One monsoon to another

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way — things I had no words for."  

~ Georgia O Keeffe
Anuradhapura, Sri lanka, Dec 2010

My obsession with the water lily family has taken on new heights after a recent trip to Sri lanka. From being Buddha's chosen flower to adorning the sacred ponds, the members of this gorgeous flower family are so much a part of this beautiful isle and its culture.
I found these purple water lilies, bejeweled by raindrops, outside a monastery and the vendor happily offered me one of these beauties who quietly journeyed along in a little water bottle until our last day in SL. This particular species also rightly happens to be the emerald isle's national flower. Needless to say, my Sri lankan journey was inspiring and very refreshing. I wanted to post a small series from the pleasantly rain soaked trip but looks like that will have to happen in parts, so please stay tuned. For now, I've picked something that embodies a feeling that has come back with me in my heart.


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  • Stacie February 27, 2011, 9:46 pm

    Wow! Your work is breathtaking….looking forward to getting to know you and your work better!!

    I am a fellow student in Holly's class and found you via the forums….lovely, lovely work!

  • ramya February 27, 2011, 10:11 pm

    Thanks so much Stacie, I'm looking forward to getting to know you as well ! :)

  • srikhar saddapalli January 7, 2012, 2:23 am

    Lovely clarity..Very real like feel to this.

  • ramya January 9, 2012, 10:16 pm

    :) thanks for taking the time to go through all of these, srikhar…really appreciate it and i am glad you like what you see !

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