be one of those? Not sure. These birds are generally a bit more aggressive than the mute swans, but this one seemed not, may be because he is alone and getting used to the new place.


I managed a few pictures, not perfect ones! 


I remember seeing a pair in the Trivandrum zoo last year when I visited my hometown (*DEEP SIGH* Missing home like hell :-((((( huh..).


The wired fences prevented me from having a good glance and picture of them. Still, sharing one here...They are pretty birds, aren't they?

The Black Swan at the Trivandrum Zoo, Kerala, India

Hope you're all having a good week. The summer's set in here and I am relaxing with my favourite iced tea with lemon!!!

Citrus Iced Tea

Hope you all enjoyed the evening and the sunshine wherever you were!!!

Peace and love...
Livingsta :-)




Saturday, 6 July 2013

Walk by the river


Photo from my walk down the river today, a long few hours walk after a long few months break. I need to start doing this more often. 'Twas a lovely extra warm day, but the most wanted after the long winter and rainy and cold spring. We  hope this lasts for sometime. 

I did do some pretty shots today, some creative ones too. 

Bit frustrated about my camera's battery these days, as it dies out pretty quick. Time for a replacement I guess after 5 years of use! Sharing the guys from the boating club on the river!

Boating on the River Great Ouse, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Enjoy the warm days while they last, have all the fun in the Sun :-)

Have a blessed Sunday dear ones!

Peace and love....

Livingsta






Friday, 5 July 2013

Ampthill Methodist Church


Sharing here with you all today, the Ampthill Methodist Church that was built in the late 1800s. 

Seriously made me wonder, why all these years, that is after working in that beautiful Georgian town, Ampthill for more than 3.5 years, I never took a chance to walk around that town and explore its historic beauty and other things. I was determined today that I would make my walk to the pharmacy a fruitful one and here I am with a beautiful photo of this church. There are many more churches and places to explore, and I will be sharing them as I visit. 


Ampthill Methodist Church (AMC)

P.S: This little & beautiful town is of huge historic importance and I will be sharing a lot with you here. Stay updated!!!


Have a lovely weekend everyone, enjoy the warmth of the Sun...

Peace and love...

Livingsta :-)



Thursday, 4 July 2013

Pretty daisies!


Daisies are like sunshine to the ground.

~Drew Barrymore

Pretty Daisies

Almost Friday!!!

Smiles...

Livingsta :-)


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

A rose is a rose is a rose.....


Editing a few pictures and this rose made me think of the poem by Gertrude Stein, the lines from Shakespeare and the song by Poe!!! So here I am, sharing my rose, 

A rose is a rose - pretty rose in pink!


the poem from Sacred Emily,

.....Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.
Loveliness extreme.
Extra gaiters.
Loveliness extreme.
Sweetest ice-cream.
Page ages page ages page ages.

~Gertrude Stein


lines from the Shakespeare

From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1600:
....What's in a name? that which we call a rose
      By any other name would smell as sweet;

and the song



Enjoy, and yes....have a lovely evening guys...

Night night...

Peace and love...

Livingsta :-)