WPC: Monsoon

Monsoons or the rainy season is a much awaited season in India. Not only do we wait for the rains to rescue us from the blistering heat but also provide life giving water.

For this week’s Photo Challenge: Elemental, I have attempted to capture the many hues of the rainy season.

But first the promised view of the lush green fields from the train 😉

20170804_112506One tiny single room house in the midst of nowhere – quite a reversal from the cities!

RainOn the way back by car we were caught in a torrential blinding downpour. I thought it was the perfect way to capture the rain 😀

RaindropsAnother way of capturing rain is by focusing on puddles – can you make out how heavily it was raining?

ShelterAs the rain gathered intensity, some sought shelter…

Two birds

While the more adventurous ones, reveled in the rains…

Three bathBut unlike the birds, these three didn’t have any choice and hence they bore it stoically and came out squeaky clean 😀

20170720_080609After the rains – clean fresh and sparkling! Yet the monsoons which bring relief from the sweltering heat and also wrecks havoc in many parts of the country.

Water PotThe flower pots are a good indicator aren’t they? And this was just after two hours of rain. Thankfully the rain eased and the water receded. I wonder what would have happened if the rains hadn’t stopped…

Thank you for stopping by 😉




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22 thoughts on “WPC: Monsoon”

  1. Seeing the blooming Rangoon Creeper (last picture)reminded me of the Balsam plants that would spring up after the first rains in Mumbai. The whole ground would fill up with colourful balsam flowers until the heavy downpour would start drowning them. (just like those flower pots). Lovely pictures Dahlia. Many of us came to study in Mumbai (called Bombay then) from far countries and the monsoon used to feel us with dread and homesickness. Many salty tears were washed away by the gushing rain.
    Nowadays I see the rain I feel like Gene Kelly. I love the song.” I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain. What a glorious feeling. I’m happy again. I’m laughing at the clouds.” Different times, different feelings.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Rangoon creeper – is that what it is called? I have been wondering. I knew it as ‘jhumkolata’ Love reading about your experiences and reactions – thanks for opening up 🙂


  2. Thanks for a peek at your country through the rain. I could almost hear the drops. Funny…perhaps that’s because in my country it is raining now.

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  3. I loved all the pics, cant say it enough, cant choose one, all have a story to share and each is so captivating and intriguing, hope you can understand how to point out one, yet you shared a canvas of pictures that makes one realise what natures fury may wrath, but back to being sunny means ita all peace again, i agree with above that i cud hear drops falling on the ground…lovely pics

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