The Sun! Wow!

If it was Monday morning blues with which I started the previous week, it has been a great beginning today. Today being Bhogi, the whole city was engulfed in smoke, though it wasn’t as bad as how it used to be a few years back.

As I stepped out of my house to catch the bus, I saw the sun appearing like a golden-orange ball peeping through the branches of the tall thoongu moonji maram. It made me go wow! πŸ™‚ As I got into the bus, I saw that it wasn’t even half-full. The disadvantage of being a person whose home is at Chennai itself is that when most of them from other places take leave and go home on a long weekend, you end up being one of the few persons working. Anyway no complaints since the advantages outnumber the disadvantage by a very great margin. πŸ˜‰ Sitting comfortably without having to squeeze in between two persons, the journey had me admiring the beautiful sun throughout. Just as the bus was passing over the flyover in Adyar, I saw the clouds passing over the sun – for a few minutes, the clouds hid the sun and slowly the sun started peeping out from under the clouds till it was fully visible. It presented a beautiful sight. πŸ™‚ Nice weather, beautiful sunrise! How I wish all Mondays had great beginnings like this one!

11 thoughts on “The Sun! Wow!

  1. sangs

    Aren’t all IT ofcs off for the next 3 days in Chennai ?!! Enna kodumai Aparna ithu.Tamizhnaatle Pongal “naalu” thirunaalukkum leave vidanum illaya !! Anyways Pongal Vaazhthukkal πŸ˜€

  2. Sriram

    Early morning on monday – not just the maram but also the weather was ‘thoongu moonji’. πŸ™‚ Pongal Nal Vazhthukal. Hope to hear from u soon abt TMK’s 4hr concert !

  3. Aparna

    Thanks & belated pongal nalvaazhtthukkaL to you too πŸ™‚

    Puranjoy & Karthik,
    Thoongu moonji maram is not gulmohar tree. The leaves of thoongu moonji maram get closed in the evening & will get opened again only on the next day. That’s why the name thoongu moonji. The flowers in this tree are pink in colour.

    Thanks to you & Google, I got to know it’s English name finally. Seems it’s known as rain tree. More info on the tree:

    Be it Chennai or elsewhere, irrespective of how hot it gets during the day, sunrise & sunset are always a treat to watch πŸ™‚

    kodumaidhaan πŸ™ Anyway you enjoy πŸ˜‰ Thanks & belated pongal nalvaazhtthukkaL to you too!

    LOL. I was a thoongu moonji too on Monday morn πŸ˜‰ Thanks & belated pongal nalvaazhtthukkaL to you too! Btw, did you come for TMK’s concert? How did you find it to be?

    I did take a few pics with my mobile & those have come out very badly!
    Thanks & wish you too a very happy pongal πŸ™‚

  4. Sriram

    no yaar.. i could not make it for TMK’s 4+ hr concert on sunday. The only solace was reading ur blog abt the concert πŸ™‚ Thanks for writing.. wats the next concert in line?


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