Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fall sky

Nope, this is not from my recent trip to Hawaii...its from right here at home, on my way back from work. This has been a typical November evening sky this year. Simply gorgeous!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Colors galore...

These are pictures from a baby shower + diwali party that I went to last weekend...

I think the flowers in Ganesha's ears are so cute :-)

Totally love the effect of the pink marbles!

These were for the mommy-to-be. There were a plate full of them, very colorful

The rest of the bangles....on the mommy-to-be's hands.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Living on the edge...

Living on the edge, and hanging by a thread!

Can anyone guess what fruit this is?

Thursday, October 23, 2008


This is my entry to Cuckoo's photo contest. The theme is "Conspiracy".

I have chosen this picture because that is exactly what came to mind when I saw the two flowers hiding behind the wall :) They seem to be conspiring to hide and scare the next person walking by that wall.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fly away...

These leaves look so much like butterflies in flight!

Friday, September 19, 2008

For Sale...

This was the theme for the Project of the Month at photo.net .. "For Sale"
Here's my submission...a bit blah, but I wanted to start participating there...

My title there was...

Is this your dream house?

Monday, September 8, 2008


The old orange tree. It bears the sweetest oranges ever!

In his own world...

Got this shot on a busy street of San Francisco. With so much hustle and bustle around him, he was just peacefully sitting on that hydrant reading his newspaper. Love the colorful graffiti on the wall!

Zzzzzz... ZzzzZZzzz....

Saw her in the kids section of the Monterey Bay Aquarium...happily dozing...

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Felt like clicking a pic after a very long time today... this one's the best one of the day! The seeds were trying their best to fly off in the wind. But they seemed to be trapped for good!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Some fun ones...

These were not taken by me (of course, I'm in there!!)...sharing coz I find them very cute :)

All were in Ranchi, a couple days after my wedding last December.

Everyone's favorite Chacha!

I totally LOVED Archie comics when I was a kid. Jughead was my favorite.
How I wish that shiny spot wasn't there on the pic. But still, I like looking at this one :)

I think I did click this one.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Busy morning today :)

Today was yet another morning with me lying on my bed, looking out into the yard. Tiger, the neighbor's cat was there as usual. Some squirrels also playing around. Then, the blue-winged visitor came back! But he flew away before I could get the camera out. Now that I was out of the bed, with a camera, I tried to find something else to shoot at.

And I found lots of interesting things :) See...

This is our lemon tree in bloom. Love the colors!

And the pomegranate's also got some lovely flowers! Its the first time the plant's flowered!

These, are, well, just weeds. We got lots of them :(

New life on an old, old palm...at a perfect 90 degree angle!

And I think this is the badmash that ate my cherry! He's up among some high-tension wires, with a nut bigger than his head!

And then I made my way to the front yard...
this lady was walking her dog just as I got to the front. Wish I had caught them sooner...

And right after that, this vintage car came down the road in front of my house. Isn't it cute? I really like this picture. Love the red, green and the blue on that window.

Then I moved on to my flowers. This year's lilies! Such vibrant colors!

And these are my all time favorite flowers. My fucshias! I finally managed to get a satisfactory picture of them, after lots of attempts. Its so similar to the picture on my other blog!

This here is one of my cacti in bloom. Need to take more pics of this beauty.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tryin' to make his way ... home!

This song has been playing a lot on the radio lately, not sure why.

What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home

I love listening to it, and makes me watch everyone else on the road :) It gave me the idea of this post. All these pictures are taken on my own way home, and I think these folks were also doing the same. I also wanted to capture all the different ways people make their way home at the end of the day. So here ya go...

Some take the train, and some race that train :)

Some take the bus! (This one is taken by a friend, I wanted to show off the Hindi on it!)

Some ride a bike

And some ride another kinda bike. Motorbikes, zooming away!

You'll have to read a story before you get to see this very special picture.

A motor-bike picture is what I was waiting for to complete this post. And I wanted a really good bike too, as this was going to be my special gift to -xh- for sharing his expert tips with me.

Yesterday, I was on my way back home, sitting at the last traffic light between me and home. I looked out the passenger side window, and there's this guy, on a nice bike! I am thinking -xh- will love this! Took a quick look at the signal, still red, and this one's a busy intersection, so will be red for a while. I had my dark, black sun glasses on, and he had his helmet on, so due to both these things, I couldn't really see his face, and more important where he was looking! He seemed to be looking towards the light, so I guess I can sneak a click.

Light was red, guy was in clear view, I opened the window, grabbed my camera, looked out the window with my camera raised, and holy crap, पकड़े गए, the guy is waving at me!

I was so shocked, was hoping the ground would open up and swallow me (धरती माँ, मुझे अपनी गोदी में समा लो!)
In my shocked state, I smiled, waved back, pointed at the camera with a questioning look, and he was all happy, gave me a thumbs up and all, waved again. My camera was almost out of battery, so I clicked in a hurry. And here's the result!

The light turned green just then, and I turned left and was gone. The guy in the car next to him also seems to be so amused!

Here's a close-up of the machine! Its a Ducati Monster 900. (Greek to me, but -xh- says its one hell of a motorcycle!)

And now I sit here and wonder, what must he be thinking about all this! What story he must be telling his friends. You know, the other side of the story?

I wish I had a way to send the picture to him, am sure he'll get a kick out of it! I guess I made his "way home" a little more fun :p

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Just on a whim...

Yesterday was another one of my "trigger-happy" days. Took quite a few pictures in the first half of the day! Here they are...

I had an appointment with the doc in the morning. Reached his office about 10 minutes early. So took a few pictures around his office building.

There were quite a few pine trees there, the boughs looked so delicate and pretty against the blue sky!

Then, further down, they had these BIG trees in the middle of all that ivy ground cover. Looked so cool and shady. Really soothing.

Then I got sent to the radiology department a couple blocks down the street. That has got to be the most cheerful medical office I have ever seen. There were flowers everywhere, and what looked like a million-piece puzzle in the waiting room! Clever idea, I say :) The lady who signed me in had this really happy looking flower on her monitor. I couldn't resist clicking at it while she went to make some copies. Makes you smile, doesn't it?

BTW, the husband says "Don't do such things, or else the doc will send you to the psychic ward next!"

I got done with the radiology department, walked out, and saw these flowers (snapdragons!). So pretty in the morning sun. I hadn't really "noticed" the shadow on the ground until I saw it through my camera. Makes it all the more interesting, isn't it?

And then I saw these azaleas in the parking lot. Again, I had no intention of getting the car in the picture, but I just liked how the red looked along with the pink, green and blue.

And then since it was already lunch time by then, I decided to eat before going to my office. I went to my favorite Italian restaurant: Pasta Pomodoro. They sat me at the bar since I was by myself, and right in front of me was this collage of old movie posters.

A close-up of the center picture

And then I saw these wine bottles. Any guesses as to why I HAD to click this one? The bottles on the left say "A", the ones on the right say "Masi"!!! :D

Back to the parking lot after lunch, and this is what I see. It totally cracked me up! That leeeetle bitty tree trying to give shade to that BIIIIIG truck :) It was so funny and cute! Sadly, the picture didn't come out too well. I couldn't avoid the tree in the back.

I went to work, and then home, and then took the last picture of the day. This is the tree-lined street where my home is :) I absolutely love my home and its location and everything else about it.

Thats it for now, folks! Until the bug bites again...ta-da!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Enjoying the breeze

These pictures are specially for my dog-lover friends, Veena and Carolinagal (and all those others that I don't know are dog-lovers).

Please excuse the dirt on my windshield. The dog was truly beautiful, saw him on my way home today! Was too eager to post them up for my friends, so no photoshopping/cropping done.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Early Morning Visitor

Guess what got me out of bed yesterday (I did not want to :))

My alarm went off, I opened my eyes, looking for the snooze button, and saw this little guy roaming around outside in my yard. I literally sprang out of bed, grabbed my Nikon D200 (I love mentioning my totally amazing new camera whenever I can!), and took these pictures. These were taken from inside the house, behind the glass, about 20-25 feet away from the bird. I simply LOVE that camera! You'll soon see why!

Birdie showing off its tail!

I was chanting, turn-around-turn-around, when he decided to...turn around :)

And THIS is the most amazing part! This is a zoomed in version of the above picture. See that WORM in his mouth! (Photo bada kar ke dekho yaar, you'll see it)
I can't believe I could capture that from so much distance and so much clarity!

And here's some more...well...flowers and foliage :)

My red rosy :)

Photoshopped this one a little bit, to get the background all black and all. I like!

One very delicate fern.
Not sure I like this picture much, will give it another shot some other time

The cuties!
We have a "planter-wall" full of these! They are SO cute!