The monsoon has come and the haze has lifted. Hallelujah! It is such a pleasure to see blue skies and watch the huge rain clouds build over the hills. It is even more pleasurable to watch the rain teeming down and see everything gleaming when it has cleared. The birds and animals around us seem to have a new lease on life. Our resident squirrel is very active in the trees outside our balcony and we managed to get this photo of him the other day. I’ve resumed my early morning walks and feel more energetic. Long may it last!