Saturday, September 6, 2008

Those Fresh Crisp enticing Carrots

Very often one finds carrots for sale in roadside stalls.

And sometimes one can see the process by which they get 'market-ready'.

Dhobi Ghat

This arrangement seems unique. I've never seen a similar one anywhere else so far.
Built by the British, it should be 100 years old at least say the dhobis who still use it. They remember their grandfathers using the dhobi ghat. Its maintained by the Municipality - hence the pristine condition.They pay a tax to use it and it remains exclusive to the old families.
Maybe the place where our clothes get 'dry-cleaned' :-)

Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Road Less Travelled

Two Roads diverged...
I took the one less travelled..

A september Morning

September is the 'Second season' at Ooty. And today, the 1st started with off with a fine morning. The air was not too cold but crisp and the freshness of all the greens renewed by recent rains was invigorating.

At 7.30 a.m. I was at the Breeks stadium . A few brisk souls were out exercising while the frost steamed into the air as the sun came up.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mukurthi National Park


Lone Rose

Roses are not my favorite flower really. But to have one grow in my own garden, makes it very special.

Climber Roses

Both the climber roses are in full bloom just now. A delight to behold but alas, with hybrid roses, hardly any fragrance. I would like to put them on 'hold' so that guests can see them:-). But they bloom just twice a year.
The roses last just 2 weeks and then they are gone. For the rest of the year we have dark leaved, thorny creeper which catches at your clothes as you pass by to remind you of its existence which you wouldn't notice otherwise.

Double coloured

The flowers on this little cactus are orange when folded up. But when there is bright sunshine, then they open out to bright full yellow for a couple of hours.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Gorishola Reservoir

The reservoir five minutes walk from home. It does look far from civilization doesn't it? It used to be a locale for many cinema shootings. And a hangout for local courting couples.
But, now its been 'discovered' and is the scene of numerous parties. With the attendant litter left behind.
So now, we re trying to move a campaign to get it fenced in.
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The Broom Plant

The lowly Broom plant. At least i used to think its lowly since it grows wild all around the house until I found it among a list of desirable plants for the garden.
Since, the cows don't eat it, its use here seems to be as a cover to keep the frost away from young more desirable plants.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Sunrise and Sunset Views

The Road to Coonoor at 6.30 a.m.- Winter, 2007

Sunset at 6.30 p.m January 1st, 2008