Don’t you love it when the colors of nature want to go wild, to lose control and be as bright and loud as possible! – – – See more vivid here.
Lakkidi is a backwater area of Upper Bhavani reservoir. Go for the Ooty Avalanche Eco Tour. It’s regulated by the area’s forest department folks who’ll drive you around in their guided vehicles, which serves in protecting the ecosystem. Related posts: The Ombre Nilgiris, Amongst the Sholas.
The Sholas are a mosaic of stunted tropical montane evergreen forests and grasslands. Here’s a typical shola land, the Avalanche Sanctuary in the Nilgiris: An interesting fact: every shola, no matter how small it is, gives birth to springs and many rivers of South India originate in the sholas: Tunga Bhadra, Nethravathi, Cauvery… The word Shola comes from Tamil ‘sholai’ which means thicket, cold… Read More Amongst the Sholas
The hills are enveloped in a smoky haze, gradually changing from a shade of blue to some hue of green, all fading and softening into the other. Nilgiris, the Blue Mountains, are beautiful! These shots were taken in Doddabetta, Kotagiri, Avalanche, and Ooty.
Cheery hues of pink make these chilly winter days a wee bit less bleak. Happy holidays y’all! :-)
Anjuna beach on a low tide. Check out these interesting colorful rocky formations overlying a cove of white sand. ––––
A stroll on the beach.. smell the sea, hear the waves crashing against the shoreline, feel the granular sand under my feet.. and then comes the sun on the horizon appearing so close, almost reachable…bliss!
“dusk is the time when men whisper of matters about which they remain silent in the full light of the sun.” ~ Simon Raven
My favorite serene spot has been invaded by grass..the besieged ecosystem seems perplexed at the alteration. “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” ~Hal Borland
Is it just me or do I see all hues of mauve everywhere this season…a shy sprinkle here, a bold splash there…’pink trying to be purple’ or maybe the other way around :-) – “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”― Susan Polis – “Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence… Read More Mauve matters