Middling

Sunday tree

The tiny tree encircled by a sarong of green leaves, under the protective shadow of the tall tree reaching out to the skies, drew me in. Braving a ferocious Sun and risking a migraine, I walked close to admire the cute little one. It was only later that I realized that I hadn’t even spared a glance for the unobtrusive, reserved middle one.

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Middlers – raise your hands πŸ˜€

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WPC: Of Textures & Blooms

Such a lovely word – textures isn’t it? I can almost feel it between my fingers! Or even my lips, on my tongue…oops I forgot! This isn’t an essay on textures but a photo challenge πŸ˜€ Without any further ado, here are some of my favorite layered and textured photos.

SunsetSunset at Mumbai – the clouds and the sky come together in a bid to give the even uni-dimensional sky an artistic textured finish to a wonderful day.

MysoreI thought this photo was apt for the topic because of the many textures and layers to it and not just the fine work on the gopuram. And of course I couldn’t resist showing off the perfectly symmetrically branched tree πŸ˜€

HutCan you not feel the coarseness of this quaint refuge from the hot sun?

FullSizeRender(1)This is a section of the outer walls of the Amer fort at Jaipur which is meant to keep out the enemy. Yet there’s something beautiful and captivating about itΒ  don’t you think? I wonder if they had specialists who focused on the beautification of ramparts?

KashmirAmazing whatΒ H2O can be right? πŸ˜€ Flowing water, floating clouds or rock solid ice.

PragueA random click of picturesque Prague. The lighter and darker shades of green, the brick roof, both grey and white clouds in a blue sky – sigh…

 

Rock flower

Delicate

fragile

diffident

yielding

But

when

it is

a matter

of

survival

Nothing

can stop

her

Rooted

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seasons

will come and go

you will go

your own way

do your own thing

but I will always

wait for you

 

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WPC: True Blue

Yippee – after 9 months, Delhi finally delivered πŸ˜‰

A good air day in the first week of July! Not very great, just about satisfactory, which will do for now because along with it came blue skies and big white clouds. It has been ages since I have seen a blue blue sky in Delhi and I have been walking with my head in the clouds ever since πŸ˜€

I thought pictures of a smog free Delhi sky would be just perfect for the Weekly Photo Challenge – Unusual.

Hope you like!

BlueGreen, white and blue – a sight for sore eyes don’t you think?

Sky copyRain is imminent – the clouds gear grey up πŸ˜‰

IMG-20170721-WA0012They came in other designs too!

Sunny sideJust the way I like it – sunny side up πŸ˜€

20170724_174700Quite perfectly framed – what do you say?

EveSnapped a quick pic on the way home – on the left

Duskand on the right. I got a crick in my neck gawking at the sky. And a good thing too for I caught someone staring at me…

MonkeyAny guesses who that is? πŸ˜€

Thanks for visiting, have a super week ahead πŸ™‚

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WPC: Change of Season

For this week’s photo challenge – Delta, we are to share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time.

What better than the first shower of monsoon – symbolizing the end of a blistering summer and the beginning another cycle of sweltering humidity πŸ˜€

Rain2Can you see the white longitudinal streaks? Did you think those to be marks on a dirty window pane? No! The window was wide open. Those are the thick ropes of rain – the first monsoon shower in Delhi. The gentleman in white seems to have been taken by surprise. Or perhaps he took advantage of his mom’s absence πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

monsoons

the trees emerge

squeaky clean

Thanks for visiting – have a super day πŸ™‚

 

Bloggers~

I simply had to share this brilliant post by an amazing blogger and more importantly a wonderful person, Cindy. I am a huge fan of her photographs, captions, views, thoughts, kindness, generosity…

This post, of photos taken in and around Greece, is dedicated to you. Opa!
(Athens)

Creativity is one of the most personally helpful gifts a person can possess.


It gets you through all sorts of negative situations, because it pulls you out of yourself, and your individual worries and concerns.

I think the willingness of bloggers to put their creativity out in the universe, consistently, in a blog, is a huge act of individual human courage.

This individual blogging courage and creativity results in a blogsphere replete with fascinating, absorbing and intriguing blog posts, that offer an improved alternative reading and viewing experience, that is a refreshing alternative to mass media.
(Above four photos were taken on the island of Corfu)


Being part of a worldwide community of talented and supportive bloggers broadens our horizons and perspectives, and enhances our lives.
(Stairway Hotel Bretagne Athens)

It enables bloggers to form…

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WPC: An Orderly Lot

With so much of disorder and chaos all around wouldn’t it be great if there was a genie or a magic wand to order everything to fall into an orderly pattern? Ah well I guess I am asking for too much. But one can dream and hope can’t one?

Until it happens, here are some photos for inspiration.

CargoOf they go in tandem and in sync, not a step wheel out of place –Β  and nobody jumps queue either πŸ˜‰

PanelingUneven strips of stone have been coaxed into a neat orderly pattern

TreesEven Nature falls in line just to show you the way…

HedgeAnd allows herself to be ruthlessly trimmed into a shapely order.

IMAGE_259Buildings are usually made to order – be they for elephants

IMAGE_261Or their mahouts.

BanglesBangles for the bride are always in order – packed or worn. Quite in contrast to her life that is thrown into disorder.

ShoesGo on, choose one πŸ˜‰

ThreadsHere diverse threads and colors have been coerced into order by our very own Svkuki

RangoliWhile here, an unruly bunch of multi-colored petals have been tricked to give an orderly appearance by none other than the wayward and absconding Mymind ;).

Thanks for visiting – have a great day πŸ™‚