Friday, March 26, 2021

Fields of Marigold, off Veedur

During my Veedur Dam visit in February, we come across a surprising sight of the marigold fields on the dam road, after the Veedur village; and it was a kind of loop road that goes around the backwaters of the dam and links back to the national highway.

It was a refreshing sight of yellow; though it wasn't a large landscape of yellow, I never got to see a marigold field of this much. And it was a great divertissement from the regular and boring sights of the highways and there's also a patch of mixed colors of an orange and yellow and yet un-bloomed bed of dark orange or red marigold. 


It seems it was the dam water that made flourish the marigold. Though the marigold bloomed on both sides of the road, the view towards the backwater (2nd pic above) is scenic, and the blue sky and the sunny day made it glowing. Aside from that, a kind of white wildflowers bloomed in the barren lands, but still, I doubt whether they are wildflowers or a kind of cultivated flowers.

Field of white wildflower

The field of flowers stretched only for a few km on the east bank of the reservoir, and it seems only the land around the dam is fertile, unlike its dry northern part where we drove along before drawing away to Puducherry. This reminds me of the rose fields I saw around Nagalapuram, at the border of Andhra and Tamil Nadu, had Pichatur Dam as its source.

The bed of red marigold ready to bloom

Linking this post for Floral  Friday Foto  

11 comments:

Anita said...

Beautiful pictures Jeevan!So spring like and nice!

wish you all good and happy weekend!

Big hugs!

Tom said...

...I've never seen fields of marigolds before, but I've heard of this.

Destination Infinity said...

Your photos look beautiful. For some reason, I don't notice flower fields when I travel on highways!

Destination Infinity

George said...

It's always a treat to see fields of flowers when traveling.

carol l mckenna said...

These are beautiful photos of the 'field of wild flowers.' So glad you got out to see it ~ Xo

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bill burke said...

Beautiful photos, Jeevan. The flowers look very pretty.
Have a great weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Jeevan,:=) What a beautiful sight of yellow Marigolds. You couldn't possibly miss the golden fields, and the red ones about to bloom must be just as lovely. Thank you for sharing these very pleasing views.

Rose said...

That is new to me...a field of marigolds. I used to always plant marigolds...every summer. Not sure when or why I stopped.

Nancy Chan said...

The marigold field is a pretty sight to enjoy.

L. D. said...

I am trying to remember what the marigold flowers are used for but I know that there is a product that they make with them. Maybe also they are sold to use for all of the festival celebrations.

Arun Goyal said...

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