With the heavy rains, it is a delight to see how much water has entered the lake this monsoon and how quickly it has become a nesting haven for birds. The weeds are being removed from the lake by a dedicated workforce but stray little weed patches here and there, that have birds' nests in them have been left untouched. The bigger 'islands' have been retained deliberately for birds to shelter from overhead predators.
The gardens of the lake and the trees have also been well fed by the rains. The blooming flowers are bustling with butterflies and other creatures.
Pics: taken today, Usha Rajagopalan