While staying on Long Island in the Bahamas for a long weekend I was treated to miraculous sunrises each and every morning. This is one. More interpretations of sun.
Out beyond what the eye can see here there are lively coral reefs deep within the crystal blue sea. Wandering around and exploring the relatively remote Long Island in the Bahamas revealed many magical gifts. More beautiful reefs here.
No one does pots quite like India. The holy men, or Siddhas, all over India carry small brass pots to collect money. They do not beg, but if you take their photo and don’t donate, they will literally chase you down. Fair is fair. Sometimes you learn the hard way. No one does pots … More A Word a Week Photo Challenge – Pots
Color or black and white? Long Island, Bahamas. While in search of straw hats on this relatively remote island in the Bahamas we stumbled upon this relic. Like so many other buildings on this island, this one was damaged beyond repair during a hurricane most of us in the US never really heard about. … More A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Cross
A guard at the palace in Udaipur, India takes a break. With a choice of so many windows, I wonder why he chose that one. More windows by others here.
Fort Christmas, Florida. While I may not want to touch this rusty chain, this pink dragonfly has no such worries. More rust photos by others here.
The Amber Fort in Jaipur, India. Outside the fort hawkers were relentless, shoving carvings of Ganesh, “hand-painted” silks, and turbans into our hands while we waited in line for an elephant to ride up the steep ramp to the fort itself. Some people in line got extremely upset and yelled at the hawkers who … More A Word A Week Challenge – Arch
While in Tiruvannamalai, just outside the Ramanashram this kind soul was carving small deities statues out of white and red marble. From quarter-sized Om necklaces to foot tall Shiva’s his work was exquisite. “I make.” Humble and sweet, it was an honor to buy gifts from him.
Couldn’t resist sharing this little beauty. Being originally from Northern Virginia, I got to see a lot of these fellows. So popular, in fact, he is the state bird of seven states! Living in Florida now it feels more like a treat when I get to spot one in my own backyard. An even rarer … More A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Red…Again
While waiting for a friend at the Rajagiri Fort in India, this woman strolled past me as if she does it all the time. Which, I’m sure, she does. The vividness of her clothing really stood out against the dusty road and otherwise natural setting. Red.