Look out at the July skies! Ready to burst open at anytime. Mountains of clouds come floating with no warning; heavy hearted they hover around for a while, then they pour down… The hooded clouds, like friars, Tell their beads in drops of rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow June-July rains are entirely different in Kerala, myContinue reading “Shades of Rain…”
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MAY the month bid farewell!
Originally posted on House Sparrow:
The gulmohur tree in our Bassac Garden May too is standing at the threshold, turning back and waving her hands bidding goodbye… Until we meet next year, the red hot May! How quickly the months fly! May brought with her a bundle of pleasant childhood memories, more intense and heartbreaking memories…
Who knocks? That April!
Who knocks? That April! Lock the door! I will not be pursued! He stayed away a year, to call When I am occupied. But trifles look so trivial As soon as you have come, That blame is just as dear as praise And praise as mere as blame. ( from ‘Dear March come in…’ -EmilyContinue reading “Who knocks? That April!”
Who sells sea shells on the sea shore? Hundreds of turret shells washed upon the shore could either be a seasonal, temporary phenomenon or an alarming and disturbing sign of aquatic pollution; I don’t have the slightest clue. The crowded Vung Tau beach, in Vietnam had turned to a beach of shellsContinue reading “Beach Dwellers”
Serene and jade green
There’s a thin line between … The breathtaking photographs of unbelievably transparent and clear blue waters of Dawaki river in Meghalaya, scattered with a few boats that looked as if floating in the air were taking due rounds on the social media a few months back. When I chanced upon a similar sight, thoughContinue reading “Serene and jade green”
Nature rarer uses yellow…
Lady Nature is no spendthrift! She is tightfisted when it comes to yellow…She doesn’t mind splurging all other hues all around, but she saves all the yellows for Sunsets! The bright and resplendent Yellow: the colour of prosperity, joy, warmth; the colour that fills you with cheer and hope! The colour of the metal thatContinue reading “Nature rarer uses yellow…”
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new-created in all the freshness of childhood. Peace seemed to reign upon earth, … All sounds were in harmony blended.~ Longfellow Those lines give an all-is-well-here picture of an ideal and idyllic landscape. I was reading ‘TheContinue reading “Pastoral Idylls…”
Some mango tales from mangolicious Cambodia
My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough. Continue reading “Some mango tales from mangolicious Cambodia”
Dawn drenched land
Morning Glory Bidding farewell to Cambodia was heart breaking…A sudden surge of love for that charming land swept me away. I became too obsessed with inhaling the fluffy clouds and the splendour of the crimson sunrises and the glorious sunsets with a vengeance. I wanted to absorb every bit of the mesmerizing PhnomContinue reading “Dawn drenched land”
Feathered friends, my day brighteners!
My Phnom Penh mornings are chirp-filled, tweet-filled and music-filled. The musical treat starts at the crack of dawn! The everyday musicale takes place outside my bedroom window, on the Longan tree and the Golden Showers tree. Each one of the choristers tries to excel and outshine the other, yet in perfect harmony! Another interestingContinue reading “Feathered friends, my day brighteners!”