Chasing India’s Monsoon

Simply amazing photography!! The humanity!! … “For months there is no rain, and then there is too much. Half the world’s people survive at the whim of the monsoon.”

Steve McCurry Curated

For months there is no rain, and then there is too much.
Halfthe world’s people survive at the whim of the monsoon.



Good monsoons, those rain-bearing winds of Asia and the Subcontinent,mean life and prosperity. Poor ones are marked by famine and death.




Monsoon History

The air is wet, soaks
into mattresses, and curls
In apparitions of smoke,
Like fat white slugs furled
Among the timber
Or silver fish tunnelling
The damp linen covers
Of schoolbooks, or walking
Quietly like centipedes,
The air walking everywhere
On its hundred feet
Is filled with the glare
Of tropical water.
Again we are taken over
By clouds and rolling darkness.
Small snails appear
Clashing their timid horns
Among the morning glory
by Shirley Geok-lin Lim



During the year I spent following the monsoon in a dozen countries,
I learned to see it as a critically important event,  and

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Thursday Thoughts …. “🤨 ‘Very Much Needed – Easier Said Than Done – for Me’ 🤨 …. “!!

~~June 16, 2022~~


For the past six years I’ve been following all the shenanigans going on in the political/goveranance clown show in this nation.

It’s taken and it’s taking a toll.

Time to disconnect?



~~Just Breathe Facebook Page~~

Walking. In Strawberries.

This is detyermination!! … Admire and ‘envy’ you! … “It’s been 772 consecutive (almost) days on my daybreak walk at Cove Island Park. Like in a row. And, I’m walking.”

Live & Learn

4:23 a.m., or so.  Yesterday morning.

It’s been 772 consecutive (almost) days on my daybreak walk at Cove Island Park. Like in a row.

And, I’m walking.

This is after moon shots at 1:43 am, 3:35 am, and now – – all posted yesterday in Let us taste the Strawberry MoonWhy, am I still up? Because Christie told me about the Strawberry Moon. And when my WordPress friends tell me to do something, I do it. So I chased her.

Who’s Christie? Mimi from her post last night: “There are people who I have followed (or who have followed me) on WordPress for years. Never met them, never spoke to them, and would likely not recognize them if we passed on the street. And yet, they are my friends…We commiserate in comment sections, check in with each other on email, rail at times, commiserate other times and occasionally…

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Stop Whining

PERFECT – they went to Jared’s!! … Here’s your cartoon for this week’s CNN Opinion newsletter.


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Lightly Child, Lightly

A sight to behold!! … Photo: DK @ Daybreak. ~ 5:00 am, June 12, 2022. 60° F. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT.

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The classical elements are earth, water, air and fire, and this old idea feels right at a sensory level. I start to think that a combination of two is primal and powerful: rain on soil, fire in the wind, sunlight on stone. A combination of three is poetry: the sea washing the moonlight into the cliff, a rainbow.

— Amy Liptrot, The Instant (Canongate Books, March 3, 2022)


  • Photo: DK @ Daybreak. ~5:00 am, June 12, 2022. 60° F. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT. Other pictures from Sunday morning here.
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”

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