New Year

The day after Divali is Gujarati (and some other people's -- but not Tamils') New Years Day, according to the Vikram calendar.

The weather is as good as it ever gets here: the temperature in the low 80s, with a steady breeze because it's the monsoon season. Our raggedy garden is looking its best. If you direct your eyes only at certain angles, it's still possible to ignore the new buildings coming up all around us, and to forget the nightly rumble and crash of trucks carrying supplies to, and dirt away from, the construction sites.

4 comments:

Lucy said...

It always surprises me that Diwali is at the same time as the Festivals of Light further into the Northern Hemisphere, almost makes me wonder about a common Indo-european origin for them...
The sweets look yum!

Nancy said...

That's interesting... I don't know how far back Diwali goes, might be worth looking into.

Nira said...

Dear Nancy

I loved your photo of the house on 10/11/08. The subtle diffences of greens are lovely. It would make a beautiful painting.
My husband still talks of visiting you some day.

Nira Spitz

Nancy said...

Hi, Nira - how nice to hear from you. Hope to see you both here someday.