Millions celebrated the arrival of Lord Ganesha ( The Elephant headed God) in India, in particular Maharashtra,  with much fanfare and Joy.

However I was looking Skywards at the trees with leaves which were changing their hues into Enchanting shades of Vermillion.

Green Turns to Red

Important Festivals in India mark a change in Season and so does The 10 day  Ganapati festival. The Monsoons are at their end, hot and sultry summer months are coming to an end and the warm touch of  the Sun’s Rays are now pleasing.

The first Fallen Leaf in red  , indicates Autumn is but a breath away.

A Solitary Red Leaf  

As the single leaf will change to a heap Winter will knock at the doors and mark the arrival  of the most pleasant months in the Sub Continent of India.

The Red  Vermillion Leaves and the arrival of  Lord Ganesha are auspicious indeed.

A Pile marks a Change in Season

AS I  heard Drums beat in the distance I ran  to have a glimpse of the Processions which accompany Lord Ganesha in  the Shaniwar Wada region  in Pune , Maharashtra, India.

It was then I saw the Solitary Red Leaf on the Street and I gazed up towards the Sky to take the Photograph that appears as  the featured image.

Nature had discretely and beautifully  conveyed a message to me. ” Autumn is coming.”





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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

61 thoughts on “RED AUTUMN ?”

  1. I love your eye for small detail Mukul. When I am with Ketty, the little girl that I sponsor (who is the primary reason for my Ulingana blog), she’s the same…she’s completely deaf, so she’s focussed totally on the visual… she’d be in seventh heaven accompanying you for a day on your forest walks!! I will see her again in December when I go back to Africa and if we can get internet, I will show her your blog pictures. kind wishes, Tony

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      1. I will tell her (signing) that, thank you in return for kindness. (you can see her picture on Ulingana…she’s impossible not to fall in love with ..110% alive!). I forgot I’m now signed in as tony, having shed my antelope skin!! Enjoy your adventure!!

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  2. I haven’t been in Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Maharashtra ever but have witnessed the arrival of autumns with such messages of nature. the pre-winter days are having their own beauty as the sun rays becoming softer and mornings having more dew drops on the grasses.

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  3. Yes, autumn is coming. I loved your red leaves. Did you see the beautiful photo of Ganesh I put on my blog a few days ago. It was a photo of the statue of Lord Ganesh that was in Amritapuri during Ganesh Chaturthi.

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  4. Amazing portrayal of the coming of Autumn, especially the red leaves. After reading your post, I cannot wait for this brilliant season to arrive, and with it, the Durga Puja in October! Hope you enjoyed very much during the 10 day celebration of Lord Ganesh puja.

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  5. The colours of autumn leaves in your post take me back to a small town, Helen in South Carolina and the ground covered with gulmohur flowers at Palasia in Indore. The fall colours attract thousands in US and are wrtten about in newspapers there. In IndiA, an even more colourful natural beauty is ignored by most — till someone like you point it out and record it. Thanks

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