It is Vishu, our new year’s day, on Sunday. So the last few days I’ve been all nostalgic about India and how we used to celebrate the festival back home. That’s when I realized I never showed you pics of our beautiful village in the southern most state of India, Kerala.
Surrounded by coconut trees and lush paddy fields our village (B’s birth place and where most of his family hails from) is set in rural Kozhikode district.
Right outside our home is a huge granite hill that was quarried out. All that is left are some lakes set in between rocks.
We always make it a point to visit this scenic hill and enjoy the sunset from there. This is the only large rock left over from the original hill.
My monkeys loved every minute of it. Here they are hiking up the hill and walking down a narrow path right by the edge of the rock.
They had a whale of a time skipping stones in the lakes below.
A view of the paddy fields next to our house in the morning mist,
The village is dotted with meandering paths like these. Those long skinny trees are areca nut or the betel nut
Monkey #1 even got to help grandpa pick peppercorns from the vines. The freshly picked peppercorns are green and turn black when they are sun dried. My son’s few hrs of hard work;
We are truly blessed to call this place home.
Where are y’all from? Is there a specific place that you like to go to in your home town?
Have a great weekend!
Mary Anne says
So so beautiful, thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures, Mary Anne
Catching up on comments now. Thank you Mary.
I am from kozhikode too…… From Kallai to be precise. I just love to go there whenever I can . It’s changed a lot over the years but there is still a bit of greenery left to be enjoyed.
Yup, felt the same way too as we were driving from Ekm to Kozhikode. I could see empty space and greenery along the highway only after we reached passed the Valanchery area. Thanks for dropping by Nimi.
What a gorgeous post- ardently back to the roots ! Makes me want to plan one with my 5 yr old
Catching up on comments now. Thank you Nivedita.
Made me nostalgic for home.. bought back a lot of memories especially vacations at my grandparent’s place..:) Happy Vishu…