Rainbow Days – Meeting the Vet

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France

My childhood immunizations and doctor check ups.
Adi and Ari’s childhood immunizations and doctor check ups.
Daddy has seen it all.

Now, it is Rainbow’s turn to be the lucky one to receive his love and care during immunizations and vet check ups.

He asked me “For the last 2 decades, you have been obsessed with maintaining a lean and clean house. How are you tolerating the non-stop shedding that Rainbow does? I can’t believe how much you have changed!”

I responded “The boys adore Rainbow. I adore the boys. And Appa, don’t you already know love makes you do crazy things. Including tolerating dog hair?!”

Rainbow Days – The Dog Ate My Homework

“Animals are such agreeable friends ― they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” ― George Eliot

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
-Josh Billings

The Dog Ate My Homework - Ambal Balakrishnan

Look at this picture. The dog ate my homework seems quite plausible. Does it not?

Here is an interesting story about whether or not Diamond, Isaac Newtown’s dog ate his homework.

Photography Lover begets a Photography Lover

Dadand son took a 2-day road trip. They called it the “Freedom from Mom for atleast couple of days” trip.

Whatever. They don’t realize that their freedom is short lived and they have to come back to deal with me.

They left. They had fun. They returned.

After they returned, here is what caught my eye. Adi had borrowed my old HTC Android phone. He came back with 340 photos to share with me.

That is my boy. Photography lover.

Chasing my 5 year old around the Park

The fun in the sun runner.

There is something about chasing a 5 year old around the park.

It makes you lie down on the green grass.
It makes you count the white clouds in the blue sky
It makes you feel the fresh air in the wind.
It makes you hear the little birds fluttering.
It makes you come alive.
It makes you feel like a 5 year old.

Try it. I am sure you will enjoy it.

Dakshinayanam Sunset Light

Last weekend, the sunset light peered into our kitchen. The lighting was gorgeous. I found an unwilling model (my son Ari) to pose for me. I bribed him with cookies and milk to help me capture the lighting change on a beautiful Dakshinayanam evening.

Dakshinayanam or Dakshinayana  is the period during which each sunrise is just a little more to the south. Uttarayanam or Uttarayana Punya Kalam is the period during which each sunrise is just a little more to the north.

Traditionally, Uttarayanam is from Mid-Jan to Mid-July and Dakshinayanam from Mid-July to Mid-Jan.

More here: http://oldthoughts.wordpress.com/astronomy/108-padas-108-namas/