20 September 2010

On the Way to the Falls


This scenery was captured on my way to Dunsinane Sheen Waterfall. Click the image for better resolution.

27 comments:

George said...

You had beautiful scenery on your way to a beautiful waterfall. It sounds as if you had a perfect day.

Sharodindu said...

Can we hear the sound of water from here??
Very nice place you have captured :)

Natural Moments said...

The scene gives one a sense of fresh air.

SACHIRA said...

Nice shot! Reminds me of my Aunt's place back in Thalawakele, among the tea estates.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful, K, especially when enlarged... Can't wait to see the waterfall too!!!!
Betsy

rainfield61 said...

It is the Nature that has excited us..

Kirigalpoththa said...

George,
Yes it was a perfect day. Not only the waterfall but the road also was very scenic.

Sharodundu,
Not yet, This is bit too far. I had to go further up to hear the sound of cascading water :)

Natural Moments,
Glad you like this scenery. Could have got a better view had I waited till the sunset :)

Sachira,
This is also not far from Thalawakele. I might have taken photos of your aunt's estate too :D

Betsy,
Glad you like this image. The waterfall I already posted here.

Rainfield,
Yep, very true. Thanks mate!

Thanks all for your wonderful comments.

silent moments said...

Wonderful landscape!

Loshini said...

Nice :)

Amaris in Wonderland said...

Lovely...

I'd like to pop right into that pic, myself! :D

What kinds of trees are these - particularly the tall one on the left?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Silent Moments,
Glad you like it.

Loshini,
Thanks. Hope you had a good time in Kerala!

Amaris,
Good question. I also not sure on the exact variety, but I think these are shade trees planted to provide physical shade for tea during the dry weather. Same trees are pictured here as well.
Some of the varieties are mentioned here.
I shall get back to you when I get to know more about them. Thanks for your interest. :)

Nicole said...

I can only repeat myself: So lush and green!
Gorgeous!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Nicole :)

Me-shak said...

WOW, love the green :D Must have been heaven. Looking forward for more.

Cheers!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Me-shak! :)

magerata said...

Again you make want to run through the tea plants. Thank you for the link to the plantation crop management. Learned a bit :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Magerata,
I think the best resource person (I know of) in this area is Sigma :)

Kitty said...

A lovely landscape! And the name intrigued me - there is a Dunsinane in Scotland, too.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scenery. Looks like a lovely hike, very lush!

Al said...

Very beautiful scenery, you live in a gorgeous place.

cat said...

So green and beautiful.

cHe said...

beautiful place..love greeny place..tress..etc.

Ann said...

are there any more rubber trees in Sri Lanka?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Kitty,
Yes, I think someone came from Dunsinane area of Scotland must have named the tea estate here by the same name.
A few Scottish planters settled in Sri Lanka (Ceylon that time) in 1800’s. So lot of places in central highlands of Sri Lanka still has Scottish names. You can find more details in this interesting article.
Thanks for your comment.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Eileen,
Yes. this is a very interesting hiking area.

Al,
Glad you like this area.

Cat,
Yep, greenery is continuous in central highlands of Sri Lanka.

cHe,
Glad you like it :)

Ann,
I'll post my next picture from a rubber estate :D

Thanks all for your wonderful comments.

Harumi said...

Beautiful! I like the silhouette of tree tops the best.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Harumi,
Glad you like it. A better camera should have shown a better picture. :)