It is vacation time at Kerala. Schools will re open on June 1st. Generally it coincides with the arrival of monsoons. Children wearing school uniforms going to school holding colourful umbrellas is a spectacular sight to watch. For the first timers it can be an emotional turbulent time as well. For a photographer seeking the emotions of a new school year, this is the right time. I was after a woodpecker to photograph it. Unfortunately I could get a good pose from it, and the chase in turn led me to this kid playing in the next compound, all alone, wearing mother's high heels.