Friday, April 20, 2012

things that grow

It has been one of those weeks...rainy, hectic, exhausting...a week that appeared to be never ending.  Today was definitely the icing on the cake with the first torrential rain storm of the season.  I know, who cares about a little storm, right (How I Met Your Mother episode anyone?!)? Let me just tell you that this one was seriously insane though as the sky got crazy dark (think midnight black) and it rained HARD, so much so that my umbrella started leaking.

Lighting.  More HERE.

The worst of it though was that the heaviest rainfall was around lunch when the kids and I had to walk from our classroom to the lunch hall with a portion of the walk uncovered.  I have 23 students and at one point had to take them three at a time under my umbrella up stairs to get them to a protected awning.  Once I'd sent my kids to safety, it didn't stop as more kids showed up needing help.  Thankfully more teachers arrived and an umbrella brigade was made for the kids to walk under.  Then we did it all over again 20 minutes later when lunch ended.  Awesome I tell you.  By the end of it my whole backside, shoes, socks, everything was drenched.  Luckily I still had three more hours of school left. :)

Yay...it's Friday!

The week is over though and it is now Friday and with it comes my weekly P52 post.  The theme for this week is things that grow.  I won't whinge about the lack of time or lack of dry weather making photo taking totally impossible.  It is all good.  :)

Unfortunately I had to dig in the archives for the pictures this week.  As I thought about this theme, I was struck by the passage of time.  Somedays, like this week, time seems to go by ever so slowly.  Then other times, like my 20s (which ends in June), seem to fly by very quickly.  This blog, and all the blog hopping I've done recently, has really made me aware of wanting to capture all of the moments life has to offer.  I want to capture the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Thank you for joining me in this journey! 

Passage of time in India
Babies with their whole lives ahead of them.


Kids dreaming big.

  
Adulthood and finding oneself.

Seniors reflecting and enjoying a full life.
 

These photos are from our trip to India.  If you want to see more, click HERE to enjoy some beautiful sights from India.  It was an incredible trip and a photographers delight! I took thousands of pictures and managed to share only a dozen or so from each of the five cities we visited.  :) 

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful lightning shot! Wow... your captures from India, though, are just amazing! What a spectacular place to photograph. You captured it well!

    Have a blessed weekend!!

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    1. Thank you Melanie! :) The lightning shot took steady hands and lots of patience. About a hundred photos taken and I got about 3 worthwhile shots. HA! And don't even get me started about India...it was FABULOUS! Definitely check out my older posts on them because the real gems are there. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Love your lightning shot!!! It is stunning.

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    1. Thank you Rochelle! It took some time to finally get it, but I'm so happy to have caught it. Patience is a virtue, right? :)

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  3. India, such an amazing place. It's been over 21 years since I was last there, I took lots of film photos. So different to anything else I'd seen. Love the baby with the huge dark eyes.

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    1. Oh man...I can't even imagine the images you were able to capture 21 years ago. I'm sure it was stunning! I loved my time in India (probably because I didn't get sick!) and found everything picture worthy. I found out that parents put eyeliner on the kids to ward off the evil spirits. It left for very stunning children everywhere!

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  4. That is just perfect timing to capture a lightning! Splendid!

    There were plenty of heavy rains in New York, too, during the changing of seasons. I always used to carry a folding umbrella.

    Those images of India are great!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. Definitely check out my older India posts as the really spectacular images are there. Patience is what got me the the lightning photo. I waited a lot time and took a lot of terrible photos before I got some good ones. :)

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  5. Great pics, indeed!

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  6. How wonderful to bask in the beauty of these pictures after such a hectic week. I hope you have a truly restful and refreshing weekend. :-)

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    1. Thank you! It was relaxing and thankfully the rain finally let up on Sunday, :)

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  7. Fantastic photos from India! Bring back memories of my visits there.

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    1. Thank you! I LOVED our trip to India and can't wait to visit again. I could have spent so much more time out there. It is such an inspiring place to photograph. :)

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  8. Those are very beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!

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