I am glad to have a green patch on one side of our house where we hear the birds chirping in the morning. In fact, I am woken up by them at around 4.30 am recently and they are chirping away until the afternoon. I decided to leave my camera out just in case I spot some of them being still even if only for a second. Most of them are not, but I get lucky once in a while. I was lucky once today.
The above-weathered paintings are from roofs of old buildings in one of the cobbled streets of Padua, the last place you would expect such beautiful paintings. They are easy to miss because we often don’t see the roofs of the pathways we walk.
“… as we travel again between life and death,
Waking and dream, blinking, while layers within layers,
None better, none worse, unravel and knit up before us . . .”
― Jay Woodman
“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.”
― Sylvia Plath,
The best form of Repurpose I have ever seen (and a clever one at it too) is the Christmas Tree made of all the beer bottles from the Pub in Bangalore.
This is a tradition that they carry on every year.
I am sure, I will be the only one to tell this at this time and I know that lot of you will hate me for this (especially OM 😉 ) but I am really so happy and exhilarated that it is currently snowing outside as I write this post. It hardly snows in this part of London and today is the second day. We had some sprinkles yesterday evening. I was thrilled but was sad that it was chased away by fleets of rain. But today I get to see the snow in all its beautiful glory. It won’t last long, me thinks. But for the time being, since this is the first time ever I am seeing this beautiful sight I am allowed to enjoy it. I am sure I will fret about it soon when my movements are restricted or I am shivering to my bones. But until then… Happy Snowing!
a) Some crackers during Diwali
b) Lights during Karthigai
and c) Stockings getting ready for Christmas