I have said it often, I love to walk, all kinds of walks, but more than anything else, the aimless walk. The evening I went walking around Harangi backwaters (Kushal Nagar, Coorg, Karnataka) sky provided enough drama for me to keep up with my Sky Watch Friday post!
The Overcast Sky
To begin with the sky was overcast. However my attention was diverted by the monks who were present in numbers. Some of them were playing football! The mystery was solved when the Sai Vishram (my hosts) staff informed me that Bylakuppe Monastery was close by.
The Gathering Clouds
The landscape throughout was beautiful. And yet the small white stuff you see on the ground was trash! I wonder why can’t we keep our public spaces clean. I only saw the monks cleaning after them when they were going. And the skies were busy gathering clouds!
The Threatening Clouds
Half way through my walk the clouds started to threaten! We hurried back. Rather my companions hurried back with my SLR. I walked leisurely with my waterproof cell phone! I eventually got caught in the downpour. I went in the RV to change, thinking that it was going to be a very watery end to the day.
The Change in the Weather
However, within the short time that it took me to change, the weather managed to change its mood. It was breaking through. Nagaraja, one of the staff members of Sai Visharm remarked, “the rain came only to get us!”
The Monks Go Home
With the break in weather, I was hoping for some drama in the sky. But the football game was over. The monks were headed home!
The Glow in the Sky
For me the joy of travel lies in these small things, like watching the weather change its mood and the monks waving at me as they went!
PS. I was invited by Sai Vishram Group on this trip.
22 thoughts on “That Aimless Walk at Harangi Backwaters”
These are marvelous! I particularly like the first shot.
Thank you so much.
The pictures are so beautiful and soothing. You have captured the sky in the perfect possible manner 🙂
Thank you so much Purba.
Stunning pics Mridula… especially the change of weather… that is exceptional 🙂
Thank you Archana.
Cool pics… Truly artistic 🙂
Thank you Ravish, but first the nature needs to provide the drama, only then I can capture it, at least a small bit of it.
Something about Monks playing football makes me laugh! Truly beautiful skies that you captured.
They play volleyball as well!
Hey Mridula! I believe the joys in small things that we discover makes the whole journey worthwhile. It’s like absorbing and enjoying your trip to the fullest. Monks playing soccer is quite unusual to think of 🙂 Beautiful captures of the moods of sky.
For me too, the football playing monks were first though I have seen them playing volleyball before 😀
extremely beautiful images.
Thank you so much Felicia for your kind words.
Terrific sky shots, Mridula:)
Thank you so much Amit.
Amazing sky pics, Superb
~ Have a nice weekend ~
Thank you Rupam, you too have a great weekend.
Clouds are gathered to see a lady of her willing , has courage and produces interesting blog post !
Thank you so much Yogi!
Wonderful captures, Mridula. Lovely hues all around.
Beautiful shots of sky and scenery!