Sunday, September 20, 2009

Orange Glow

The endless preparation and excitement with Diwali only a few weeks away. What makes it more special is that's its during fall here in the states. The trees turn a crimson red, a vivid orange and a sunny yellow. I love this time of the year. The sound of the leaves falling to the ground. The rustling of leaves under your feet while walking. The crisp cool breeze blowing around with the promise of winter. A perfect time indeed!
However I miss my family and yearn to be in India. I remember as a kid there were so many things to look forward to during Diwali. The discussions with friends and cousins about what to wear. Mom cooking up a storm and the constant supply of mithai in the house. I was always in charge of the diyas,the lights and the rangoli. The polishing of the silver,the painting and sprucing up of the house for family and friends. The puja was followed by blessing from the elders. Last but not the least, the lighting of the diyas and the lights on the trees. Finally we would all sit around and admire our handiwork and revel in the beauty of Diwali. I am looking forward to Diwali and enjoying experimenting with a few ideas for my table decor.

4 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

Love the description of fall.... thats what we miss here in Dubai... Anyway.. if only life was absolutely perfect...

The table dekor looks amazing... cant wait to see more... Happy Diwali preperations... :-)

Meenakshi said...

Hey Anu ...

I think you defined it perfectly the way Desi's miss Diwali when they are abroad. ...well all we can say is enjoy the time as this is home now :) ...your decor looks awesome and trust me I am heading to do some of mine now ...

Anuradha Varma said...

Thanks Patricia..here's wishing you a very happy festive season!

Anuradha Varma said...

Yes I agree with you Meenakshi..this is home now :-)I guess we are fortunate to call two places home..here's wishing you a very happy festive season.

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