A forest reminds me of all the elements of nature, even fire.
A plant — to me, reminds me of all the elements of nature, except for fire, I guess… at least, not in my garden.
A running river — a symbol of water — stands as one of the most powerful elements of nature after fire.
A ball of fire, but kept at a safe distance from us.
Air — wind, they stay invisible and can only be seen when the trees and leaves flutter or clouds drift away. Of course, even this could show us its temper sometimes.
Hungry… cheesy food texture
Some polished unpolished wooden textures
A few months back I bought a hibiscus plant. Somehow it caught insects and I did everything to get rid of those. Finally the plant became green but I hadn’t seen any buds or flowers. A few days back, I was satisfied to see a bud peeping out of the leaves.
It was the beginning of summer and a bad time to buy a rose plant…but I did. Infact I bought two, one red and one white. Within a week’s time they both dried and I got sad. In desperate need to revive them I just trimmed them, I don’t know why… but I did. Every morning, I watched the plants to see some signs of life. I knew they were alive but I just needed some signs. Then one day, I saw new leaves sprouting in the red one first and then the white one. One or two days back, I was more than satisfied, thrilled and happy to see a bud greeting me.
Sundays are generally grocery shopping days for me. So this Sunday when I was coming back I saw an unusual stranger sitting on the rooftop of my car.
I took out my mobile to capture this stranger. I had seen green grasshoppers, but this was a little different than that and immediately captured my attention because of its striking stripes in yellow and somewhat greenish blue colour. Unfortunately I could take only one photo. As it turned towards me, I thought of taking its close up but I think I made it nervous and it started walking away from me.
My interpretation of magic in the form of art.
Please do spare my childlike spirit of art. But these days I’m very much in the zone of painting.
With the word magic I could think of only this, where the green represents the earth and blue the sky or space. With the tiny specks of blue in one and chunks of greens in the other it represents harmony to me; and, hence magic in harmony.
…and the shiny chandelier was hanging from the ceiling like thousand pieces of broken stars had been intricately woven into a piece of art that emitted light and showed beauty in them.
Whenever and wherever I see these beautiful vibrant red leaf plants I’m surrounded by a fog of nostalgia. It reminds me of a very soon – to approach Christmas. The reds, greens and tiny dots of yellows, forms a very easy combination of a Christmas time, and immediately gushes me with the warm memories of a past Christmas.
As a child, our school would close for winter vacation around the 20th or 23rd of December. Before going on a long vacation, each one of us would take time to neatly tear a blank sheet of paper and draw (at the best) our own interpretation of Christmas.
That would be our Christmas cards; although, in the later years making of cards were substituted with buying read made cards.
Where my artists friends drew candles and cakes, I drew these red and green leaves with golden balls at the center. I don’t know what made them smile, but looking at their happy faces I felt happy, too.
At home these plants used to stay in a nice big pot. With the arrival of Christmas, Mr Red And Green Plant used to get a complete make over. I, along with the entire gang of siblings, used to decorate the plant with colourful streamers and balloons. On Christmas eve, we loved bursting and playing with those balloons. Of course, the streamers were spared as they would be reused the next time.
Like a million stars;
Wandering in the galaxy.
My soul, an eternal entity;
Has journeyed a thousand times.
And yet, travel ten thousand times more.
When I become one;
Did I learn anything?
Is my quest over, yet?
Or will I travel another mile?
Or will I go on another quest?
Inspired by the weekly photo challenge: Quest