In slowing down... a metaphor for all of us seen in a mug of hot chocolate…
I took this photo of a hot cup of homemade hot chocolate to text to Mom just now. She began our love of made from scratch hot chocolate a couple years ago. Though I wish she could taste it with me now… a pic will do❤
After taking the photo I noticed the hot chocolate itself is blurred… apparently speeding in circles around and around the mug. Sitting here with the mug of chocolate in hand, it didn’t appear that frenzied. The cocoa was circling, but the snap shot of one moment in time shows the swirling energy of the liquid. I gently stirred again and took another photo… same result.
Something in that hot chocolate photo reminded me of life… or life as it has been for most of us on the planet.
In the living of life, we had no idea how frenzied we were: Swirling round and round the mug. If we could have taken a celestial snapshot of us “living”… it probably would have looked a lot like that mug of hot chocolate.
Though, any proper hot chocolate connoisseur knows: when we put down the spoon, the deliciously creamy liquid settles. Leave it a moment, let the steam wisp away the heat until it’s just right…
So the universe has taken the metaphorical spoon out of the mug that we all are. We are settling... … oh what a lovely sip it will be. Be patient my friends ❤🙏😘 #CoddiwompleNow
Brown-breasted Flycatcher or Layard's Flycatcher (Muscicapa Muttui)
OMH, Dandeli, India.
The Brown-breasted Flycatcher or Layard's Flycatcher (Muscicapa muttui) is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family Muscicapidae. The species breeds in north eastern India, central and Southern China and northern Burma and Thailand, and migrates to southern India and Sri Lanka.
The overall colour of the upper parts is olive brown. Some of the feather shafts are darker. The upper tail coverts are brighter rufous as are the edges of the flight feathers. The tail feathers have rufous on the outer webs. The lores are pale and the eye ring is conspicuous.
The most similar species is the Asian Brown flycatcher, which has black rather than pale legs.
Nikon D850 & Tamron 150-600mm G2.
Exif: Aperture, F/6.3, 1/500sec, ISO 1600, 550mm.
DOP: 5th Apr 2020.