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Hi folks its been quite sometime since I blogged. We went through a fiercely hot summer with temperatures rising  to 114 degree F (46 C). Whenever I visited my herb farm all the farmers had prepared their fields waiting expectantly and anxiously for the first indication of rain – more so because the last three years we had little rain. Even city folk were concerned as our drinking water dams and reservoir levels were getting dangerously low.Camera 7 june 2013 021

But since the day before rain bearing clouds started a dark and massive build-up and the the daylight faded away as if in a respectful welcome to the mighty clouds.

And since then heavy rains have lashed in most parts of the country quenching the thirst of the dry fields.

Even dark clouds do bring joy🙂

About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. We muslims ,beseech Allah to cause the rain to descend In time of drought and it’s known as prayer for rain .This prayer is always answered =) Allah is so generous =)

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Oh Oh I am so sorry I just saw your beautiful comment.(almost two years late)😦
      And by a happy coincidence again this year after a long wait for the rains it is just today the monsoons have arrived. Yes indeed Allah is generous.🙂

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  2. ladyfi says:

    Gorgeous and moody!

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  3. Asma says:

    I love the way how dark clouds overcome the sunlight, it just reminds you how majestic and mighty is their Creator🙂

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    • Dilip says:

      Seeing the rapid build up of the dark clouds did remind me too of the Creator.

      And the devastation that happened in North India was also a grim reminder that when we wrongly tamper with God’s creation He does not approve😦

      Regards!

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  4. Madhu says:

    Evocative shots. We could do with some borrowed showers Dilip. May wasn’t as bad as it has been in the past couple of days – sweltering and muggy. Possibly the effect of cloud build up over the West coast.

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    • Dilip says:

      Oh thanks for the compliment Madhu its kind of you. The weather forecasts are pretty heartening so you you are bound to have plenty of rain.

      Cheers🙂

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  5. sania bashir says:

    we are nowdays facing these awsome weather!!… the smell of rain n shades of clouds🙂

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  6. I am very happy to hear that your much needed rain has arrived. We have farmers nearby, and I think of them when the weather is extreme.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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  7. Tina Schell says:

    Yes, rain is good news/bad news depending on where you are and what you do! Good post – hope your weather cools now.

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  8. Summer says:

    Sweet Dillip,

    I’ve an award for you, for the person who you are and the things you share with the world
    http://summer4soul.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/peace-is-a-free-choice-so-is-this-award/

    Thank you for that..

    Namasté, Summer

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  9. I have always loved dark clouds and rain…….as they say “every cloud has a silver lining.”

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  10. When there are dark clouds in the sky, I always miss those days when schools were about to start, that smell of new books, excitement to meet school friends after a long time and today when I saw this post I just remembered one hindi song.. “Kaale Kaale Badal Jab Bhi Chayenge.. Ye Din Pyare Pyare Yaad Aayenge..”

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  11. suhas says:

    Even dark clouds bring JOY.
    Yes, only they have a silver lining.
    We in Pune were waiting for the rains; reading weather reports;hoping for timely rains to tide over the water situation.
    And lo,there was thunder,rain and I for one felt I was experiencing Amir khan’s LAGAN.
    No doubt that our farmers will also share your joy.

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  12. A cynic’s reaction would have been negative, had he/she seen dark clouds. But Hurrah! it’s an optimist’s view projected by you, Dilip. A spiritually alive individual would always look upon nature’s occurrence as boding well; the positiveness stemming from the Faith in the Almighty! Which plainly boils down to our Attitude. Thus, It’s our Attitude that is responsible for our Altitude of Success!!

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  13. Lovely pictures. RLS

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  14. Binky says:

    I’m glad you’re getting some much-needed rain. In Southern Ontario, and a lot of the North East US,it seems we’ve had rain every few days for the past couple of months.

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  15. Oh, yes they do, Dilip! And I am very glad these brought even more joy!🙂

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  16. amira says:

    Of course they do. Dark clouds are dark only because it is carrying such a heavy load of fresh water for the thirsty land.
    Rain sometimes is inconvenient. But it is always welcome. It brings freshness with it.
    And it passes by quickly.
    We are having raining days over in the Maldives too

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  17. People and especially farmers are happy and hopeful when rains come. Nice post. Good to hear from you Dilip.

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  18. Thur-Fri we had 15+ inches rain in NE Miami Dade County, Florida.

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