This is another series I begin (not sure how long it'll last), starting today, labelled 'Midweek Motifs'. Oh the midweek blues! If a graph of one's general happiness is plotted against the days of the week, this point's got to be the nadir! Last Sunday seems SO far away, and the coming weekend looks SO distant. Posts under this label will either be short reflections or thoughts, throwback stuff, or simply some images which I like.
Images for the day are the following two, shot in my village during the monsoon.
EXIF: 48.0mm; f/7.1; 1/125s; ISO 125
EXIF: 55.0mm; f/6.3; 1/125s; ISO 125
Colocasia leaves are considered a local delicacy, and various dishes are made from these. Many of these dishes are key components of festive meals, such as Ganesh Chaturti or Janmashtami, or any other festival celebrated during the monsoons, which is when these plants grow in abundance.
I shot this picture while waiting for a pooja to be conducted. The entire family was together, which meant there was a lot of chatter and gossip flying around. I managed to slowly skulk away into the dense vegetation surrounding the area with my little cousin, and this caught his eye, the sunlight playing beautiful tricks on the leaves, fresh from showers the previous night.