Shades of Blue

Acrylic on canvas, 2021
When October arrives in Sikkim, the rivers come alive with a spellbinding transformation. As the monsoon fades away and cool breezes embrace the land, the rivers surge with newfound vitality. Their cascades mirror the vibrant hues of autumn, creating a breathtaking spectacle. Among them, Decembers River stands out, enchanting all who behold its crystal-clear waters glistening under the gentle sun.
Venture alongside the riverbanks and be immersed in a painter's paradise. Lush green vegetation and wildflowers of every color paint a picturesque landscape that will leave you in awe. As you peer into the water, catch a glimpse of playful otters gracefully diving and surfacing, infusing liveliness into the serene surroundings. Migratory birds take a pause on their journey, gracing the river with melodious chirping that fills the tranquil ambiance.
For a closer encounter, observe locals practicing their ancient angling techniques or engaging in the art of fishing. Fishing not only sustains their lives but is an integral part of their cultural heritage, connecting communities to the river's bounty.
In October, the rivers of Sikkim offer a true haven for nature lovers. Wander along their clear waters, immerse yourself in vibrant flora, encounter diverse fauna, and witness traditional activities unique to this region. It is an experience that promises to captivate your senses and leave an indelible mark on your soul.
Prepare to be mesmerized by Decembers River, where shades of blue converge in a dazzling display of natural splendor. Embrace the enchantment and let the rivers of Sikkim transport you to a realm where beauty knows no bounds.