A Photo a Week Challenge: Bridges

Upstairs, Downstairs | AnitaFor Nancy Merrill’s theme of the week: Bridges

Line of Lamps

Lamps | Anita
For Jenn Mishra’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Things in a Row

Weightless

Flying
When I was a kid, I used to wonder how huge, heavy airplanes could become weightless. Now I know how, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling weightless when I fly in one and look at the clouds floating all around me!

Lemon Tea

Lemon TeaA relaxing cup of lemon tea, with slices of lemon suspended in it (even when the cup is officially a coffee cup!) Just looking at this picture makes me want to go make myself one..

Ducks

Ducks

While on a boat ride in Kerala, these ducks were paddling away furiously beside us. They overtook us eventually. I’d never seen so many ducks gathered together! It was pretty difficult getting a clear picture due to the relative motion of the boat and the ducks, and this is the best of the few that I managed to click.

What makes this photograph funny to me is the random guy inadvertently (or deliberately?) posing at the back. 🙂

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Dragonflies are brutal killers with superpowers; their eyes, apparently, are the most advanced in the insect species. (They beat human eyes effortlessly.) That this dainty-winged creature has not wreaked havoc in killer-insect horror movies shows that Hollywood does not do its research. 😉

I clicked this particular dragonfly while on a vacation at Bali. I used the highest zoom available on my camera for this. No tripod, of course, so I was happy this restless one stayed still for as long as it did! 🙂 While it is not one of those breathtakingly clear and detailed macro photographs by a long shot, I do love the transparent wings and huge compound eyes. I made a tight crop of the shot so I can fully appreciate the beauty of its subject.

For the Weekly photo challenge: Eye Spy, and the SL-Week challenge: Transparency.

Tiny pot trio

Trio of tiny pots Tiny adornments! Who doesn’t love them? 🙂 This trio of tiny pots is one of the many decorative items at home that we have collected over the years. (By ‘we’, I mean my sister who does most of the interior decoration shopping trips with my mother in tow. 😉 )