Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Strands of nature

Palm family has gorgeous leaf structures. Man has tried to copy these forms in many ways-even with palm islands!



Saturday, September 20, 2008

Dancing shoes



This is a poem written by a mother about her autistic daughter. Dancing shoes she could never use...


I bought her tiny tap shoes, when she was only one

Preparing in advance for the many years of fun


Dance Recitals, Music lessons, bike rides in a park

Many things were thought of, before the dream went dark


They put her on a school bus; those tap shoes never worn

The baby on commute - the mother left to mourn


A team of pros will do the job that I was meant to do

Trying to be grateful, but there’s much resentment too.


I wanted to be the one - to hold her hand day long

To teach the ABC’s and the Old MacDonald song


Shouldn’t it be I - who can comfort any tears

Knew what hurt, knew what scared, knew what caused the fears.


The piano is now out of tune, it’s keys covered with dust.

The bicycle we’d thought she’d ride, has given way to rust.


A yard sale this October, found those tap shoes on the table

Boldly written was one dollar, on a sticky label.


The family who had found them, was tickled with their buy

Tap shoes never worn, for their little girl to try


I watched that family unknowingly, put “IT” in their trunk

“IT”, was my dream and I sold it for a buck.
By Susan Gould; mom of Bridget Gould (dx: autism spectrum disorder)

Infatuation

I can't walk past this plant without taking a picture. I am infatuated! Help!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Shapes


Nature has many shapes that are so distinct from each other. Will the "Big Bang" prove the theory on this beauty as well???

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These leaves of a palm tree against the white wall seems as if they are on a march.

Life unexpected


Life at unexpected places has always fascinated me. I saw this plan grow among paved stones. There is hardly any water around and I wonder how it ever got its seeds there. The bright green against its contrasting colour attracted me.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Forgotten shelter




An early morning walk by the beach I found this abandoned building. Sun had just woken up and the light was beautiful. If I race the sun tomorrow as well, more to explore.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Walk by the Creek - continued...



Walk by the Creek







After a tiring and unproductive day, I decided to talk a walk down the creek of Dubai. Its the Ramadan (fasting) month for Muslims and the evenings are colourful and busy.

Monday, September 01, 2008