Festival Of Lights – Deepavali.

Cheerful Monk in her blog post Lights talked about putting up lights on their roof at Christmas time.  We exchanged the following comments there.

I : Coming weekend here will ring in the festive season starting with Diwali on the 11th inst. We will have lights up everywhere and they will stay on till January 1, 2016. Nuts? But of course!

CM : And fun. At least you’re not going to climb up on a roof to install them.

All the work was done by Ranjan and Manjiree over last night and today and no, I did not have to climb the roof or the walls.  Ranjan did have to use a step ladder though.  He claimed that he had to use one as he did not have a blood ladder.

This is how the ground floor veranda and part of the garden looks and it will stay like that till the lady of the house decides otherwise.





Can you see her there still working on the decorations?

If you are interested in learning more about the festival, you can do no better than visit fellow blogger and sister Padmum’s blog.

21 thoughts on “Festival Of Lights – Deepavali.”

  1. I love driving around looking at the Christmas lights every year. It was partic ularly interesting in Hawaii riding around on my motorcycle looking at houses decked out in lights and plastic snowmen and the like. I even remember doing it in Colorado as a very young child. We used to drive to Denver to see the lights on the capitol before it became politically incorrect –
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    1. When Urmeela was alive we used to go around seeing the lights too. I somehow cannot get myself to do that anymore. In fact, it is only now after Manjiree has come into our lives that we have the lights at all.

  2. I’m not sure why but many places, particular retail started a year round wreaths of flowing along the eaves of business that twinkle all year round, maybe they are better for security or just too fiddly to put up/down…usually by now xmas starting to appear in shops/malls but I have seen anything yet, that has caught my eye.

  3. It looks great, I hope the lady of the house decides to keep it for a long time. You may even inspire me to think about lights on my veranda. Only I need to find somebody good with a ladder. I perhaps should keep away from it.

    1. Thank you. As I write this I am about to shut down and get into bed. Manjiree has gone to her mother’s place with Ranjan to celebrate there too. We had a grand Diwali with great lunch with two guests far away from their homes.

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