Sunday evening we attended a Hindustani Classical music concert after nearly two years. There were two artistes. Ankush Nayak played the sitar and Sawani Shende sang. Both were young and it felt good to see the musical tradition continuing. Both said they were happy to be performing in front of an audience. Online is just online, not the real thing. We all agree.
It is still raining every day. There is destruction of crops everywhere and prices are rising. It was horrifying to read about a dam breaching in Andhra Pradesh. Villages were destroyed in a few minutes. Heavy rains in cities are making life miserable for people with water everywhere.
Last month I had salted citron grown in our garden. We call it Mahabala Huli in Kannada. Today I saw there was fungus in the bottle and I had to throw it away. We removed the Alocasia root (Mundigadde). We prepare many dishes from it, even pickles😊.
Bulbuls are again trying to build their nests inside the house. I kept the windows closed for two days. They must have found a different place. There are flowering bushes in our garden, a haven for birds. I am never tired of looking at Bulbuls and Sunbirds busy flying from branches. A few mornings ago, I was delighted to see a peacock on the compound wall. It is beautiful. I love the colour of its neck. But its voice is harsh. Plus and minus points in life 😊.
Yesterday evening we went to EndPoint for a walk. That is another favourite place. We can see the Arabian sea in the distance and river Swarna flowing towards it. It is peaceful to sit and breathe the fresh air.
We have changed the interlocks in our front yard. We came to our house in 2005 and they needed to be changed. That work and other work in the garden is over. This time we got a stone bench fixed just outside the front gate. It is a nice place to sit and watch the birds and the trees and the sky. The troubles of the world seem far away.