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Special or Yet-Another?

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“What does Winter mean to you?”

The very thought of  “Winter” makes me pull my hair out! I still wonder how different is Winter than the rest of the seasons.

To me, Winter means nothing more than a time for dreaming, of a real winter, more of the faraway frozen wintry streets, snow covered hills, frozen cars, the ice-skates, the chilled winds, numbness. A time for sipping hot coffee in the moon light. Winter to me, is a season for unfolding my mind towards the imagination of that beauty of the time, that I don’t see around. Frosty toes,  runny nose, snowball fights, stormy nights, a walk in the winter wonderland. Of course, when you hear the songs like “Its the most wonderful time of the year” and “Snow is falling”, if you don’t belong to where its “white” , you imagine!

Well, thinking of the real winter, one needs to stretch the brain,  when in India, to differentiate the season and the change in the surroundings unless otherwise you live in and around the Himalayan region?

Let me not blabber too much, as this is suppose to be a Photography Challenge, Thanks to Isa and here’s my contribution to Scotts Photography challenge  – http://viewsinfinitum.com/2013/01/09/assignment-23-winter/

Here we go in search of the winter. Our Kailashing trekking group.

There it is..our White!

There it is..our White!

To survive a chilled night

To survive a chilled night

Trying to feel cozy in the cold night

Trying to feel cozy in the cold night

Below is a very special photograph, taken in Rann of Kutch – the white desert of India which consist of white salt, and not sand. During the monsoons the salt is underwater and completely wet. By the end of October, the water dries up and the stretches of crystalline salt can be seen, extended to a large area.

Rann of Kutch - the white desert

Rann of Kutch – the white desert

During the cold night, the beauty of the desert enhances amid st the moonlight.

Oh the symbol of Love, Taj Mahal - on a cold foggy day

Oh the symbol of Love, Taj Mahal – on a cold & foggy day

Frozen? Climb the hill & feel the sun, a healer forever!

Frozen? Climb the hill & feel the sun, a healer forever!

And here the real white snow of Himalayas. There I was.  My true winter.

And here the real white snow of Himalayas. There I was. My true winter.

Dear Visitors, I have exhausted my photo albums in search of “Winter”. Of that season, which exist more in my dreams. Of the snow covered houses, like the ones Isa has put up. As she says, India is a country with varied differences, how can there be no variations which gave me an opportunity to explore the spectrum wider.

Hope you enjoyed my version!

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6 thoughts on “Special or Yet-Another?

  1. How wonderful you found snow and winter in the Himalayas! I found the stunning picture of the Rann of Kutch mesmerizing! I’ve never seen a white salt desert before – it looks amazing. Is the cat trying to feel cozy in the cold night wild? So many fascinating animals and places on this planet – thanks, Sonali, for sharing some of the special ones in your locale.

    • Himalayan mountain range is quite stunning especially during the winters. White salt desert is something different too. I noticed that the cats picture isn’t clear on some of the computer screens. Well, the cat is sitting on the tree which is half-cut, trying to feel some warmth, looks like. Thank you Barbara. But, I still dream of having the winter of your side 🙂

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  3. That is a picture of YOU? Oh how lovely you are; I am so glad you shared it. Thank you for sharing of your winter on the other side of our spinning planet. We can hardly imagine how others in different climates celebrate this season of winter.

    • Yes Kathy, that’s a picture of me, seven years back! It was a college trip to the Himalayas. I agree that across the globe, we have enormous differences. There’s so much to explore. I still love the Winter your side 😀

  4. Hello sonali ! What a surprise to find you ready to ski (a very determined look 😉 ! Your Winter is truly amazing with much more diversity than I would have imagined. Great pictures ! The second one is simply fabulous ! A sea of fog like we have sometimes in the Alps ? In any case you have shared the most special Winter pictures. I love them all.

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