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2023 - The Year That Was

Places impact you for a variety of reasons. And the same place impacts different people in different ways. This is especially true when it comes to spiritual experiences, where every single person’s experience is unique. And personally, every spiritual experience is unique, the same person can have different deeply spiritual experiences at different places, at different times. This thought has emerged because of my own experiences over the years, but especially so this year, with different and unique experiences at various places I have visited recently. I began this year with a visit to Baroda (Vadodara) with friends. It was meant to be a relaxed trip, a touristy trip, with our sons. We enjoyed ourselves to the hilt, but the highlight of that trip was a visit to the Lakulisha temple at Pavagadh. It was the iconography of the temple that I connected with, and I spent a few hours simply lost in the details of the figures carved around the temple. There was an indefinable connect with

The advent of the creepy - crawlies....

Its pouring out there as I write these words, the windows tightly shut to prevent my computer getting wet! No words today, just pictures...... taken a couple of days back.. Yes, now that the rains have begun, I have started carrying my camera along as we wait for Samhith's bus, managing somehow to click pictures of creepy crawlies, juggling with my mobile and camera in one hand and an umbrella in the other, not to mention trying to stop Samhith from running off into the rain!

Here's our first visitor - a beetle scuttling off in the water......



And these aren't visitors - these are permanent residents - centipedes - but they look a bit more attractive in the rains (If u can call them attractive, that is..)



And if you were wondering how many of these were around, here's a glimpse... that's just one small patch of the wall!!!



And here are a few mushrooms... they grow and disappear miraculously soon!



That's all for now, but the monsoon has just begun... and more creatures are sure to appear soon!

Comments

  1. yikes !!

    I'm sorry but centipedes and other crawly creatures are not something I love to see...

    But yes, the monsoon has been great till now. I loving every bit of it...

    sitting at my french window, having a hot cup of chai with pakodas and a good book to read... Aaahhh heaven !! :)

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  2. Anu
    very nice post...mentioning these creatures which are also part of our life...

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  3. Anu,
    On rains I agree with shyamgovind here.
    Thanks for sharing these creepy creatures. I generally freak out seeing them. :-)

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  4. I used to live in a room bordering the Malad Creek some years back. And there was a treasure trove of creepy crawly life on my window sill every day. Pretty scary.

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  5. eek! Anu!seriously gross pics!

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  6. Juggling with too many things (mobie, umbrella and samhith) and u stil manage to capture these ? I end up dropping my mobile most times even without a camera around :)

    but centipedes and other crawly ones are not my fav too !

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  7. Anu at the moment I won't mind them if I got some rain along with it.

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  8. This post reminds me of the bite once I got from a centipede.it was really painful

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  9. What a wonderful insight into the monsoon season!

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  10. We are still waiting for the rains. The pictures are great.

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  11. Great photos! It's nice to see the rain since it's so hot and dry here now. My chickens would like some bugs but not beetles or centipedes.

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