Saturday, May 06, 2017

Looking for shadow

Normally the national highways don’t have much shadow but the road from Ullundurpet to Salem is worst among them, and we fed up looking for a shadow to take a coffee break while going to Nilgiris last month. The entire stretch look deserted and being an extremely hot day we were almost baked! lol

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Though after a while on road, we found a small temple adjoining a banyan tree provided some shadow off the road. Like a thirsty throat got some water, the shadow showed us some relief as we took a turn toward the same. The scene was really giving me a nostalgic feel with cows and bull tied around the tree, the munching of grasses and the smell of cow dung brought back to childhood days. The smell of cows munching grasses could be perceived amazingly through my conscious, as I have been through this lot in my growing day by visiting grandparent’s house with a cowshed beside.

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Like human, the cattle’s too in need of shadow and the two oxen tied to the banyan tree doesn’t turned until we moved out of the place. So was they busy munching grasses except the one (check last  pic) giving me a side and rear view. lol

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The temple seems to be under construct, has a little lily pond adjacent to the temple (with lily buds sticking out of water) and the cows were taken there to drink water. There was a farmer driving the cows around the temple and perhaps it was his land behind the temple and the bulls were belonged to him.  After 15-20 minutes we hit the road again before halt for lunch, again looking for a shadow. 

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Oxen beauty 
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14 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photography of nature's dear critters ~ love cows and what look to me like a water buffalo? no? ~ Great shots of nature's gems ~ thanks,

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

GreenComotion said...

Hi Jeevan-
Chako is okay, but at his age (16+), we just don't know.
We will know more on Monday from the test results.

Your photos of the rustic scenes with cows is really beautiful.
The kuttai with flowers is also very nice.

I hear Chennai is toasy right now.
Stay well hydrated and cool.

Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Gosia k said...

Your cows have so long horns.. I love them

L. D. said...

The cows seem pretty contended in sharing the trees. I can imagine how hot it can get in open areas along long hot roads. Fun shots of the cows.

Sandhya said...

Loved the cow and oxen pictures!

Destination Infinity said...

All animals need water and shade during summers... let's do what is possible by us to enable the same.

Destination Infinity

Devilish Angel said...

Your photos took me to the country side Jeevan :)

Arti said...

So glad that you could find some shadow on the highway and how! I loved how the cows made the entire encounter so playful and joyful :)

Lady Fi said...

Sweet shots! Hope the weather cools off soon.

Nancy Chan said...

Your cow and oxen photos remind me of my young days in the village. Over here, the days are hot and wet. Have a wonderful day!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of castles on the road trip.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, cool captures of the cows and oxen! Great captures from the road. I was away for two weeks and I am so sorry to be late commenting and visiting your post. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Twilight Man said...

I love cows. They have lovely eyes and feeds us with fresh milk.

Rose said...

Great photographs, and I can almost smell the now! I would think they smell the same the world over, and I grew up on a farm.