Sunday, 24 May 2015

Temple Talk

It is often said that the journey itself is more important than the final destination. A relaxed trip away from your city could be enjoyable and one would also feel totally free from the daily chaos of city life.

Our recent trip to a temple in a tiny village near our city Chennai was a memorable one. The Village hasn't changed for many years. The landscape is wild and nothing commercial there. Spending a day and walking around the temple barefoot admiring the beauty of the temple,  inhaling the fresh air and having meal made with fresh local produce all had the ingredients of an amazing day. 

Thiruvalangadu is a small village in Tamil Nadu and the temple built for Lord Shiva by the Chola rulers during 12th century is regarded as scared Shaivaite temple. It is one of the five majestic cosmic dance halls of Lord Shiva. Legend has it that when the Lord was once entranced in a deep cosmic dance , the jewels from the Lords anklets fell on the earth and scattered in five places  and this place is one of them. The temple is known for its architectural splendour. The shrines importance is enhanced by the mystic location of the temple on what was once a forest of banyan trees( How beautiful the place would have been with huge banyan trees).The temple has a large water tank, and there exists a belief  that  a secret  underground tunnel inside the temple which runs through  is not opened for centuries.

What do you get there: Fresh farm grown vegetables, Greens and flowers.  

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Tea Time With Lilies:)))

The bloom of Lilies are back in the garden this season. As Lilies stand for beauty and temptation I was tempted to do a  tiny tea scape with Lilies this evening. Capturing the beauty of beautiful Lilies through the lens was a moment for me.Placing a nest with birdies (they are always ready to get featured in my posts) looked pretty and says crows are busy making their nests outside....:):)

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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Creative arrangement with figs:))

Be ever ready to get inspired........It can be enjoyable at any time of the year, but perhaps more so in summer when a brisk walk in the fresh air combines with the satisfaction of bringing home flowers, foliage, fallen berries, fruits from trees free by nature. Collecting few unripe figs fallen on the ground by the unusual rain, inspired me to do a creative arrangement on a table top with brass lamps. It's not always flowers take pride of place on a table or side board for a creative arrangement. Sometimes collecting  unnoticed fallen berries & unripe fruits from parks or woods can be a attractive display for your table or for your kitchen corner. 

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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Mother's Day Table...:):)

Hi there....Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day celebration. It's always special & pleasure to do a table for mother's day. I set the table with gold rimmed white porciline table wares . And  using fresh seasonal Indian flowers like the Yellow Marigold, white & pink Lotus, Magnolia Champaka (Magnolia Champaka is a beautiful strongly fragrant yellow flower is native of South Asia)  looked pretty. 

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