H a p p y ~ O n a m
Last week it was great celebrating Onam in Kerala.
It was a first time for me as a native of the state, to be here during the festival!
T’was also the reason I was missing in action in blogosphere.
Here is the traditional Pookalam or floral arrangement we all joined in to make.
Created with a blend of various colourful flowers.
A ton of patience is needed for anyone partaking in this festive activity 🙂
Additions by enthusiastic family members –
Here is the Pookalam I spotted in front of a village tea stall –
Tug-of-war games seemed to abound in the village during the day of the festival.
Village kids seated atop a wall try & get the best view of the game.
Few are curious at the new faces passing by –
The post-box is still very much in use –
The green, green grass of home.
Balm to the eyes these paddy fields were –
As far as the eye can see, with hardly a soul in sight –
The green sea –