Thursday, August 30, 2012

Winters are - approaching!

Winters are approaching.
It is that time of summer
when it is no longer summer
and not winter yet.
But days have become shorter
and rains have become colder.
I do not put on the fan when I sleep.
By the morning I am too cold if I do.
I will share some winter skies
I had captured in January
but never shared.
I found them yesterday

Days will be soon like them again -
I remember the day.
it had snowed all night
and we were on our way to Manali.
The morning was bright sunny and beautiful.

I had started active blogging around that time
and my sister had prompted me to click these.
"You could use them for your blog."
But never got a chance
or a theme
and then forgot about them all.
Today, I do put them to use.

Even winter skies can be pretty.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Greetings for the week

Not all things in life
are served on platter.
And those that are not,
some how turn out to be
the best ones.
In this spirit
I share this week's greetings

I found the words on Pinterest
(there are so many to keep me busy. I have already tried some of them)
and I wanted to do it with daisies.

The poster is available here.
But then I decided to
And, so I designed
with this design.

Have a wonderful time ahead.
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Monday, August 27, 2012

It's crow time today

This morning,
why just an hour ago,
I got a little lucky.
I wondered how beautifully
had pictured all the birds.
And today, I get to picture
some crows

I managed to get two decent shots,
with a crow each
waiting with watchful eyes
for some safe place to feed.

It really posed well,
what do you think?

P.S. I am glad to have my Canon back in shape again.
It definitely works better than my mobile and Sony cyber shot.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Beyond the fences

Beyond the fences
lies the history.
"The Barselas"

Rain washed and inviting.
If it is history from this one,
it is buildings from the other one.

Looking at fences on other side from the fence on this side.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Crafting a lantern

Summer vacations
are a sure way to indulge in
lots of arts and crafts
with a school going nephew at home.

Out of all the projects,
there was a paper lantern craft
that I enjoyed the most.

We took a white chart paper
and decorated it.
We let my nephew do the cotton ball painting.

Then we folded the paper vertically
and made equal equidistant cuts along the fold
as shown.

The cuts should be long but not very close to the edge.
If need be, you can mark off the margins on either side.
Then you can cut within these margins.

The cuts having been made,
the next step is to apply the adhesive
 along the axis of the cuts,
right angles to the fold.
Then roll in this direction
and stick the two ends together.

The last step is to give the lantern a handle.
Use the same chart paper
and make a thin 2 layered strip
by folding and re-folding.
The strip was then stapled to the lantern.

 To give finishing touches,
we cut thin strips of solid green ribbon
and taped them with adhesive
equidistantly along the bottom periphery.
(I could not get a decent picture of that one.)

And, there! Your paper lantern is ready.
Do let me know in case you enjoyed crafting this.
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Weekly Greetings

"When you are down to nothing,
is up to something."

Came across these words on Pinterest
and created my own version of it.
I had created a textured background yesterday itself.
Yes, the very same that I had used for the I-phone skin.
I used it to get a poster ready for these beautiful words.

The result is

Click on the link below
to get one for yourself.

Let every day of every week be blessed.
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Texture for Iphone skin

I was experimenting with texture designing
and the result was
something like this

And then it occurred to me
that it could be used as a
backdrop for device skin.
So, I created one for the
I phone 4S

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

A look at the sky

A look at the sky
and gorgeous clouds
finally had me getting the
Canon out of its hiding.

And I love the results that
I got with it.

How else could I flaunt the sky
with all its shades

And with bicycles, fences - everything.
This one had to be clicked
and this one had to be included too.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy Independence Day

Freedom in the mind,
Faith in the words,
Pride in our souls,
Lets salute the nation on Independence Day.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

To Conform or not to conform

For life has not been written
by Ayn Rand
that you can stay damned and still have the best of it.

There's another version too

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

August sky

Nothing more pretty
than the rain drops standing still
in the misty morning air.

Have a wonderful day ahead.

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Happy friendship day

"Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

SkyWatch Outside

It has been raining since Tuesday.
Rainy Tuesday,
rainy Wednesday,
a rainier Thursday
and a still rainy Friday.

But Wednesday,
the calls of duty dared me to step outside.
The route being dotted with
fog, mist and clouds
and rain.
I put my mobile to good use
but since the bus was literally being driven like a flying saucer
and there were few stoppages made,
I did not get quality pictures.

I will be sharing the tolerable ones only

No sky here, but I like the blanket of mist on Beas and the green of the hills in this one
The next two are my favorite ones

The persisting rains
have led to landslides
So you find me posting these pictures
rather than taking classes.
Of course, I got my day off :)
Rain, rain come again.

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