Sunday, October 28, 2007

I just landed in my parent's home in Madras aka Chennai only to be greeted by relentless rains and gusty winds ..The North East monsoons have kicked in and heavy rains are predicted for another 48 hours . Since I could hardly step out ,I decided to potter around the house . Armed with my mobile camera , I braved the rains (just recovering from sinus ) to shoot some puddles and pictures of the garden purged by the rain drops ..Its a great feeling to capture the various greens and colours of the rains...Here is my little tribute to the monsoons
























28 comments:

bluemountainmama said...

i didn't realize this was still monsoon season in india....

i love how rain brings out the green in the earth.... it gives it all a fresh perspective. i liked your perspective and the photos you captured.....

backpakker said...

Hi ..thanks..I call it a purging of the earth . The North East Monsoon or the retreating monsoon only affects a few states down south of india . its winter rainfall here and is cyclonic in nature..and the coastal cities bear the brunt. Yesterday there was a cyclone warning and the city was flooded and trees were uprooted and I went to sleep with the wind howling in my ears...however morning is very pleasant and we heard that the depression has weakened and moved further

backpack_everyday said...

hiii in Chennai thats great..I am here too..hopefully we can meet sometime if u r going to stik around for long
My no is 99841741609

backpakker said...

Hi

Im off tomorrow morning ..should be back soon..are you based here ?

Gazal said...

lovely fresh pictures...esp the money plant!!!!

mark said...

oh- b-p: now _this_ is rain...

Pijush said...

Some of them came excellent. I like the red spots in the green big leaves as it is found in the countryside of bengal also.

backpakker said...

gazal- welcome to backpakker ..I like the money plant pics too..they look so luscious

mark - you sound disappointed :( Its rain and you cant do much in rain ..especially when the roads are flooded and water is threatening to enter your house and gives you a running nose ..

Pijush - ya..my mobile camera does surprise me sometimes..these plants are in my parent's house ..Im planning to bring some of them here in Bangalore once the rain stops

mark said...

oh, no: not disappointed...just was thinking that the rain here in nyc is nothing compared to a monsoon...like these photos too...you must have gotten wet!

Bhuvana said...

Nice pics again.... soem of them make you think its Kerala! keep clicking and sharing your experiences......

Sigma said...

Nice pictures. The monsoon makes things look so lively - the trees around look so green and fresh, and the weather is pleasant.

Sigma said...

Nice pictures. The monsoon makes things look so lively - the trees around look so green and fresh, and the weather is pleasant.

backpack_everyday said...

i will be here for a few more months I think.

my number again is 9841741609 ..sry the above one was wrong

backpakker said...

Mark - I got drenched and had a bad cold for days ..Im still sniffing and sneezing

Bhu - Kerala and my house very true ..we also have backwaters .. :) thinkw e shd get boats now

Sigma - I agree ..you see everythg with a fresh perspective

Vathsan - will text you when I am there next

Anil P said...

Is that a birdbath you have there in one of the pictures?

backpakker said...

Yes Anil...a terracotta one that my mom picked up in Pulmaner (not sure of the spelling ) Its in AP , and usually a stop over if you are driving from Madras to Bangalore .You will see several objects of terracotta on the road..

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

wonderful what a close angle and clear and nice pictures...

Juhi said...

water..the essence of life...it is interesting to see how life blooms with water...nice pics...

Friendly nextdoor guy said...

you have thie knack for minuteness
i like it

IDriSh LAxmIdHAR said...

never been to madras...!! but through blogger's and blogmates its fun...nice way of sharing...!!!! and good pics..

mystic rose said...

Oh wow. beautiful!! I love the one with the paper boat :).

Friendly nextdoor guy said...

keep em coming

K M F said...

nice

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Namma Chennai...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Hi,the travelbug in you caught on you even if its within the fencing of your house.The beautiful foliage creates a sort of coolness which one can smell too !!
Nice,when next in chennai just let me know.
TC
CU

Yellow said...

Hey came across your blog from desipundit. . . link link link. . .some brilliant shots expesially the sun thorugh the mango tree . . . .the queue at chandra chudeshwara. . .pretty good shot for a camera phone. . .my fav. . .the bijapur ones. . keep clicking. . cheers. .

rahul said...

awesome pics!!!!

Tony said...

Great shots! I used to live in miami...now I thought hurricanes were bad with rain, monsoons now those sound bad. I found a site I think you would like, its called, baraaza.com
Check it out, and keep the fresh pics coming :)