The Last Flowers

These flowers only bloom for a month or two every year. The one in the photo was one of the last three of this year’s batch. Now have to wait a year to see these guys again.

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P.S  I was told that this is a kind of Lilly. If anyone knows the name then please let me know.

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Daily Prompt: Photographers  show us OUTSIDE.

I took this photo while going for a drive with my dad. Even though it’s a little blurred there is something I like about this photo. The blurriness makes it look like everything is moving  or changing. This kind of fits seeing how fast this city is developing. When I moved here 10 years ago this was a small town with old buildings and the outer areas that where all under development.

This street in the photo used to look dull with just a few streetlights here and there, potholes and only a few shops. The other side of the road is a huge pond. Within a span of a couple of years the road and the rest of the city got a makeover. The street is one of the best drives now. The road is smooth, the area with the pond resembles a small park and shopping complexes have come up on the other side.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

For this week’s Photo Challenge I chose a photo of my High School.

What it reminds me of are my friends. High School was somewhat of a painful experience. The only good thing that happened to me there was the friends I made. Infact that is one thing I cherish the most about that place .  Five years later we still remain the best of friends.

 

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This photo is of the school corridors where we used to spent time during breaks –  laughing,joking and making fun of each other.

Twilight

No, not the one with the sparkling vampires. The natural twilight – soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon.

Took this photo sometime last week just a few minutes after sunset. I haven’t done any editing other than cropping he photo a little bit. It looked beautiful as it is so didn’t see any need for adjustments.

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Mirrored

Daily Prompt show us MIRRORED.

Mirror work is quite common in traditional Indian dresses and accessories. It’s more common towards the northern part of the country.
So for today’s prompt here’s a couple of photos on that topic.

I found these in a fair and was told that this is of Gujarati style.

I found these in a fair and was told that this is of Gujarati style.

 

Some of mom's dresses with mirror work.

Some of mom’s dresses with mirror work.

The Other Love

Daily Prompt for the day asks photographers to show something on the topic “OTHER”. I wont say I qualify as a photographer yet, but I do love taking photos and sharing them here so going along with that idea for the prompt.

Other than writing and photography, another field I have interest in is music.

When I turned 19 I went a little crazy and decided I have the patience and skill to learn to play an instrument. Though the one I love the most is violin I bought a guitar instead figuring I’ll start with that. My dad told me not to because I have a habit of starting things and then leaving them mid way.
I bought it anyway and had every intention of proving him wrong. I played on and off for a year, learned the basic chords but just like most other “projects” of mine I left it. Now I just pick it up once in a while but those occasions are becoming rarer and rarer. In the end, it looks like I just gave my dad a reason to say “I told you so” (which he loves to do!) and smirk whenever he sees the guitar.

Looks a little sad doesn't he??

Looks a little sad doesn’t he??

The Nature I’ve Seen

Topic for today’s Daily Prompt : The Natural World

I spend first few years of my life in my grandparent’s house that had a beautiful garden and trees everywhere. It also had a great view of a part of the Western Ghats. I fell in love in nature at that point itself. The place I grew up in  is a town named Palakkad in Kerala, India.

The first photo is the view we had from the terrace at my grandparent’s house. The hills you see in the photo are part of the Western Ghats and the region is known as Malampuzha.

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The rest of the pictures where taken during a train journey which passes through Walayar Deer Sanctuary, Palakkad.

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I had a hard time getting good shots from a moving train on my mobile camera so some parts of the photos look a little blurred.

Always A Companion

For this week’s Photo Challenge  the topic is Companionable.

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear that are books. They have always been a there for me. When I had no friends, during tough times in my life or simply when I wanted to lay back and relax.

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I picked few books by some of my favorites authors to keep in the background. My bookshelf is not in a condition to be photographed right now. Will clean it up and post some photos in the future.