Monday, October 10, 2011

the past week


As boring as it can get to do the same thing over and over again, taking photographs has made me see everything with more interest. I make an effort now. A cup of tea is a cup of tea, repeated everyday, but taking photographs prods me on to maybe pull out a different cup, to use the cloth napkin and so on. We buy pretty things, but then relegate them to the cupboards, to be saved for a special day, which invariably comes along once in a blue moon. 

Talking about the moon, here's half a moon in the lovely evening light, as the sun sets. I sat on a bench facing the water, with E by my side, both of us munching on a fresh baguette. Oh I tell you they are addictive. We've altered our walk time to coincide with when they bake the baguettes at our local bakery. I'll try to take a photo or two of it next time around.

 Morning sunshine streaming into the living room. I love how warm and inviting it has become now that the summer is over. I'm in love with it again, after our disagreement over the hot summer months when it was too harsh.

Ah, saving the best for last :-) E wearing her new wooden bangles that my s-i-l sent her. I'm perched on the windowsill and she came to me instead of going to the window to look down at the cars. She makes me feel so special. I love her so much. Each day a little bit more.

9 comments:

Kala said...

Gorgeous shots Shalini, especially of Elisha:) I love how, here I am in Florida and I get a glimpse of your world in Dubai...isn't the Internet something special:):)

GB said...

I have to agree --taking a photograph for the blog certainly helps me appreciate the moment more. It may feel skin deep, but if it allows one to savor the moment (in even the simple act of drinking a cup of chai)it has to pretty special, right? :)

Love little Es wooden bangles--she's adorable!

Shalini said...

Kala, I know, I find that one of the coolest things about the internet too.

GB, so great to see you back in the online world! Yes, it's good to make ourselves feel special in our daily lives, even if it's just by using the good china.

Patricia Torres said...

aaawww.. Yes.. Girls have that kind of an effect.. Makes their mom feel special.. So pretty in her wooden bangles..

I came here to say.. did you get my invite for the bloggers meet?? Will we see you & E this time?? Will we??

Yes.. I feel you about taking pics.. makes everything more important, special and beautiful.. :-)

Zeba said...

Aw. Such cuteness. Loved it.

Shalini said...

Thanks Patricia! Yes, girls really seem to have an inbuilt sense of showing love and affection. I simple love it.

I'll be emailing you about the meet.

Zeba, thanks :-)

Harshika said...

Oh look at those bangles!! They look benarsi to me infact!awww. I wanted a baby girl all so i would be able to dress her. yes, that is how vain we are...

Shalini said...

Thanks Harshika! I know, dressing up a little girl is a lot of fun, and these days I get to do it 2-3 times a day, with all the stuff that keeps getting on her clothes at mealtimes!

Shalini said...

Oh, I forgot about about the bangles....my sil got them from Blr.