Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Indian Wedding

Unlike a wedding ring , Indian Hindu brides wear a necklace of black beads strung in gold with little gold cups . This one also has beads of coral and pearls which are symbols of fertility and prosperity and good health . Here the necklace is being sanctified and blessed before the groom gets the bride to wear it .

Rice , betel nuts and fragrant jasmine flowers are used in the prayers.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Skies un Dubai

Evening Skies.

It is a series of pics I took while I watched the skies change from blue to pink to purple .
Absolutely breathtaking ! I hope you enjoy them too .
In the last one, do take a look at the "Burj Dubai" ,which is to become the tallest building in the world when completed.

For Skywatch Friday .

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sun bird

Sorry for not being wordless ! :)

This little visitor is fairly common in my part of the country . They come in various colours . One of the most amazing things I find about these birds is the amount of noise they can make is so much louder than their size . With just about 2 inches of body length and another 1 inch for their long sharp beak curved at the end for the nectar , these are small birds , but can make themselves be heard loud and clear !!
Though I 'lie in wait ' in the morning to get an action shot of them hovering mid air like humming birds , it is as yet a mission unaccomplished !! :(

Happy Wordless Wednesday to all !!

P.S. Do enlarge for a better view of Pic 1 .

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Washed out





WW Friday Edition : 18 July 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Sorry for not being Wordless .
But of the collage , the following :
Last row / Pic 2 : The daisy is from a bouquet I got for my birthday.
Last row/ Pic 3 : This I took on one of my walks .

The rest are from my garden over the last couple of weeks .

Now for the distressing part .
After I created the collage , I unthinkingly hit delete and deleted all the pictures from my folder !!! So I now only have this collage left as a reminder of my stupidity !!! :(

For Wordless Wednesday : 25 June 2008.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Geranium-O :)

Do enlarge the pic.
Wordless Wednesday Tuesday Edition : 24 June 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008


Please do enlarge the picture to be able to get the true feel of the flow and the force of the river.

This is a picture taken in March 2007 , of a little grotto caused at that point , by the rapidly flowing river , over the years.

Photo Hunt / 21 June 2008 :Water.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Dahlia (macro)

Do enlarge for a better view .
Wordless Wednesday Edition : 18 June 2008.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Elusive rain and rainbow !!

Last evening the dark clouds certainly forecast rain . But beyond the dark there seemed to be a rainbow peeping through an opening ! I took a series of pictures of the skies . Hope you enjoy them.

SkyWatch Friday & WW Edition : 06 June 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I saw a little bird ...

Came across this little forager on my walk . Sorry I don't know the species . Can anyone help out with that ?

Camera Critters /WW Edition : 25 May 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Candy with Arabic flavors ! The white ones in the left corner bottom row are nougats, the local favorites , made from milk and pistachio nuts and flavored with rose water.
Do enlarge to see the "sheesha" (hubble bubble) in the right corner . It is used to smoke tobacco through a vapors of steam.

The all time favorites ..lollipops !!

These a made from fruit pulp peaches , apricots plums.

Now these ..though technically not candy per se ..but they are a local sweet so I thought I would put it up . A little like profiteroles .. yeast is added to make a batter of which little balls are deep fried and then dunked in a light syrup of honey and saffron.

Taken at Dubai on 12 May 2008.

Photo Hunt Theme : Candy.

Around the house.

Do enlarge to look at the picture in the frame .

WW Saturday Edition : 17 May 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sunset .

I took the two pictures with an interval of about 10 mins. while crossing the Dubai creek .
It is my second time around for the Skywatch Friday .

Skywatch and WW Edition : 16 May 2008.

As per Abraham Lincoln's comment that the two photos would be better viewed individually I shall post both of them .And 10 minutes later..

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dress of Gold ( 22 ct.) !!!

Yes .... it is 22 ct. gold without doubt !!! Both the skirt and the top... with pearl embellishments.
Dubai Gold Souq .
14 May 2008

WW Thursday Edition :15 May 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cycladic Man.....roughly 4500 years old!

I apologise for the hazy quality of the picture , but due to the age of the artifact, this particular section of the museum has very dim lights and using of the flash is not allowed .

Do enlarge for a better look .

Taken at:
National Museum Athens./ 13 June 2007.

WW Edition :14 May 2008.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Afghani Woman's Dress (embroidered by hand).

P.S. Do enlarge for a better view.

WW Edition 12 May 2008.

Lady Bird !

On one of my walks I came across this pigeon and was most fascinated by the symmetry in her tail !! It was so beautiful with an alternate feather in black and white .

What was amusing was as I tried to get as close as possible for a shot , the male flew up and sat in between us in a protective stance !!

Do enlarge for the best view of her tail .

For Camera Critters : Sunday 11 May 2008 .