Again from the archives…. This particular flower is called “Aparajita/Shankhpushp” (Butterfly pea) and is a certain favourite of my mother. It is believed to be used as an offering to Lord Shiva and the name Shankhpushp is self-explanatory (Shankh=Conch , Pushp=Flower…. Shaped like a Conch). The one that I have posted is a hybrid of the actual flower and hence you’ll see the petals are more curled.
Ready, steady and Go……
Well, Sunday is coming to a closure with a few hours to go and as I was going through my archives, this picture reminded me of how Sundays used to be a few years back when I working in my job. Sunday night meant more of getting ready to fight off the week starting with the toughest day mentally – MONDAY
Irony of the matter was when I quit my job, Monday infact became my most fav day of the week. I realised that it is not Monday’s fault for being painted the villain in a jobbie’s life but it is the thought of going to a place which feeds our stomachs but not our souls, where it becomes more of an obligation and less of an expectation.
I know there are lot of you out there who may disagree with my thought, but I am just expressing what I saw with majority of them. So just like this crow about to take-off , its time for the week to take-off too.
Two to tango
This is what happens when :
a. It’s raining crazily
b. You’re the only one to reach early
c. You’ve got an iPhone and time to pass
Well I decided today to be proactive and reach early for a change. With some time in my hand along with my iPhone and the rains, I decided to make most of it. It was fun capturing the raindrops over the fallen leaves 😁😁😁
#timepass #tryingtobeontime #leaf #monsoon #raindrops #crazyrains #iphonephotography #whatelsetodo
Captured this shot while shooting an Odissi dance recital by one of the students of Aratrika . Actually this was pre-recital shot and amidst all the chaos of the stage being setup and the green room, I noticed this lone flower lying on the stage in the spotlight. Nothing philosopical about the picture and yet I feel drawn to this shot but at a loss of words.
Ohh by the way, for those of who are wondering why the title of the post…well the only song I could remember when I saw the flower was Sasural genda phool….cannot stop humming now…lol.. :-))
For all you curious music lovers, who have no clue about this son…here’s the link for you
P.S : Genda phool = Marigold flower
Focus on the new leaf
Well Monsoons arrive and my love for growing my home garden also did. The first entrant on my garden…a cute little succulent. Dunno the scientific name but then how does it matter….It’s green and it’s cute….yipeeeeeee…!!!!😘 😘😘😘
The emergence of a new beauty
Going through my archives, came across these pictures of flower buds taken at various intervals at various places. A bud is nothing but a new life , a new beauty entering in this world raised with lot of effort by the parent plant and eager to experience the potential o its being…!!
Isn’t it the same with our kids…then why do we squash their eagerness with our expectations and kill their innocence with our logic.??!
Inspired by a recent post …..here is my version of Greens….clicked this during my morning walk session….so had to be happy with my iPhone 😜
By the way….. should I say 50 shades of Green..!!!🌱🌿🍃🍀☘️
#50shades #greens #leaves #morningwalkphotography #monsoon #lovenature