This is Ronnie when he was around eight years old in the courtyard of our house in Kerala. Courtyards in Kerala are filled with sand or pebbles. Our courtyard is filled with sand and that keeps away the creepy crawlies. The weather in kerala being equatorial, there are a lot of these creatures of humidity and warmth around. Anyway, for the picture I used a white towel to get the white glow on Ronnie's face. But the effect wasn't that flattering. Anyway.