The monsoon sky

Its been a wonderful monsoon this July. It has rained more or less continuously for about a week now. I guess it seems more wonderful because we have been more or less forced to stay in by the lockdown. I have been looking out of the windows constantly. Constantly distracted from work by the sight of this lovely season. A few mornings ago I woke up and took the featured photo. The sea has been rough, and in the shallows the mud from the bottom has been churned up. Every year I look at it and see by the change in the colour of the water where the seabed drops off into a navigable channel. At the southern cape of Mumbai, perched on the edge of these shallows is the rock which holds up Prong’s lighthouse. I would have to walk out to the rocks to see it. The sky is also in two colours, the dark clouds overhead, and a lighter and more open sky out at sea. It is an enchanting month, with this sky and sea constantly changing.

Author: I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.

7 thoughts on “The monsoon sky”

  1. Our “monsoon” season has finally arrived and our farmers desperately need the rain. We just had our first rain and it was fantastic, though Bear doesn’t like thunder and thought I was out of my mind standing at the door yelling, “Yay! Yay!” But it’s been hot, dry, dusty, miserable and that broke this morning (right after I mowed the lawn, too!).

    When I was a kid, only India had monsoons. I don’t know when they decided our summer thunderstorm season was a monsoon, too, but there it is.

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    1. At this time most of the south of Asia will have the rains that India calls monsoon. Good question, when did the summer rains in the US south west start being called the monsoon. I must have heard that for the first time in the early 90s.

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