Saturday, September 6, 2008

Monsoon Clouds

Oncoming rain - through my window - so a bit blurred.
I only wish I had a camera that could capture the sun shining on a bright green hill beyond those dark rain clouds



Those bright fluffy white clouds suddenly getting covered by dark ominous clouds. Reminded me of something I read this morning.

"Have you ever thought, when something dreadful happens, a moment ago things were not like this; let it be then not now, anything but now.
And you try and try to remake then but you know you can't. So you try to hold the moment quite still and not let it move on and show itself". Mary Stewart

Today might be tough for you.
You might not want the next moment to show itself.
But at least you have it. you still have life.
A choice as to how you will live this precious day. -Sara Teasdale

17 comments:

sandsofchange said...

Nice pix... a surreal effect sort of...

Abraham Tharakan said...

Great photos.

Indrani said...

But I can see a silver lining there...
There is hope... "you still have life".

Kat said...

Nice pictures... Well filmed.

Reminds me Kajol singing...

மேகம் கருக்குது, மின்னல் சிரிக்குது,
சாரல் அடிக்குது, இதயம் பறக்குது

kallu said...

-Thank you Pradeep.
- Abraham,Im honoured to have you visit.
- Indrani, the fact is there is always one cloud up there with a silver lining however grey the skies may look.
-Kat, you are a romantic and rain is the best setting.

Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

There is only one word for it: AWesome. You are so lucky to be living in a place which offers fantastic views of monsoon clouds. Makes me jealous! ;-)

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Simply beautiful

Ravi said...

I must be dumb. Can't get what you are saying. Normally a bit weary of photographs followed by a few lines. Have met Mary Stewart and had a chat a few years ago.

Not meant to be a criticism of your post only. In this blog, there are more photographs than sentences! May be digital technology attraction.

Why can't you write a bit more on Ooty? Another Niligiri resident of yore, novelist Rajam Krishnan
used to chat about her life in that hill station. A very talented novelist I should say.

Swarna said...

Where I sit, through my window... I see an 8-storeyed block to the west, a 10-storeyed one to the south, and I frequently crane my neck to glimpse the green yonder. so your pictures are sights for sore eyes...

Gardenia said...

ooh. One can see the electricity between the hills and the clouds. Lovely pictures.

kallu said...

-Lakshmi - thanks. You 've become all-American with awesome.:-) But it is so and very often I am grateful.

Raji, Gowri, great you enjoyed the pictures- clouds too.

Swarna- true it is good to share what we have with people who cant enjoy it right now. Sometimes, I do miss bustle and hustle.

kallu said...

Ravi, Terrific you've met so many worthy people who write so well.

The less voluble or the less graced say it with pics sometimes when we cant quite match the scenery with our words.

I am in very wordy in my other posts. Sometimes pics speak more.

As for the meaning -it just means that when disaster strikes suddenly, we wish to put the clock back desperately but it cant happen.
But the next break always comes along like the silver lining.

Happy Kitten said...

Those are beautiful pictures that can set wild our imaginations, wherever we are and maybe even turn back the clock for a while...

Thank you for sharing.

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Kat, that was Jyothika!

Webradio said...

Hello !

The skies are very cloudy...

Kat said...

Raji - had heard the song and seen the pretty darkening clouds, lightening, drizzle and flutter-of-heart in movie..... didn't notice the heroine :(

kallu said...

Kitten, thank you for appreciating. really nice you have such good memories of Ooty.

Webradio. Bon jour. Merci. That's the extent of my French altho I could add Bon voyage:-))
I stopped by your site and I notice the pics are all very interesting.

Kat,if this is 'intha punaiyum paal kudikuma'... act; then Raji I leave you open to doubt.