Sunspared and Sunlit – Both beautiful

What is common between these two pictures ? Yet , what is different ? The beauty and play of tender sunshine.


Sunspared and Sunlit

Sunspared and Sunlit.

A sliver of sunlight binds the two in a way I chose to see while my camera clicked

I wondered. Would the lovely white flowers lose the serenity  had they been bathed in sunlight ?  Would the peace of whiteness been diminished ?  All the same , the sliver of sunlight dancing a step away from the flowers adds depth to the picture.

“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience.” ― C.S. Lewis

Sunlight fell upon the plant ; the plant received a borrowed splendor. ( borrowed in part and modified from Rumi’s quote )

The plant had gone unnoticed the previous evening as it stood shielded away from the sunlight of dusk. But the early morning rays brought to it a lambency that caught the eye while it basked in the warmth of the tender sunshine. And I exclaimed , “Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” ― Roman Payne.

Blissful Symmetry in two forms

Posing for Symmetry

Symmetry abounds in Hindu temple architecture , ranging in structures , from the tiny to the mammoth , contrasting sometimes in colours and in others , greys personified. While they are stories in stone , here are two beings  of our species , who seem to have taken symmetry a tad too seriously and made  it their own story probably.

The two small alcoves , the shutters of the door and the decay on both sides of the wall forming a backdrop for the raconteurs only adding to it.

Set in the precincts of a temple in the city of Jaipur ( also called the Pink City ) in North India.

Symmetry in two forms

Symmetry in two forms

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Symmetry.”

Lord Shiva and the Floods

The Lord and The Nature

Even the fury of nature seems diminutive as the statue of Lord Shiva on the banks of river Ganga ( Ganges ) towers over the ravaging floods that devastated the towns of Rishikesh and Haridwar in the northern tip of India recently.

Lord Shiva is a Hindu deity , one of the Triumvirate , Brahma , Vishnu and Maheshwara ( other name for Shiva )

Standing the test of fury of Nature

Standing the test of fury of Nature

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Scale.”

Far from the Madding Crowd

spring_break-1Taking a tiny break. No , not by the sea. I just liked this image immensely. I am going to be in the bustle of a megalopolis , but yet looking forward to those moments of solitude amidst the milling crowd , the blaring music or at times the cacophony of sounds. Aint it a gift , to be able to shut out  voices and sounds and revel in a world of one’s own , to live in the fantasies that evaded you in the daily humdrum of work , duties and chores ? I can sense my distant gaze when I drift into my private space ( I am sure others can see that too ) oblivious to the small talk around , a half-smile here , a vacant look there. Thankfully , my significant half has come to accept and understand these virtual sojourns of mine and lets me be ! This is why I love to travel and if I had it my way , would be living out of suitcases. Thats not to gainsay the happiness of chatting up people , but the quick escapades are always a fillip.