KM turns 64 soon, but since he won’t be in town, we celebrated with coffee and cake….
Our trip to Bhadra was wonderful, because there was never any rush for time…we sighted, observed, and watched at leisure.
The Bhadra property of JLR is one of their most beautiful. However, there are the minuses….eturning from a3 day trip, with hundreds of photos…..and a huge sense of relief that our boat did not (as it threatened to, for a few moments, after the boatman carelessly rammed into a submerged tree-stump)capsize during the backwater safari…..great company, lovely, leisurely sightings, and lot of happiness in my heart.
How beautiful it is to drive through the Arsikere area…. And see the roadside trees….the Neem, the Tamarind, the Mango….. And the varieties of Ficus, Peepal, Banyan, and others, sporting different colours of leaves, from the reddish copper of the new leaves, to the bright green, and then the darker green of the mature leaves. Even the exotics like the Rain trees, the Gulmohar, the Copper Pods, the Tabebuia aurea,, and the Jacarndas, are in full bloom now….