I have been taking a few days off from my job.
And what have I been doing all this time?
Enjoying a weekend outing and clicking lots of pictures.
Enough to cover all the pending prompts from last week or rather April, I should say.
Two of the pictures have been clicked by my father.
He is very good at clicking the pictures.
I can only marvel when he handles the camera.
So, back to sharing the photographs
22nd April, 2012 : The last thing that you bought
I have been improving my professional wardrobe with kurtis.
That I have not been able to wear them yet is another story.
I had actually purchased three - the third one is black.
23rd April, 2012 : Vegetable
Tomatoes - what better than these to cover the prompt
My original idea was to do something cooked.
But I was stacking up refrigerator with some things when I saw these
and these looked so tempting and delicious.
Some of them demand an early attention
and I am always ready for tomatoes ... tomato soup, tomato in veggies.
24th April, 2012 : Something you're grateful for
One word answer for this one -
Life is full of countless blessings.
So, I am most grateful for being able to live the life that I have.
Ups and downs, smiles and tears - all being a part and parcel of this living.
Beautiful and wonderful.
25th April, 2012 : Looking Down
We were on a short but enjoyable pilgrimage this weekend.
Looking down from the third floor
of the place where we stayed put for a few nights,
I found pigeons huddled together.
There were pigeons every where around us
and it was fun watching their antics.
The recess was out of reach of the cleaners and therefore, the mess.
All the time, I had been wondering about the results of this photograph
but I think, it is tolerable on the whole.
26th April, 2012 : Black + White
"I bow to thee, Mother" ("Vande Mataram")
This flame burns day and night and reminds us all
of the sacrifices that earned us our independence.
Amar Jawan Jyoti @ Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar
27th April, 2012 : Somewhere you went
This weekend I was off to Amritsar Sahib - me, my family and my sister's family.
We visited The Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Gurudwara Shaheedan Sahib.
We also visited another place Naushehra Sahib,
which is one of the religious seat for our community too.
A satisfying trip altogether.
(Photograph clicked by my father)
28th April, 2012 : 1 PM
1 PM is usually the time I help mum with some chores
like getting the laundry downstairs from the terrace.
I am, generally, not much help when I am at home.
So, I find simple tasks that are within my reach.
Hanging the clothes for drying and folding the dried laundry
are some of the tasks that I participate mostly in.
29th April, 2012 : Circle
Circle reminds me of just one thing - the dartboard in my room.
We bought it with great hopes of improving concentration
but a few tries left lots of marks on the walls
and little on the board
and now, it is no more than a showpiece on the wall.
But I love it and am not willing to trade its place with anything else.
30th April, 2012 : Something that makes you sad
Back to Jallianwala Bagh - the bullet marks on the wall
definitely leave one sad.
They speak loudly and silently about what happened on that fateful day.
They speak of the pain, the bloodshed and they speak of the tears
My father clicked this one for us.
The challenge for April is done.
May begins tomorrow. New set of prompts.
New share of pictures.
Stay blessed always.
P.S. I am glad I did these prompts with Canon and Sony
rather than my mobile.
Anyways, the mobile camera application needs some fixing and patching.