How you guys are doing? And how is the mood of weather at your place? Lucknow has witnessed lovely showers of rain in past few days but to the contrary, there is no change in scorching sun during day time. This city becomes unbearable throughout the month of June. Days are hotter while nights are typically humid.
Summer in India has its own essence. Isn’t it? Though we don’t have exceptionally beautiful summers like those of European countries but still significant in its own way. And when I’m talking about Indian summer, I can tell you that its true beauty can be seen in villages. I had some frequent visits to my village of late. And I was totally taken aback by its beauty and the way a village appears to be in summer.
Our villages don’t have those luxuries which are easily available in cities like broad road, street lights, cafes, restaurant and shopping malls but they possess another rich luxury called ‘nature’. Fresh air, lush green farms, the smell of soil, lots of trees, gardens and a simple lifestyle.
I still remember spending summer vacations in my village with my grandparents, when I was a little girl. I remember playing in our mango orchard and making clay pots. Those girls of my age whom I made friends with, who are not in touch with me on any social media site.
These recent visits helped me relishing those priceless childhood memories of my village. I also met my old childhood mates who talked to me with the same warmth. Summers in Indian villages are really different and have their own beauty. Life seems to be moving so slowly unlike the hustle-bustle of the cities. I had an urge to capture its beauty through my lenses. So I did with an outfit shoot.
I really have a thing for Indian attire. But this time, I wanted to match the beauty of golden summer in Indian villages with that of my outfit. Especially with a Red Dupatta which is considered to be an auspicious attire and frequently worn by women in the villages. So I chose to wear this white crochet kurta with a red dupatta which is designed and stitched by Mom.
I loved this whole shoot, I loved the smell of morning dew drops on green grasses, I loved those golden crops shining in the morning sun, I loved little children passing by and waving at me, I loved that narrow road on which one vehicle is ready to wait for other to pass by. In fact, I fell in love with all those little and simple things can’t be seen at any place other than Indian villages.
I loved that incredible feeling of exploring my village and observing our Indian summer with a different perception. Now I feel that we really don’t know our country well if we never been to a village in our lifetime, the heart of our country lies in its villages. The simple, peaceful yet beautiful lifestyle of villages is something we won’t understand while living in cities.
Until next time!
Picture courtesy – Siddharth Singh