Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monsoon beauty

While I was in California, freezing to death, Gopal was enjoying the early stages of monsoon here in the Nilgiri mountains. I didn't understand what that meant, except that it apparently rained every day. Well, at least for the time being, it means hot sun in the morning, clouds building in the afternoon, a little thunder and breeze, some rain, then more clouds over the mountains for the rest of the day. It is incredibly sweet weather for someone like me who loves rain in the mountains. And the light changes are magical. On Friday, 12 June, when the rain came in the afternoon, it came in a deluge. It was spectacular.
Here's a rainbow from the sun shining through the rain

A flower vendor showed up in the pouring rain, setting his basket down on my windowsill. How fun is that?!
(We buy strings of flowers to put on our home temples.)

This is the flower vendor heading back down our driveway.

Later, the rain had subsided and the sky was golden. Couldn't get a good picture of it.

So, I went outside to get a picture. You can at least get the idea.
(And, you can see how flowering shrubbery has burgeoned all over the place with the rains!)

After the sun went down.

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