Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Our World Tuesday: Week 98 - Rain, Rain, Rain - July 9, 2013


Mumbai rains continue.  We have an occasional day with only a sprinkle but
some days, there are deluges.  I stay pretty close to home, venturing only to
local restaurants and avoiding rickshaw rides into the flooded streets and 
chaotic traffic.  I love hearing the rains at night, though.

Of course, some folks have to get out and go to work or head to the street 
vendors for groceries.  I don't envy them at all.  I will be glad when monsoon
season ends!


















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31 comments:

  1. Wow, how cool, i stay in other part of Mumbai Carmen... You have a wonderful blog and very nice to find so many pics of India... That pic of Mysore palace is awesome.... Do try to participate in my weekly meme, http://meghanahassan.blogspot.in/2013/07/my-world-monday-july-8-2013.html..

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    1. I got down to Mysore my first four month stay in Mumbai. That palace is spectacular.

      Let's meet!!!

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  2. Seems we have been monsoons here too! Sprinkles here and there, then really heavy showers. I love your photos. The colors really stand out in the rain.

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    1. Sometimes you can't see anything, the rainfall is so heavy!!!

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  3. Beautiful captures all

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    1. I am lucky to have a window on this world...and the Arabian Sea. I spend a lot of time gazing out!

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  4. Rain here too!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Hope it isn't of the monsoon variety.

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  5. love all the colorful umbrella shots, sweet
    come and link up with us on Travel photo Mondays....

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    1. I enjoy watching the huge variety...and the colorful saris.

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  6. Now that's real rain like we don't see where I live. I'm not sure how I'd like that, but I do like the photos of it!

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    1. I'm in India for six months...I was here during monsoon season last year but they were 70% deficient in rainfall. I think they are making up for it this year. We have our winter rainfall in San Francisco but it is nothing like these nonstop torrential sheets of rain.

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  7. What gorgeous rainy shots.

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    1. Well, during this monsoon season, I should be able to get more rainy shots than I'd like!

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  8. very meaningul captures Carmen, of life going on, simply and beautifully lived.

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    1. Since rain is so badly needed for agriculture, Indians welcome the rain but it does tend to make life difficult at times. The horrible floods and landslides in the north have been so awful, with the loss of so many lives.

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  9. That is a lot of rain! I stay inside too if I don't really need to go anywhere. Like you, I like the sound of rain at night.

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    1. One tends to get drenched in these little auto rickshaws...though some have flaps that fold down, offering some protection when you have to go out. Sometimes the streets are so flooded, though, water seeps over the floor boards!

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  10. That really does look like a lot of rain water in your pictures. I've never experienced anything like a monsoon season.

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    1. Monsoon lasts so long...two months is too much for me...but I guess it's not as bad as being snowed in for a long period, Ratty.

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  11. Very awesome shots, Carmen! I hope your stay is enjoyable always!

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  12. That is seriously wet!

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    1. It is a blessing when these days of rain have a day of sunshine to let the streets dry out a bit.

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  13. Whoa! That is a crazy amount of rain. How long is the rainy season and how mu accumulation do you get. Wow, just wow. YOu captured it all beautifully.
    xo jj

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    1. Monsoon season lasts a couple of months, I believe. I was in India last year at this time but they were deficient about 70% - India can't survive without their rains. I think this year, though, they are making up for that.

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  14. You really captured the feeling of the rain in still photographs. I like the "splashes" of color in the umbrellas.

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    1. I see a huge variety of color from my window....beautifully colored saris and all varieties of umbrellas!

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  15. The pictures of the different unbrellas are really interesting. I feel as if I would be walking the street in rain with them.

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    1. It's nice that there hasn't been any wind with these rains....umbrellas, at least, manage to do their jobs!!

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  16. The pictures of the different kind of unbrellas are really interesting. I feel as if I would be walking there watching them in rain.

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  17. I like my perch above Mt. Mary Steps. I get to see all the faithful headed to the gorgeous church at the top...the women are usually in lovely saris.

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