Colors for Summer

I can smell the grains, I can see the golden fields until the end where I can see, I can feel the warm breeze on my face for it is the season of harvesting.

This picture that you see above shows the Sri Lankan village girls celebrating the harvesting of a rich grain yield. And it surely is the time to celebrate because, after the hard work of months in the large open fields, a great outcome does call for celebrations.

I am totally in love with the colors of the dresses of these gorgeous ladies. Summer season is about 8 months long here in Pakistan and that means that you have plenty of time to play with colors for summer in your home like make small changes, do a couple of DIY projects, add or rearrange the pillows and change their covers as many times as you want, paint the frames of your windows, add a couple of new floor mats in the kitchen, a few new indoor plants would do great too there’s so much that can be done. And this picture above gives me the perfect dose of color inspiration for the summer season.

I am not really fond of darker shades of colors in home, they don’t look good to me even in winters but I’ve always loved light and bright shades of colors that can complement the natural light and make the room look more soothing, open and airy. It’s not that I don’t like dark colors at all but I somehow don’t feel like incorporating too much of color in home, maybe that’s because of a long summer season here.

Colorful pillows for summer

I love the yellow color and floral designs of the pillows. It makes such a nice combination with the plain sky blue ones. I cannot adore that white chandelier of mine even more. And that ikat wallpaper is totally to die for.

Today’s Crush: Yellow WOWs me!

I am so loving soft and pale yellow sunshine these days. It feels so warm and welcoming…everything feels so refreshing; bright and shiny. Spring is on its way, and it shows…!

Decorating with yellow color

It feels like the perfect time to indulge a little yellow inside your home and do some decorating with it…it seems as if you’ve brought the sunshine inside your home. I so want this color right now! The sun, flowers, honey, lemon…all seems so vibrant, so inspiring and happy.

I love the instant vibe that pale yellow color gives to a room. It just cheers up your mood. It has that energy…if used in the right tone and in right proportion…it brings the room to life. Pick a few yellow flowers from your garden today, put them in a vase and see for yourself, you’ll love them.

I love light yellow paired up with sky blue, lemon green and a little gray. It also does wonders with white, or you can mix all of them…but in the right amount. It’ll give you the feel as if spring is already here.

See a few of my favorites of yellow and get your latest dose of inspiration.

Don’t you feel happy…? That’s the charm of yellow…it makes you feel friendly and happy. Different tones of yellow are quite popular in Asian style of decorating; especially Indian style, see these pictures and admire yellow more…

…and just a bit of yellow…that wall painting made my day.

What is your favourite color? What inspires you? Let me know in the comments section so I can check it out. Let us inspire each other. This is one of the main goals of me making this blog. Anyway, I hope you like it and found something for yourself. See you in my next one. Love you all. Bye!

Photography: Capture Your Own Special Moment In 3.5 Seconds

Taking pictures is something everyone at one time or another has done.  Some pictures turn out good, others okay while yet others… not so good.  Money spent on getting all of those pictures developed and printed used to be time consuming and very costly.  Well, not anymore. With the advent of digital photography, all of the “okay” and “not so good” pictures go into the trash bucket without ever having seen the light of day.

No more paying for what you know isn’t great.  What a wonderful world of technology we live in. I could give you a history of picture taking with all of the boring stuff related to it but I’m not going to do that.  You don’t need to know how early cameras worked and what was involved in getting images onto a recording surface filled with all sorts of dangerous chemicals.  All you want to do is be able to take a great picture that will bring back fond memories, right?

Digital cameras have become so popular that the standard “film” camera has pretty much gone by the wayside.  35mm cameras do still have a place in some markets but to be honest you can take your digital camera and computer and create memories that are almost as high in quality as the old-school cameras.  It is, of course, a matter of choice.  If you prefer film cameras and have invested a lot of money in gathering all of the items that come along with them it will certainly be difficult to give it up for new technology.

I understand that. I would suggest to you though that they can both (standard and digital cameras) live in the same household without too much conflict.  Just keep them in separate rooms and they will never know that the other one exists. Here’s one hint that is very important.  Always, always and again always carry a camera with you regardless of where you are going.  You just never know when a photo op will present itself.

Sunsets, landscapes or even the occasional vehicle accident all offer picture taking moments.  If you don’t have your camera with you, you can’t get the shot.  It is as simple as that. And, on average, 3.5 seconds later (with you digital camera) you’ll be able to enjoy once again the particular beauty of the photograph you just captured for eternity.

So what’s stopping you? Digital cameras can be purchased for as little as fifty bucks.  Some are even waterproof for those of you that might be as “nimble-fingered” as me.  I drop things.  One thing I don’t want to drop though is the opportunity to create special moments.  They’re just too special to miss. Here’s to your next 3.5 seconds of memory making.  And like some commercials say “don’t leave home without it.”

That would be your camera.

5 Most Visited Australian Winter Sun Holiday Destinations

Over the past few years, travelling has gotten more and more complicated. You book your flights online. You select your spots from the thousands presented. More and more people are now looking for peculiar destinations because travelling to far off places isn’t the hard part anymore. Also, many tourists like to travel to places which aren’t the regular travelling destinations. On an average Europe, Americas, Caribbean and Mediterranean are the tourist hotspots, but now tourists love to venture to indistinctly destinations.

Australia is one such destination that if you are a tourist probing the perfect trip destination, then Australia is the exactly right country for you. Just keep in mind that if you’re headed to Melbourne, Sydney or Perth, it’ll be winters. If you think that Australia has much less to proffer than the other continents, you should go there and look at it yourself. Queensland Gold Coast will spoil you absolutely.

The Gold Coast has beaches with five star hotels, beach side apartments, miles and miles of the blossoming green golf courses. With warmth ranging from 9-21 degrees, even the meekly nippy weather won’t be capable to keep you in for long. Popularly known as Australia’s favourite playground, the Gold Coast would be far from a disappointment.

Darwin, perched on a peninsula, is another spectacular destination. It’s the capital of the Northern Territory. If you’re in mood for some adventures, then book your flight right now. Darwin has a large harbour, twice the size of Sydney. Crocodiles, snakes and the trademark red earth are all there in surroundings of Australia. This would be your time to check out the iconic natural wonders of the great country. If you are a history fan, then you can check out Darwin’s World War II history at the conserved sites including the ammunition bunkers, oil tunnels and air strips.

Cairns is a winter sun playground in the far north of Queensland. Full of different tours, activities and attractions, Cairns is one place you’ll never get bored of. Just like the typical north Queensland, Cairns has a balmy temperature and low rainfall. Your tour to Cairns will not be complete without a tour to the Great Barrier Reef or the Daintree Rainforest.

The Whitney Islands are a bloc of 74 lush green islands. The temperature drifts between 17 -26 degrees even in winters. The 10 luxury resorts on eight of its islands, Whitney Islands will not allow the tourists get worn-out. You can dissipate your day doing water sports or scuba diving, or better yet, go for a hike in Whitneys deep and flourishing forests.

Broome is the place with simple conditions: here is only humid period or the dry season. While in Broome, don’t discount to explore the astonishing Kimberley Region, Mitchell Falls, and the Bungle Bungles, which are just some of the highlights of the great Western Australia. If you’re in Broome, a must-see outlook is the Staircase to the Moon. On a cloudless night, you can see the face of the moon in the mud flats which makes it look like a stairway.

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