Last Sunday we were on the banks of the Brahmaputra on the outskirts of town, to celebrate a friend’s father’s 75th birthday. The river on this stretch looks calm and placid but that’s only because the swirling waters of the monsoon have dried up leaving miles and miles of sandy areas.. And that’s what makes this river, or most rivers in our region, a must-visit area for outings like this one. And that happens only during the winters.
It was nice meeting up with friends but as usual I ended up not taking people pictures. I was so busy looking around for anything unusual by way of flora and fauna. From the number of cars one might think that the place was crowded but it wasn’t. There was so much space on this private property that everyone had a great time. You can see some of the kids (below) petting a pony. The cart was also used for rides that day.
Found this near the pathway, a pretty little bloom—a stranger whose name I do not know.
Nor did I recognize this cluster of dark pink berries growing on a vine.
Here’s a closer look at the pink clusters.
The vegetation on this part of the bank. Fir-like. Again I can’t come up with a name.