Water: rain, puddles, rivers, lakes, ocean, sea
Our village is a very hilly region and the areca nut trees are grown on the terraced hillsides. Usually the houses of people who settled in this area, long ago are in the valleys. Once the monsoon starts in earnest we have this beautiful waterfall. Water falls down from more than 100 feet. This waterfall is only during the monsoons. Children through the years have enjoyed playing under the falling water. The monsoon season starts in June.

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. The Covid has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.


    1. Usually fro June to October:) Yes the water is stored by means of a rudimentary dam . Water harvesting has become more popular now.
      Due to the hilly terrain, rain water goes waste. But now a lot is being to save that water. Thanks, Lakshmi


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