A few sunflowers bloomed & wasn’t i thrilled to see a lady bird on it

but the valley is flush with the colours of the blooming ‘flame of the forest’ & also of the Semal trees

the humidity & the heat of the summer can be really felt, but evenings, nights & mornings are really lovely, especially in the morning when the whole hill side gets covered in mist

meanwhile the wheat has been harvested, a few notches better than last year….

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Since i lead another life 1,400 kms away from the farm, i can’t help sharing a couple of photographs. Coming back home has also become more thrilling especially with our new family member ‘Magic’.… who is growing up into a free spirit.

…………….The Karwani or Caravan Hounds ( as anglicised during Colonial rule) are found in the Marathwada region, encapsulating parts of the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in India….their history dates back to the BCs…they are graceful hunters, known as a noble breed always ready to sacrifice food, life, etc.
……they are aristocratic, intelligent, proud, silent, elegant with powerful but graceful movement…..their coat is very tight, short, shiny and fine…their muscles are flat but very well outlined, almost as if chiseled..… colours range from white, off-white, cream, fawn black, brindle, grey; and permutation-combination of almost all with or without patches or spots……….they are very affectionate, extremely sensitive and strongly attached to their families………their beauty is something special, aesthetic, ethereal..……..they have extremely expressive eyes which is capable of giving a cold stare, if need be ……..and their face is gentle but can become ferocious if real danger is near……..a true blooded warrior, the Karwani does not like to fight but will do if he or his family is attacked……and when he does you might just end up watching it’s true samurai spirit in awe…….. the Caravan is very patient & tolerant with children but reserved towards strangers……she ideally would like to take her time to be friends with you if you are not her immediate family…….she does not like to be dirty, she would religiously spend some good time licking and cleaning herself up………because of her composed behavior, can be kept in an apartment, provided she gets her share of exercise……..a true beauty of its own kind it is said that… You don’t own your Caravan! He or She owns you……….!

its been a dream since my childhood…… thank you deba

& another free spirit (our son) has one more year to go in school & here he is with his friends singing during their annual day function

peace, love & a knock on heavens door !!

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