Awaiting the Spring Season!

andhi vaanam araikkum manjaL
koNRai poovil kuLittha manjaL

It’s that time of the year again when the above lines from pacchai nirame are the ones that I get reminded of every time I step out on the roads. The spring season is slowly beginning in Chennai. I saw the first of the copper pods bloom on some trees in L.B.road some three weeks back and a couple of weekends back saw the first of the yellow carpet of copper pods on Boat Club Road. It’s just a matter of a week or so before my city gets decorated by the yellow of the copper pods.

Feb-May are also the months when around 6 pm is the time when you get to see one of the most beautiful sunsets at Adyar Bridge. The sky in different hues of pink, orange and blue with or without clouds, the sun again in varying shades of dark golden-orange and yellow, the rays of the sun stretching out to the horizon from the sun on some days, the reflection of the sun & the colours of the sky on the waters of Adyar River, the clouds hiding the sun on some days, it’s a beautiful visual treat presented by nature waiting for our eyes to relish! All I can do while travelling by bus is to take some weird-angle photos like these with my mobile, which will no way do justice to the sunset: πŸ˜›

(I took these photos during Feb-May last year)

P.S.: When I told my sister that I was going to write this post, she wanted to know if this wasn’t becoming an annual post. πŸ˜› Seems like it was my answer to her

12 thoughts on “Awaiting the Spring Season!

  1. Sriram

    Hey.. lucky u.. u get to see the sun set.. its been long time since i have got a chance to leave for home at that time πŸ™‚ – sriram

  2. Madhusudhanan.J

    guess wat I found in my comp which was formatted some 2 months bak …. pachai nirame πŸ˜› πŸ˜› and I’ve been lissenin to it:P then today checked ur blog πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ sunset & sun rise makes us think life’s so damn simple πŸ˜› dont they !!!

  3. Sreekrishnan

    Am sure you havent forgotten the lines in between, i thought 4 lines together give the actual Manjal feel

    Anthi vaanam araikkum manjal
    Akkini Kozhunthil pootha Manjal
    Thangathodu Janitha Manjal
    Kondrai poovil Kuzhantha manjal

    Malai Nilavil Maragadha Manjal …

    And believe me or not, every time i see the sunset in Golden Gate – i am reminded of this lines ! The music, lyrics and hariharan’s voice lives !

  4. Aparna

    Hope you get to leave in time to see the sunset sometime

    > sunset & sun rise makes us think life’s so damn simple dont they !!!
    Oh really? πŸ˜• Why does it make you feel so?


    Of course, I haven’t. It’s just that what is said in these two lines are the ones that I see everyday πŸ™‚

    Isn’t it amazing how there are specific Rahman’s songs to remember during most of the moments in life? πŸ™‚

  5. Madhusudhanan.J

    hmm maybe coz its got to do wid the mystic colors of the sun…the layers which form… though the colors seem complicated the thing is just beautiful πŸ™‚ it makes u forget things & makes u feel God-like πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

  6. naane

    hmm! your posts always make me home sick!!! … I know I like that!!! otherwise I would not be coming back to your blogs! thanks for taking time!.

  7. Aparna

    What an explanation! πŸ˜‰ But nature’s beauty does make one forget everything πŸ™‚

    You don’t have Roja songs? :O Buy the CD or do a google search

    Welcome to my blog! Thanks

    Thanks for taking the time to read my blog πŸ™‚

  8. Madhusudhanan.J

    sarcasm aaa ??? πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› wrt explanation πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I want a site to download the songs…. CD now imposs…. nt findin a proper site to download πŸ™‚ I’ve the cassette!!


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