16 October, 2019

Will this truck fit? #wordlesswednesday

Do you think, this car can go through the tunnel?

It did, anyways. This pic was taken at Custer National park in South Dakota. This road is called Needles highway.


Until next time,

Linking this post to #wordlesswednesday hosted by Natasha and Esha.


10 October, 2019

09 October, 2019

My Gratitude List for September 2019 #GratitudeCircle

I am grateful to the September month. I had good time to relax, attend some Poojas, celebrate the birthday of a family member and could organize our Annual recital. I cannot ask for more happiness.




Here is my Gratitude List for September :

1. Annual Recital

We did our first Kuchipudi Annual Recital in Colorado Springs. With the grace of God and help of family members and a few close friends, the event went fine. There were technical problems, but overall it was good. 

I have never dreamed of becoming a dance teacher. So, me performing with my students is more than what I wished for. I am thankful to God that he has written "dance teaching" in my destiny. 




2. Me time

I had to take a break from work due to some reasons. I used this month to enjoy my free time. Watched many Netflix shows after a long time, painted to some extent, got good books from library, attended some poojas etc.,

Actually, I was overwhelmed with what to do in free time. Enjoyed drawing zentangles the most. Wanted to try Paintings on Canvas in October on Halloween theme. 




I have joined all Netflix groups in Facebook and consolidated a big list of best thrillers to watch and enjoy :-) 
Yes, I am serious :p
I know for sure that I won't get free time again when I join back work. 

After our annual recital on September 1st, I gave one week off to dance classes and just relaxed that one weekend. Enjoyed some afternoon nap too after a long time. Got some time to blog and read too. 

3. Quality time with kids

Since I took break from work, I am back into the chores of picking up and dropping kids to and from school, extra curricular activities etc., I am thankful that I got more time to help kids with their homework, teach them academics and read books with them. 

I couldn't get enough time to paint or do crafts with them though. Kids and myself also spent some time gardening. 

4. Birthday celebration

We celebrated my husband's birthday at home and went out for dinner. Kids are now good to eat outside. My younger one is also picking up something to eat outside, so I am thankful for those dinners when I need not cook anything.

Birthdays are not like earlier with kids. We are not celebrating in the midnight and sleeping by 9.30 PM itself. In the middle of soccer classes, telugu manabadi classes, we fit sometime for cake cutting even on weekends. Days go busy, you know.. Anyways, we blew some balloons and have put a banner to surprise their dad.

5. Pooja gatherings

I am not a spiritual person, but always believed in that Supreme power of God that surrounds and protects me and my family. I got the opportunity to attend some Pooja gatherings at other people's houses and chant the Lalitha Sahasranamam. I am so thankful to God that I am introduced to these peaceful praying sessions. 

I don't know if this chanting is changing something inside me, But I feel satisfied of my life and it keeps me happy.

So, that was about my Super September. How was yours?

Do let me know in comments.

Until next time,







Linking this post to #GratitudeCircle hosted by Vidya Sury. 

05 October, 2019

It's not the Fall without.... #WordsMatter

I never get tired of writing about this season. So, I use this opportunity to write a post about this time of the year by participating in the #WordsMatter Blog hop.

The prompt for today's post - It's not that time of the year without....




It's not that time of the year (the Fall) without...

1. Fall colors

I saw the bright yellows, Oranges, and red leaves for the first time in Vermont state when we went to the fall foliage trip.

This time of the year is to see the colors. Many thinks, leaves change color in the fall season. But, the fact is that leaves show their true color which is red. The green color that we see is because they could produce chlorophyll in Summer and Spring. Since they cannot produce enough chlorophyll in Fall due to the lack of Sunlight, the original color of the leaf stays. 

I remember our fall scenic drives and the Aspen trip in this season.




2. Spooky decors and Halloween costumes

It's fun to see the spooky decorations outside the houses here during Halloween. Check this post for some Halloween decor.

Pumpkin carvings, Jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, witches, bats, spider webs and other spooky decors adorn houses and offices. It's not this time of the year without Children trick or treating in Halloween costumes.




3.  Warm Mornings and Cold evenings

While the temperatures stay warm in the mornings, the evenings start becoming cold. In many ways, the fall season brings changes. 

The Sun sets early in the Fall. Cold winds and foggy weather start which doesn't allow our little plants to grow. This season might bring some early snow too and our gardening plans will vanish soon. I am thinking of growing some plants indoor like methi, coriander, mint, and Tulasi.




4. New Flavors

We have some new flavors coming in this season like pumpkin , maple, hazelnut, apple, salted caramel etc., 

Warm soups are good in the coming cold season. Hot chocolates will be available everywhere. Pumpkin spice latte is the popular one though. 



I feel, the fall is about all these things. It's a beautiful time of the year where nature gives us hope that change can be good.

What do you like about this time of the year?

Until next time,





I received this tag from my blogger friend Lata Sunil at (Kaapitimes.wordpress.com). It’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Kala Ravi who blogs at http://www.relaxnrave.com/

There are 38 of us on this Blog Hop and it will be spread over 3 days – 4, 5, 6 October  2019. Do follow the #WordsMatter Blog Hop and prepare to be surprised! 




03 October, 2019

A Calm Evening #wordlesswednesday





Linking this post to #wordlesswednesday hosted by Natasha and Esha.


26 September, 2019

Thus, the fall season starts

Today is the third day of fall season. The color change hasn't begun yet. Will be happy to share fall colors in the coming days 🙂



Until next time,







Linking this post to #ThursdayTreeLove blog hop hosted by Parul.


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