Gratitude · Lifestyle

This Joyful Morning…

Walking, Meditating, Thinking, Reconnecting, Praise The Lord, Rejuvenating, Nature, Walk, In Spirit, Thankful

I walk with the gentle wind touching my skin, its crispness a delightful contrast to the heated breeze of weeks past,

with my face turned to the sun that glitters off the face of the waters like a thousand stars, I stare at the simpleness, the glorious beauty of everything.

The birds chirp away, cars zoom past mere meters away along the highway, and they seem to be in a different time zone,

the man with his clinking bicycle rides past whistling in tandem to the music in his mind and a barefoot man hurries past me, earthing himself and getting feet tanned, I chuckle to myself, it’s all good.

Full breaths of the briny fishy sea air I take in, my soul is grateful.
my low medidative instrumental shuffles on, no words yet the chords reach deep inside and curl themselves around my bones; they are soul food for a torn spirit; it gives me healing.

Help me to be a vessel of your peace Lord. Though my humanness gets in the way most times and makes me a poor example of your peace, those moments that I have inhaled and held your peace, I can’t even begin to explain the exquisite state that it leaves my senses – filled with the vibes that everything is going to be alright and yes, to the heart that believes, everything will be alright.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

A Click A Day · Mundane Monday

Bird Walk – Mundane Monday.

Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.


Saw this lovely feet patterns made on the sand during my evening walk, but alas, I didn’t see the birdie that owned the steps. I guess she took her walk earlier 🙂

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Rononvan's Weekly Haiku Challenge

Dazzling and Scorching – Ronovan writes weekly haiku challenge


You are certainly moving with the times Ronovan by giving us a prompt ‘Dazzle & Sky’ that aptly matches the blazing Sun that comes out so early these days and the heat is not mild by any means. The photo I used for the prompt was taken this morning around 5.00 a.m. when I woke up.

Recently, as early as 4:30 a.m.

the Sun rises, rays dazzle and glow

in the Middle-Eastern sky.


It’s brilliance warms you up

if you can catch an early walk

under the dazzling clear sky


When you miss the hour

that the Sun gently embraces the sky

you’ll face dazzling, scorching heat.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

 Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.


Wonderful, evocative poetry by a talented writer. Left me hungry for more. Jacqueline can write! Linda Bethea

Out of the silent breath

If you enjoy my works and would like to do so, you can fuel my creativity with a slice of cake or coffee😉

Featured Blogs · Share A Link

Featured Posts # 75…Share your post links.



Today’s featured blogs posts are:

Do step in and show some love.

The cycle of life: an emotion-laden post. Losing a loved one is never easy no matter how old they grow. Show some support, please. Thank you 🙂

Summertime promises. A totally great idea to make a Summer list. Check out Pamela’s.

A letter to my new Eagle scout son: this beautiful letter got my sweet spot 🙂

Cobble hill soulful strut: taking a little pick-me-up walk and photos has a way of truly perking one up.

‘Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK INTO THIS LOOP.

P.S. Comments are disabled here to keep the loop tidy. Any comments or link you want to send can be added through the link in the post.

Thank you for your understanding and regards.

‘We create a cohesive community when we come together.’

Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

She is amazing at describing love and life in her poems. She creates such beautiful images with her words. Truly, she is a talented writer and I’m so excited to have her poetry book and to continue reading through it.

Out of the silent breath

Mundane Monday · Photographs

What’s in the bag?..

Mundane Monday challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.


Found on an offbeat track, it was sheer will that made me resist untieing the bag to see what was inside, but I couldn’t resist stepping on it with my trainers on my feet to get a feel. Was soft and squishy, heightened my sense of curiousity.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Everyday People · Photographs · Quotes For You

Work it out!…Every day beautiful people

‘If you want to go fast you go alone, but if you want to go far, you go together’  African Proverb

#Team work. Sometimes we go it alone, but we wear out easily. When we join forces with others, we go a whole distance further because of their support.

I walked at my own pace and took photos here and there, in-between this time, teamed couples jogged past me, individuals jogged past me and I am not exaggerating when I observed the individuals like me leaving faster and those together stayed longer at it.

This observation was done over several days. I like to call it social engineering aka people watching 😉

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Dubai · Photographs · This Is My Life

Rolling fields and Sandy banks…

Today’s Photo 101 theme is landscape and cropping where nature is our main subject, or a sweeping panorama of an entire city, town or industrial area.

A few shots were taken during this morning’s walk-about and many are from the previous week.


Photographs · Uncategorized


For two days running, I have seen this abandoned scooter and I am wondering which child left it behind. There’s a park close by.

Tongue in cheek, I dare say it belongs to a boy, from mere deductions of the Ben 10 image on it and the colour as well.

I bet he will tell his mother that he doesn’t know who took it 😉

I would have loved to be there and to see his wide-eyed innocence when he says ‘I don’t know who took it.’

So many scenarios have played in my head and I am writing a children’s story about it 🙂

Walking energizes me both physically, spiritually, mentally and so much more.


Photo 101 · Uncategorized

Streets, People and Aerial Views…Photo 101

We have grey weather and forecast of three days worth of rainfall. I woke up and it wasn’t raining yet so, I quickly nipped out for my days affairs with the photo assignment for Photo 101 at the back of my mind.

I got some reward for my venture. Now it has started sprinkling a little bit.