We look up at the same sky and see such different things.
“Waiting for Rain.”
A snapshot of grey skies looming overhead on a sultry summer afternoon and I am somehow reminded of how each one of is waiting for that elusive something to come and transform our lives -that quintessence of positivity, that makes us hope against the impossible at times, a bit like these parched leaves waiting for rain. While it pours and floods elsewhere, we are going through a severely dry patch in some areas of the city, particularly in the area where I live. We are all waiting for the rain.
This shot encapsulates that plea!
(Linking this with #Skywatch Friday, where people post beautiful sky shots from different parts of the world.)
A Friday again and time for the sky shots. This is going to be the last #Skywatch post of this year for me as I take a short blogging break over the last few days before the year draws to a close and it feels kind of special putting together some of the best sky views from the weeks gone by. Continue reading
It’s another Friday and here I am bringing you another series of sky shots from the week. How did your week go? And, if you’re participating in #SkywatchFriday, I’d love to visit the skies from your part of the world, too.
My week went well and I’ve managed to tick off most of the things in my to-do-list for the week. Well, almost. Continue reading
So, how have you all been? I’ve had a busy week and now looking forward to the weekend ahead 🙂 What was your week like?
This time, I’ve thought of sharing two sunset shots taken a few weeks back. I had been looking for them in all the wrong folders on my desktop and thought that they were lost. But, just when I was beginning to lose hope of ever finding them, they appeared. Continue reading
After a week-long break, I’m back today with another post of SkywatchFriday. It has been a very hectic week and I have no clue how we got over the past week because apart from a bad bout of migraine that left me useless for three days in a row, I’ve been neck deep over the remaining days, inundated with work, chores and planning for the weekend to come, and more so, with preparations for our big annual festivities for the Durga Puja that kicks off tomorrow!
Jay is back from an outstation office trip and Arjyo is thrilled beyond measure because his semester exams or the SAs (summative assessments) get over today. In fact, right now, as I’m typing the post, I can almost see the gleeful faces as they are let loose in the school compound, having been “strapped” to books these past few weeks! The school bus that ferries them home only leaves with the kids an hour later, so they get that hour to play and enjoy to their hearts’ content. Arjyo has been ‘eyeing’ the new Harry Potter book I’ve got for him the day before yesterday, (keeping my word of gifting him something if he did well in the last FAs). Did I tell you, he did us all proud by scoring really well in his last exams. So, I had to let him have his well-earned prize!
The day the book arrived, I promptly hid it in the cupboard, but he smelt a rat when I ignored his pleas about the book that same evening. I think he had seen the message from Amazon on my phone and kept pestering me if the book had arrived. Finally, I let him have a sneak peak at it last evening and he was so thrilled.
Oh, the joys of being a child! It takes so little to make them happy and for a bookworm like him nothing could be a better gift. I get inspired by his enthusiasm and in moments like these, I think I actually live my childhood through him! Today, I saw him planning the class party with utmost precision, careful to carry all the snacks and making sure they’re enough for all his friends. The excitement in his stride was palpable. Apparently, last time, they ran out of nachos, so, this time, he ensured they were enough for the group of six -the gang that always sticks together through thick and thin! I remembered the day before our vacations. Excitement can be so contagious. Even I felt I was having my last exams today!!
This morning, I finally decided to put in my post and here is the sky shot from the week for the viewing pleasure of you, dear friends! For me, of course, they are a way of documenting the photos week by week, so here it is:
With that, I take your leave, dear friends! Wish you all a very happy weekend! For everyone who celebrates Dussehra, I wish you the very best during this festive time, as you get together with family and friends and celebrate.
Would be lovely to hear about how your week went and if you are planning anything special over the weekend. I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you. Have a great time and relax as much. See you again soon!
Hello everyone! Welcome to Skywatch Friday!
Today, I bring you three gorgeous sunset pics from this week. We had mostly cloudy skies all week, interspersed with some rain, but not enough rain to meet the needs of those of us who reside in this state, as we grapple with a water crisis involving a neighbouring state. There is reason to worry, if things go haywire. So, fingers crossed, hope things get sorted soon.
There was some agitation again during the middle of the week, that went by, without disturbing life in the city, so, in many ways, we are all grateful that the schools and offices have been able to function normally. Especially so, after we’ve had a series of strikes and a rather violent turn of events about 10 days back, right in the heart of our city.
So, how was the week going by, for you? I’ve had an uneventful week but grateful that we all managed to get on with our lives and our everyday work without any major hassles. Times such as these, one is grateful for the peace, the comforts and the little blessings of life that let us move on, in spite of the odds.
Here, are the images from the three evenings – each unique in its’ beauty.
Enjoy these and take it easy over the weekend. My 12-year-old starts his semester exams from tomorrow so, I’m staying put this weekend catching up with work and reading. I will be sad to miss three fantastic plays coming to the city with some of my favourite casts. Next time, perhaps 🙂
Hope you enjoyed the sunset pics. In case you liked any of them, don’t forget to let me know in the comments below. Have a great week, friends and relax doing what you love best. See you again soon!
(For Day One of the Festival of Words #5 hosted by Write Tribe between July 10 and July 16, 2016, I am writing a Haiku. As many of you already know, a Haiku (俳句 high-koo) is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. They are mainly inspired by an element of nature, a moment of beauty, or another poignant experience and emphasize simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression. Continue reading
In Bengaluru, the city where I live, we are in the midst of the monsoons! It isn’t just raining these days, it’s pouring. It is that time of the year when the dark looming clouds weaves its spell on us as we set out on a busy morning. On most days, we leave home armed with our brollies and raincoats, all prepared for that tumultuous rain and yet, we’ve all been caught in a torrential downpour. Continue reading