Saturday, March 28, 2015


Starting a new day!

 OK, I won't talk to you!

I clicked these pictures at a place where I least expected to find such an opportunity. Actually, we were visiting our relatives at Karnal in Haryana. Accompanied by the lady of the house I went for a quick early morning walk. As we  reached a gurudwara (Sikh Temple),  my roving eye spotted the ducks and the pigeons through the gate.
I went back and brought my camera and captured them thus. Interestingly, I came to know that the young priest of the gurudwara is the one who is fond of cultivating diverse hobbies. There were monkeys and few other critters also. The white pigeons (above) are a special variety and command a heavy price in the avian markets.


Camera Critters,id-rather-b-birding

Friends,welcome here as always!

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Setting sun in the urban milieu.

I was away from the cyber world for more than a week. Our darling granddaughter and her parents were visiting us.There was lot of activity around them. However, I missed my routine forays into some sort of creativity.

Here is how i found the sky as i clicked it from the verandah of our house a few days back. The sun is going down behind a powerfully thick  single cloud formation

Linked to:  sky watch friday

Friends, welcome here as always!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


It is fine with me!

The Urban Estate where we live, is surrounded by villages on two sides. In fact, our state Government carved out a couple of residential communities after buying land, which was mostly arid, from small farmers. However, there are a few with large holdings and have constructed palatial houses in their fields. They've built two room tenements for  their servants, who help in tilling the land and take care of milch cattle.

Now this woman is the wife of one of the servants and her duty is to make cow dung cakes, dry them in the sun and then these are sold to poor householders as fuel. The woman also gets perhaps three out of every ten she bakes.

Last week i decided to explore the area and saw her in the act. I talked to her and she very enthusiastically posed for this picture. You'd be surprised to know that she was happily doing the job and offered me all information as if she had known me before. She looked healthy, spirited and fully fit.

 Our world has infinite frames and each one is hallowed.
Linked to:  Our World Tuesday, image-in-ing

Friends,welcome here as always!

Saturday, March 14, 2015


'Click me fast, if you must.'

The sprightly squirrel (though she is my friend) was evading me like anything in the park nearby our house. I tried to capture her capering on the trees, but she was too nimble for the click. Finally I got her  in this posture on the walking path last week.

'Our ramp walk'

Yesterday I ventured into a new area for the express purpose of spotting some birds. I found this pair of peace loving doves having a walk in the afternoon sun.

'Be off, I don't like intrusions.'

This picture of the duck is drawn from my archives. Last month, I walked into a community half a Km. away from our house. I saw her behind a net fence near a  large puddle outside the boundary wall of a private house. Clearly she was  the pet of the house owners. She quacked in disapproval when  I went near the fence for this click.

Friends welcome here as always!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015


This week's challenge is:

 "STREET" (Happy, Sad, Interesting, Typical Urban Scenes or Rural Roads,...)


Typical urban scene in the parking lot of  up and coming commercial establishments in a nearby community. It fairy represents the trend and affordability of owning  different  types of commuting vehicles by middle and upper middle class households. 
Picture taken yesterday afternoon on my visit there.

 Friends,welcome here as always!               Linked to:Thursday Challenge


 'Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking'. H.L. Mencken.

'I' Is for 'Inner Voice'.

Let me name my inner voice.                               

Will it suffice-?

If I call it a pulsating monologue,   

That shakes, jolts as well as electrifies,

Throbs with eeriness of a mute dialogue.  

Litterateurs name it ‘streams of consciousness’,

A flowing shadow forever supremely enthroned,

In the recesses of our private preciousness,

All pervasive, soul stirring, multi-pronged.

Yet, it is a rambling whole,

Going back and forth into then and now,    

Sneaking deep into our journey’s keyhole,

Reliving regrets, peppered with some moments wow.

Truly, man is one of its kind,

Holds the mirror to his own mind.

Friends,welcome here as always!

Linked to:ABC Wednesday,JOSIE TWO SHOES,Wordless wednesday

Tuesday, March 10, 2015



Yesterday, I's out, camera in hand to scout for nature's bridal wear. I knew the delicate flowers  had been spoiled by the unexpected hailstorm the previous night. As i entered one of the parks of our community, I spied this yellow beauty shyly hiding itself in the foliage. I clicked it there and then.

Covering the boundary wall of the park was this bougainvillea plant resplendent with rich and bright reddish pink flowers. These shimmered in the blazing light of the noon sun. My outing proved fruitful.

The potted cactus balls are keeping me company for the last so many years. With the change in weather, they're coming to life one again. I expect to see them gifting me the pretty mauve blooms in mid April. Keeping my fingers crossed till then!

Friends,welcome here as always!

 Linked to:

our world tuesday, image-in-ing, Nature Notes,Today's flowers,I heart macro

Outdoor Wednesday