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Foliage

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Foliage . . .

Red and Orange Trees, a whisper in the wind saying that winter is near… Fall is here!!!

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Fall colors

A tree grew old or a bunch of marigold!

Enjoy the fall colors this season…

Cheers!!!

Shruti πŸ™‚

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India is well known for Festivals and Food along with its Culture.Β  After getting a huge response for my previous blog narrating ‘Indian Culture”, this time I thought to write about the Festivals!
“Shravanmasi harsha manasi…hiraval daate chohikade!
Kshanat yete sarsar shirave…kshanat firuni unh pade!! ” – Baalkavi.

These are my favorite lines from a marathi poem by famous poet “Baalkavi” describing “Shravan”…the eagerly awaited monsoon and beginning of festival season in India. I feel it is the most delicate month of the year, as it spreads greenery allover, refreshes the nature and gives pleasure to all humans through its various shades. Rain is something I enjoy the most in this season apart from delicious food and various celebrations πŸ˜‰ The fragrance of soil (Mrudagandha) that comes after it has just drizzled… I miss that “Mrudgandha” a lot here in America 😦 and those tiny-little dewdrops on fragile leaves of plants glitter like diamonds in the sunshine reflected through them! At the moment its cloudy..suddenly the
weather becomes sunny…as if nature is playing “Hide & Seek” with us! Ahhh… its so heavenly beautiful that I feel short of words to describe it… simply unimaginable!

This season is dear to newly married girls especially because they get a chance to meet their parents, family n friends back home and celebrate various festivals. To begin with Shravan Somwar (to pray Lord Shiva), Mangalagauri (a festival in which newly wedded girls pray to Godess Gauri for goodwill of their family, play swings (jhoolas), sing/dance and celebrate it overnight till dawn of next day…which is an absolute fun, Naagpanchami (Showing our gratitude towards Naagdevta), Rakshabandhan, Kojagiri Full moon, Janmashtami, Gauri followed by Ganesh festival which is celebrated at a grand level in Maharashtra. Then comes Navaratri, Dasara and then the biggest festival of India – “Diwali”! I believe these are the festivals that strengthen the bonds of relationships, give everyone many joyful moments and reasons to smile… πŸ™‚
This is the spirit that unites we Indians living in a country having 28 states, more than 30 languages and billions of people.

Have fun this festival seasonΒ  πŸ™‚
Shruti.

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Frozen Lake

Frozen Lake

Winter Storm can make the running water frozen….

Old age of trees in winter Snowfall...

Old age of trees in winter Snowfall...

Not a Wallpaper!

Now I know why the nature in its various colors and conditions makes artists and everyone fall in love with it!

Poets write poems, Painters portray it in beautiful paintings, Photographers capture its beauty, Philosophers praise it in their words and many common people like me just enjoy the soothing scenery! πŸ˜‰

I bet the nature’s beauty is so powerful that it can give birth to an artist within us!

I can tell it outta my own experiance…see it made me capture its beauty in a Photograph and praise it as a Philosopher! πŸ™‚

I will personify this scenery as “Old Age of the trees in winter after the Snowfall”! (it would rather sound more rhythmic “Vrukshanchi Vrudhhawastha” in Marathi)

Happy Living πŸ™‚

-Shruti.

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