Seasons in India aren’t as pronounced as in the America or Europe.Though, we do have the Monsoons and the scorching summers to boast about !!
Now,its officially Winter – In some places, winters can be quite harsh and mild in others. But what is common mostly are the drying branches and the thick fog or mist enveloping the morning air .
The Western Ghats – 3 weeks earlier.
This time of the year also heralds the North East monsoons , as the name suggests mainly on the East Coast, bringing to life gushing waterfalls and green vegetation.
The Eastern Ghats – last week
The Daily Post’s challenge for the week is ‘
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection”.– Thomas Paine
There are times when life throws a monkey wrench at us, we tend to focus only on the fragments and the distorted images. It’s ony when we reflect back and put the pieces of puzzle together that we are able to see the big picture.
Multiple images at Boston airport
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation,which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.“- Confucius
Trying to take a picture of the cat sitting on a pile of books in a book store ended up with my reflection in it
Occasionally,life rewards us with more than we bargained for. It is then we realise that ..”
It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment”.– Marcus Tullius Cicero
To see some stunning pictures on “reflections”, visit the
Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge
“Be Thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more…”- Oprah Winfrey
A recent Diwali party organised by the American Chamber of Commerce had the usual cultural events of song and dance .
Usual? Not quite! The group of dancers ( performing Bharatnatyam- a South Indian classical form) were disabled – some deaf and some blind.
I was surprised at first, then impressed and later thankful.
Thankful for what I have – a lovely family and a healthy normal life to be able to do the things that I love to do – time with friends and family, travel, read and blog!
Daily Post for other interpretations of ‘Thankful’. Happy Thanksgiving weekend!
Weekly Image of Life:
I am Thankful for..
What inspires me to blog? For me, it works both ways – Blogging inspires me to discover the old and the new . Travel, nature and most of all experimenting with my writing and photography inspires me to blog!
Me- trying to capture the sunset
Exploring nature with kids
Check out other’s sources of inspiration at the
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.– Doug Larson
Smelled and tasted….then I could get my sons to eat these greens 🙂
My second entry for the
Daily Post weekly Photo Challenge. My first entry was here.
Renewing our minds and soul at the beach..
(Kuppad beach, Calicut, Kerala,India)
Daily Post’s photo challenge for the week is Renewal. My first entry was here.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.-
Renewable energy – gaining importance with increasing concerns on climate change.
All pictures taken in Tamil Nadu, India
More pictures of ‘renewal’ at
Daily Posts’s Weekly Photo Challenge
Geometry. This challenge is about the shapes and rhythms that make up the geometry of our world.
Inlay patterns at Sikandra, Agra, tomb of King Akbar .(picture clicked by my son on a school trip)
Rows of square mirrors at Logan Airport, Boston
Ocean Park, Hong Kong
And finally, Geometry in nature – Chikmaglur, India
You can see other entries on “Geometry”
Farewell signs in different languages at Disney World, Orlando.