Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Changing seasons...

I LOVE the time of year when one season changes into the next.
April...when spring is in the air.
And September...beginning of Fall and all the festivities that follow.

I can feel a crispness in the air these days, autumn is just around the corner! I can't even begin to explain HOW much I enjoy this season. The colors are just beautiful, and it is the beginning of the holidays. Am waiting for Navratri, Diwali, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year...

Maybe I will carve a pumpkin this year, and draw some rangoli too (mom sent me the colors a LOT of years ago, I gotta use them!).

Yippee :) I find myself looking at the trees hoping to see some yellow and orange and red. I hope to go on a "Fall Color Tour" somewhere this year...keeping my fingers crossed.

Ahhh... so much to look forward to!

(Just rambling...my happiness is spilling over I guess. Please ignore if it seems too silly ;)

34 comments:

Kanan said...

Where do you go to shoot the fall colors? I know of some trees in some areas in Sunnyvale turn yellow and they look awesome! and of course the others turn red and brown and violet and aah so many colors. Love rangoli too! :)

Ankur said...

even i m waitin for the months to come too eagerly... october is like a festive month!! :P

1 - Eid
2 - Gandhi Jayanti
9- Dusherra
28 -Diwali

so many holidays and also taking vacation in october!! :D :D

then i have 3 frnds getting married in november, my best friends... so m all set for that too!! :D :D

december will have christmas and new year!!! :D

yeppie.. seriously, so much to look forward to!! :D :D

Cheers!!!

aneri_masi said...

@kanan, there is this place called plumas county that always features in via magazine. Never been, but want to :) Maybe you and I can go ;-)
I used to go on color tours every year when I lived in the midwest..that's where my fascination with it started. and one year we went to Niagara Falls. Amazing!!! Give me your email address, will send you pics if you want to see.

aneri_masi said...

@ankur, yayyy...am glad to start the festive cheer already! Tum phir chhutti pe jaa rahe ho??? Not fair! hmphhh!!! :-)

aneri_masi said...

@ankur...arey, gandhi jayanti bhi koi festival hui?

I am said...

I like the changed season but wish I could sleep through the transitions

tabiyaat ki waat laagh jati hai !

aneri_masi said...

@Tanu, oh yeah, I hate the winter rains (snow for you I guess!) and the scorching summer heat (worse in Utah?), but spring and fall is worth it all :)

Ankur said...

jis din official holiday ho woh festival hi hota hai!! :)

:D :D

Cess said...

there is no season where i m living (Ireland) there is ONLY one season, the RAINNY season, I was in my hometown last weekend (south of france) it was 30 degrees ;) I missed the summer season already ;(

DeeplyDip said...

Hi came to your blog thru myspace. Enjoyed reading the post. I agree with you completely. The change of season brings in soo much excitement with it. I love the winter season - not only for the wetaher but also for the haazra reasons to celeberate.

my space said...

I love the transition period..and september sp comes with a promise-promise of good times ahead. I love winters (though we hardly have them in Mumbai) and all the festivals are just around!

Cinderella. said...

Ok you got me fantasising about getting all decked up for Dusshre n diwali now !!!

Cant wait for the rangoli to be on my floor. I'd be decorating my very own home for the first time !!!

Veens said...

there is a reply to your post on Perverted Soul's blog :D

chk it out!

Red Eyes said...

This is awesome. Can I link to here?

Kanan said...

Hmm Plumas county I've never heard of. Via has awesome stuff. I think their last one had the listing of best locations in the country for Fall photography. I still need to read it though.

aneri_masi said...

@ankur, sahi hai, tab to har sunaday festival, lol :)

@cess, South of France must be very beautiful, isn't it? I have seen pictures of Ireland...very GREEN and beautiful, but I guess I would not be able to take rains all the time :(

@deeplydip, hai na...the beginning of summer, spring, winter...anything is so exciting!

@myspace, india mein festival season started with rakhi na? Then ganpati, eid, paryushan. wow! I wonder why most festivals are towards the end of the year..

Ankur said...

naah... not sunday!!!


just saturday and sunday!! :D :D
and parso se festival chalu 2 din ka!! :D :D

waise maine padha uske baare mai, par aap kab se atlethe ban gaye!! :O

aneri_masi said...

@Ella, ok, and now you made me miss home :( Dassehra used to be a big deal when my dad still had his factories. We had a huge puja and all the employees would get their bonuses and all. I REALLY miss that now :(

@veens, i have to put a link to that now! its so beautiful!

@redeyes, of course! Be my guest :)

@kanan, oh the latest ones has the polar bears in manitoba. I wanna go there too (yeah, question is where do I NOT wanna go, hehehe )

aneri_masi said...

@ankur, ab parso kya hai??? I, like, SO hate you :D

athlete...bachpan se I guess ;) The PT said its because of the structure of the knee. Its one of the worse cases she's seen (dunno if that was supposed to make me feel better or was her excuse for me not getting better yet!)

Ankur said...

aaj thrusday, kal friday toh parso kya???

lolzzzz

arre, she must have said it like its one in a million kinds in normal humans... isliye bola hoga!!!
and we know it will be alright soon!!

aaj session liya ya ab jaana hai?

Cess said...

of course south of France is beautiful ;) i m from there, I was there last week ;) 30 degrees so awesome and then i came back to Ireland...17 degrees ;( rainny no wonder why it is so green ;)

Anindita said...

Celebrations are in the air. My favourite time of the year is called holidays! :D

Ria said...

sadly there's nothin like this to look forward to in a place like Mumbai. :(

aneri_masi said...

@cess, I think I will admire Ireland just on the pictures then, can't take rain :( Especially the cold kind. Indian monsoons I like (at least in the beginning!)

@anin, hey you! Long time! How you been? Oh yeah! Holidays, celebrations, parties, meeting friends and family, getting all dressed up! Life sounds gooood, eh?

@ria, but festivals and reasons to celebrate are there, right :)

The Paratrooper said...

very happy eh ?? is the holiday plan all coming through...what about ur home theatre ?? abhi bhi plan hai ya enthu died out ?

aneri_masi said...

@trooper, its the weather...its changing, and making me happy, so looking forward to the holiday sesaon. Plan bhi ek bana hai, will tell you a few days before we go :)
And home theater is all set to go. We have all the equipment, will be setting up this weekend.

ceedy said...

Come on to vermont...for a real fall color tour...its simply awesome :)

aneri_masi said...

@ceedy, yes, its on my list! Some day I will take you up on your offer.

Princess Mia said...

aha so yur all geared up for autumn eh.....i like autumn too for exactly the same reasons u mentioned....

do would have space in yur backyard to do the rangoli eh? :)

Solitaire said...

Bahaaaaaaa! Fall colors!!!!!! I miss them sooooooooooo much. Frikkin Texas is soooooooooo boringly brown and green.

aneri_masi said...

@mia, oye, rangoli is in the front.
With "lakshmiji"'s feet heading in the door...(that's what I was taught!). saamne banegi. Only problem is it gets VERY windy here, so hoping it will not get ruined!

@sol, you hated OH, right? So TX must be better?
I like green too. Anything other than the dry gold we have right now (which is also quite beautiful actually) will be welcome to me :)

Princess Mia said...

oops thanks for correcting me heheh

Renu said...

Now in India, Rangoli stickers are also available, just stick them outside:) so much for the instant ideaa:) but they are good one.

we saw very good fall colors last yr in Cherry hill, and on the drive from Cherry hill to New york , amazing blend of colors.yellow,magents, orange and red:)
BTW I am blogrolling u:)

aneri_masi said...

@renu, thanks for blogrolling!
This is one time in the year that I wish I was in a colder place and could see the colors. But its still good, i can drive a few hours to where the colors are.

Sticker rangoli? nononononoononono! half the fun is in designing it, the other half in drawing, and then doing it all over again :)