Ever so cheerful and eager
It’s time now to savour
The harvest of his labour.
Photo by: Tony Fernandes
The cool fishermen of Arambol in the midday sun, mending and preparing to cast their nets in a combined effort. They seem to be very relaxed and in no hurry. They have ample time before them - and of course, lot of sun and sand prior to sunset when they bravely set off in their fishing craft for the daily catch in the great waters of the Arabian Sea.
The imposing facade of Se Cathedral in Goa, India. The exterior of the church is a combination of Tuscan and Doric architecture styles.
SIOLIM : Bardez, Goa.
Beautiful, silent, serene. Coconut trees reflected in the calm waters of streams along River Chapora.
Se Cathedral, at Old Goa (Goa Velha) India. (Sé Cathedral of Santa Catarina). A magnificent cathedral dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria. It is one of the oldest and most celebrated religious buildings in Goa and is one of the largest churches in Asia with an imposing facade. The style of architecture is Portuguese - Gothic. The exterior is Tuscan, while the interior is Corinthian. The church is 250 feet in length and 181 feet in breath standing at 115 ft. high.
Caladium - Pink Vein - Goa, India.
Caladium - Green Vein - Goa, India
Caladium is a genus of plants of the family Araceae.
As the summer drew to a close during the last days of the month of May, the folks prayed for rain, and as soon as the rains fell, this wonderous ornamental plant sprang to life almost overnight in various colours everywhere. I watched it grow out in the open along the perimeter of the courtyard of our ancestral home in Guirim, Bardez, Goa.
The first showers soothed the earth
So parched from the summer drought,
Roaring thunder, brilliant lightning;
The gentle wind blew across the land a whiff,
An earthy smell that till today
I cannot unravel, describe or tell.
"Hope it rains some more"
So we wished, as little boats from paper we made
Saw them glide through winding streams
Just enough rain for the wells it seemed
To make them fill to their brims
Yearning and hoping to have fun
On the day of the Feast of St. John.