Thursday, May 14, 2009

photo: after a short rainy spell.


Everything becomes washed clean, everything smells fresh, everything looks new and everything seems possible.

I took this shot outside our home in Dubai....living in desert, means lots of sand everywhere, which is why paving stones like these are very popular, to cover part of the garden and instead turn it into a mini-grove of date palm trees.

9 comments:

pink dogwood said...

I love this

Everything becomes washed clean, everything smells fresh, everything looks new and everything seems possible. Love the shot - trying to close my eyes and summon up the post rain smells of my childhood in India

Aditi said...

I like the picture and can almost smell the rain washed air.

bindu said...

The date palms are so regal! Beautiful.

Shalini said...

Thanks so much pink dogwood! Something so special about memories of rain.

Aditi, thanks....I love to rush out when it rains, to capture the little things, especially when it rains so rarely.

bindu, thanks....we get lots of dates from these trees....I never cared for dried dates, but love the fresh ones, that are soft, guey and not as sweet.

Katja said...

I love the air after a good summer rain, so fresh and clean, like you wrote.

Shalini said...

Katja, thanks....yes, nothing like summer rain!

Gillian said...

Why did I not know you have a blog?
:)
Glad I found you. xo
Love, Gillian

Shalini said...

Lol, Gillian, and I didn't know about yours either...thanks for visiting.

Patricia Torres said...

I Miss the rains Shalini..