Thursday, October 07, 2010

Moved by silver oak grove

walk in please
The silver oak grove in yercaud is very quiet and pleasant. Lying on the way to manjakuttai viewpoint to the east of yercaud, the place is simple cool and green. I know this place already through a tourism program on TV and remind to check and while leading manjakuttai (yellow tank) I saw this place and clicked few snaps. After while return from manjakuttai – a sunrise view point which is spectacular for its early morning views and it was simple a viewpoint for us who visited it nearby noon – I wished to spent sometime in the grove and so stopped the vehicle and relaxed a while moving into the grove’s in wheels.
calm green lane
The silver oak trees are well planted with certain distances in narrow lines neatly and cut off branches for nearly bottom half of the trees. It seems like the oak trees are still under development for the pepper creepers to climb on in future. As it was noon and time for lunch, we decided to bring the food to this place as it is 5 km to yercaud and so leaving us, cousins went to collect food parcels from the hotel. Meanwhile it was time for me to examine and take a leisure ride on wheels along the stretching grove’s slowly and inhaling the cool breeze and gazing the clean and green environment.
Crown of thorns
The Crown of Thorn is everywhere, which is pretty and poisonous, protects the grove as fencing. The woody, spiny and climbing succulent shrubs growing up to 6 feet in height and leaves that are found new growth has flowers shaped in small conspicuous pair of petal-like bracts in red, which also variably pink or white. As it was raining last night, everywhere it looks green and surprisingly clean. A couple of foreign girls came across us and seeing our pet, one come close to say cute and wanting to know will she bite, asked mom blindly ‘bite’ brought blink and think sophisticated!

I observed a spider web and it was interesting to note how they climb their net and move. I never seen spider practice with web and caught up with things, as I would be away if a spider comes near me. The oak grove is pretty to walk and to capture by standing in the narrow lines that extends like no end, but we didn’t complete the whole area and don’t know how length the road leads between the grove’s that pass hardly by any vehicle.
narrow grove


Devika Jyothi said...

WOW! Sone BEAUTIFUL shots, Jeevan...and nice narrative :)


Priya said...

Totally awesome:)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots.
Those silver oak trees on either side of the road give a pleasant look.

Kavi said...

Simply amazing oaks !!


Rakesh Vanamali said...

Such wonderful pictures! One word - heavenly!

Ash said...

Stunning images!

Joop Zand said...

Great pictures Jeevan....your blog is great.

greetings, Joop

Joop Zand said...

Great pictures Jeevan....your blog is great.

greetings, Joop

Thendral said...

Awesome.. this sanps are simply wonderful.

Regan. said...

yoo bor...
i gorwen up in this place man..
tnx fr recollecting all ma memories bor..
i'm feel proud to bron and brought up frm there..tnx verymuch..