Thursday, September 27, 2012

bright shadows...

oxymoron. yes.
bare warm home
uplifting fall.
our rented furniture.
bright shadows.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Apple picking. Grape stomping.

Last weekend was all about the goodness of fresh fruits and vibrant colours.
We drove down to Aamodt's Apple Farm, which is known to be the home of the Minnesotan Honeycrisp Apples.

The apples took on various delicious forms in the farm...

So many local varieties to choose from...

Sweet 16 variety was the apple of the day and we walked around the orchard trying to find the perfect ones, didn't succeed in that but found some really delicious ones.

Aamodt's Farm also houses the Saint Croix Vineyard.

Learnt about the grapes, the process of wine-making and also tasted some along with the freshly-baked Apple Cider Donuts. 

Mr.Sun was out in his full glory, bright blue Autumn Sky and a delightful band playing music.
The highlight of the trip was probably the grape stomping competition which had the crowds cheering as the competitors stomped the ripe grapes in old oak barrels, mashing them to pulp and squirting purple juice everywhere:-)

The color of the day was definitely purple!

(Images by Arch)

Monday, September 03, 2012

Men in pagaris...

When Priya drew a charcoal sketch of a young boy wearing a huge turban (pagri) recently, I realized I had shot men with many different styles of pagaris during our trip to Kutch in Gujarat and Shekawati in Rajasthan.
A pagari or turban is a long piece of unstitched cloth worn by men in  India, Pakistan & Bangladesh.

Each region has a particular style, color and size of wearing it.  
In hot desert climates like Gujarat & Rajasthan it protects the head from the heat...

 Pagaris are also a symbol of honor in many communities in India.

Read more here

Priya Sebastian hope you like the fact that a large number of Indian men still wear turbans!

(Images by Arch)