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.



  7 comments for “Winter…..Imaginary Palette

  1. July 30, 2020 at 12:02 am

    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. July 30, 2020 at 10:12 am


  3. July 30, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    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.

  4. July 31, 2020 at 12:18 am

    Great photos. Well done.

  5. July 31, 2020 at 4:40 am

    Thank you

  6. August 2, 2020 at 7:37 am

    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

  7. August 2, 2020 at 7:39 am

    I think so too … snow woman

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