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The stone legs were certainly vast – but hardly trunkless.


How wonderful to be back in the blogosphere after such a long sabbatical. A great deal has happened since  November 2013!

One of the biggest events in our recent lives was a 5 week visit to India.  More of that one day, maybe.

But one of the most memorable sights, seen last October was in Tamil Nadu.  Near Mamallapuram, at Arunja’s Penance there are some magnificent rock carvings.  They depict the birth of the Ganges and were carved into natural virgin rock in the mid- 7th century.

There is so much detail in the worked stone that one really needs at least a day – and preferably more – even to begin to appreciate the stature of this great work.

There’ll be more on India soon, possibly but for now – it’s lovely to be back in the blogosphere.  I do hope you’ll be able to find the site.

I’m shivering in the cold, in my currently undheated office – max outside temperature today is forecast at 0ºC.  Lovely!  I’s sooner be in Tamil Nadu.

More soon.


3 comments on “The stone legs were certainly vast – but hardly trunkless.

  1. Arabella says:

    Hurrah Silvertreedaze is back! Looking forward to reading more of your adventures.


    1. plantmadnige says:

      Thanks Arabella – You’re the first to comment – not counting my experimental and rather insulting comments to myself! It’s great to be back – and I promise to try to make you laugh every time.

      There may be rants! But perhaps I should ease up on those, since the world seems already to have been landed with a super-ranter. Time to keep one’s Trump cards close to one’s chest, I think. Besides, I’m not sure I’d want to be water-boarded.


  2. Helle says:

    I can only second Ms Sock’s “hurrah” – great to have you blogging again. I actually only found out you were blogging again because of your comment on her twitter page. And well, there are rants and rants, hope we get the occasional one from you.


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