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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

Skywatch Friday - Changing Moods of the monsoon sky

The monsoons have arrived and we breathe a little more easily, in spite of the flooded roads, and a power cut die to a short circuit somewhere.....Having nothing much to do with the current gone, I spent some time taking snaps of the skies from our window........ Here are three snaps taken at different times of the day - the view is the same, but how different it looks each time! This is why I love monsoons, and am willing to put up with any discomforts, from wet clothes to wading through knee deep water.... Its all worth it!

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  1. Beautiful photos Anu,
    my hands itch to capture these kind of photos when I see them. But now it self my hands are full hence decided to enjoy when others post them.

  2. Anu
    As a mother we have to face lot of problems during monsoon but I also love it among all the difficulties...

  3. Yes it seems as if the sky is changing the moods through the day.

  4. Beautiful vies. You have shot very nicely the changing moods and colors.

  5. Beautiful photos
    Have a nice Friday

  6. hello.. Anu i seen ur comment in another blogs and i came to ur profile and i seen all urs blog.. its really.. nice..! and i got to know.. u like to travel and i need some information from you..!

  7. hello... Anu i came through ur profile and i found that your interested in traveling and i hope Tamilnadu tour will help you to guide you...!

  8. What wonderfully varied skies!

  9. Wonderful skies. Rain is indeed a blessing.

  10. I so agree.. Anu.. Its all well worth it... Wish we had half the monsoons.. here..

  11. Love the last snap! The colours are so beautiful.

  12. Lovely pics... esp the 2nd one...I like more of cloud formations :D

  13. Absolutely beautiful captures of mother nature...

    Recently I switched to a custom domain and have lost friends on google friend connect. Request you to re-join :-)

    Pixellicious Photos

  14. Awesome, Very Beatiful. I am Wondering How long did you wait to capture this shots


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