India Art Journal Oct 22 2012 by Meera Rao
Almost every morning I woke up to various birds singing their hearts out. I really enjoyed just laying on the bed listening to the songs -- I didn't need the alarm at all! It took me a while to locate the Indian cuckoo or koyal in the tree by the bedroom window and catch a glimpse of him with my camera's zoom lens! I didn't know till then how striking the red eye was! Waking up to the birds is one thing I miss here in the US during the winter months. Here is a link to the cuckoo singing I found on You Tube - enjoy the music! and one more
India Art Journal Oct 24 2012 by Meera Rao
India Art Journal Oct 23 2012 by Meera Rao
We celebrated 'navaratri' the festival of goddesses for nine days during the last few days of my stay in India. On one of the days, 'aayudha puja' day all equipment, vehicles, musical instruments, tools, writing/painting implements, gas station pumps, even computers, are all decorated, honored and thanked for their service to us during the rest of the year. I loved how this ambulance was all decorated with banana leaves and yet ready to take off at a minute's notice.
India Art Journal Oct 25 2012 by Meera Rao
There is a swing in the balcony that is a favorite place to sit, read, chat or just watch the world go by :) Swinging slows down the time, and makes one appreciate the beauty of the bottle brush, the birds and squirrels on its branches etc and meditate about life.
India Art Journal Oct 22-25 2012 by Meera Rao