I realise after deliberating over a painting for hours, that what I really want to make is a place that I would love to visit… To sit where the Lotus bloom… Where wild grass grows, and maybe it’s visited by a firefly or two… 😊.
#nature #art #oilpainting #SimplePleasuresofLife #koiaurkamal #aplaceinmyheart
If it’s a celebration
Let the whole world
#languageofflowers #joy #fun #joyofcolour #joyofart #laburnum
Bottle brushes are in full bloom. They look like the tear of every Weeping Willow branch ended in a flower. It’s a gorgeous sight.
At a distance, hills fade away into gentle shades of lilac tinged with the orange of a Sun that is still mustering its strength to rise.
Bird call fills the air, lilting, musical, ethereal… They flit from branch to branch with joyous energy.
Such a perfect world has been created, and it’s never more evident than in the the early morning hours… In the hills 😊🐦☀️☕
It was nearing teatime.
Having wandered the Surajkund Mela for many hours with some friends, we finally reached a stall selling stunning Afghani kilim and carpets.
We sat down and started a conversation with the pleasing Afghan gentleman. He could see how tired we were and just how relaxed to be sitting, surrounded by so much hand-woven and colourful beauty.
Leaving us in the care of his cousin, the shopkeeper disappeared for some time, reappearing once again with some hot, refreshing green tea and ‘Shahi Tukdi’ 😍… To say that tea never tasted tastier or mithai more delicious, would be an understatement!!
So there we sat, my American friends and I, chatting with an Afghani who could converse in eight languages (🤓!) while sitting in Haryana 😁….!
How’s that for an extraordinary day?!
#surajkund #mela #internationalrelations #SimplePleasuresofLife #everydayindia #delhidiaries
When in doubt
When in joy
#nature #beauty #stillness #flowers #blossomsandblessings
From the incessant chatter of parrots to the reflective, meditative quality of sunrise… Life gives us reasons, over and over to be grateful and mindful and respectful of this beautiful world 🙏🌍😊
As ancient as time
Is a reminder
#nature #beauty #stillness #flowers #art #Watercolours #myart #blossomsheadedparakeets #stillmanandbirn