The dusk went away slowly and it was time to lit up the lamps inside the house to have the dining.A tin lamp was lit up on to the dining table .Utensils were ready for serving the rustic supper.The lamp was not bright when lit up ,gradually it came brighter as the night grew darker.When the eating was over and the night was dense and darker, the lamp shone brighter enjoying the delightful night…!
The coastal scenes in South India (Kerala) during the summer season are painted with the coconut palms bordering the lakes in confluence with the Arabian Sea;the evening lights make blushes on the frills of palm-leaves and the plants laid out wild in the untouchable corners of the shore,away from the catch of human beings. The sky which is about to fade by the setting sun was to welcome the new moon as the sign of the night and there was a colorful kite flying in the sky as if to kiss the moon reminding a summer night’s dream…!
It is curious to see that the young and the old people sitting behind the glass windows before the dining table to have their meals, especially in the morning.While the young are upright awaiting their dishes, the old ones remain inclined towards themselves before having what they have had for the breakfast !The glass windows reflecting the morning lights make a halo behind each so as to enlighten their lively attitude of age and taste.!
The Young Ones before the dining Table,against the morning Lights
The generations meet on the seaside ,they pass the techniques of how to make a merriment of life out of the shore and the water over to the next ones to build up what is to be done beside the sea and upon the hard rocks emerging out .The grandma teaches her grandson how to fish from the seaside with the latest hooks and the grandfather sits on the rocks watching them by keeping the toolkit….., a scene in the noontime when the light is bright and the wind is live …!
The Pisces were built upon the ground in stone and wood.The motifs were also drawn and painted upon dry coconut in La Digue …! In the Islands of Seychelles, the fish motif is that much prominent to be seen and enjoyed every where ! Thus the prime beings of life is celebrated in the Islands in the course of the routine life!
The stream that flows amidst the Forest lands of La Digue is tranquil and silent, reflecting the nature against in stillness..! It is beautiful especially of the rocks surrounding and due to the upkeep of the area by the village.
The Stream through the Forest in La Digue in Seychelles