So soon the days fly! It’s Friday once again and time for Blooming Friday. With Water as the theme, I feel like posting several images. There are so many associations with water; the hill spring that spouted water at a higher elevation and flowed down the hillside at the bottom of our garden, the house on the river’s edge where my grandparents lived and where we slept to the sound of the gushing waters. And the river near my hometown where we loved to be, especially in winter. So fondly remembered still. And then there were the lakes where on the shallow parts we caught shrimp and small fish. Oh, the joys of growing up in the lap of nature is a blessing my children never truly experienced.
The first photo reflects a sunny September day. The river, Kopili, where we’d performed my father’s last rites. My bonding with this river will be eternal. By winter, the river will be narrower than what is seen in this picture.
A winter scene in my part of the world. The river Digaru (about 25kms away from our city) is a spot for picnic lovers. The photo was taken in January this year. It’s as if the river is at rest. Even the surroundings are a dull green. The flooded banks of summer are rich with alluvial soil and so little plots come to life in winter with mustard, radish,egg-plants, chillies, hyacinth beans, and vigorous growth of pumpkin and bottle gourd vines. Protected by bamboo fencing to keep out the cows and the goats, these vegetable gardens are a wonderful sight! It’s only when the first rains come in March the landscape will turn into a verdant green, the green that we see for most of the other months.
This last photo is of a lake in my hometown, Haflong. As children, the bank of this lake was our playground. There were just a few houses, the slopes were green, and the Khasi pine trees/Pinus kesiya (the most widely distributed pine trees in Asia) were beautiful. But now it’s a sad picture. A photo of this lake taken more than sixty years ago can be seen here
To see more Water images, head over to Katarina’s @ Roses And Stuff. I hope you enjoy going through the pictures!