Monday, August 31, 2009

Woodpeckers ? (hoopoe) in mom’s backyard

I was sipping on my herbal (tusli-Indian basil and Ginger) tea one morning (yum-yum - another story) when I spotted couple of woodpeckers in the yard.

They are such beautiful birds with beautiful stripes and amazing plume (?) on their head- which fans out. I presume when they are excited…I am not sure though, would have to research it a bit further.

The one in the first picture still had some fuzzy growth around his neck; I am guessing he was still young at the time.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Dresser

Sheru (metu) on master bedroom dresser
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Excitement .....

We were driving towards Delhi when I took this picture. There was so much excitement in their eyes for the celebration they were about to participate in. The picture was taken through the windshield of the car- in a moving car!

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Contemplating in Jaipur

Taken outside a remote temple on a steep hill

I accidentally changed the setting on my camera with surprising pleasing results…now I have to figure out the settings!

His eyes almost saying- nothing can faze me….
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Saundhi meeti ki kushbu….

Taken during my last trip to the countryside in India….

Being so far- they almost seem iconic!
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009


One of my favorite pictures! It was taken at Galtaji- Jaipur.
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When I was growing up I had heard so much about Galtaji, that when we got a chance to visit, I jumped at it. I was just a tad disappointed with the condition it was in, specially the green water. Also, It did not help that I was little scared of the monkeys! But, I must admit-their curiosity, and their playful nature filled my heart with joy and ....trepidation at the same time
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Top of the Rock- Rockefeller Center

Tare Zameen Par?
This chandelier in the lobby caught my eye. Actually I was quite enamored by it.

Top of the Rock? All these pictures are from the 70th floor of Rockefeller Plaza (Also known as Top of the Rock), which is 850 feet or 260 m above ground.

One more view of the central park! The whole thing!

This building stood out for me- it was so traditional/old school (in a good sort of way) in midst of all the steel high rise buildings!

Top of the Chrysler building.

I found the architecture fascinating. All the swirls, on top of each other, reminded me of a beautiful cake (I think I must have been hungry). It must be fascinating to sit on the other side in the building and have a office.

Contemplating! Very cool attitude.

Another view of the chandelier- looks totally different – doesn’t it?

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lazy evening -Central Park, NY

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View from the top- Central Park

Taken from the top of Rockefeller Center
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You see the pond in the middle (just above the watermark) that where the Iris (or what I think were Iris) in the previous post were thriving!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

One shore to another

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View of downtown NY, from Stanton Island ferry