Monday, April 30, 2012

Week 18 of Year 2012 in pictures

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.
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  1. As always, dear Ruby, your photos are amazing. I love the glimpses into your life. The one of the wall at Jallianwala Bagh prompted me to stop. Just stop. It seemed so serene and untouched, a place of memories...quiet... Thank you for sharing your world!

    1. Thank you for visiting this world and encouraging me. The picture at Jallianwala Bagh was done by my father. It does bring out the essence of the Bagh - only if the memories were happy. But the picture happens to be my favorite too from this lot.

  2. I agree with Heidi! I love these glimpses also!

    The kurtis are so pretty. And the photo taken by your father of the Naushehra Sahib is gorgeous.

    Wonderful, as always!

    1. Thank you Catherine. I am so happy to be able to share these with you all.

      I think I made an error in the pictures. The one that I put is of Golden Temple, Amritsar. But I misplaced the description. My apologies.

      Thank you once again.

    2. Oops, I'm sorry, Ruby! I thought it looked like a Golden Temple, but I misread the description. At any rate, it is stunning and I hope my error did not offend you or your father.

    3. We all do make errors. Nothing serious and nothing that "offend me or my father." It is perfectly alright.


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