Author Archives: Dew

About Dew

I love dreaming, love my fantasy world - but I stay grounded all the while. :-) Besides, I enjoy nature trails, long drives, good music, rainfall, books,cooking, baking, pottery and poetry. I guess anything that has art and creativity in its form - I love it. About my life? Who cares, as long as I live happily :-)

After a long time here!

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

It took sometime to actually think, after I came across this quote on Goodreads. What do I plan to do with this one wild and precious life… ? All my bucket list started popping up… I want to do this .. and that….but, all in all,  want to live life to the fullest, would make every moment a special one, add different colors to life, explore the world, become a wanderer and then at some point in time, ignoring all the worldly affairs, I would simply want to sit back and drink the nature’s chalice of joy…and jot down my experiences under the bright, sunny and azure sky, overlooking a green pasture.

P.S. No harm in being an absolute dreamer. ;) BTW, please share if you can, what is it YOU plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Monsoon Love

The parched earth

Those pregnant, joyful clouds

Scented moist air

Whistling wind, and the sweet chill

The steaming cup

A book in hand

Some dreams

Some love

Melodious downpour

Rain, monsoon, and more rain….!

 

The Ruins of Vijayanagara Empire

History was never interesting before. But, for some reasons I find it now. The quest to discover more about the gone by era, sort of, intrigues me, which possibly has several poignant tales entwined around the forlorn remains of the times and people and their lives. Hampi has always been on my wish list to explore, especially to learn more about the crumbling architecture. And, I did not leave this opportunity when this sudden plan cropped up with a bunch of friends.

Well, Hampi, being UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, a sprawling boulder-laden region of the then rulers of Vijayangara Empire… is amazingly magnificent. The weather was hot but tolerable due to pleasant breeze and partial clouds playing hide and seek in this month of June, so, it was not so discomforting. However, ideal season to visit the site is post November.

So, here I present a set of pictures that I managed to capture through my lenses – The beautiful rustic, ruins and architectural beauty of Vijaynagara Empire, based on the southern bank of Tunga Bhadra river.

The Little Shed

The Little Shed

Boulder laden Hampi

Boulder laden Hampi

Disintegrating Architecture

Disintegrating Architecture

The Bazaar

The Bazaar

The Temple Remains

The Temple Remains

The Chariot

The Chariot

Danseuse

Danseuse

Tunga Bhadra River Bank

Tunga Bhadra River Bank

The intricate wall arts, sculpted figurines, stone laid floors and walls present a remarkable and picturesque outline of the empire and speaks volumes about the mighty skilled artistes of the then era. There are about 80 monuments, spread across, we managed to explore quite a bit. The place, where we used for lodging had some good books, I did spend some time too to read about the history surrounding the place, and it was fun.

A Note: The photographs exclusively belong to me, please do not steal. I would be happy, if you bear reference or seek my permission. Thank you! :)

Sun Kissed Summer Flowers

Flowers have a mysterious way of hypnotizing me, be it in any form. Whether it’s wild or exotic, whether it has fragrance or not, they never fail to bring a smile. Fragile, timid, in variant shades and colors, they look strikingly beautiful.

Golden Marigold

Golden Marigold

The Rose

The Rose

Pink Blossoms

Pink Blossoms

Sun Kissed Wild Flower

Sun Kissed Wild Flower

On a recent trip to a nearby hilltop, I noticed this pastel colored wild flower, sans any scent, perched delicately against the mighty hills. It was beaming with joy, as it bathed in the abundance of golden sunlight,  so nonchalantly, happy & bright, oblivious to any uncertainty, any hail or storm, bad weather conditions, unlike we humans, who spend most of our time worrying what the future beholds, errr.. let me correct, what the next minute holds. ;) Strange. No?

I loved it, found it inspiring. Hope you like it too. Sharing this to spread some brightness around…well, not quite on a Wordless Wednesday! :)

How Our Preferences Change…

There’s nothing called “My all time favorites”, or “Love Forever”. I have realized, with passing time, our tastes, likes, dislikes and preferences change. Things we used to like as kids or adolescents,  might not be something we like anymore, of course, that’s the process of growing up and discovering life and blah blah.. but am a bit surprised. You know, I have noticed, few things I used to like before, I have started disliking them.. And things I’d hated, I’ve started liking them…Just for instance, I’d never liked long hair, especially since it involves so much care, you know for good, long, shiny hair. So always preferred keeping it shoulder length, but, for the last one year or so, I have started liking it, and am growing my tresses now…! Sharing a pic too :D

Long Tresses

Long Tresses

Right now, it’s reached…just a bit above my waist. :) But, with this …comes in a lot of trouble to maintain its texture and quality… Sigh!!!!