Monday, June 10, 2013

Update and Rain

Rain somewhere fall among valleys
Rain falls among valley
The first rain is always special and the scent of soil stimulates a sense of joy. A rain amid summer (heat) is too special, whether it last for a minute or an hour the enthusiasm has nothing equal. I experienced the first rain of summer last week, and it was wonderful to see rain fall from all directions in this newly shifted house. The earth was at rapid sucking the water as quick possible to distribute to every species on earth. No doubt water is a source of energy to withstand on earth but sadly we aren't blessed with enough rain and the millimeters hardly touch the average.

Half a month past I posted here and I was indeed out of touch with blogging and the scorching summer heat put down every things inspiring to write and cousins visiting and vacation time and traveling kept me quite away from online activity. My first rain of this summer was actually when I was close to Western Ghats before climbing to our destination on Kodaikanal Hills. The rain was visible far away falling amid the valleys and while passing the ghats we find it wandering fabulously on plains like wide tornado. It was wonderful experiencing rain or monsoon on mountain sides and bearing cool breeze blow down the hills.

Kodai Lake
Kodaikanal Lake
It was a family vacation come exploring places and traveling on roads untraveled and staying in an environment so pleasant and surrounded by uniquely chirping birds and coffee estates and blanket of foliage and tall trees.  I don’t had a mind leaving the place but other plans waited ahead took me to Kodaikanal and unlike ever it was very cold and evenings are windy and raining because of the arrival of monsoon, we are forced to cancel our plan of extending. But once on plains, things are quite strange and sun baked us on fire. The obvious reason to be cold and hot is nothing, the weather always wonder with it’s distinguish feature.

Post vacation I experienced swelling feet and lately aching knee become soar and seem to intense only and also slightly unbalance at stood. We still find some inconvenient which I believe will become normal very soon with the new house and we also experience extreme summer heat here and the wind blows hot air even after the core summer season ends. Glad it rains sometime in evening as a relief for day’s fry pan!


TexWisGirl said...

i am sorry about the heat and drought. at least you had a little rain for a refresher. even better, that you had family time away. :)

glad to hear from you, jeevan!

George said...

Summer rains are special all around the world. I especially like rain at night when I can hear it hitting the roof while falling asleep. I really like your first photo.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Good post, Jeevan.

Seems that the rains have hit everywhere. Its been visiting here too :-)

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

now earth is cold... rain comes with nice shower of water in people's mind as well as in wells. In this year Kerala faced shortage of water in rural areas.

thanks jeevan

Destination Infinity said...

We need a lot of rain here in order to keep the water tables replenished. Fortunately, there is a small pond near our house, which makes things better. But, rain is our only saviour!

Destination Infinity

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Few things inspire me the way a warm summer rain does. Like you say, it really opens up the senses!! Rain is very soothing to the soul.

Ercotravels said...

amazing post!
really, the fantastic destination to the visit in the summer and pictures have a unique charm to first time travel.

Betsy Adams said...

Hope you are feeling better now. Looks as if you had a wonderful vacation though with family and traveling....

I love Summer Rains --when it is so Hot... Seems to cool things off --at least temporarily... We haven't had any really hot weather here yet --thank goodness.


Jyoti Mishra said...

It started raining here to Jeevan..
it's so calming and relaxing after so many days of scorching heat :)

Enjoy rains !!

Rajesh said...

First rain is always special. I wish you speedy recovery and good to see you back in the blog world.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you must long for the cool of the rain. Lovely shots! Hope you can get some coolness in your new house.

Indrani said...

I visited this place some years back, it is indeed a beautiful place.

Arti said...

Welcome back :)

So glad to hear about your travel expedition, the first sight of the rains in the mountains sounds very refreshing, like a joy! Here's wishing you speedy recovery and hope you see a lot of rains and coolness in the days to come. Beautiful pictures, loved them!

Meoww said...

I hope you are feeling better now, Jeevan!