Monday, September 09, 2013

The last four months

There was a mixed feeling being shifted to this house more than four months back. There were many ups and downs related to family and home environment, but the part of my life travels on similar path, more or less, nothing bothered me much and I don’t feel much change in my life, apart some mishap with father (who’s just back to normal after his bike fall) which led our life thought physically trouble and emotional stress. For nearly two months, mom had been the only caretaker of mine to take care of my needs indeed without the support of dad, which was the troublesome phase ever in my life.

Our small backyard
our small backyard
Today everything seem to be nothing and the difficult times are no more, because, they are almost become a part of my practical life. Leaving those behind, life has been wonderful with pros and cons and the weather on other hand had been very pleasant these days unlike extremely hot when we shifted home back in April and followed by sultry May. The rain that make way through last two months had sent wakeup calls to mosquitoes (even though they aren’t new for us and they are almost everywhere around Chennai) we are forced to close all the windows and door before 6 pm to prevent them enough. Even we can’t sleep without fans on; glad we have an inverter to keep us asleep when the power goes off often when it rains.

Yellow flowers
 The house is well lit throughout the day without a need for lights (each room has two wide windows) only the wind couldn’t enter much unless there’s heavy blow outside. We aren’t daring to keep all windows open to make free entry for mosquitoes since we haven’t put nets for windows like how we done at our early house. Though it isn’t a matter anyway, but maintaining the house to keep clean wasn’t easy enough which was double the size of our early one and with trees around we can’t stop leaves thrown down.  But what I liked more was the small garden space of the backyard, which is enough to say than nothing, and who won’t dream of a house with garden space. I liked it much and want to see it bloom with flowers and grasses.

White frangipani
Before we come to this home, my bro wanted to make lawns with the open spaces around but once rain stared to pour the grasses began to grow on its own on the open space. I know they aren't the grasses use for lawns, but a kind of wild weeds growing fast to a foot now and looking for a cleanup. I suggest mom to direct a cow (those pass our house everyday and some time lie close to our compound for the shadow of the tree) to have the grasses as its breakfast, but she don’t like my idea saying that it will also eat our others plants.  

Button roses
We had re-planted some of our pot plants there and there’s already a yellow flowering shrub and bougainvillea that need to grow enough to see blossom. There are jasmines, hibiscuses, anthimanthaarai (4 O'clocks flower) and button roses (check the collage above) growing close to ground. It’s so good to see them blooming like white bulbs every morning and 4 O'clock flowers in cheerful yellow, there’s also a white frangipani tree at our parking dropping fabulous flowers. Just four months old, the neighbors were still strange enough except for this only family that made touch with us, since facing our side front it was easy making friendship with them.

16 comments:

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

It sounds as though your family is settling in and adjusting to your new home. I'm glad your father is better. The flowers in your garden are beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

so glad to hear your father has recovered and hopefully your mother can recover a bit from double care. i am glad you are relaxing a bit in your new home. i hope you will indeed like living there.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Glad you made some friends with those neighbors. Good neighbors are important. And I think the cow would be a good idea to keep the weeds away haha. Mosquitoes are a pest aren't they? We went to Florida last month and they were everywhere!

Twilight Man said...

You should start growing vegetables and flowers! Look at George's lovely garden in Tennessee with all the fabulous blooming flowers in Betsy's post. They really looked like heavens!

Namrata said...

As they say time never waits for anyone, whether it's difficult or easy on us, it just passes by leaving memories behind us. I am glad to hear that everything is n their usual place now and your father is back to gardening. The flowers are really beautiful though I don't even know what half of them are called as. :)

Destination Infinity said...

The flowers are beautiful - you should grow more flowering plants, fruit & vegetable plants as well :)

Destination Infinity

Rahul Bhatia said...

Hope all is well at your end now! Best of luck!

George said...

I was happy to hear that your Dad has recovered from his fall. It's a shame you have to keep the house closed up because of the mosquitoes, but hopefully mosquito season will soon be over. Your flowers are beautiful.

Rajesh said...

I am to know you people have been settled down finally in the new house and you also have garden in place.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Jeevan, I was thrilled to read that your Dad is better now. That is a blessing especially for your Mom and you. Moving is hard --and there are always good and bad things about moving. Sounds like you all are settling into your new home really well. I'm sure you will enjoy the garden outside.. Beautiful flowers.
Hugs,
Betsy

ashok said...

lovely flowers Jeevan...wishes to your Dad ..

Indrani said...

So glad your family is settling down well. Great shots!

Sandhya said...

Good to know that your father is recovering and you are settling down well in the new house.

The garden is beautiful and I am happy to know that you enjoy your garden space. I had one in my old house, as you know!

All the best, Jeevan!

ladyfi said...

Glad to hear you're all settled in. Those flowers are lovely.

Pattu Raj said...

That is good news Jeevan, that you have a backyard. It looks sunny enough for many plants to thrive. By the way, I have three of those flower trees in my compound too..:-)

Srinivas said...

Sweet suggestion this: "I suggest mom to direct a cow (those pass our house everyday and some time lie close to our compound for the shadow of the tree) to have the grasses as its breakfast."

But it is understandably difficult to have such suggestions accepted my parents, Jeevan. ;)