Tuesday, March 19, 2013

First day of spring !!

First day of spring. March 20th !!  Spring to me is a time of wildflowers blooming and baby animals stirring. Alltho,  here in the high sierras of California, spring tends to  come pretty late at times. This photo is of the top of Squaw Valley USA in late summer. Great spring flowers.
Lower photo is a yearling cub and was taken in the fall. Still, these photos both are of awakenings which is how I think of springtime. Happy spring everyone !!   

Friday, March 15, 2013

Rajasthan India part 3

 "There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won't go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor."
- Keith Bellows (Editor-in-chief, National Geographic Society)
When I left India I was overwhelmed by it and didnt think I would go back but now it beckons to me. India can make one feel very alive.