Ah, well. Today's 'Theme Day' is the best photo from 2011; I've posted so few during the last year that it was rather difficult to find the 'best' one.... so here's one, unpublished.
Taken during the lead-up to Thiruvonam, in October, the pookalam (a kind of courtyard decoration, created with thickly packed flower petals) serves to welcome the King Mahabali, on the day when he makes his annual visit to the kingdom he ruled over.
And this picture welcomes the new year - may it be like the reign of the good King Mahabali....
Maaveli naadu vaneedum kaalam
Amodhathodu vasikkum kaalam
Apathangarkkum ottilla thaanum
When Maaveli was ruling the land,
All the people were treated equal
And people lived joyful and merry
Free from even the lightest of threats
Here's to a wonderful 2012, folks!