Basic Halli...the scenery

November 2, 2010

I’m writing an article on Basic Halli for Citizen Matters (weekend getaway) but would like, meanwhile, to share some of the scenery…

All these were taken at Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta, which is about 3 km from the Basic Halli camp.

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The sun was just coming up as we reached the betta and started walking up: sunrise 2 311010 Here are a few of us, being "MBK'ed" in the verb developed by Ulhas: mbk'ed 311010 The mist and the clouds made a lovely picture: mist in the hills 311010 Because it was cloudy, the sunrise effects lasted a while: sunrise clouds 311010 The clouds on the peak looked like cotton wool... clouds on peack 311010 the Kaveri showed herself in a sheet of silver amongst the hills: kaveri 311010 MBK explained the various cloud formations; you can see a variety here: diff cloud formations 311010 this one was at Harohalli, on the way back: harohalli 311010

And this was the reflection of the cloud-covered sun, in a rock pool on the hillside:

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