A Hard Choice

This week’s Daily Post Challenge is the last one of the lot – that’s right, no more weekly photo challenges – and the topic is ‘All-Time Favorites.’ Now that’s a hard choice, and I’m stuck. It’s like the three variations that I created of a pumpkin field picture, and I just find it impossible to pick the one I like. So I’ll just show those pumpkin pictures to you, and hope it compensates for my lack of an all-time favorite list. 😉

Who wants to be Jack-o-Lantern | Anita

Pumpkin patch | Anita

Odd pumpkin out | Anita

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Peek

Goodu deepa
With a gleeful breeze around, it’s fun to watch light peeking out from a swaying paper lamp, but a tedious job to capture it.

Happy Diwali!

Diyas
So far, I’ve been able to enjoy the warm glow of diyas without the ear-splitting din of firecrackers. I hope the rest of this Diwali follows suit, and that all Diwalis end up like today.

Scarecrow nostalgia

Ready for Halloween

What’s a scarecrow nostalgic for? Its hayday, of course!

Okay, I made up the lame pun in the picture’s caption, but the scarecrow doll here certainly seems nostalgic, doesn’t it?

Halloween month starts tomorrow, and I’m reminded of a road trip along southwest USA that I went on with some friends six years ago this time. We stopped at a pumpkin patch and I, of course, clicked photos of pumpkins and little scarecrow dolls.

It’s Diwali!

Diwali

A damp and windy Diwali, though. It’s been raining and blowing a gale for the last couple of days, so the loud noise and heavy smoke that invariably accompanies Diwali is missing this year. (Yay! 🙂 ) We realized we couldn’t place diyas outside either because they would go out, so we made do with just the (waterproof) paper lanterns outside, and only a few diyas at important spots. A very subdued affair, indeed.

As usual, I tried clicking pictures, but there was really nothing new to capture this time. The paper lanterns just wouldn’t stay still, so I ended up making a oil-painting-like composite from the blurry paper lantern and a diya.

Happy Diwali! 🙂

Festivals and food

Festival food
Festival season is in full swing here in India, what with Navaratri recently concluded and Diwali around the corner. Most of these festivals have religious backgrounds and overtones to them, but one thing they all have in common is the food. Sweet treats, savoury treats, I’m looking forward to them all! 😀