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The Summer of 2016 was so hot, we didn't spend much time outdoors. However, we'd visit the village in the evenings. Though humidity would still bother us, pictures like these were refreshing. These pictures were taken on one such visit; the sky was absolutely clear without a speck of cloud. We had a great time picking mangoes that evening!



(Find more pictures of the sky from across the globe, HERE)

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  1. Beautiful shots. Reminds similar landscape of my village

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    1. Beauty of coastal Canara! Thank you!

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  2. I hear about the excessive summer heat in Asia this year. Stay hydrated.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    1. Yes, we had a pretty bad summer. Hoping for a good monsoon now! Thank you

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  3. Nice clicks, the people of that place will have to suffer few more days as there is no sign of cloud.

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    1. This was few weeks ago, now we have good showers every evening.

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