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.

Then There Were Many

Couldn’t resist snapping more shots of these.Earlier I had posted pictures of similar flowers. They were blooming one at a time but now there are four or five together.

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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.

Books

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.

Hunting Skills

Here is my post for today’s Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught!

 

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Simba And Patches

 

This photo was taken in 2011 during a practice session on hunting skills . The mother cat was not my pet but was a frequent visitor and decided that my house was good enough a place to raise her kids.

These guys were quite adept at finding things to play with. As they grew up their mom started giving them lessons on hunting using ropes, paper balls or live rats. She would show them how to crouch, how to pounce and how to kill.Needless to say I wasn’t a fan of the live rat sessions because that meant I had to join them and I try to throw away the rat before they created a mess.

When this photo was taken their mom had finished a demo and left them to continue on their own while she watched from a distance. In their little kitten minds the rope probably took the form of a snake. They pounced and tugged and chewed it for a long time. Then got bored and went back to running around the house.

 

Mom having a snooze

Mom having a snooze