Polonnaruwa Vatadage

This structure is the Polonnaruwa Vatadage. It’s a circular wall built around a small stupa which, it is said, held a relic of The Buddha. There are four entrances with ornately carved statues, ornately carved steps, and an ornately carved moon stone. The moon stone is at the base of the steps, is semi circular, shaped…

Fall Scenes

Stuck in the depths of Winter with short nights and bone chilling temperatures I find myself longing for warmer days, more colorful days. I quickly grow weary of the drab Winter months and catch myself dreaming of the fresh greens of Spring the shocking reds of Fall. This picture was taken at Humboldt Park an…

Pink Cluster

One of the things I really like about India is that some type of flower was in bloom the entire year. There is no season like winter where the conditions are so harsh that plant life goes dormant. These beauties bloomed in a biodiversity park near my favorite coffee shop.

India Street Scene

This photo was taken right outside of my apartment complex. No, I did not live in the country. I lived in a populous city. This situation is a common site in India. Cows routinely stop and rest in the middle of the streets where drivers carefully make their way around the sacred beasts. Street dogs…

Mr Mouse

On one of the many days I sat outside at Cafe Coffee Day in Pune watching Indian life go by, I noticed a little mouse popping his snout out of a hole.For about 10 minutes this little guy carefully foraged for edibles which were abundant in the vicinity surrounding the coffee shop. It was the only…