Saturday, March 15, 2014

Springtime in my Garden


Springtime in my Garden



Although I love my garden in all seasons, the spring is especially dear to me and to ofcourse all garden lovers.The fresh tender leaves with their rust and green colour, buds and flowers and ofcourse butterflies – a visual treat-Here are a few pictures of my garden flowers in this spring.









 Geraniums





















Kalanchoe



















Chrysanthumum

















Pentas














   
Mexican vine ( Pyrostegia Venusta) above my gate









Begonia















Frangipani ( Plumeria)





Lily-Crenum







Periwinkle ( Vinca rosea)


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Rangoli- Colourful Floor Art

India is such a colourful country- be it in textiles-dance-art- festivals-the list can go on - Rangoli is a very vibrant artistic expression-colourful creative floor art in India.

They are especially colourful during festival time.Many houses take pride in drawing these Rangolis outside their homes- it is freehand & time consuming but the end result is beautiful.

I saw these Rangolis drawn  by a group of 7-10 women in a nearby Temple premises.This is usually done in the "Karthigai or Karthik" month (Nov-Dec).The ladies started around 9 ma and completed by 5 pm.
The Temple floor was adorned with vibrant Rangoli.As the sun goes down-small clay diyas are placed inside the pattern.Truly one has to be physically present to enjoy the scene, with diyas twinkling among the colour with the Temple bells ringing in the background. Hmmm..lots of positive energy & sense of good feeling
   :) :)

here I am sharing a few pictures I shot during the event.







Monday, November 11, 2013

Diwali 2013

Posting a few pictures of color - vibrance-happiness- cheer- above all LIGHTS

That's Diwali- not to mention all the cleaning and preparation a week before the festival- but worth every bit of the toil

The color palette this time was white - pink- purple-orange- yellow

My décor was mainly on centre table- tried carpet effort over it with flowers, but ran short of them -so ended up doing with whatever that was possible-of course the flower decoration is always beautiful and vibrant








                                                     Colorful Living Room
 
 
 
Entry Point- welcoming into my home
 
 

 


 
Handmade Rangoli
 


 
 

 








 
 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Diwali 2012



It is that time of the year for yet another round of the festival of lights. This time around, though the celebration was low key, I did manage to make a last minute quick décor arrangement.
As usual my hubby was ready with a camera to capture the play of lights and shadows.
Needless to say the photographs speak for themselves