Monday, September 20, 2010

Beautiful Kerala 2

Backwaters are a particular feature of Kerala - interconnected lakes and rivers, lagoons, inlets, canals... there is a map here.





We had a couple of boat trips around some of these beautiful waters during our visit.



As well as wonderful trees - coconut and banana everywhere - and flowers - pond weed and lotus in the water, orchids on the banks -





there was wildlife everywhere : kingfishers, cormorants and kites, cows and goats wandering around,



beautiful butterflies and dragonflies / damselflies.

And there was also human life by, around, in and on the water.



There are houses along the banks of the various waterways





and the landscape was peacefully busy with colourful washing fluttering and people washing themselves, their clothes



their food



their pots and pans



and generally coming and going around on their everyday business.




13 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

ahhhhhh

thanks for bringing me along, my wanderlust is abated a bit

namaste!

Lynne said...

Lovely photos Letty! But that one of the lotus is particularly stunning! Wow.

Keep them coming! I feel like I'm on an exotic vacation just looking at them.

Gary said...

Wow Letty, these are absoutely beautiful. I can see each one framed and displayed. A slice of life in each one.

Megan said...

Wow.

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Susan said...

Beautiful.

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GreenWhisper said...

lettuce.. these are so amazing! i want to go! i've just smiled all the way through them.. felt like i was transported to this place. i especially love the one of the lady squatting down by the water cleanning her pan. simply beautiful :)

xx

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