Friday, June 30, 2006

One Winter Evening........................

This one's yet again from my cold-storage (get the pun, get the pun!!!! :))))) One of my enduring memories of snow-fall is looking out of the window in Manali and watching snow-flakes cavort in the light of a distant flickering lamp-post. This pic shot at Milwaukee revived it :) Its posted here too : Does owning two photoblogs reek of vanity???? :DDDDD

Monday, June 26, 2006

Lest we forget!!!

....................Inspite of what the advertising/marketing poseurs selling dreams would want us to believe! Does it remind anyone of Fugazi's anthem........... ".......Merchandise keeps us in line, Common sense says it's by design What cud a businessman ever want more Than to have us sucking in his store??? We owe you nothing You have no control.... You are not what you own!!!................"

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Manna from heaven :)

The sun-drenched Florida is finally getting its fair share of rains and at the cost of being boringly repetitive I come back with more takes on rain: this time all as seen from the Rear Window :) "Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby ..............." Langston Hughes.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Objets d'art!

This is from the collection that i have from our visit to St. Augustine, Florida. The place was replete with shops selling antique wares: one wud expect that from a place that stakes its claim to be the oldest city in United States . It's a delightful place, if u care for a lazy stroll down the palm-tree lined town dotted with shops housing antiques, curios, souvenir, colourful family-owned eateries and Spanish-influenced architecture, but they burn a neat li'l hole in ur pocket. I love the paper-weights i picked up from there: PS: Click on the pic to get a better look!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Li'l Quack!

Caught these fuzzy siblings a few evenings back near the campus pond. There were more than a dozen of them being taken out by Mama Duck for the evening swimming lessons. It was a sight to behold as their mom led them to pond and they went splish-splash happily into the water while mom swam as gracefully as a duck can :D The brood had 14 kiddos like these and all looked alike. Wonder if animal kingdom goes by names : Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, Puddle , Li'l Quack : heard of that story???? And then there was this Tom n Jerry episode with "the ugly duckling" :) they make adorable tales, don't they??? My fav. is the first one, whom i decided to christen as Li'l Quack, preening for the camera or is it just tickling itself. :)

Friday, June 16, 2006

Since the day i left Milwaukee...............

I was looking thro' my old collection, when I chanced upon these, shot in one of the most beautiful li'l downtowns I have seen on the east coast: Milwaukee. It was the first snow of the season and with festive season already on, the town had this charming feel about it. I guess, i am smitten by the place coz of the good time I had there during last Thanksgiving. I met a dear childhood friend in Chicago after eons, the road trip we had taken from Florida to Milwaukee had taken us to places never heard before and I had my first shot at roulette with winnings enuf to buy us pizzas and gas to Chicago!!! :) :) P.S. : This blog wasn't up and running then ...................explains the nostalgia, i guess. P.S. 1: They were all taken from a moving car , thats why the framing is all haywired!!!

Monday, June 12, 2006


Fresh, wet Iris. It's been raining the whole day here, thanks to Alberto (the first tropical storm of the season) and I wudn't let it pass without a pic on my blog, wud I ? :) Jas: Wud love to see ur rendition of it, some day! :)

Thursday, June 08, 2006

On the Move!

The shots from various points on Howard Franklin Bridge here........... i particularly like the slightly blurry effects on road in these shots and ofcourse the sea and the sky...................

Monday, June 05, 2006


Shot this a few nights ago, on my way back home. It's an unintentional juxtaposition(??) created by light on a window where the left bit gives u a peep into the house while the right side of the same window reflects the image of the opposite house! Wudn't delve into any philosophy here (philosophy was always beyond me, the lesser mortal :) ) but i absolutely love this shot!!! :)

Friday, June 02, 2006

Maama Mia!

Tiramisu------------- the original "pick-me-up" :)