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Through the window

Eiffel Tower- Through the window

My first glimpse of Eiffel tower was through the glass window. We were on the way to the Seine River Cruise. Dusk had set in; small clouds flitted through the sky. The evening shadows played with the glass to give a surreal look. This was how I saw the Eiffel tower the first time. Can you wonder that I was enthralled?

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Lighthouse at Dyrhólaey

A lighthouse
lighthouse at Dyrhólaey, Iceland

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A blanket of clouds

Cloudy blanket
As the winter approaches, even the skies start weaving a blanket for themselves…

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Vignette: Predawn

Dawn
Dawn

Predawn: a vignette

A little crow shattered the dusky silence. Perched on the edge of the roof, it tilted its beak towards the sky, and uttered a high-pitched caw. Its single silhouette against the sky resembled a weather vane.

Was it beckoning the other birds, or the sun, that was yet far below the horizon? Darkness still reigned, the twinkling stars providing a faint illumination. The biting cold of the night had calmed though it did give an occasional shiver.

The crow had company now. A lonely cuckoo started to sing. Its crow friends rattled, and grated. Sparrows cheeped from the nearby branches to join the conversation. A robin, and two pigeons cooed, not wanting to be left out. The crickets, that had taken a break, began chirping again.

The shrill twitters produced a symphonic tone with an incidental screeching tire adding to the din.

A rosebud opened a single petal and said, “I can’t sleep with the noise. Why are they yelling?”

A branch swayed as it exclaimed, “early risers and their morning song! Can’t they see it’s still night?”

Stifling a yawn, the leaf patted the pink bud. “Sweetie, ignore them. You wake when the first sun-ray calls you. Not a second before.”

The leaves rustled singing their own version of lullaby.

Confusion prevailed as the mischievous breeze played around mixing the sweet scent of the night with the fresh fragrance of the dawn.

In literature, a vignette is a short impressionistic scene/episode that focuses on one moment, or gives a snapshot of a character, idea or setting.

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Happy Gudi Padwa// Yugadi

Today is also the first day of the year according to the Hindu Calendar. A very happy, and a prosperous new year to all my readers. May this year bring you a lot of love, and joy.

Sky at sunset

Sky at sunset

Rankala Lake is an idyllic lake in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. This natural lake is  a popular evening spot of the city.

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Hues of the sky – 4

Sky--hues
Sunset sky

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The evening sky

Evening sky

A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them.

-Leonard Louis Levinson

I used to call myself an optimist. But then, I couldn’t have taken pictures of the clouds standing on them, could I? Blogging is turning me into a philosopher. *shrugs* (captures a picture before shrugging)  😉

Which type of person are you?

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Skywatch

Skywatch
Floating clouds from last week

After the thundering visit of the rains, now we are back to the clear skies. Oh, how I miss the clouds!

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Deepstambha

Deepstambh
Deepstambh (Tower of lights)

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Peaceful nature

Peace

“Lose yourself in nature and find peace.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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