Sunday, February 8, 2015

A story between summer and monsoon

Initially our house was located in the middle of a harvest field and these harvest pans known as  kandam .When there  was cultivation people used to preserve this land it can be very well compare with the relationship of a mother and child . They used to burn the remains of the harvest from the field ,cleaned the muddy soil plucked poppies  and ivy . I have gained  this knowledge from  my parents and grandparents .
 At the time of  my child hood there was no cultivation nearer to my house. However,  plenty empty  harvest fields there were which  herald the memory of cultivation. Those harvest fields were one of our play areas . During  the time of  summer those fields use to  dried up and generate cracks  on the earth .The creaky soil pieces look like a brown cake piece and we used to play and throw it in the muddy  water.

                                                          Birds eye view of Kadavanthra  river

At the end of summer season the ground become strong and dusty due to the reason in the first rain the water which remain in the field look like a intense  coffee brown colour . After a couple of rain fall those fields were again filled up with rain water and the muddy coloured water body turned  to be lemon green colour . The pink water Lilly blooms in these olive green water surfaces gives a delightful visual  experience . 
We used to pluck the pink and white coloured water lilies with the long brown stem  and made a necklace out of  it .The bright  white water Lilly flower remain as a pendent of the necklace . During this period the harvest fields filled up  with  various kinds of aqua plans  .These aqua plants known by various local names  for instance, Water hyacinth is known as Kulavazha, karibaweed is known as African Payal . The shape of individual  water Hyacinth Patel is oval in shape and the colour formation of  this flower Patel remain the peacock father . The colour scheme of water hyacinth predominate with the sleek blend of smooth violet and blue and it was  given  aamusing  experience

                                                           Birds eye view of Kadavanthra  river
There was a kind of marine bloom known as Chelli we used to pluck it from the ponds and spared it on the ground .While walking on this water bloom it a burst The harvest field near to my house through a smooth passage way and  it was well  connected with the river however  no one explore the possibility of this route. Once, we have explore this route to access construction materials to our house. In fact, we were thrilled to see a boat which has reached near to our house. Those harvest fields are faded away because those fields were filled up with  underwater  soil.Majority of harvest fields filled up with the underwater earth which extract from our village
                                                          Birds eye view of Kadavanthra 
There was a time people use to involve dredging mud from this river and used for various needs. So many people were  involved in digging the soil from under water earth  .The river which is near to my house was not deepen however, Irrespective of many factor the soil dredging  is a risky task  . Firstly the water in the river was salty and dirty . Moreover they have implemented very primitive technique to dig the soil from the river. In order to dredge the black soil they have only used a kind of spad which is known as Thoomba. Along with this spad they used to go to the underwater and extract the soil. From morning till evening they have damped in the salty and dirty water. There was demand of black soil to fill the ponds which was a harvest pan once upon a time due to this time people depend on the river and back water soil . The underwater soil is remain black and the first rain of monsoon  wash away the dirty layer of soil  and it also discrete the different kind of seashells from the earth. We used to collect and observe various sea shells clean and preserved it

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