End of Ramadan, and this that

Last week was a busy week. The month of fasting was over. M’s sister had come up for the Eid celebration. She was with us the whole week.

We all got together at a local Park. After the prayers we had a lot of ethnic food from different countries. The children enjoyed being outside. I didn’t want all of them inside the mosque, and everyone was okay with it. The day was good and I had a lot of help.

Everything looks so fresh and green. Flowers are blooming all over my yard.

The gold iris are blooming again. Can’t believe I have had them for more than two decades. Like the Old Faithful, they come up every year. Always a surprise at their stunning color and beauty. Rhododendrons are in full bloom, as are the clematis and the primroses.

Have had visits with lots and lots of Blue Jays, gold finches, and cardinals along with robins.

Life is good, almost. Going to have cataract surgery this Thursday. Right eye first, then next week it will be the left eye.

Oh well. That’ll be all for the time being. Be well, and please continue to hold the people of India in your thoughts and prayers.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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23 Responses to End of Ramadan, and this that

  1. slmret says:

    It looks like a wonderful celebration, Zakiah — and your flowers are all beautiful! Best wishes with the cataract surgery — it’s very easy, compared towhat it used to be!

  2. whyzat says:

    I’ll have half a dozen of those donuts! Lol

  3. The children look so lovely in the first picture! And the flowers – your garden is such a joy to take in. You know, my mom planted tulips many, many years ago. She cringed when the squirrels dug them up and ate them. But those tulips are still coming up (not a lot) every year.

  4. murisopsis says:

    The cataract surgery that both my mom and dad had was really a life changer! They had both been having trouble reading the newspaper and being able to even see the TV clearly. After the surgery my dad was thrilled to be able to read his books again! And my mother didn’t have to wear glasses all the time (for several years anyway) and she thought she looked much younger… I hope the cataract surgery is easy for you and your recovery uneventful!! I will be praying!

  5. Rupali says:

    Wonderful celebration. Your garden is well maintained with gorgeous flowers. Good wishes with your surgery. 🙏

  6. What a wonderful, good-memory making celebration! That first photo is so sweet…their expressions are perfect…seem to sum up the male and female feelings each about the other. Ha! 🙂
    What a beautiful weather day to be celebrating outdoors!
    Your flowers are so beautiful! Smile-bringers! 🙂
    I like this time of year when all kinds of birds return home from their winter vacations. 😉 It’s a joy to have them back and get to watch them live life. 🙂
    Best wishes, healing thoughts, and prayers for your cataract surgeries. Everyone I’ve known who had the surgery was glad they did.
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  7. mrswrangler says:

    The picture of the kids are wonderful. Your flowers are stunning.

  8. Zakiah says:

    Thank you very much. I hope you have started with a good work week and will have satisfying trips.

  9. Praying for you for tomorrow.
    ❤ and (((HUGS)))

  10. Just dropping by with some ❤ and (((HUGS)))! Hope all is well! I continue to pray for you.

    • Zakiah says:

      Had the cataract removed from my right eye yesterday. Procedure went very well. Post-op check up was this morning. MD was very pleased. Able to see clearly except for the floaters in the back ground.
      Thank you so much for your concern. The left eye will be taken care of next Thursday.
      Love and hugs to you as well. A lot.

      • Thank you for letting me know! You’ve been on my mind a LOT. I’m so glad to hear this great news! 🙂 Now I start praying for your left eye.
        (((HUGS))) ❤

      • Zakiah says:

        Dang Carolyn! You know me too well. Just a couple of seconds back I posted something on WP. Thought of you the whole time.
        Thank you darling. Love you tons. Muah.

    • Zakiah says:

      Love you. Continuing to recover. My eyes without make of any sort, look like chicken eyes—tiny and lifeless! GAH.

  11. rothpoetry says:

    A beautiful post! The little ones are so cute… The photos are gorgeous. Looks like a fun time for all. I had both eyes done and it is not a difficult surgery at all.
    Dwight

    • Zakiah says:

      Oh I am so happy to receive your comment. Thank you. My right eye is doing very well post surgery. The left eye is scheduled for Thursday morning. Hope that goes just as well. It is great not to have to instill drops anymore. Love the dropless surgery! 😉

  12. lolaWi says:

    beautiful celebration! wishing you well with your cataract surgery 🙂

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