Tuesday, March 11, 2008

life...

these days...
* a big fat green barbet starts it's musical duet with the cuckoos in the summer afternoons.
* a lovely cold glass of fruit smoothie, when I get home from the sun.
* the cool morning breeze caresses me while I cut and prune in my balcony.
* melons, strawberries, grapes.
* tabebuias and jacarandas. pinks and purples paint the skies and the roads.
* countdown for summer vacations begin.
* ice-creams are devoured just minutes after breakfast.

Before I leave here is some amazing eye-candy from
Love Made Visible.
The beautiful Lakshmi Menon appears in the Hermes Campaign - Hermes Orange, Indian Pink.
Inspired by the painted elephants of Rajasthan. ( India sure is rocking!)

24 comments:

shula said...

Oh MAN!!

I want an elephant for Christmas.

I'd let him inside and everything.

priya said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...
i love pink and seeing this has really made my day!

and the lakshmi menon ads? oooof!

Chandan said...

Hey Archana,
Love the post... awesome colours...the pinks of the flowers and the smoothie are beautiful... About the Hermes campaign, they are in double page spreads everywhere... as much as I like Lakshmi Menon I do not think much of the campaign at all.. elephant with nails painted pink and orange ... and come to think of pink and orange ( great combo but..) does'nt get more cliched than that... look fwd to more pink shots from you.. this is more like the real deal here when it comes to eye candy!

Gillian said...

I
AM
IN
LOVE!!!!!
Those painted elephants.
Your life! So colourful and alive.
xoxo

fliss said...

Your pink photos are beautiful, especially the drink, which i am wondering what it is?
So lovely to discover your blog (via Smosch) and see snippets from India (one of my favorite places).

fliss said...

I was so engrossed in the photos i forgot to read the text...woops, I now see its a fruit smoothie!

Elisa Day said...

Lovely photos! Wonderful colours!

Lorie McCown said...

Now I want to make a pink and orange quilt! So nice. Pink is wonderful..ooo, maybe a pink and gray one too!!

Anonymous said...

dunkin donuts will soon sue hermes! the orange and pink color of dunkin donuts is too entrenched in our brain to think of it as hermes -

Liz

MASALA CHAI said...

I almost never remember to check this blog, the images are beautiful. So very moody. & the decorative painting on the elephant is gorgeous - I love Elephants !

It's good to see these sporadic posts , sort of like seeing a familiar face in the crowd.

Marina said...

The pink three is so sweet!

Arch at Rang said...

shula- Thanks:-) Santa Claus says 'wish granted';-))

priya- Thanks:-))

chandan- Thanks:-) I loved the orange and pink combination, so rich and vibrant:-)
Well, what can I say Elephants and India are synonymous as far as Indian perception is concerned and hopefully things should change;-))

Blue-Thanks:-) You really are a sweetheart and have the chai recipe ready for you on my blog:-))

fliss- Thanks for the lovely comment:-) Welcome to my blog:-))

elisa- Thanks:-) I have been a very lazy blogger nowadays...will be visiting your blog soon:-))

lorie- Looking forward to your quilt:-)) Thanks for dropping by:-))

Anon- Hmmm, would be interesting to see them in action:-)Thanks for dropping by:-)

masala chai- LOL!! I know, I have been on Flickr too long and a real lazy blogger:-)
Do drop by to say hi to a familiar face in the crowd from time top time;-))

marina- Yes, the pink tabebuia blossoms are all over Bangalore and they take my breath away everytime I see them:-) Thanks:-)

Jessica said...

those are some super beautiful photographs.

Madhumita Gopalan said...

wow...i love the tabebuias and the smoothie! lovely pictures :)

sonrie said...

beautiful photos for the coming spring...

rupa said...

Hey,
Lovely blog....am a great sucker for ethnic and arty stuff...was thrilled to meet somebody sharing the same passion...will be back for more...

mayG said...

pink sure seems to be the rung of your life these days.. lovely stuff.. keep 'em coming!

adi said...

countdown for summer vacations???
abhi se...
:)
u know wat, ur life in itself is poetry...

M.KATE said...

fantastic shots, really love it :)

Arch at Rang said...

Thanks a ton each and everyone for your lovely comments:-))

Pacchai Milagai said...

Hi arch, beautiful pictures.. it is snowing right now and I wanted it to feel like sprig and so I stopped by your blog... BTW I had a baby boy last week... take care. PM

priya said...

oh my gosh arch! the title picture of the two water droplets is spectacular. i could look at it forever.
(hurry up and update, i can barely wait any longer for your next post!)

Chandan said...

love the new header Archana... awesomw shot..

Elisa Day said...

Glad you liked the ceramic dishes and mugs, I got them from Iittala. I just love the colours on them