This morning, you could sense the stillness of the moment as the hills and forests struggled to wake up thru the blanket of fog to another day. Occasionally, the serene tranquility would get interrupted by a startled darting deer here and a falling water drop from the leaves there. The dirt roads lay still by the horse farm picket fences unmolested as of yet by the tires of cars scampering the equally sleepy kids to their schools.
It was like time had stood still.
Saw this interesting light hanging at the breakfast place today. Note that this is not the original picture. It was taken with my iPhone and then I reduced the brightness dramatically to make the glowing filament (which caught my attention) stand out.
His friends are long gone. But he – with his pale yellow shoot and pock marked skin – is still clinging on to the twig and to dear life…
And I have no idea what the name is. Caught my eye when I was doing some work in the yard. Sharmila was not sure of the name either but let me know about the poisonous bit…
Picture taken with an iPhone.
The wing surface is barely visible. Almost looks like an incoming plane of some sort…
I often get my bird names wrong. I hope I got this butterfly name right. This was flitting around in our garden today.
Taken with a Nikon DSLR.
Well this is not really the flower. This is what is left of the flower after all the petals drop off!!
Taken with a iPhone.
This is the first time I saw the sun during this trip in India. Every single day in the last week – be it in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kalyani, Lucknow or Kanpur, all I saw was totally overcast skies – and I mean not a single break in the cloud cover the whole day.
It is like India got a head start on the full solar eclipse a few days earlier…
For the first time, on the drive from Kanpur to Lucknow airport, I was able to spot the sun. Asked the driver to stop the car so I could take a couple of shots…