It has been a while since I did one of these challenges, but here I am back again. This theme inspired me to share some photos with you of my recent trip to Sri Lanka. Landscapes are of course naturally weathered, and a striking example is the Sigiriya Lion Rock (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered in Sri Lanka
As usual with the Weekly Photo Challenge, the word “ascend” required some thought. When I searched my library, I found mostly photos of people descending, for some reason. Eventually, however, it fell into place. Not only people ascend; it can be objects, like a flight of steps. Or even…a monkey.
Sri Lankans love elephants. One could say that they are a cornerstone of Sri Lankan culture and religion. They are also significant for the country’s tourism industry, which is slowly getting back on its feet – eight years after the end of a lingering and bitter conflict that lasted more than twenty years. During a … More On Elephants and Their Humans: Reflections from Sri Lanka
The deadline is Thursday, December 14. Don’t leave it too late to apply – or nominate someone! 14 November 2017 Nominations Open for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards Nominations are now open for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work. This special edition of the awards will coincide with the Commonwealth Youth … More Nominations Open for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards
It really has been a strange week. Moreover, Kingston has reverted to drought mode, which is not good. Thunder – yes; rain – no… In the wake of the wave of murders, the people of Rockfort are not co-operating with the police. It’s a case of “See no evil, hear no evil…” If they don’t give any information … More Trashing Court Cases, Land Grabbing and Hubbing: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Wow. Well my dear readers, another kind fellow-blogger, the Wanderlust Gene, has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! So I am considered both versatile and inspirational, which is very nice. Thanks so much to my friend half-way across the world on another tropical island – Sri Lanka. You can read her blog at https://thewanderlustgene.wordpress.com/. … More Very Inspirational!
A number of random news reports and thoughts have brought the Petchary to this conclusion: The world is not made up of the haves and the have-nots. It’s the must-haves (at all costs) and the never-will-haves (don’t even think about it, if you even know it exists). Two juxtaposed items of television news, following so … More The Must-Haves and the Never-Will-Haves
2011 hasn’t got off to an impressive start, has it. There are floods (Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka), famine (Kenya, parts of India), and indeed pestilence (Haiti, a few African countries). There have also been large quantities of birds falling out of the sky, and dead fishes floating side by side on the surface of lakes … More Food