2013 India Sketch Journal June 11 by Meera Rao
While traveling from Bangalore to Mysore these massive rock formations can be seen looming over acres of lush greens of coconut grooves and forests. The huge mountains never go out of sight for miles! It is a favorite location for rock climbers and hikers. It was also where a super hit Hindi movie "Sholay' was shot. Do check out the gorgeous scenery of the place collected on Google images here. Only the huge garish bill boards take away from the sheer beauty and serenity of the place.
2013 India Sketch Journal June 12 by Meera Rao
I try to go for a walk every day to get away from the monotony of house work, to do the daily marketing and to photograph local scenes, fauna, and flora :) On this particular evening, I had a close encounter with a fierce looking bullock that came a little too close for my comfort! I actually did not take my camera out to take a snapshot but hurried off to the side and away, all the while keeping an eye on those long curvey sharp horns! Fortunately, they had been capped off with an ornamental golden covering - probably a well deserved precaution! Check out some really beautiful ornamental fittings for the sharp cattle horns here, here and here
And, here is page 3 of my 2013 India sketch Journal with both the sketches on one page.
2013 India Sketch Journal Page 3