Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Field Trip (Part 1)

I left on Saturday the 13th at dawn on a rural field trip with a group. Overcast, rainy and the beginning of a 3 day holiday saw a massive traffic on the highway which we needed to follow eventually.

The initial destination was Manchar, District Pune. Up in the planes away from Mumbai in the Bhimashankar area.

On the highway, heavily overcast and raining. A typical monsoon morning.

We were not headed to the actual city of Manchar. This is how the outskirts looked like.

Pomegranate trees with bright red flowers.

Close up of the fruits and flowers.

See the developing fruit at the lower end of the picture.

Coconut palm tree(Cocos Nucifera) in the premises where we visited.

Much needed clor on a dull day.

       Work of art!

Tricolor rose in the same garden where we stopped for lunch.

The rose enjoying the monsoon drops as well........

I had never seen a rose with three colors......

Stay tuned for the Field Trip photos (Part 2)......


  1. It looks as though you had a wonderful trip! Your captures are superb, Pankaja! I do love the rose! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!


  2. The first picture is beautiful...rain bearing clouds, water and greenery everywhere!

    The coconuts look so fresh without any spots. Nice, Pankaja!

    Tricolour rose...I am seeing for the first time..looks beautiful, thank you, Pankaja!