Thursday, January 24, 2013

India Part 1

It has been just about a week since I got back from India.

I have been unpacking and rearranging my life here. After the overload of colors, textures and inspiration my brain has sort of frozen in these current time and temperatures. All I can think is how much fun these past few weeks have been. Meeting long lost friends and traveling with family has made me want to visit India more often from now on. I am also feeling a bit lonely. After spending so much time with loved ones, being back in my quiet house with all the time on my hands makes me a little bit disoriented if that's the right way to describe it.

It's difficult to make the switch, change gears and get back to the life here but I am almost there. I think you all will enjoy some pictures from the trip. Must warn you, it is a picture heavy post. All other stories and information will trickle in as time goes... I hope!

Peacocks in wild
  Parrots with best seats in the house!
Elephants frozen in time

 Did I say peacocks in wild? 
Shepherd heading home at the end of the day
This was the view from the top of an intensely carved stone temple . Although pictures can't do the justice, I am going to try anyway. You may want to click on the pictures to see the true beauty of it all.

My favorite men
Can you tell I like birds?  

There was something definitely mysterious up there. 

Hundreds of years old leftover half carved and unused stones still remained on the ground telling their own stories. How beautiful is that? I wish I could bring home one or two in my suitcase.

He must have done something right for having this as his bed.

I spy a sparrow... can you?

She walked around with her journal at all times.

There was lot more to see. The Blue City, nestled at the foot of the fort was absolutely breath taking. 
I will be back with those pictures.

Happy New Year everyone! Hope this year has begun with nothing but good for all of you.


  1. Awesome clicks Sujata Ji!! Peacocks.. Missing them here.. And beauty of Rajasthan.!! Waiting for some more clicks :)

  2. Welcome back Sujata! Your photos have really made my heart happy!! It sounds as though you had a wonderful time.

  3. I am absolutely green with envy!!

    What a lovely time you've been having...

    ...and zillions of photos to remind you too I'll bet!

    x C

  4. Wow, just beautiful , I am in awe over the pictures of the temple and buildings.
    I love architecture and just am always amazed how easily I can see quilt patterns or ideas in the details. I look forward to many more pictures and much more inspiration in color and seeing India thru your camera.
    I can only imagine what an amazing trip this was for you and your family
    Glad to have to you back.

  5. Thank you for sharing your visit in pictures! I have always wanted to go to India...these were beautiful!

  6. Breathtaking Sujata! We are glad you are home!

  7. Welcome Home and Happy New Year Sujata
    What an incredible trip it must have been with your family.
    The photos are stunning and so beautiful.
    I loved the sparrow photo.
    You must be filled with joy!
    I can't wait to see and hear more.

  8. Welcome back. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your trip.

  9. Thank you for sharing such beautiful scenery and birds! The temple, city and landscape is amazing!

  10. Thank you for your pictures! I've only seen India in the movies, and this gives me a whole new perspective.

  11. Welcome back, friend! So lovely to see your beautiful family and pictures and stories of your wonderful trip. Time spent with loved can't be replaced. So happy that you had this trip. Our lives are a journey, sounds like you just had a little bumpy landing back at home, but it's all part of it, isn't it? Can't wait to see more. Take care!

  12. Welcome home! What beautiful photos- teeming with energy, light and life! Looking forward to seeing many more...

  13. So wonderful! I would love to return to India one day-so much to take in!

  14. The images in your photos are just stunning! I will love to see how these influences shape your work even more in the future. Welcome back!

  15. Nice to hear your voice again. Thanks for sharing your photographs with those of us who will most likely never travel that far away.

  16. Welcome home. Your photos are simply beautiful. I love seeing them and look forward to more. No doubt this trip will inspire to create more beauty with your fabrics. And next time you take a trip, I volunteer to carry your luggage and tag along.

  17. Welcome back, Sujata! Thank you for sharing your memories of your wonderful trip! I can hardly wait to read more about your adventures! I can imagine after a nice warm weather there, you must be freezing here. Keep warm!
    Beautiful birds, btw :)

  18. gorgeous. glad you had a fabulous trip, spent time with family, and made it home safely. I love those carved elephants.

  19. Oh, Sujata, how beautiful! I am so glad you had such a wonderful trip. Weclome back & thank you for sharing your lovely images with us all. So beautiful, really just enchanting & magical! I love the colors, the textures & patterns, the birds, all! I look forward to learning more about your travels! So glad to have you back!

  20. Sujata, what a lovely country, so many different views from the cold and snow of northern Canada. I love this post cause its like a little vacation for my brain! Thanks so much.

  21. Thank you for the beautiful photos. Can't wait to see more and hear some great stories. Welcome home.

  22. What lovely photographs. I have always been so dazzled by Indian fabric, culture and of course all the incredible building and all the wildlife.


  23. I found your blog thru Jan's What a Load a Scrap blog. I think your photos of India are beautiful! Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your trip memories with you. I especially liked the photo with the textiles in it (and the little sparrow, too!).
    Kathy T. in Tampa

  24. I have to say I've missed blog reading for awhile. Love the photos of your trip!! I can tell how much you treasure being able to go.

  25. Namascar, Sujata. Just wanted to say hi, welcome back.
    Love those zig-zags!


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