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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sundays in my City

It is time for Sunday's in my city hosted by Unknown Mami, which I have been participating in the past six months. For those who do not know me, I am May, an Indian expat living in Germany.
      Today, I bring to you pictures from my home country India. I come from a small town Mangalore which is on the coastal belt in Southern India. During the time of our visit it was the monsoon season, hence we got to see sights of lush greenery and wet land. 
Pictured below is my paternal ancestral house. Houses were then made of mud and red tiled roof. If you notice in the background, the modern houses are made of brick and cement.

Every house has either a small or a large garden and during the monsoon it turns into a virtual tropical rain forest!!!!!

You have all kinds of creatures roaming freely in the garden and no, they are not scary. Pictured below is a caterpillar known as "kotarli" in my mother tongue konkani. The kotarli is visible only during the monsoon.

 Below is the blanket worm which you need to beware of. If touched, it causes an itchy rash which is quite unbearable!! I had my sisters and kids screaming at me to be careful when taking this shot...:)

The dragon fly who made me wait and wait till I could catch him fly. But he chose to sit and pose for me atop the aloe vera.

Here is the good old grasshopper who chooses to make merry while the ants do all the hard work :D

Apart from the mini zoo visible in the garden, we also have a lot growing. Presenting to you all the Indian pepper. When the time is right, it is plucked and then dried in the sun till it turns black in colour.

Wild mushrooms are found all over the place.

Colocasia is one  of my all time favourite plant, the leaves of which are used to prepare an Indian dish called "pothrade".

Just as I enjoyed taking you through this tour, I hope you all had fun taking a walk through one of the gardens of a house in a small town in India. 

Unknown Mami


  1. May your photos are BEAUTIFUL! I was hoping you would post some pics of your trip back home! My goodness I love all the critters..I would have so much fun taking photos there : ) So glad to see you posting again :)

  2. Gorgeous May thanks for taking us home with you. I hope Germany is treating you well.

  3. Oh May, that was really wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing all that beautiful abundance.

  4. Thank you so much for taking me on this journey! I feel so well traveled when I travel through Sunday's in my City!

  5. You pictures are beautiful. India is one place I would love to visit in my lifetime. I don't know if I could make the 18 hour flight though. Thanks so much for letting me travel with you via your blog.

  6. I absolutely loved this post. I have been in love with India since I was 12. Some day I am going to go. These made me feel I had been there. Loved it!

  7. The pics are amazing! I love all the wildlife!

  8. I've once experienced monsoon time in Mumbai - oooh it was raining!
    But it clears the air...
    I'm not sure if I'd like to see all those little creatures but they look beautiful in your photos!
    Have a great week ahead!

  9. Thank you for bringing your home town to us. You've posted great shots with excellent macros as well. I enjoy learning about new places so this was very informative and fun to read.

  10. What wonderful photos.
    Your home is really extraordinarily exciting. Life in Germany is certainly very boring for you.
    Liebe Grüße, Petra

  11. Hey, we are neighbors!! I'm from Kerala. The photos look very familiar to me. The drenched rainy season with a lot of green and so many animals... I've seen all of them in our backyard. I too love to capture images. Please visit
    BTW, thanks for visiting my blog. Please follow me.


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