The monsoon is here

The monsoon is here


The rains have arrived and the Paragliding season at Kamshet has come to a close. Our gear is packed away and for the next 4 months there will be no rainbow colored wings in the sky.

This season makes a dramatic impact on the region. The golden and brown hills baked by the summer sun make a dramatic color change from brown to green. The venturies and gullies that we have flown over will soon have silver snaky waterfalls running down and splashing up and around in the strong wind. The dry baked fields will get slushy and the farmers will be happily rushing about their flooding fields to sow the paddy and transform these mucky fields into patches of verdant green.

Some of us will step out into the sky before this period is over though by doing the birdie thing and flying off to flyable climes. A month from now Sanjay Sunith and me are off to France for a 3 week trip.

Until then I will do some serious gardening at Native Place ( monsoon is a great season for planting), Sunith will do some serious studying ( he is going to miss 3 weeks of school) and Sanjay will make all the arrangements necessary for the smooth running of the guesthouse while we are away as well as for our European adventure.


Author: Astrid Rao

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