Watching sunset at the beach is one of the things missed most in this North-eastern side of America. If the idea is to compensate it with sunrise, a sleepy-head like me will have to raise my will power to quite a huge level to do that. The thought of going to the lakeside to capture sunrise during fall and winter(when the “dude” plans to come up after 7 a.m) sends a chill to my not-so-cold-friendly body. If the plan is to see it in summer, forget it, waking up at 5 and walking to the lakeside is out of question.( Also, I like to watch the sun set rather than it rise :). May be ‘coz a setting sun brings up the beautiful night which gives me hours and hours of serene sleep). Ahhh….Thats when all the nostalgia swarms up..!!!

The long beaches in my very own hometown…the countless sunsets watched….the brined gooseberries and mangoes munched…the scribbling on the sand….the orangish-reddish-yellow  sky….the long wait for a bus to return home…Its all memories now…fond memories..!!!

This snap was taken on our last visit to India at the  Beypore beach where there is a  1 km long bridge made of stone stretching in to sea called “Pulimuttu”.The place was so very awesome. ThePulimuttu is surrounded by  Arabian sea on one side and Kallai river on the other side. The clouds betrayed me from grabbing a good snap of the setting sun…but my eyes assimilated all that my heart longed for..!!!


The never-ending rows of colorful tulips have fascinated me like anything since I saw them in the Tamil movie ‘Anniyan’ and in  the snaps by  DH’s friend when they visited ‘Keukenhof” . Even though I have been to Netherlands, it was not the tulip season and so I missed them..!!! My anguish was answered last spring when I got to see rows n rows of these colorful bulbs here in U.S. The sight was so soothing and pretty that I don’t remember how long I spent there with my camera !!!

Small wonders…

The first ever surprise gift from my DH in our 5 year long courtship and marriage….Since my first birthday after we came together, I have been nagging  for the forgotten birthday wishes and so this one really really marveled me (even though I knew this 2 days before my birthday as I was casually checking our Amazon orders list 🙂 ) . I love surprises…as much as I like to surprise others…!!!