A soft nudge, a gentle whisper
The sky blushed
as he gently kissed her
‘Goodbye my love’, gushed
the sun , and the sky flushed
a bright crimson
When I read this week’s photo challenge theme , I realized that I did not really remember seeing a real rainbow in my entire life . And so I consider it no less than a coincidence that only yesterday, this changed. On my way from Ootacamund ( popularly known as ooty – a famous tourist spot and hill station situated in the Nilgiris , the blue mountains of South India) , where we celebrated the greater part of our weekend – shopping and eating, I got to see the first ever rainbow of my life !
It was about four thirty in the evening when we started our drive back through the hilly terrain and beautiful tea estates, to get back to our home in Wellington.Unfortunately the weather had become rather unruly with trees uprooting due to the strong winds and falling on the roads, blocking them. We met a similar fate and had to revert back to take another route.
It was then that we spotted it, bright and colorful , the vibrant arch adorning the partially cloudy, partially sunny sky . My daughter jumped with delight at the very sight of it . Although it was raining outside, we decided to stop the car, while I got out with my camera trying to capture this stunning miracle of nature. But since I was afraid the lens would be damaged due to the rain , I had to take some quick, and rather hasty pictures of this natural wonder.
I related to my husband the coincidence of it as the weekly photo challenge this week also has the theme of ROY G.BIV , the rainbow colors ! So here are some shots for you to enjoy. The vibgyor running through the vast blue sky overlooking the tea plantations .
My walls have given away
My roof no longer stands
But don’t leave me here and stray
to other distant lands
I did once protect you
from the burning sun and rain
I took the biting cold too
to shield you from all pain
I am old and broken now
but only in my frame
If you look inside, you will see how
My love still stays the same
( P.S: Old age is inevitable . But today we live in a world where anything old is better done away with. Even old parents – Parents who have lived their entire lives shielding you from all troubles so that you are able to lead cushy,comfortable lives. But when they grow old and are unable to continue with their service, they are considered no different from an old house or piece of furniture and got rid off by dumping them in the streets …..)
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE PHOTOS OF BRIGHT IMAGES. Whether your picture is naturally bright from the sun or other lighting, or you create the brightness with post-processing, have fun and get creative.
Here is my response . These pictures , were shot on a bright sunny morning in the North Eastern part of India , where the Sun rises early . Have edited them a little for a ‘perfect sun soaked’ feel . Hope they brighten up your day 🙂