It is time for Sunday's in my city hosted by Unknown Mami, which I have been participating in the past six months. For those who do not know me, I am May, an Indian expat living in Germany.
Today, I bring to you pictures from my home country India. I come from a small town Mangalore which is on the coastal belt in Southern India. During the time of our visit it was the monsoon season, hence we got to see sights of lush greenery and wet land.
Pictured below is my paternal ancestral house. Houses were then made of mud and red tiled roof. If you notice in the background, the modern houses are made of brick and cement.
Every house has either a small or a large garden and during the monsoon it turns into a virtual tropical rain forest!!!!!
You have all kinds of creatures roaming freely in the garden and no, they are not scary. Pictured below is a caterpillar known as "kotarli" in my mother tongue konkani. The kotarli is visible only during the monsoon.
Below is the blanket worm which you need to beware of. If touched, it causes an itchy rash which is quite unbearable!! I had my sisters and kids screaming at me to be careful when taking this shot...:)
The dragon fly who made me wait and wait till I could catch him fly. But he chose to sit and pose for me atop the aloe vera.
Here is the good old grasshopper who chooses to make merry while the ants do all the hard work :D
Apart from the mini zoo visible in the garden, we also have a lot growing. Presenting to you all the Indian pepper. When the time is right, it is plucked and then dried in the sun till it turns black in colour.
Wild mushrooms are found all over the place.
Colocasia is one of my all time favourite plant, the leaves of which are used to prepare an Indian dish called "pothrade".
Just as I enjoyed taking you through this tour, I hope you all had fun taking a walk through one of the gardens of a house in a small town in India.