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  • Decades ago mud was removed from an open, empty space for making
    bricks and tiles in our place. After many years the tile factory closed.
    But the basin from where mud had been removed was widened and
    deepened. During the monsoon season water fills to the brim. The
    whole area covers hundred acres and the depth of the basin is about
    hundred feet. The water level has receded a lot now but the water does
    not dry completely.

    There is a walking track round the lake . We love going there.
    A few years ago there was no walking track, very few people used to go.
    But now it is a meeting point for so many. The water, breeze and sunset
    make life so much better. The serenity gives peace. Now that the water
    has receded, wild purple flowers grow on the lake bed. The flowers are
    very beautiful. A cousin who is a botanist told us they were insectivorus
    plants. They are popularly called badderwort !!!

    "A bed of flowers

    Blooming when water dries up

    Adding its beauty

    To the lake with its dry bed

    Carpet of purple flowers.”

    I started my journey in Cowbird with birds and ending it with flowers.
    My best wishes to all my dear Cowbird friends.
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