11 July 2019

Tree Frame (ThursdayTreeLove)



This was the view that greeted me as I paused to catch my breath when climbing this hill. The trees seemed a perfect frame for the river Moshi which is one of the tributaries of Pune's Mutha River. It has a dam at Varasgaon and this is the backwater area. 

We walked up at the start of June, when the city was facing a severe water crisis. The south westerlies seemed to be bringing in hoards of clouds which filled the entire sky. 

For a change, the view kept me away from trying to identify the trees... Also they were on the slope and I was not keen on going too close to them. They are likely to be Jamun or Ain, two species which were common in that area.

I am joining Parul in her bimonthly ThursdayTreeLove blog hop. Do head over to see lovely trees from around the world. Better still, join in!

16 comments:

Esha M Dutta said...

The way you framed the shot is very interesting! The aridity of the place is visible. Hope the rains have brought some much-needed relief to the parched soil and the trees.

Archana said...

Thanks Esha. Indeed, the rains have helped refill the dams. About 20 days ago, the city was desperately crying for rain and now when the heavens have opened up, people are complaining of the traffic and damaged roads :-( Sometimes human reactions are inexplicable!!

dee Nambiar said...

Lovely view. :)

Archana said...

Thanks dee Nambiar!! :-)

Parul said...

I love that shot and that dried up tributary is a reminder of what happens when nature casts a dry spell.
You are right that there was no point going close to tree. I wouldn't have too.
Thank you joining. I would love to see Pune like this :)

Archana said...

@Parul Thank you so much! Pune is a wonderful city to visit and live in .. do visit.. Would like to show you some of the iconic trees here!! :-)

Anamika Agnihotri said...

It is indeed a lovely view. The trees form the perfect frame on the sides.

bellybytes said...

We recently sold a plot of land that we had for years at Varasgaon. I didn't know it was so beautiful nor so accessible from Pune a city that I visit at least four times a year! The trees look gorgeous as they frame the water body.

Genevive Angela said...

smart click, the very look of it is awesome and a sense of gratitude for the beauty of nature rises in my heart:) thanks for sharing.

Archana said...

@Anamika Thank you so much :-)

Archana said...

@bellybytes Varasgaon is about an hours travel by road from Pune and the road is fairly good. This view is from a hill overlooking the backwaters of this dam. Do visit this area just to see the changes there! Thanks for stopping by Sunita! Always happy to read your thoughts :-)

Archana said...

@Angela Awesome thoughts!

Balaka Basu said...

Beautiful Capture. How far is this place from the main city?

Chandra Lynn said...

That view is pretty awesome and serene. I love the quote too!

Archana said...

@Balaka The dam itself is about an hour's drive from the city but this place is about 45 min beyond it. Thanks for stopping by!

Archana said...

Thank you Chandra! :-)