Happy World Environment Day 2018 everyone! 🙂
It’s been exactly a year since my first post on this day. Now many of us have our reasons to write. This could be personal or professional. Irrespective of the case, I feel that there is always a motivation or an inspiration driving a person (including myself) to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences with a crowd of unknown faces.
For me, it began in 2008. I got associated with a number of environment-related activities. Besides the ‘group’ based deeds such as planting trees and saving Olive Ridley turtles every year, I have consciously implemented a number of lifestyle changes such as growing herbs and vegetables at home, avoiding plastics, carrying a cloth or jute bag for shopping, segregating waste accordingly, using some of the wet waste for composting, reducing food and water wastage and applying organic products in the kitchen and dressing room as much as possible in my life to make the environment healthy in my own little way. But am I going to take a picture of my personal changes and share it? No! Not really!
So what can I share? Hmm! After contemplating on a number of ideas, last year around this time, I sat down and scrolled through the folders on my laptop for some pictures (actually good pictures) that had a story. One folder led to the other in cycles eventually resulting in the birth of Fotoplore. Since I have always loved nature and its interesting dwellers (minus some of the scary bugs), I promoted myself from an eco-friendly ordinary woman to an amateur photographer cum ‘birds and animals stalker’ (the latter being an apt description of who I am). Heading out with a camera, finding something intriguing, capturing it in my lens, researching about my capture online and then sharing about it with everyone has now become an addiction. It doesn’t matter if it is hot or cold or if it is cloudy or raining, I enjoy a great amount of my time trying to get acquainted with the subject on the other end of my camera.
For this World Environment Day, I can confidently vouch that I have matured as a responsible person, with a better understanding, respect and approach towards protecting our polluted environment and its diminishing inhabitants. With countless pictures of the latter at different seasons, I would like to share some of the All-Time Favorites captures of the shy residents in my neighbourhood (adda) as my final instalment for this weeks WPC. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 🙂