This weekend, Hindus all across the world celebrated Holi.
Although in Kerala Holi is a relatively low-key event, packets of brightly coloured powders were on sale along the roadside.
But I had my own celebration.
My cousin from the USA was stopping over
And she came bearing the very best sort of gifts:
A deliciously mature Oregon cheddar,
And, just for Holi, a rich-looking, blue cheese.
The first picture in this post depicts Radha celebrating Holi, Kangra, India. Date: c. 1788. Source: Victoria Albert Museum, London. In India this image is held in the public domain.