25 December 2015

2015 Christmas at Arunachala Samudram Eri

The below sequence of photographs were taken this Christmas morning at the Arunachala Samudra. Heavy rains of the last month have filled the water catchment area nicely, and we are assured of a good water table through the upcoming planting season. Expect to see lots of farmers planting paddy in the coming weeks. 

Doggies: Freddy, Winnie, Oscar and Max

Having a run through the local Reserve Forest area

On top of the bund, perimeter of the Arunachala Samudra


Water Agitation

Arunachala, 2015 Christmas Morning

The Samudram is around 700 acres, now nicely full for the hot season


Divya said...

Wonderful to see the expansive nature, high water level, and of course happy doggies running in the breeze!

Anonymous said...

There is one doggie missing

Meenakshi Ammal said...

There are now 7 doggies in my household. Plus a no.8 i.e. Freddy who is a young street dog who is desperately trying to force an adoption. He already follows our Pack on walks, sneaks into the compound whenever the gate is open, and takes his food with us . . . however as he gets ejected when we close up for the night . . . he is not offically a member of the Pack. Don't know how long I will be able to hold out . . . as he is so pushy.

Out of the 8 doggies -- 3 are staying home because they are on medication for a skin infection and need to keep away from muddy water. Muffin, my little blackie dog comes on our walk but as he is terrified of water refuses to swim across a stream caused by the recent rains. Instead he sits at the side of the stream and waits for us on our return trip from the walk.

Divya said...

I was actually wondering who was Freddy as I didn't recognize the name! I predict he'll be a member of the pack before long, poor thing!

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Freddy is the yellow brown dog in the top photo front left. He is a local young dog in search of a better life and is native to this area. About 4 months ago when he was around 8 months old, he started to attach himself to our pack. Couldn't shake him. Thought it was mighty brave of him as he had to face down my 7 big, well-fed rascals. But Freddy perserved and is using all his cunning and guile to become 100% adopted by our group.

As it is, I put food outside for him each day. He follows us on our walks and tries and sneaks into the compound whenever the gate is open. I really don't want a dog number 8 . . . but admit he is too wily and cunning for me to keep down as he is expert in "sneak" incursions.

Anonymous said...

Its wonderful to see all that water in the lake. Its been many years since the lake has been so full.