(Posted in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge – Details)
Aravali Hill range is ubiquitous around Jaipur and it stretches all the way to Delhi.
This is how the forest in Aaravali hills look like during the dry months, specially from February to June before arrival of Monsoon. For the uninitiated Monsoon is a rainy season which stretches across South East Asia. Monsoon is one of the key source of water in India, specially for the agriculture.
With the onset of first shower of Monsoon, it all begins to change. These trees which are quite hardy like Anogeissus Pendula can thrive & grow from humidity in the air. Even though the rains are not plentiful, change sets in motion. Here is a close up & detailed picture of this change.
In few days, the entire topography of the forest changes.
Does it even look like a forest of Rajasthan? A state associated with sand dunes or dry, semi-arid landscape?
Seasonal Monsoon flower.
Finally, one more shot that details the Monsoon season. The surface of forest gets carpeted by seasonal grass. It’ll turn dry by November.
Few days ago, I made a post skywatch-Elusive/Monsoon mentioning that rains are still missing but now the entire topography has changed with just a few showers.