Thursday, June 12, 2014

Glimpsing Nature

Eva Stone photo, Knuckles, Mountain Range, Sri Lanka
June is proving to be a month of dramatic changes in the weather. Was it only a couple of months ago where I was reading and voicing concerns about the drought conditions across the island? I guess I should have fallen back on the local belief of heavy rains (or floods in some cases) expected 45 days after the Sri Lankan New Year. And, the rains have certainly come! 

I've been enjoying more of nature this month. The rain has brought much needed nourishment and the flora and fauna in my area have seemed to bloom. My schedule has continued to be quite hectic, so I haven't been able to visit any of my favorite national parks. Instead, I've been making the most of what's been nearby. 

I usually post some of my favorite snaps to the blog's facebook page. For this post, I thought I'd share a selection of my nature shots (i.e. flora, fauna and landscape) taken over the last month. Vibrant hues seem to capture my attention. And I'm still learning about the different kinds of flowers, birds etc. that are native to this region. All of the snaps below have all been taken around the hill country.