It has been raining almost non-stop since last Thursday and I ventured out of the house yesterday for a drive and some South Indian snack food in town. Between the car and the entrance to the restaurant, I got wet as did my friend in whose car I had gone as well as his driver who joined us after parking the car.

Look at this rain dance on one of our main roads!  Please click on the image for a larger resolution.
It is my favourite season, and I am thoroughly enjoying watching the rain fall while I have my morning tea in our veranda. Every leaf seems to be cheering the rain, or is it my imagination? There are intrepid souls jogging or walking in the rain without umbrellas and others who do so with umbrellas. Joggers with umbrellas appear comic though not the walkers.

Chutki after her walks in the mornings and evenings needs a rub down which she thoroughly enjoys.

All in all, a good time to enjoy.

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20 Responses to Rain.

  1. I am getting thoroughly bored in Hyderabad as it is raining incessantly. The roads are waterlogged and there are traffic jams everywhere. I like your spirit and also the fact that Chutki is enjoying this weather too
    Jayant Mukherjee recently posted..FRAGRANCES OF A SMALL TOWN

    • Jayant, I am disappointed. I think that you know that I am Hyderabad’s damad. My late wife and I would go over to Hyderabad to her Maike during monsoons particularly so that we could have mirchi ga bajji and other hot goodies and enjoy the rains. Go and find someone who will do that for you friend.

  2. bikehikebabe66 says:

    We love RAIN too. It’s a dry climate here in the Southwest USA. We need all the RAIN we can get. The good part is that we don’t have sticky hot humidity. No sweating here; if you did, it’d dry off so fast you’d never know. 🙂

    • Pune weather is not the sticky hot humid one that you perhaps experienced in some other parts of India during your visit. Pune is low humidity throughout the year bar a few days in the summer, and when it rains, it is very pleasant indeed.

  3. tammy j says:

    oh beautiful little chutki! you haven’t shown a picture of her in such a long time.
    I was needing to see one. 🙂
    look how silky and shiny her coat is now. she barely remembers her hard start in life!
    she’s now a princess you know! she wouldn’t like it. I’d have to be hugging her all the time! I love that little face.
    and it’s not your imagination at all sean. every leaf always rejoices in the rain.
    it would be my favorite season too. I love the picture you chose! pure joy! xo
    send some of that monsoon OUR way please!
    tammy j recently posted..moving on old bean

  4. I’m so happy for you. 🙂 We’re getting some rain here, but not nearly as much as you are.

  5. I became quite tired of rain last spring, but now that we are having a very dry summer, with forest fires occurring all over our province, I find myself wishing for rain. The rain gods must be fed up with our incessant demands!

    • I know a few who get tired of our rains after the initial euphoria, but the four months of our monsoon is our lifeline. I can never get tired of it. People who are used to it go around performing all normal functions possibly with the exception of rain wear and allowances for possible delays due to traffic jams.

  6. Wisewebwoman says:

    Chutki is adorable. I am also a major fan of RFD as we call it out here – rain,fog,drizzle.

    Lovely portrait of your corner of the world.

    Wisewebwoman recently posted..Taking Stock

  7. shackman says:

    I have always loved the rain – especially big, loud thunderstorms. When I was a kid in Colorado I would lay in the yard and look up into the sky while rain fellas if someone was pouring a bucket of water on me. Storms here in NC can be might fierce – much to my delight. Living in a mobile home enhances the experience.
    shackman recently posted..Hidden Potential

    • I wish that I could live in a mobile home. In the USA you have RV Courts to provide facilities which alas, in India we do not have. Otherwise, I would have happily been living in one and loafing around.

  8. kylie says:

    I’m so pleased that the rain has come and you are enjoying it! Our Harry would probably love the rub down if we could get him to go into the rain first! He isn’t a fan of rain and will do anything in his power to avoid it.

    Chutiki looks very regal here, what a pretty colour she is

  9. we are into “rain” as well here, but not the kind you are having – winter rains which usually means: no sun, damp, wet and blustery. Often linked to bad weather south of here like in snowing and other serious raining…

    did I mention “cold” – heaters on quite a lot recently…

    today only one light shower late arvo but I just couldn’t be bothered going away for the day, mainly because Sunday transport isn’t all that crash hot…

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