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On Cloud Nine

June 21, 2013 2 comments

During my recent trip to India my daughter tried to capture some pictures from the flight of the clouds.  It was a wonderful feeling flying over the clouds.   We were literally ‘On Cloud nine’, excited to be able to spend some time bonding with our family in India.

 

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Nestled among tea gardens & clouds – Munnar

January 3, 2012 Leave a comment

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Kerala was a visit to Munnar . Munnar  is a hill station in Kerala and in southern India. Munnar is located on the Western Ghats, situated in the Idukki district.

The name Munnar is believed to be derived from Malayalam words Munu (three) and aaru (river), referring to the town’s strategic location at the confluence of the Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers.

Some of the attractions at Munnar are: Mattupetty Lake and Dam, Rajamala, Echo Point, Eravikulam National park & Anamudi Peak, Top station, Spice garden and flower gardens

The weather is cool and it will be wise to carry winter clothing on this trip.

The ride up to Munnar offers sights of lush green tree cultivation, women working in the tea gardens, fruit-sellers ,monkeys and varities of eucalyptus trees.  We stayed at the Abad Copper Castle resort which offered a scenic birds-eye view of Munnar.  The service and food was was good.

The best part of the landscape were the clouds that you can see at Top point.  The  clouds float down from the mountain tops covering everything and appear to come to meet you.  This sight is unique and breathtakingly beautiful.

Another wonderful sight are the stretches of tea garden cultivation bordered by eucalyptus trees.

The route is lined with shops selling varities of tea like ginger, masala, kannan devan tea, corn, fruits like pineapples, oranges, passionfruits, oranges and pomegranates.

Mattupetty lake offers 30 minute pedal boat rides and row boat rides.

We also enjoyed a horse ride near the lake. The horses have names like Shah Rukh khan, Sunfire, Don Samsa & Anushka Sharma

At the Eravikulam national park you can see the endangered Nilgiri Thar.

For the two days of our stay there, I was transported to another world.  I will always cherish the memories of the cool weather, scenic landscapes of tea gardens, clouds and eucalyptus trees.

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Rain

April 27, 2011 8 comments

Crying little drops of rain
Will set your heart afree
Rain falling from the clouds
Wash your sorrows away

The little child is all wet
Making paper boats in the puddle
Rain brings joy to him
An escape to another world

A shower of  rain is like
A blessing from the heavens
The farmer prays to you with all his heart
For a hearty downpour

Rain on my windowpane
Obscures the view outside
And my restless senses
Breathe a sigh of relief

The lady looks up at you with love
Your glistening drops render her face aglow
And drop by drop you roll down her face
Planting tender caress and sweet kisses

© copyright skm, 27th February, 2011

Love the song Rain by Madonna. Here is a video clip:

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Meandering clouds

February 21, 2011 6 comments

Snowy-white cotton balls
Magic carpet of eternal white
A white quilt for the blue sky
Soothing and comforting

Pearl-white candy floss
Across the  blue  skies
The sun like a small child
Bathes you in its  glow

An angel draped in her wedding gown
Waiting eagerly for her moment of bliss
Just in time the groom jets through
Lifting her off her feet

Meandering through infinite space
Slowly but purposefully
I see you change colours
Sparkling white, orange, yellow and crimson

We look at the sky in awe and wonder why
Your shapes keep changing all through the day
At times you turn dark and grey
And wave your magic wand to thunderous  applause

When the sun sets
You dazzle and sparkle
Like a peacock ecstatic
Showing its multicolour plumage

And when you are hurt
Tears fill your bosom
And fall down like pearls
As a blessing from heavens!

© copyright skm February 21st, 2011

Love is in the air

February 11, 2011 2 comments

When there is music in the wind
And butterflies flirt with flowers
When time comes to standstill
Then I know love is in the air

When blades of grass dance
And dew drops glisten on leaves
When birds sing in chorus
Then I know love is in the air

 

 

When there is radiance in the moons glow
And  magic in the stars twinkle
When clouds pour ethereal rain
Then I know love is in the air

When there is a spring in your step
And a smile on your face
When you are at a loss for words
Then I know love is in the air

When two hearts beat as one
And tears and laughter play
The divine song of the soul
Then I know love is in the air

© copyright skm February 11th, 2011

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