October’s Blessings

Halloween PumpkinWith one more day to Halloween, which is an annual holiday observed on October 31, primarily in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom (according to Wikipedia), we will also be coming to the end of October. And guess what? It will Christmas! Yes! I’m this excited about Christmas! However, before that, a gentle reminder to myself to be grateful for the many blessings in October.

It can be so easy to miss these little blessings that come our way if we do not pay attention enough. Just the other night, I experienced my second case of blackout in Cheras, Malaysia but the fortunate thing was, I was done with my shower and was getting ready for bed already. Thus when the blackout came, I just turned in earlier than usual. Despite the blackout, it was a peaceful night overall.

Sharing my October’s blessings with you, in the form of pictures I took with the Sony Xperia x10 mini. I am still quite satisfy with the photos I am getting so far.

I saw these mushrooms a few weeks ago when I was helping a friend to clean up his new house, they were unlike most of the mushrooms which I had seen in Singapore before and I decided to take a shot of them.

These flowers bear edible fruits which can be pretty juicy. When I was young, we used to eat this by dipping it in a mixture of dark soy sauce and cut chili slices. I caught them at my friend’s old house when I was helping him in the moving a few days ago. You can take a look at the picture of how the fruits look like. It will be pinkish to red in colour when it is ripe. In Malay, it is called ‘Jambu.’ I have no idea what it is called in English. Any idea?

What do children do in the olden days when there were no computers, PS2, Wii or whatever form of modern days entertainment? They would invent new game, or should I say prank, with what Mother Nature provided. They would pluck the part of the plant (below photo) with many tiny little thorns and throw it at the school uniform of their classmates; it stuck on the uniform instantly. The tiny thorns would then ‘act’ like needles, pricking at the back of their classmates. Not exactly a nice thing to do but it wouldn’t do great harm too.

Wishing all of you a beautiful weekend and have fun counting your blessings for October and living in the moment little pleasures. Do feel free to share your October’s blessings with me or make a post about them.

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13 thoughts on “October’s Blessings

  1. Hilary

    Hi BK .. they look like pears – but obviously are not! and the answer is I don’t know.

    Love the pictures and the new information – mushrooms, flowers and the fruit ..

    Christmas is coming .. but let’s enjoy Autumn first .. glorious here for the moment ..

    Enjoy the week .. Hilary
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..The Grand Tour =-.

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Tina, Yes, until I can read this and say that I am always living my life this way, it will always be a good reminder for myself.

      @ Hilary, I agree with you that they look like pear but they are not anywhere near to pear. And you are right, let’s enjoy Autumn first. 🙂

      @ Meleah, sorry that you are having a challenging month in October. All will be better in November.

  2. bingkee

    I’m so excited about Christmas too. In the olden days, when we were kids, we used to climb trees and pick fruits. We also went swimming in a lake or in a river, aside from playing outdoor games. The whole outdoors was our playground.

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Bingkee, those were the days when we have so much fun in the great outdoors. Nowadays kids are so ‘glued’ to their indoor entertainment. We must really get them to enjoy the outdoors as much as we did.

  3. Eren Mckay

    Those are beautiful photographs! I think that when we spend time thinking of all of the good and wonderful blessings, we get into a happy mood and are much more productive. I try to spend time doing this always.
    Blessings,
    Eren
    .-= Eren Mckay´s last blog ..Yellow Duck Baby Shower =-.

  4. Ben

    And not Christmas is already come and gone 🙁 Beautiful pictures. I unfortunately am living in the deserts of San Diego, which, although beautifully temperate year round, lacks the seasonal beauty of other places. Your pictures are really pretty. Thanks for sharing.