Why this blog is called "Gallimaufry".

gal-uh-MAW-free\, noun.

Originally meaning "a hash of various kinds of meats," "gallimaufry" comes from French galimafrée; in Old French, from the word galer, "to rejoice, to make merry"; in old English: gala + mafrer: "to eat much," and from Medieval Dutch maffelen: "to open one's mouth wide."

It's also a dish made by hashing up odds and ends of food; a heterogeneous mixture; a hodge-podge; a ragout; a confused jumble; a ridiculous medley; a promiscuous (!) assemblage of persons.

Those of you who know me, will, I’m sure, understand how well some of these phrases (barring the "promiscuous" bit!) fit me.

More importantly, this blog is an ode to my love for Shimla. I hope to show you this little town through my eyes. If you don't see too many people in it, forgive me, because I'm a little chary of turning this into a human zoo.

Stop by for a spell, look at my pictures, ask me questions about Shimla, if you wish. I shall try and answer them as best as I can. Let's be friends for a while....

12 December 2009

Blue skies smiling at me / Nothing but blue skies do I see....

A slash of Blue
A sweep of Gray
Some scarlet patches on the way
Compose an evening sky
A little purple
slipped between
Some ruby trousers hurried on
A wave of gold
A bank of day
This just makes out the morning sky.

Emily Dickinson


autar mota said...

Great Pic . can i seek details of ur camera .

Gallimaufry said...

Thanks, Autar-ji. I have a Nikon D-90 (18-105 mm lens).

Melanie O. said...

Gorgeous sky!

Peromyscus said...

Gorgeous indeed. A far cry from the 50+ cm of snow outside my house this morning.

Gallimaufry said...

Thank you, Melanie!
Thanks, Pero, for stopping by :D
It's a joy, stopping en route from work to gaze at the dramatic (and sudden!) sunsets we have daily.

varsha said...

Gorgeous!when are you going to put all of these into a coffee table book or a grand photo exhibition?

Gallimaufry said...

Arrey, thank you, dear Varsha! सितारों के आगे जहां और भी हैं / अभी इश्क के इम्तिहान और भी हैं!


Beautiful picture.. I like it

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