Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pinwheels mean Freedom

Nothing symbolises Freedom more than Pinwheels whirling in the breeze. 

I was thrilled to find these pinwheels in the colours of the Indian flag on the eve of Independence Day.

And even more, I was happy that the vendor felt free enough to stop for a cup of tea from a roadside stall.


Boonie S said...

Do you have tea in India? I never knew. Since when?
Great photos. Reassuring post.

All the best, Boonie

Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - Thanks for these wonderful 'photos! I think they really do reflect so very well the freedom you mention in your post. Nicely done!

Clarissa Draper said...

They are beautiful. I love the colors. Mexican Independence day is coming up and street sellers have flags and other things with the colors of Mexico (red and green and white). I haven't seen these types of pin wheels but I have seen lots of sombreros.

Love Indian tea - a good cuppa Chai. I make Chai in the winter with milk and spices. What I really wish I could make well is curry! Curry is something I could eat every day of my life.

आप का दिन अच्छा बीते! (āp kā din acchā bīte!) I hope this is right and not some derogatory term.


Mason Canyon said...

Beautiful colors. Sometimes it's the simple things we take for granted. Freedom should be cherished.

Thoughts in Progress

Mary said...

Pinwheels remind me of happy, giggling children. What is more free than a happy child?
A good cuppa Chai--Nothing better.
Since I don't cook, I'd just like to find a local place that serves good Curry. sigh

Beautiful Pictures.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Did you purchase one of the pinwheels?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

They're beautiful!

Tina said...

Very nice. Freedom is to be celebrated!

Jules said...

I love pinwheels, have a hat with them on it. Great photos. :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Gorgeous! Happy Independence Day!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Boonie S - India is the largest consumer of tea in the world, and has been growing tea for a few hundred years at least. But it is not green tea- it is black tea brewed with milk

@ Margot- pinwheels do symbolise freedom, don't they? And kites.

@ Clarissa- red, green and white sombreros- that would be really cool. And thank you for the sentiments- how did you manage to type it out in Hindi?

@ Mason- and yet, so few of us actually do

@ Mary- a happy child with a pinwheel is more free than a happy child without one :-)
I love curry too, but it is messy to cook :-(

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Alex- two. One for each of the kids. They lasted about ten minutes each!

@ Debra- they are, aren't they?

@ Tina- celebrated and cherished, yes!

@ Jules- wow. I'd love to see that someday

@ Elizabeth- thank you

dipali said...

Lovely photographs:)

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Thanks, Dipali

Journaling Woman said...

Oh the pinwheel--happiness going round and round.


slommler said...

Love the pinwheels and the sentiments they portray...freedom and country!
I laughed when you said they lasted for about 10 minutes each. Ha!! Sometimes freedom is fleeting and hard to maintain isn't it?

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Teresa- that is such a lovely idea.

@ SueAnn - it is lovely, isn't it? And they are improving- the last time, they did not last even that long

Beth Zimmerman said...


Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Beth - thank you.


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