A calm and pleasant moment at our SA Palm Meadows.
And for those who want a bit of details, this photo is shot close to midnight, with a 50mm prime lens at 1.8f and 1/25 shutter speed.
Our Palm Meadows community celebrated Republic Day today. In addition to the flag hoisting by our community President Sri Anand Raju, we had a few more interesting events. In chronological order, we had
As usual, our support staff did nice arrangements for the event. Here are the pics from the day.
Our family offered pooja at NetEnrich office this year on Vinayaka Chaviti. Surya couldn’t join because of his examination schedule on the following day. Our coworkers and support staff participated in the rituals. After pooja, we had a photo session and prasadam (food that was offered to God) session.
This year, our office used clay-made Ganesha idol that is environment friendly (no plaster of Paris or lead based colors.) With each passing year, it is good to see several individuals and organizations following this model.
Here is our morning in pictures:
This year’s Vinayaka Chaviti at home is a simple affair. Spurthi and Surya front-ended the pooja process at home. Here are a few pics:
Our Anniversary day greeted us with sober and drizzling weather. I could go for an additional few minutes of bicycling in the rain, making it a nice start. Latha has Sravana Sukravaaram (the Friday in the Telugu month of Sravana) pooja in the morning. In the evening, we headed out for a family dinner at Chutneys restaurant. As usual, we feasted on ghee and spice rich menu. Once we are back home, its cake and fun time. Here are a few pics from the day.
Aero is brought home this weekend.
Aero is our new puppy – Labrador breed. He is about a month old and we bought him over the weekend.
Still there are a few things to arrange for him at home, but he is finding the marble floor comfortable enough to sleep at will. He already found a few cozy “nap-spots”.
Needless to say, Spurthi is on cloud nine.
My Republic Day morning is spent at SA Palm Meadows. After a brief session of Squash, I headed to the flag hoisting ceremony organized by the community. This short and sweet function is attended by residents of our community – from all age groups.
The sequence of events included flag hoisting, message by the President of the community and views by a few co-residents. Here are the events captured in photographs.
Snacks served at the end of the ceremony are delicious!
I have been using three phones in the recent past and all three have their own distinct purpose. The purpose of these devices is varying a lot and I am on the verge of kicking out one. The choice seems to be very trivial in terms of which one of these is being kicked out.
Given the usage patterns, the role of my Blackberry is slowly confining to being a device that makes phone calls. Once that is done, I may do away with that phone forever.
Our wedding anniversary turned out to be quite a busy day. We could head out in the morning for a really uneventful shopping session. Lunch at Little Italy is really nice with its comprehensive menu – we are too full by the time we headed out of the restaurant. Because of kids’ busy schedules, dinner is take away from a local restaurant. As usual, our anniversary cake (death-by-chocolate, whenever Spurthi goes to the bakery) turned out to be a perfect dessert. Here are the pics from the day.