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Winter…..Imaginary Palette

For Lens-Artists Challenge #107 – Winter challenge…my thoughts and images

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home.”Edith Sitwel

Living in a hot country, India, winter ( Dec-Feb) is the season to revel under the clear blue skies, the cold permeating through the radiant flowers and trees, slurping innumerable cups of masala/herbal tea and crunching roasted peanuts around a bonfire. And like Taylor SwiftI love the scents of winter!….”

As a school girl I was envious of children living in snow countries simply because of the ‘snowman’. My envy turned into joy when I made one, (a family effort), decades later, in my son’s backyard in Calgary Canada.  

My first Snow/person 2015

“The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in our imagination.” Terri Guillemets.

We can splash our own colors, print our footsteps on blank miles of white sheet (snow)……(Columbia Ice Fields Alberta, Canada)

” …. if winter comes, can spring be far behind?”– Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Winter is not closure but a beginning… after an hiatus a new seed sprouts; after disappointment new hope rekindles.. flowers from my garden in Pune, India.

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Reporter/researcher/ feature writer/content writer/blogger/...the journey continues looking for the unusual and quirky., the realistic and make-believe. It has not always been easy. Travel happened by chance and has stayed. To me travel is knowledge with enjoyment and learning and as long as I can I will .It is a means to know peeps, places, pastimes and pleasures
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7 replies

  1. Love that you captured the different winters in one post! And how great you finally made a snowman – a really nice one as well!

  2. Hope you had fun making that snowman. In my part of Australia winters get cold down to 3-5’C overnight but never cold enough to snow. Personally I am not a fan of cold winters. Right now it’s in the middle of winter here and I’m looking forward to the next over 20’C day very much.

  3. Not sure how I missed your response to our last challenge Indra – I loved your snow person (is it REALLY a man? I think not!) and the contrast between Canada and India in the winter, which is striking. Well done. thank you for joining us

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