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Nature in Harmony

When I visited a local farm, I couldn't resist taking this photograph. The two seem to be happy with each other's company and so relaxed among the others on that lazy Sunday afternoon.  Like a swan and her companion in total bliss.

Autumn brings us such a wonderful hue of colors. I admire the beauty of the shimmering golden leaves on the trees and love the warmth of the sun on my face as it peeks through. The smell of apples and cinnamon fills the air....oh, how I very much enjoy this ....

Let us savor the moment and appreciate everything that passes our way.

Meatless Mondays

As far as I can remember, back to when I was a little girl, we were always vegetarian on Mondays.  Monday is Lord Shiva's Day and worshippers of Lord Shiva abstain from eating meat, fish or eggs on that day. My mother is a true believer in Lord Shiva and she was blessed (?) with me on Mahashivratri, which is Lord Shiva's birthday!

Growing up, if it was Monday, it meant dahl rice (lentil soup with basmati rice) and potato tikis (similar to latkes)!

When I first came across "Meatless Mondays," I was curious about the site and read more about it - http://www.meatlessmonday.com/
Meatless Mondays is a non-profit initiative in association with John Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health.

I encourage you to become meatless on Mondays for improving your own health and the health of the planet. Byran Walsh's article in the Times mentions that "The meal plan of the average American family accounts for 2.8 tons of CO2 emitted annually, compared with 2.2 tons for…