Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Showers of Bangalore

April showers are coming in May, in Bangalore.
It was unbearably hot this time. For the past few years we have hardly had any proper winter also.
Bangalore which is supposed to be a Garden City, is now become a Garden of Concrete Jungle.
From being compared to a hill station, it has now become a famous Garbage station.
Last year the winter lasted only for about 15 days.


At last, we have rains, the plants and the trees are really enjoying the rain.
I took some pictures of the rain today.  As the saying goes: When it rains it really pours....



How beautiful is the rain! 
After the dust and the heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Rain in Summer




Everywhere water is a thing of beauty gleaming in the dewdrop, singing in the summer rain.
- John Ballantine Gough


Can you see the huge drops of rain falling, it was so beautiful to watch


 Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. 
Langston Hughes





I really love the rain, what about you?

25 comments:

  1. I loved each and every photo- and the various quotes and poetic verses about rain. I LOVE RAIN- especially after an especially hot and dusty time--

    And this is for you--

    white sprawling porches
    tropical rain pounding down
    washing the dry ground
    watery sunlight peeks through
    sweet scent of rain lingers

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    1. Thank you Anjuli, and the poem is so apt.

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  2. Rama this is so beautiful - the words and the photos and I LOVE your masthead and quote. Thank you for making my day! Francesca

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    1. Thanks Francesca. The header photo was taken by our son many years ago, I love the Sepia finish.

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  3. The picture where one can see the rain drops falling is so beautiful..ethereal..I love watching rains.it is so romantic feeling..

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    1. Thanks Renu, yes rains are very romantic, whether the man to romance with is there or not. It is the time to have some pakodas and chai, and listen to some good music and watch the rain.

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  4. Beautiful pics, especially the header of your blog!
    Talking about the change in weather clock... well, it has changed in Jaipur too. Almost everyday, in the evenings, a dust storm starts which is followed by showers and its so pleasant and wonderful later. While actually it should had been 40-45 degrees during this time!!

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    1. Welcome to my blogs Shilpa.
      Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it.

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  5. Those are pretty pics . The lawn and the garden I presume are the ones you have.

    If you have not read get hold of the book "Chasing the Monsoon' by Alexander Frater. It was also made into a BBC film.

    Gives you some good descriptions of the rains in the subcontinent , the monsoon that swings inland at the seashore off Thiruvantahapuram and moves forward into the land engulfing areas up to the NE .

    I miss the rains and walking in the rain.

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    1. Thanks Anil. Yes the pictures are of our house only.
      I will surely get hold of the book, the title itself sounds very interesting, I am sure the book too would be good.

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  6. I think we in uk have had enough of april showers and now may showers tooo .. we want some sun

    the pictures look so beautiful

    Bikram's

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    1. Yeah, Bikram, some want the rain and some want the sunshine. I hope the sun soon shines brightly in your part of the world.
      Thanks Bikram.

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  7. Beautiful quotes. The rain looks more like hail in the pictures.

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    1. It was heavy rain, not hail storm, but in the picture it does look like a hail storm. Thanks for dropping by.

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  8. I waited for the rain. It was so damn hot this time. I am just basking in this beautiful weather. But, another kind of fury is unleashed on the roads with power out, trees falling, roads being flooded. But, weatherwise, if you are sitting inside your home, nothing beats a shower.

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    1. True Rachna, one would not like to be caught in a such a heavy downpour outside the comfort of ones home. And it is really sad for some people who have to bear the brunt of such heavy rains playing havoc in their lives.

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  9. I loved your rain pics and the quotes Rama.. wow, as soon as I landed in Bg, it poured like cat and dogs, it was scary to sit in the taxi pulled over by the road, not being able to see a thing! I love rain!

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  10. Yes, padmaja, rain has its beautiful as well as the scary side too.
    Do drop in or at least lets meet somewhere.

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  11. oh was missing ur writeups n ths long gap of blogging....abt ths climate change i think comparitively with chennai u guyz r n coonoor :-)

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  12. beautiful pics
    Garden of Concrete this applies to Pune Mumbai Delhi every city in India.
    nice post

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  13. picture number 4 was my fav. loved how u can see the rain drops

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  14. Soothing words and pictures of rain, Rama as it is really hot out here in Delhi:)

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  15. The garden looks gorgeous in these photos, under the rain. As we have 33-36 degrees Celsius now, I know what a summer rain means:)

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  16. such amazing pics.. Bangalore rains is the best thing to have happened to us as we shifted to this beautiful place.. loved going through your blog..will be back..

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