November 28, 2010



Red Rose, proud Rose, sad Rose of all my days!
 Come near me, while I sing the ancient ways. 
 ~*William Butler Yeats*~

This post is linked to  ABC Wednesday, show your world Tuesday, and Macro Monday.

November 25, 2010



Yesterday what I saw was an affluent and astonishing sunset - a typical Indian sunset. The reddish blaze of the sky was reflected from some beautiful clouds and came peeping through the shadowy architecture of the ground. I think that everyone should find the sunrise and sunset times and note how the sky looks at those times, at least once, to understand the beauty of nature.

The setting sun
and music at the close
As the last taste of sweets
is sweetest last
Writ in remembrance
more than things long past.
~William Shakespeare

November 22, 2010



After a long time, last weekend we stayed at home (no shopping) and that provided me oppurtunity to explore some of the beautiful flowers 
around our place (will upload those posts later). This was the best flower shot I have taken on sunday and I am happy that I was able to capture it as minutes later the same plant was uprooted by some kid and the flowers were gone. What a waste!!! But it reminded me a quote from Acharya Rabindranath Tagore, "By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower."

This post is linked to  ABC Wednesday, show your world Tuesday, and Macro Monday.

November 14, 2010

Regius Charm

~*Regius Charm*~

(After a long time, I got opportunity to click a flower again! Last Sunday, when I was out to get some morning breakfast, I observed this flower at my neighbors garden and I was unable to stop myself. I ran back to home to get my camera and clicked this one in jiffy as at the same time rains came down heavily. Hope you all will like it.)

This post is linked to ABC Wednesday, show your world Tuesday, and Macro Monday.

November 08, 2010


(During my first visit to Shimla, we stopped at a very famous roadside hotel, approx 30 km from Shimla and observed five newly planted seedling. At the first look they all looked the same. During my subsequent visits I was unable to find a small difference between them as they all looked alike (We generally stop at the same hotel as it provides good food with great discounts :)). But during my recent visit, I finally observed some changes in their growing pattern but still they looked the same.)
This post is linked to Skywatch Friday , ABC wednesday and Show your world.

November 04, 2010

Prosperous and Happy Diwali

~*Happy Diwali*~
Diwali or Deepaawali means an Array of Lamps i.e .Rows of diyas (Deep = Lamp, Vali =Array). Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is by far the most glamorous and important.
Enthusiastically enjoyed by people of every religion, its magical and radiant touch creates an atmosphere of joy and festivity. As a family festival, it is celebrated 20 days after Dussehra, on the 13th day of the dark fortnight of the month of Ashwin (October / November).
It is a festival of lights symbolizing the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. It celebrates the victory of good over evil - and the glory of light. This festival commemorates Lord Rama's return to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing his 14-year exile.
Homes are decorated, sweets are distributed by everyone and thousands of lamps lit to create a world of fantasy which is always a photographers delight.
This photograph was clicked last year diwali, this year too I am planning to capture the charm and charisma of diwali. Wishing you all a happy, prosperous and safe diwali. This post is linked to That's my world and ABC wednesday.

November 01, 2010

On the Edge of Darkness

~*On the Edge of Darkness*~
(Capturing setting sun in the mountain or hilly region has always been fascinating to me. The best part was to capture the last fight of the Sun to spread its light but losing it to the reign of darkness. This picture was clicked during one of my visits to Rohtang Pass, near Marhi.)
" The sun leaves
bleeds out the remanants
of the day.
Day bleeds into twilight
red-brown hangs
upward darkness
blue brown
blue black
black death
unrest secretive
like ghoul-ridden fog."
This post is linked to Skywatch and That's my world.