It’s just green

My last Sunday was too good. No no I didn’t go for any picnic or something. Actually I didn’t have any weekly off and had to go for work even on Sunday. So u thinking as to how come that makes it to be nice Sunday right? I’ll tell you. .. Actually I woke up at 5:30am unlike my weekdays when I wake up by 7:00am reason being I had a site visit to go for and the site was no where nearby but it was in Puna. Yeah!! now u know why did I wake so early. So there our journey starts to puna at 7am in the morning from Andheri .in office car with one of my colleague (sir’s wife). But it was wired cos even after waking up so early (unlike my other Sundays when I wake up by 10 or 11) I was very happy just to be out on Sunday morning cos there was no crowd in the train, on the roads, it seemed like everything belonged to me and I was the only one there. Felt very refreshing to see Mumbai roads without traffic.

Like u know me , the moment I got into the back seat next to mam I started talking cos just the cheerful mood. This and that n our talks went on till the point when I realized that it was my 1st ride to Puna by road, and as many people told me the Mumbai- puna express highway is amazing. That got me jumping in the front seat next to the driver. After a while we were out of Mumbai on main road the express highway. And I must say it was a perfect time for the drive less cars on the road cloudy day little bit of drizzle, totally perfect. I took over the music and played some amazing stuff perfect for the perfect weather.

I really have no idea how to put it in words, but still I will try. Every single corner of the view was filled with the nature’s beauty. It was all green, with the stark difference of black stone of the Cut Mountains cutting the way across this beauty. Penetrating trough the green with the superb road. The clouds were so thick n so low that one can’t figure out where mountain ends. The hill tops were just invisible. It felt like if I stretched my hand I could reach the clouds. The ghats were at the pick of its beauty. Our car was at the speed of 110 (thank god mam was sleeping in the back seat). Rushing through the heavy rains at times and just blowing wind sometimes. Cutting, shattering the water on the road splashing it in the air behind us. The vehicles which past by vanished in seconds in the dew of rains. We reached Puna so fast, that didn’t realize we travelled so much. As the city started the fun started to vanish somewhere. Still it being new city for me I had lot to see lot to observe. The day went by fine with our site visit. The house I m doing interiors for, was a nice flat 3bed-kitchen flat on 4th floor, with nice view and a big terrace. And it was situated in good area. And some visit to a big tile shop which was 3 story showroom. Got to see lot more new things. So the went by well, but ended up making me go super tired and stressed out cos by then it was the 7th day of the week I was continuously working. When we started our journey back I was dead my back n neck was gone given a chance I would have slept on the roads itself. So I sunken myself in the car. But no idea how all the energy was back in place when we left Puna city and were back in the beauty of greens. I go the camera out and was back with my photography. I reached home by 10:30pm n dragged myself in bed somehow, when I thought about the day as I always do it got me smile, cos whenever ill think of my first road ride to Puna, it will remind me of the greens all around and will make me feel refreshing within. But I must tell u clicking snaps sitting inside the car running at 110 isn’t an easy thing. I guess I have still managed well, take a look n let me know.



rauf said…
Why didn't you stop Darshana ? Stop for chai ? i know it was raining. i see wet roads in your pictures. Did you spend any time at Lonavala ? The place is beautiful. Since you are designing interiors, perhaps you would be going there again by road. Please stop at Lonavala and walk for a while, the place is beautiful. i went there when the room rent in a good hotel was 10 rupees. This was in the 70's long before you were born.
D@r$hi said…
hey rauf:
i wish it was really possible me being the junior most in the office i hardly speak, the urge was soooo strong to get down when we were in ghats, but mam was sleeping,but i m sure ill make a point to wait there for a while and store the beauty in my eyes. and i have been to Lonawala, in this Jn was great fun, truly a nice place..
D@r$hi said…
10 ruppees :D sounds fun to even imagine the rent :)

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