Just like the last year
What you just saw above is known as “Rangoli” (Click on the word to know more) . It is kind of a folk art in my country. But none of this is my work. I have just clicked them. These were done by the students where I currently work on the occasion of Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Bihu.
P.S. Feels good to be back on WordPress.
“For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Oh, Sun forgot to take “pink” with it.
“Twilight, again. Another ending. No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end.”
― Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
Just so that I could watch the sunset during the flight, I took a window seat on the left side of the plane (I was flying from South to North). And I was so glad I got it!
It was the closest sunset experience I could have, I suppose.
Click on the first picture to start the slideshow: Descending
“Every time you wake up and ask yourself, What good things am I going to do today?, remember that when the sun goes down at sunset, it will take a part of your life with it.”
~ Indian Proverb
. . . Transition of colors during Sunset . . .
or perhaps, in life as well…!
I liked the book “Like the Flowing River” by Paulo Coelho, which I read around three years back. Today, I want to share something by the same author. Learn and enjoy!
“A river never passes the same place twice,” says a philosopher. “Life is like a river,” says another philosopher, and we draw the conclusion that this is the metaphor that comes closest to the meaning of life. Consequently, it is always good to remember during all the year to come:
A] We are always doing things for the first time. While we move between our source (birth) to our destination (death), the landscape will always be new. We should face these novelties with joy, not with fear – because it is useless to fear what cannot be avoided. A river never stops running.
B] In a valley we walk slower. When everything around us becomes easier, the waters grow calm, we become more open, fuller and more generous.
C] Our banks are always fertile. Vegetation only grows where there is water. Whoever comes into contact with us needs to understand that we are there to give the thirsty something to drink.
D] Stones should be avoided. It is obvious that water is stronger than granite, but it takes time for this to happen. It is no good letting yourself be overcome by stronger obstacles, or trying to fight against them – that is a useless waste of energy. It is best to understand where the way out is, and then move forward.
E] Hollows call for patience. All of a sudden the river enters a sort of hole and stops running as joyfully as before. At such moments the only way out is to count on the help of time. When the right moment comes the hollow fills up and the water can flow ahead. In the place of the ugly, lifeless hole there now stands a lake that others can contemplate with joy.
Source: Paulo Coelho’s Blog
Date of photography: March 3, 2012
The flowers which I have posted are very tiny, smaller than your smallest finger nail! They, as you already might be knowing, are Fennel Flowerheads (a well-known herbal plant).
I have been waiting for them to grow since December last year when I had posted about the beginning phase of this plant. Winters got extended which further delayed their arrival. The post “Threadlike Green Plant” included two photos (one of them is the thumbnail on the left) of this plant which I had posted back in December, 2011.
Anyways, now coming back to the pretty yellow flowers on a bright sunlit blue sky day -
Winds didn’t help me, so I took several photos. Some of them turned out pretty pretty!
Shining yellow along with our “Star”!
Experimenting with the background.
Technically, “fennel seeds” are not seeds at all but the dried fruit of the plant. Did you know that their seeds are very useful? Click here for to know about these tiny little things.
March inspires me to look out for colors. I hope my photos added colors to your day.
“Circumstances and situations do color life, but you have been given the mind to choose what the color shall be.”
~ Robert Holden
Have a GREAT weekend!
When it’s too cold to go outside
things inside the house stare at you,
fascinate you, insist you consistently…
Gradually, as you begin to observe
everything seems interesting to the eye
Ultimately, just for fun…you say yes.
(Date of photography – 02.01.2012)
Now, saying “goodbye” to you in a photography style, with the help of these three vegetable-extras and Picasa.
“Alvida” is an Urdu word which means goodbye/bye or au revoir.
. . . Finding colors in Winters . . .
Date of photography – January 6, 2012 – the day before the snowfall.
The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination. ~Terri Guillemets
In this post, I’m sharing few pictures which I took in the last few months but couldn’t share. I found them in my collection, and since they were all full of colors, I decided to put them here in my second post of this year. They are colorful in an artificial way (I don’t mean photo-editing here), as opposed to the natural colors in my previous post. I remember having fun clicking these silly things, which someone would seldom capture.
Hope you like them too. :)
Playing with the “Focus” – -
This one below is from the Diwali decorations -
And this one- butterfly shaped hair clip – is from my childhood, more than 14-15 years old. My mom had saved it, among the other childhood stuff. That’s what Moms do, don’t they? Sweethearts.
Once again, my best wishes to you for 2012. It will be better than 2011. Cheers!