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Bird at dawn

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
-Rabindranath Tagore

My last post of 2011. Thanks so much to you all for being such a nice crowd and for following this blog. 
Let us count down to the start of what is hopefully a year of peace and happiness for us and ours. 

Time-lapse at Sunset

My first short experimental time-lapse sunset. Camera is synchronized with the sun.

Light and smoke from welding

Posted for Thursday Challenge theme - "LIGHT" (Candle, Street, Business, Fireplace, Glitter, Sparkle,...)

Shod and unshod

RSS cadres performing their early morning drill. RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) is a right-wing Hindu nationalist organization.

Posted for Thursday Challenge theme - SHOES (Boots, Sandals, Dress Shoes, Wooden Shoes, Stiletto heals, Horse Shoes,...) 

Lunar eclipse of December 10, 2011

Starts from the yellow moon clock-wise

Date: December 10, 2011
Time: From 6:30PM to 10PM
Review: A very satisfying lunar eclipse despite the clouds that eclipsed some parts.

No paparazzi please!

Posted for Thursday Challenge theme - "COMMUNICATION" (Talking, Sign Language, Telephone, Technology,...)


The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.
-Jacques Yves Cousteau 
Posted for Mellow Yellow MondaySOOC Sunday and Camera Critters meme 


To Paradise, the Arabs say, Satan could never find the way until the peacock led him in.
- Charles Godfrey Leland
Posted for SOOC Sunday and  Camera Critters meme 


In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
-Thomas Jefferson
Posted for SOOC Sunday and Thursday Challenge theme - "HARD" (Rock, Ice, Brick, Steel, Cement,...)


Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.
-Pablo Picasso
 Posted for Ruby TuesdayToday's flowers and Mellow Yellow Monday


I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
-Audrey Hepburn


What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

- Richard Bach

Posted for Mellow Yellow MondaySOOC Sunday and Camera Critters meme 


Posted for Thursday Challenge theme "ORANGE" (Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Leaves, Clothing,...)

Golden Pupa of Common Crow butterfly

Pupa of the nondescript Common Crow butterfly is shiny golden in color.

Posted for Thursday Challenge theme - "GOLDEN" (Fields, Sun, Flowers, Hair, Gold,...)

Mexican Butterfly Weed

Botanical Name: Asclepias curassavica
Common Names: Mexican Butterfly Weed, Scarlet milkweed, Tropical milkweed, Bloodroot, Bloodflower, Bastard Ipecacuanha

Posted for Ruby Tuesday and Mellow Yellow Monday


Posted for Thursday Challenge theme - "LEARNING" (School, Books, Pens, Computers, Libraries,...)