Last week was a very wet week. Sunday, it did not rain much but yesterday it was just pouring and today it was as if the skies had opened up ! There are problems if there is less rain and problems if there is more. Some are natural and other created by us. In some places there is no place for rain water to drain and the roads become waterways. This happens every year and those in charge do not learn from past mistakes.
Two days there was no rain early in the morning and the stillness was strange after listening to the sound rain pouring down. Sunday evening, we went for a walk around the lake. It was nice to see the water level rising. There are two big tree covered mounds on the lake bed. Now they have become islands once again. And both are home to many birds. It is a safe place to nest and we see them sitting on the branches. That is really something to smile about.
We have plucked some jackfruits from our tree. I made dosas, curries and even baked finger chips 😊. There are five more and unfortunately, they are beyond the reach of our plucking pole. We have asked someone to pluck them for us but it is raining too heavily. If we are to get them, we will. Otherwise, they will spoil, fall down and be manure for the coconut trees!
One morning we went to our town to sell the coconuts which were plucked last month. The price keeps varying, we got just Rs26 per kg. That is quite low. We had got the husks removed and the coconuts spoil after some time. They do not spoil if the husks are not removed.
I am reading a very interesting book, Indian Food: A historical companion by K T Achaya. A history book from the food angle 😊. It is fascinating that we are still eating food which had been eaten thousands of years ago.
https://www.thehindu.com › books › kt-achayas-food-history › arti…
The photo for What do you see by Sadje of a loving relationship between a girl and an older woman made me think about the conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell. How can a woman act the way she has? Maybe she did not think of her and her partner’s victims as persons with emotions and feelings. People like her are pure evil and should die a slow and painful death. Life is horrifying for so many and most people cannot even imagine such an existence.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Ghislaine_Maxwell
Birds around us at different times of the day, take us to a different world. It is good to be away.
Graceful small sunbirds
Seemed to break into a dance
Sighting a flower.