Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Flora (Fauna to come later)

This is not going to be a well-written post. And I don't have time to type out all the details of Taz's proposal and our engagement ceremony, much less a full list of highlights from the trip. I do promise to do all those things and more in the next post, when I will be at home unemployed with lots of free time on my hands. Meanwhile, to tempt you, I offer the following pictures of some of the more interesting flora I encountered in India. And don't whine that "plants are boring, they don't do anything," because I swear that these I'm about to show you add a lot of zest to life. And besides, plants have fiber. And fiber, as all good knitters know, is what it's all about.

First, something to wake you up:


Mmmmm, coffee...

And now, to liven up your morning eggs:


Black pepper.

If you need an afternoon pick-me-up:


Those bright green bushes? Tea!

And finally, well, I guess I can't really claim "flower" status, no matter how pretty I felt wearing this. But hey, it's silk!


My first time in a sari!

This was taken just before the actual engagement ceremony. Taz's aunt helped me put it on (a feat I fear I may never learn to manage on my own!). His sister-in-law and brother gave me this gorgeous sari even before they knew we were getting engaged. Everyone in the family is generous beyond words.

Next time: monkeys, elephants, meditating bears, the "Bryna Pose," trip highlights, and all the juicy details.

15 comments:

Lauren said...

You look gorgeous and I imagine it feels wonderful to wear.

Zarzuela said...

You look like you were made to wear that sari from day 1!! :) Very very pretty.

More!! More!! We want more pictures!! ;)

Jessica

Jenn said...

Beautiful sari!

Maneesh said...

YOU - ARE - GORGEOUS!!!

Lía said...

Precioso!!! siempre he querido saber como se siente una en un traje de pura seda :P

medea said...

what an amazing color! suits you perfectly. and it must feel sooooooooo soft against the skin!

Sahara said...

Hey there!

Congrats on the engagement! Can't wait to see the picks. You didn't miss a darn thing here.

Plants are very much alive; I love them, and take care of several. What do folks mean, "they don't do anything?" They GROW. I can watch my nightshades close their petals at dusk!

Bryna, that's a great color for you.

Deenz said...

Pretty sari!!! And it's blue!!! And I can't wait to hear about the whole ceremony...didn't realize there was one, but that is really cool.

I'd say see ya tonight at SnB except I have Long Wharf tonight, so I'll see you next week instead!

goodkarma said...

You wear your sari well! I still can't wrap one without using safety pins, awkwardly. :) It's beautiful and I'm still so excited for you.

Sneaksleep said...

Thanks, everybody! *blush* Karma, believe me, I didn't wrap this one by myself, and there are plenty of safety pins in there.

Lía and Medea, it does feel very nice and smooth, but silk is actually very hot--I was plenty warm all evening, despite the cool air and short sleeves.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on your engagement - how exciting! What a memorable trip you would have had anyway and now it is even more so! I look forward to seeing the other photos and reading your stories. The photos of this entry are awesome! I love taking pictures! And I love looking at photos of places I'll probably never visit myself! Congratulations!

austin's dad said...

yvonne and I are so happy for you, dear sneaksleep!

wish you all the best and you truly deserve it!

Sami said...

Mazel tov! I'm so happy for your good news! You certainly deserve some cause for celebration!

Anonymous said...

Felicitaciones! Congratulations! What wonderful news. It is so lucky that you are job searching at the start of the engagement, that way you can focus on the wedding plans without compromising job performance.

-Jennifer Jones

Cathi said...

The sari is gorgeous!!! Looks like it's just your colors. I need more info about the whole trip! Should I put in some more exclamation points?!!!