The lanes were wet. Pots of water drained on the ground let the dust settle every morning. Hens pecked the street while stray dogs sauntered towards corners with shade.
To the left, was the house. It didn’t have a courtyard at the entrance, just a large door and window. Inside, it was quiet. The living room was packed with memorabilia collected over the years.
Plastic chairs were laid in the hall as Pawan’s aunt served us some tea and bananas.
In photo: Pawan's aunt.
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After 10 months of physical therapy, my 3 new knee ligaments have made it above 4000m yesterday. First hike in 10 months. It felt so great to be above the clouds in the Indian Peaks Wilderness of Colorado! 👉🏻 #nikko_colorado 👈🏻
We parked the car near the tea stall. Where a stained pot occupied the stove, soiled paper cups were strewn all over. Thick stains of tea ran down its walls. A swarm of flies hovered over tins that contained sugar and coffee. Inside the dimly lit kitchen, a man stirred a large pot of sambar. Singed and stained, the stall had seen better years. It wasn’t much but people gathered here every day.
Pawan was waiting for us. “The list is ready,” he said walking towards the car. “You’ll find the details of all farmers who’ve borrowed from the co-operative bank over the last few years.”
He stood for a while staring at a young boy sitting on the porch swinging back and forth. At the far end of the lane, his companion sought shade under a cluster of trees. All to themselves, they sat shrouding their words in unfamiliar tunes. “My doddappa lives nearby,” said Pawan turning around, “He is a farmer. Come, let us go to his house…” Read more: https://restofmyfamily.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/without-rain-there-cant-be-any-crop-without-crop-there-cant-be-any-man/
Due to the amount of snow this past winter, the run off has been amazing. A family is enjoying the super cold water on a very hot day. This shot was taken just below Friant Dam. (Friant Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the San Joaquin River in central California on the boundary of Fresno and Madera Counties)