Friday, June 21, 2013

At a (family) friend’s place

Setting rays
One mid-summer day in May we visited my dad’s best friend house in Red Hills (no, it isn't really a hill but a place on the outskirt of Chennai), and despite scorching afternoon heat, we had a cool ride in our a/c car along with cousins whose first day visit to our home due to vacation. We took the Chennai bypass road to reach red hills though Porur link road and it was first time for me to take this road after it built some years ago. My dad’s friend built a new home there few years back, but I only got to visit them now and he was very happy about my visit ahead his daughter’s marriage. We spent an hour and some at their home until dawn fall and it was fabulous sight to see sun rays falling beneath the clouds.

Color changing ceiling lamp, collage
They stay very close and right opposite road to the red hill lake - which is one main drinking water resource of Chennai. During my early visit while they rented there, I checked the red hill lake and got amazing view on sunset. But this time due to heat and lack of time I couldn't repeat it, rather we had some other interesting to check with their house and surrounding. They installed a color changing ceiling lamp on their living room and it attracts every one with different hues while changing with remote. The collage above will explain the rest, how wonderful and delightful the exchange of colors.

Turkey Twins
The house opposite to theirs hold number of Turkeys and they were set freely to wander and climb on wherever they could.  One was standing on a bike and others on compound wall; it was cute to see chicks following the mother turkeys. Interestingly there were this two turkeys doing similar action side by side while feeding on ground, leave at surprise. I also brought home one of their feathers wonderfully formed in combo of black, white, grey and brown. I used to hear from my uncle early about this house, having number of dogs turning the entire area into horror, glad their desire turned towards turkeys which are quiet and colorful. I hope you all liked the photos here.

Turkey Chick
turkey chick
A feather
A turkey feather

10 comments:

Simran said...

Had a wonderful read! :-)
Wow! colorful ceilings, never heard before about them...they are beautiful.

And the Turkey feather...just Wow!! :)
your clicks are always Amazing!

Best wishes dear!
Stay happy & happy blogging

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow that ceiling lamp is quite amazing!! I want one haha. That turkey chic is adorable. Happy Day Jeevan.

TexWisGirl said...

these are beautiful photos! enjoyed the turkeys and the chick and the feather! like the color shifts in the light. but REALLY loved that sunset!

Destination Infinity said...

The turkey feather is beautiful :) BTW, I too want to go to the Redhills lake during sunrise/sunset. It is easily accessible from my house (due to the by-pass flyover). I know the lake is a beautiful sight because I studied in a college near that area. But I feel sunrise/sunset might be more beautiful :)

Destination Infinity

Pattu Raj said...

Oh.. Turkey feather.. A lovely photograph Jeevan. First time I am looking at one.

Turyky replacing the dogs "horror" was fun to read.



ladyfi said...

That turkey feather is a beautiful shot as is the sky photo.

Jyoti Mishra said...

snippets of your lives :)
loved them !!

Ponniyinselvan/karthikeyan said...

Your father's friend must be appreciated.
kalakarthik

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Great read and super pics. Thank you.

Meoww said...

My mom can make an excellent imitation of the turkey's sound :) My kids tease her so much!
I love the shot of the turkey feather like many before!