Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Celebrations

Diyas | Anita

We’ve switched to celebrating quieter Diwalis for a while now, and only light diyas (earthen lamps) and paper lanterns, but I do miss capturing pictures of the sparklers. 🙂

For Lens Artists Photo Challenge #23: Celebrations, hosted by Amy this week.

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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

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! 🙂