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Last evening we'd been to our village for a Spirit Worship ritual. The drive was quite smooth, save for a particular moment where I braked all of a sudden, to save a small snake slithering slowly on the tar road. I got quite a shouting for it! In the past few days, the village had seen showers, and everything had turned green. Patches of grass were seen by the road, and the parched countryside looked hungry for more. There was a peacock strutting rather proudly in the middle of the road. 

By the time we reached the village, dusk was falling and the sun had disappeared behind the trees that make the horizon at the edge of our fields. There were lot of heavy clouds too, and the evening light filtering through them looked glorious. As the sun went down, the colours kept changing. In a span of just fifteen minutes, I lost count of the number of hues that appeared; it was as if there was an artist sitting on the other side and secretly painting the sky! Below are a few pictures from the evening.


Spot the Cat!
(Find more such pictures of the sky from across the world, HERE)

See also: Monsoon '15Sky Fall

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  1. Nostalgic...Miss all this Priyanka. Nice post :)

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    1. Thanks Sims, plan a trip home in the rains. It'll be lush green and beautiful!

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  2. Good you saved the snake. :)

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    1. Haha, that was the highlight of the drive!

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  3. Interesting slice. Which village did you visit?

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    1. This is a very small village (my Dad's native village), 5-6 kilometres inside Mulki town.

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