May 30, 2012

Savouring the last of summer

A week's holiday at home in Kerala is a rejuvenizer beyond compare. Life is relaxed, and each time I go down to my hometown, I manage to find time in abundance to sit back or walk around and savour the slow pace and nature's bounty. While this part of the world awaits monsoons, I relished the last of this summer.

My mom had cleaned up the vase to set in fresh flowers of the day ... what she tossed out of the window as "yesterday's" looked beautiful on the ground as well.

Curry leaves for the daily tadka come from the backyard. The shrub planted long ago in the backyard has flourished into a tall tree, what with the ample ground water, nutrient-rich soil and sunshine. This season, the tree is done flowering, and is in bloom with bunches of fruits.

My father had lovingly planted a cherry plant long ago. We hardly had hopes of it bearing fruit, but this time it did, and how!
I see him smiling through this freshly plucked branch.

The 60-year old mango tree in front of the house has done its deed for the year. This year's supplies of mangoes were collected, some sold off, some relished at home itself. Its that time of the year when within minutes of sweeping, the tree gets back to weaving a carpet of shed brown leaves on the ground.

I found these wicked nail extensions (thanks to a Gulmohar flower), and grinned delightfully to myself. I probably did this last on my evening walks with cousins nearly fifteen years ago.
Ah :-)
Once monsoon sets in, there's no respite. It pours until you wish the rains away. But as kids we never wished it away ... what better time to race paper boats and splash in muddy puddles.
Like those days, this monsoon I plan to mock-squeal at all noisy thunderstorms, I hope the child in you does too! Good day!

18 comments:

  1. I love everything about Kerala - the cuisine, the greens, the stunning kasavus...

    Must have been a Mallu in my previous birth.

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  2. loved this post...
    very laid back and nostalgic

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  3. those interesting frames makes it more captivating. God's own country is sure a delight to be in :)

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  4. What a lovely post!! Glad I stumbled upon it early in the morning! :)

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  5. I liked the last pic the most. Brings back memories :)

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  6. What a cool place you have!! Loved the pics... the cherry plant and the curry leaves... simply beautiful and your wicked nails, brought back some memories this side too! :))

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  7. A little heaven for home:)

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  9. The last pic reminded of my childhood days... lovely post :)

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  10. I have never seen a caddipatta plant with fruit before, so thanks for sharing that picture! Gorgeous images.

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  11. Cherries in Kerala! Wow! Yes your father must be a surprised and truly happy! :)

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  12. loved it ...go green

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  13. A delightful post and plenty of beautiful pictures.

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  14. dall'Italia un caloroso saluto...ciao

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  15. Wow..what a awesome garden!! must be fun to enjoy the fruits from your own garden!! beautiful photography as well!!!

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  17. The snaps are really nice in whole blogs.
    cheers for good work

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  18. Loved them.. Last one reminded me of my own childhood..

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