#Skywatch Friday – 33

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A Friday again and time for the sky shots. This is going to be the last #Skywatch post of this year for me as I take a short blogging break over the last few days before the year draws to a close and it feels kind of special putting together some of the best sky views from the weeks gone by. But, tell me first, how did your week go? Do let me know if you’re participating in #SkywatchFriday, coz I’d love to visit the skies from your part of the world, too.

My week was very productive and with Jay away from home, traveling on work, I had my hands full, trying to manage everything as seamlessly as possible. I know I don’t need to be perfect, but some days, just being able to do most of the things well enough left me feeling very grateful.

Yesterday, our young man (who is in grade 6) participated in a school presentation intended mainly for the parents. They’d made a few handcrafted items in groups over the preceding weeks, while at school, and yesterday was the day when they actually sold their products. Going through the entire life-cycle of a product, right from ideation, production, marketing and selling was crucial in teaching them the basics of entrepreneurship- in a way, serving as a starting point for future learning. With a capital of Rs 1200, Arjyo’s group ended the day with a total revenue of Rs 4500, which I thought was actually quite impressive! The proceeds are intended to be given to charity, while the capital will be returned to the parents. Wonderful idea, I think – in teaching them how much their creativity can pay off when they put their hearts and minds to something like this, and, of course, working for a better cause.

And now, for the captures of our Bangalore skies.

Mostly shot during sunrise and sunset – my favourite time of the day for any sky capture, tell me what do you think of the magical splash of colours? May I add these are all shot on my iPhone, and are all quick captures essentially, and thus, no comparison with the quality of shots taken on a DSLR. Nonetheless, if you like any of them, do let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.

If you love sky watching, you could join in scores of sky lovers who put their best shots from the week in their posts. The linky is open over the next five days, so do join in, if you please. The bonus for you, is that you can get wonderfully de-stressed as you indulge in the simple pleasures of skywatching. Haven’t done it? Do try it. At least, once. And see for yourself. Wake up a little earlier than usual on a weekend and watch out from the best view point close to you. Grab a shot and you’ve got it. Trust me, when I say, I’ve been able to convince quite a few people to do this and they love it now.🙂

As the hour to unwind and enjoy arrives, it brings with it fairy lights – turns our homes festive!! Those treasured gifts stacked up at the foot of the beautifully decorated Christmas trees, the smell of good food and the wonderful company of friends and family that urges us all to join in…

Merry Christmas to all of you, dear friends! Wishing you a wonderful time of joy, laughter and merriment! May the warmth of love, joy and sharing light up your lives and those of your loved ones! Happy New Year in advance 🙂

Until next week!

(Linking this with #Skywatch Friday, where sky watchers post beautiful sky shots from different parts of the world.)

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  • nabanita

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    Congratulations to the young man and his team. Such a wonderful initiative by the school and something that they’ll remember. Congrats to the proud mom.

    I love your skywatch shots as you know already. Wish you a very happy new year in advance 😊

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so so much, Nabanita. Your wishes meant a lot. Will surely convey them to Arjyo who will love it. I’m happy that these little experiences are adding to the overall learning in way and means that are beyond measure. So very grateful that my skywatch posts are so warmly appreciated by you and my other blogger friends. Thank you so much for your wishes. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year, Nabanita. Hugs for your little cutie pie. Take care

  • Parul Thakur

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    Congrats to Arjyo and his team. Indeed a job well done. When I was in school, we too had those Annual Fetes where we used to put in a capital and then sell items. All the money used to go to charity but the experience stayed with us.

    Through the year, I have loved your shots and you know I too on and off share pictures from up above. I am thinking of combining my skywatch with a week round up from 2017. Happy New Year to you Esha and your loved ones. Stay blessed.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so very much, Parul. Shall certainly convey your compliments to Arjyo. Any appreciation at this stage is like a tremendous boost to the kids as it fuels their learning further. I am so glad that you stopped by at Soul Talk today and for your arm appreciation of the pics. Will surely look forward to your post, Parul. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year. Have a great 2017. Best wishes for the festive season ahead. 🙂

  • Ramya

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    Congrats to Arjyo and team. The sunset and different hues of sky are captured very well Esha. I too love skywatching.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Ramya. So glad to see you stopping by here. Quick captures really. I’ve been so occupied with other things, so the blog hasn’t been getting enough attention and time. Thanks again for your warm appreciation. See you in the New Year.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks a ton for your wishes to Arjyo. A BIG ‘thank you’ from all of us 🙂

  • vishalbheeroo

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    Esha! It’s so beautiful. It’s a strange coincidence for yesterday I share few sky pictures that touched my soul. Hope you get to read my latest post on how the sky at sunset and night fall worked wonders for me.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks for sharing, Vishal. Just read your wonderful post and feeling so taken in by the awesome descriptions. I’m glad to hear that skywatching brought out so many hidden benefits within you in such a short span of time.

      • vishalbheeroo

        Just saw your comments and your words always means a lot. The cosmic connect with sky watching brings a lot of positivity and brought back so much of emotions. It heals and brings bliss.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks again, Vishal for linking up with my post. This is fantastic. Will add yours too to mine so people can come visiting both the blogs through the links. Great idea!

  • thomas

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    Beautiful skies here

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Thomas 🙂

  • arv!

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    Lovely set of pictures for the Friday skywatch. I’m not posting pictures of sunrise, this week.. Too many things to take care of 🙂

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Arv. Hope things fall in place for you. I will be skipping my skywatch post next week, so I think once in a while not posting is okay too 🙂

      • arv!

        It’s quite okay to do so! That’s what I have been doing, this year – on and off! But you seem to be so regular. Enjoy all the fun Esha!

  • ladyfi

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    Amazing shots! Wishing you much joy and light!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much ladyfi 🙂 Wishing you a wonderfully festive season and a Happy New Year too

  • yogiabb

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    I think your shots are beautiful. I like how you got a little texture shooting through the netting. And I am a picture taker, not a photographer, but I think a good eye is more important than the equipment so click away on your phone to take photos.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much for stopping by at Soul Talk. Am glad you say so, as it validates my stand that everyone can take pictures. It doesn’t always come from photographers alone. Thanks again for your encouraging words, Alan.

  • Corinne Rodrigues

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    I would love to meet your son in person and you of course, Esha. The pictures you capture speak to me of a very deep and spiritual person. Thank you for your presence in my life in 2016 albeit only online.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Likewise here, Corinne. It would be lovely to meet you someday. I’d like to thank you too Corinne for your wonderful presence over the past year. Thanks for being there when I needed this support to take my blog along as I fought through my battles in life. Wishing you a happy 2017. 🙂

  • Vinitha

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    Gorgeous sky clicks. It’s never tiring to capture these moments, isn’t it? Congrats to your little man, Esha.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks much, Vinitha. Its always a pleasure to capture all the beauty there is to savour! Thanks, again, on behalf of Arjyo. Means much to me.:)

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