Thursday, 10 September 2015

MARARAI BEACH - Perfect for a quiet retreat





      After a rather disappointing day we headed for a  beach near our home town. MARARI BEACH situated in Mararikulam,an alluring village well connected by rail and road.It is rated as one of the world's top five  Hammock beaches by National geographic survey.A flawless spot to escape from the hustle bustle  of our daily chores.  

We were actually surprised and too late to realise that a well preserved beach is there in our premises.It is a serene hang out  surrounded by nature's beauty. As the area is not crowded it's quite clean when compared to other beaches in our vicinity. It's  kept alive by the local community fisherfolks engaged in their daily chores.


BOATS USED FOR FISHING

CHECKING THE DAYS  CAPTURE

BOAT USED BY THE FISHER MEN



It has  a vast shore   

TRANQUIL SHORES
      


















and an an exotic plantation through its coast which  adds to  its elegance.



COCONUT TREE PLANTATION










 







One can ramble along the shore,can play with pristine sand ,engage in kite flying as the winds travelling across the sea has ups and draughts and enjoy beautiful sunset provided there are no clouds waiting for you & last but not the least click a selfie .... !
its  A selfie time .. :)
          Overall a calm, blissful, private place blended with the rough sea and beach!!!! 






WAVES COME AND GO JUST LIKE OUR TROUBLES AND JOYS..!!



Tuesday, 3 February 2015

                             SOME PICS FROM MY GRANNY 'S GARDEN IN KERALA
 
                                             KERALA- My beautiful homeland has a legacy of its own with lush green trees spread all round as far as you can see,that itself is a mind soothing experience.The scenic beauty,equable climate,the sprawling paddy fields,exotic wildlife,mesmerizing festivals,the luscious cuisine and the unique way of living makes it GOD'S OWN COUNTRY. According to me no place is as comfortable as my home and I am so lucky that I am blessed with 2 homes,my birth home and my husband's home.There is a common saying in malayalam "kannullapol kanintae vila ariyilla".(translation -when we have sight we wont value it,but once its lost we will value it the most)Now I realize how important our home is for us where we can step in without any time limitations, where we have our mother to feed us as much as our tummy demands, a father to take care of us and our dear siblings to fight ,share and love unconditionally.I miss each and everything related to my home and waiting eagerly when I will be back to the place where I truly belong.


passion fruit
plantain


african variety-cilantro

hot green chilly
MANGOES.. YUM YUM

guava

bell pepper/capsicum

(http://manjuvinodzkitchen.blogspot.in/2014/08/capsicumbell-pepper-stir-fry.html)


flower of long beans

euphoria

euphoria

vadamalli/globe amaranth/bachelor button

orchid
gladiolus