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Weekly Photo Challenge:Green

Green  is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness  arises.Pedro  Calderon de la Barca

Carnival procession in Germany (1998)

Never  stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green  valleys of silliness.Ludwig Wittgenstein

Green face at a Halloween party

When  the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs  laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill  laughs with the noise of it. – Lord Byron

All  theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever  green. –
Johann  Wolfgang von Goethe

Balinese figure

If  there is a future, it will be Green.Petra Kelly

Symbol for Recycling (Image from Wikipedia)

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Weekly Image of Life : Create

It’s Diwali here in India- the biggest festival! It’s the festival of lights and firecrackers (hopefully not too many of that!). Traditionally , houses would be adorned with plain mud lamps (diyas) lit with oil and wick.  In the last few years, the plain diyas had a makeover and were reinvented  in the form of beautiful design diyas. Though I still like to light the plain diyas, the designer diyas  also look pretty  as decorative pieces, especially when painted.

Here are a few painted by my mother-in-law, her sister and myself.

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Happy Diwali to all my Indian friends!

Island traveller’s Weekly Image of life is : Create

Weekly Image of life: Colors

The word ‘colors’ evokes happy hues in one’s mind.India is a country filled with vibrant and vivid colours. There is no dearth of color on any  street- city, town or village. People dressed in a myriad of colorful attire, different vehicles in various sizes and colours and sometimes even animals (cows) and houses are painted in lively hues. There’s even a festival of colors- ‘Holi’, when people get together with their friends and families and smear coloured powder on each other .More popularly, the colors are mixed in water and using water guns the colored water is sprayed on each other.

My favourite image though is the colorful art work of my children

And my collection of favourite silk sarees:

Here’s another perspective on color.

This is a Poem written by an African kid, which won the United Nations Best Poem award in 2006…( no offence to anyone!)

 When I born, I Black,
 When I grow up, I Black,
 When I go in Sun, I Black,
 When I scared, I Black,
 When I sick, I Black,
 And when I die, I still black..

 And you White fella,

 When you born, you Pink,
 When you grow up, you White,
 When you go in Sun, you Red,
 When you cold, you Blue,
 When you scared, you Yellow,
 When you sick, you Green,
 And when you die, you Gray..

  And you calling me Colored?

You can see other’s interpretations of colors here