Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Onam and bloggie facelift!

Happy Onam to all my Keralite friends! 


For those who are unfamiliar with Onam, my post last year explains what this festival is all about. We would normally have celebrated it, but because my father-in-law passed away this February, we do not participate in any festival celebrations for a year.


But, I do have some pictures to share with you. My mother sent these to me today. These are photographs taken about 70 years ago when my mom was a toddler and she and my grandmother are decorating the house with a flower rangoli pattern.


{A little side note - she was not able to scan them because she didn't know how to use the scanner, and my dad has no patience to teach anyone anything...so my helpless mother took pictures of the pictures...hence they are not of best quality}. 

But I will replace them with real scanned images tomorrow.

And yes, S & S got a facelift. For quite a while I felt the white writing on black was not real easy on the eyes and difficult to read, but I sort of ignored it cos I liked the colors. But finally, an honest reader complained....and I listened...and decided YES, it was time for a change, time to pick some colors that were more soothing to the eyes. I hope you all like it....I am open to all suggestions, compliments, criticisms, ideas....after all its you people who read the stuff. So tell me!!!

12 comments:

Lakshmi said...

How awesome.......u have pictures from that long back in time....how precious.......Yes the change in the blog is very good!
Happy Onam to you and your family...best wishes!

Nayana said...

Happy Onam to you and your family. wow..this pics are real treasure and blog looks good, easier to read.

Vaishali said...

Lovely, lovely pictures. A very happy Onam to you and your family, Kamini.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Blog looks great - much easier on the eyes now.

Shanthi said...

Wonderful treasures Kamini! Even with that clarity and being black and white those floral rangoli's are looking so beautiful and so does your grandma and mom. Happy Onam to you all too.

ss said...

your vintage pictures bring in a warm feeling in my heart...thanks for sharing them.

MindfulMeanderer said...

ohh.. how lovely to see pics from ur / ur moms childhood. They are beautiful pics .. beautiful memories. And I love the facelift.. Very soothing Grey on Grey and the orange adds the spark :)

Amrita Tripathy said...

Must agree Kamini.. so memorablethose ol days are..! u seem to be so engrossed into the flower decoration..! :) btw Happy Onam..!

Amtrips

Anpu said...

Happy Onam, Kamini...Those pictures are tresures...such lovely memories. miss avial and those awesome banana chips...

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

how nice,i loved each of them..lovely feel to the pictures.do they bring tears in your ammas eyes....i loved them and loved them and nothing to say except that.yet to upload some images of onam.will do that soon.
happy onam to you too
laksh

Shalini said...

Wow for all the images of your mom and grandmom. That's such a precious way to celebrate a festival, to remember how one used to celebrate it many years ago.

I too found it hard to read on black, but thought it was just me, so never commented on that.

I've overhauled my blog too recently, and it's such a refreshing feeling.

Sound Horn Please said...

Severe case of nostalgia. I did a lot of rangoli while growing up, with my grandmother. Sigh...