A long drive:
Time for another loong drive a little away from the city.
This time we chose to drive towards Vikarabad.
So glad that our Driver agreed to come on a Sunday. A cool guy who almost always agrees to come even on a Sunday, whenever I am in the mood to go out. Went with Mom and dragged my brother too.
We drove via chevella , reached Vikarabad … continued to drive towards kotpally reservoir/dam. We didn’t go close to the dam but got a glimpse of the reservoir. Very beautiful serene place. It is unbelievable that such a beautiful lake exists on the outskirts of the city. A few folks from the city seem to get away from the hustle bustle of the city to spend a day here. Do take a lot of food and water when you plan to visit this place. Don’t expect to find any food or water anywhere near the reservoir. Came across groups of bikers who seemed to enjoy an early morning ride to the reservoir.
All through the route we noticed that it was mostly forest like area with hardly any cultivation. Came across very few villages and hardly saw people in these villages except for a few shepherds with their flock.
Not much greenery during this time of the year.
I liked the way the houses were built in some of the villages around this area. They were built in the shape of an L or U or a square with a central courtyard. All the houses were creamy/white in colour as they use the famous Tandur stones to build the walls and roofs of the houses. This place named Tandur is very close from Kotpally. Tandur tiles are very popular in constrcution of houses in Urban area s too. These stones are mined around this town.
Was tempted to go and knock on one of these houses but didn’t 🙂 . There is always another time.
We decided to drive back home via Mominpet and Sadashivpet.
One doesn’t have to go very far out of the city for taking a break once in a while , to breathe in some fresh air and to soothe the soul.
My Garden :
I was lucky this time with growing ‘Chukka koora’.
A green leafy veggie which is also called ‘khatta palak’ in Hindi. I harvested the leaves three times so far. This leaf is used for preparing dals , chutneys and other recipes.
I also got a few Petunias, Pansies and Dianthus for my Sunny balcony. Love these flowers . They bid farewell in the morning and welcome me back home in the evening.
I lost a few of the Petunia plants due to over watering. The roots of these plants rot due to water logging . Learnt my lesson 🙂
Fell sick :
Was down with runny nose , Sore throat, Bronchitis again. Had to take Antibiotics 😦 . I have been avoiding supermarkets,Malls etc. This time the reason for the attack is a visit to one of the manufacturing shops in our factory. The meeting was in the Conference room inside the shop floor but there was no escape from the dust.