Diwali Decorations – Part 1

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It was after 2011 that I could celebrate Diwali (a festival of lights) at my home with my parents. Ah, a long wait! You can click here to see my 2011 Diwali photos.

Check out the gallery below for more photos from 2014 Diwali:

Even the Sun couldn’t resist itself from doing its own magic!

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Click on the photos for an enlarged and better view.

Fluvial Twists and Turns

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 Rivers hardly ever run in a straight line.
Rivers are willing to take ten thousand meanders
and enjoy every one
and grow from every one.
When they leave a meander,
they are always more
than when they entered it.
When rivers meet an obstacle,
they do not try to run over it.
They merely go around
but they always get to the other side.
Rivers accept things as they are,
conform to the shape they find the world in,
yet nothing changes things more than rivers.
Rivers move even mountains into the sea.
Rivers hardly ever are in a hurry
yet is there anything more likely
to reach the point it sets out for
than a river?

(James Dillet Freeman, Rivers)

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River: Beas river in Himachal Pradesh

After the Rain: Tin and Chimney

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“No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?”
~ Bertrand Russell

 

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“If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song.”
~ Khalil Gibran

Tricky but Happy Red

I always find photographing red flowers difficult. The results often come out as “over-saturated” and blurred edges (in the petals). But I guess this time I got them right (if not perfect). I hope you like them too, and your suggestions are welcome. :)

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