Monday, January 05, 2015

First full moon of 2015

Man has always been fascinated by the moon. For eons, it has guided and  inspired travellers, scheduled our lives, whether it was for planting, fishing or migration. Several cultures and religions schedule theirMoon 05.01.15-0360-2 entire lives based on the moon with moon based calendars. Islam has most of its important festivals  scheduled based on the sighting of the moon.


Moon 05.01.15-0334Pagan and native religions have different names for moons that occur in different seasons and months of the year.

The moon in January is called the Wolf Moon, as it is named after the howling of wolf packs as they search for food during the cold winter conditions at this time of year.

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This full moon also coincided with Earth's perihelion in its orbit around the sun.

Although the skies over Bangalore were cloudy today, one does not miss an opportunity to shoot such a lovely sight. As always, a photographers best friend is patience, and patience enabled me to get some great pics today.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bannerghatta 5 Wildflower

Often overlooked, one finds wildflowers in any empty space where they vie for attention amongst several other species.

Bangalore is blessed to have lots of wildflowers growing all over the city. It was only a few years back that all that could be seen was Parthenium,  a wild plant native to South America, which caused several kinds of allergies to people.

However, with concerted effort this plant has almost been eliminated and now, one can see resurgence of the original wild plants that were missing for several years (decades)


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bannerghatta 4 Wildflower

Sometimes beauty lurks in the unlikeliest of places. It was on the path towards to the Butterfly Park in Bannerghatta when I chanced upon this gem hidden in the thicket beside the path.