Sunday, July 6, 2008

A summer evening


The fauna and flora here is nothing spectacular I would think, or rather nothing much to write about; but still when you set your mind to it, you can have your share of greenery, or rather in this part of Kuwait, it would be ‘brownery’. The fact that the landscape is so oft ravaged by sandstorms, the plants bear the brunt, and tend to be laden by the constant onslaught of sand particles. They seem to sort of weigh down on them, and stay put, giving them a brownish tinge, to the entire structure of the plant, tree, so much so that it merges perfectly with the sandy landscape.


Right in the middle of summer vacation, another month or so, to go still, and you see crowded streets, malls, and of course open grounds, dotted with numerous football teams, of varying age groups, and varying energy levels. Was reminded of our playgrounds being crammed, with charged up feisty players, (predominantly the 5-14 yr olds) brandishing their invincible bat, and lunging with all that they have got, to get the perfect yorker. And scanning for a similar sight, was awarded with one, and heart did leap with joy to behold a team, made of all but 8 players, but the spirit there all the same, heaving a mighty six, and the lunge to catch the ball. Cricket is around, trying to carve a niche, and managing to, amidst the roaring fury of football mania.

When you search for beauty, you are sure to find it, or so I would like to think. So as the twilight set in, managed to get this ‘colourful’ image, with the tiny dot of moon, heralding yet another long, warm night.

9 comments:

Vibeesh Bose said...

Great pic!

onlooker said...

thanks vibeesh! i assume the second one is the great pic. :)

intlxpatr said...

cannot wrap my mind around cricket. Are there really rules?

onlooker said...

check out this sites for some info! :)
http://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/hosking/cricket/explanation.htm#basics
http://www.mapsofindia.com/cricket/cricket-in-india.html

Sparkling Red said...

That's a beautiful shot of twilight. The colours are lovely.

Cricket is becoming more popular in Toronto as our South Asian population increases. One day I'll have to learn more about it.

Ps said...

Nice pics.There's beauty even in brownery if you know how to capture it! Coincidentally i just met someone from Kuwait yesterday who has come down here to spend some time as her son has vacation.
Cheers
Preeti (just a mother of two)

Ancy said...

hey onlooker, thanks for visiting my blog... Nice postings and nice blog...

Sighting an oasis in the middle of the desert is like finding a needle among a stack of hay, huh! But it must be nice sometimes to live amongst brownery to actually start appreciating the true beauty of nature!! wat say ;)

onlooker said...

@ ps : Thanks.
Thats a real conicidence about you meeting someone from kuwait. me on vacation too!

@ ancy : Thankyou for the compliments! :) ya, found your postings interesting, esp the one about your 'momsie-in-law'! enjoyed it!

enigmoma04 said...

Totally accord with your views….especially the lines “when you search for the beauty, you are sure to find it”; such a lash for marooned hearts. Undoubtedly contains the classic taste of life. The word beauty could not be limited to the meandering tea plantations in Munnar or the misty tops of Pillar Rocks in Kodaikanal. The beauties of ‘beauty’ are hidden in the combed strands of sand dunes; not sure whether you have attempted to detach your mind from the hot humid air to enjoy the beauty of corniches in Middle East?