Go Hawks !

Two weeks ago during our morning walk over the weekend, we saw a couple of people standing under a tree and looking up. Wondering what the commotion was about that early in the morning on a weekend, we stopped by, to look up at the tree, what we found was a laundry bag seated firmly…

There is something about beautiful evenings…..

Walking our pet around the park with a slowly setting sun in the background,  I saw  a man  sitting and reading a book in the  slanting sunlight  across the green grass, the soccer field was empty perhaps his grandkids were playing at the park slides, he was having some time for himself, basking in the…

Sweet Corn Sundal

Some pictures that are stored in memory never fade away, irrespective of the time or place since you last saw them….. The joy on the faces of hardworking Sundal vendors on the beach at the end of the day, strolling along the shore while the gentle waves touch their feet and go, their distant laughter…

A rainy weekend….

It has been raining all weekend, one had two options…either to stay indoors and sulk at the rain or pull on your rain boots and jump in the puddles. I chose the latter, sulking never looked or felt good, so walk along with me on the river’s edge where nature beckons in all her glory…

Chivalry Is Not Dead !

  Trying to get the one parking spot that was open, I am waiting patiently during rush hour to finish my grocery shopping and get back home. Blocking the parking spot is a lady, completely oblivious of my waiting and is taking her own sweet time looking at her reflection in the glass window of…

If ~ Rudyard Kipling

One of my favorite poems of all times, written by Rudyard Kipling, I have carried it with me all my life, the wisdom in the lines has stayed with me every season of my life.Sharing it here……. “If you can keep your head when all about you     Are losing theirs and blaming it on…

Firewood for Next Winter

 The snow had melted, Mother Nature was still playing hide and seek with her blow hot blow cold mood swings. Official Spring has begun  a few days ago, the wind was still blowing cold, determined to step out, just to feel the fresh air, I took our pet out for a walk. Two weeks ago…

Irish I am not, but very green I am.

Did we not just turn the corner and get into March, like what, a day ago ? The receptionist at the front desk in the physician’s office broke my momentary reverie……. “Ma’m, here is the form that needs to be filled”…..little did I realize I was staring at her beautifully painted St. Patty’s Day Nail…

Signs of Spring

The days are slowly getting longer, perhaps the tree tops can see it better than me walking under them, that Spring is in the vicinity. The tree are beginning to show tiny buds, against the bright blue sky. The joy is palpable, as I take in all the fresh air, the birds are coming home,…

Stop and smell the roses, won’t you ?

However, busy the day gets always stop to smell the roses ! Oh, I love this quick lunch hour breaks when you are running errands, yet the beauty of these roses stops you dead in your tracks, making you wistfully think…..Oh, life goes on irrespective, but always, always stop for those that speak directly to…

Happy Pongal /Harvest Festival of the South of India

While the land I grew up in is celebrating Pongal , the harvest festival in the South of India and offering prayers to the Sun God, I am finding new ways to scrape snow of my car wind shield, without getting frost bite. The contrast is what makes the memories sweeter. Even if you have…

Happy New Year 2017

Starting the New Year 2017, with the blessings of Maha Ganapathi, fondly called Ganesha, the Elephant God, the remover of all obstacles ! May his grace be with each one of us throughout the year and each day of our lives. The temple was crowded to say the least, rolling into the parking lot was…