I know, I know… I always take time to fulfill some requests. Some of you had asked me a while back for a few pictures from Goa and the Beach. Seriously, I never found the time, until a week ago when I had taken a round towards the coast. Please excuse my delay, but I finally made some shots and even managed to capture a peacock head. =D
Two, Three pictures underneath had been shared previously on several social network profiles and pages, but because I know that some of you are no fb, twitter and co lovers, I decided to publish a post with them here as well.
Before we get to the Impressions, I want to first quickly introduce you to the Social Network Google+. Some of you will know Google+ and might even be part of it, but a few folks out there hadn’t heard about this Social Network yet. Google+ is a bit like Facebook, just that it has a few differences and its much cooler! In this particular network you add friends and interesting people to your circles. A Circle is basically just a category, and you can edit and create as many as you want. It means too, that you can publish a post to a circle of your choice or even to the whole world, if you wish so. I found that feature quite helpful in time and it helps me to organize my group connections neatly.
Further, I noticed that uploaded pictures retain their picture quality. Now that might be a minor point for some of us, but I really cherish looking at nice pictures in my timeline. That’s where Facebook looses and Google+ points. One more cool feature in Google+ is the fact that Google owns half the web, as for example our beloved Youtube. Recently Google+ had started a feature called “Hangouts“. A Hangout is a live conference where friends from your circles can join the live stream, at the same time it can be viewed by others in Youtube. Some Google+ Food Gurus out there had started some hangouts recently. One of them being our own online Food Blogger Celebrity Chef Dennis Littley.
If you are interested to know and learn some more about Google+, then I suggest you check out some of those useful links underneath.
- Google+: The Complete Guide
- The Food Blogger’s Guide to Understanding Google +
- How to use Google + – a quick guide and thoughts on Google Plus
Oh, and just that you all know, I wasn’t contacted by Google+ or anybody else to write this quick Google+ Introduction here! I am just a happy Google+ user and I think that cool web features should be shared. Of course I would be excited if you would join us on Google+, in the same time you wouldn’t miss a Masala Herb post and I always share some little fun extras with the Community there as well. =)
Now let’s get to the Pictures…
For once the Beach is empty, a rarity in Goa. The rainy season is still going on, which means that the Tourist season won’t start before November. That’s Anjuna Beach by the way…
The Monsoons can be very ruff at times, especially the first rains are considered dangerous for the Beach facing West. The second rains, also known as “retrieving rains”, come from the mountains, so from East. Usually you will see a red flag for swimming in those days. The water ends up darker since it gets whirled up a lots and lots of crap comes from the sea as well.
Hello gorgeous! All the while I could hear Peacocks but I couldn’t see them. They are quite tricky to capture. This fella was pocking around a few meters from where I was standing. Didn’t venture any closer, since I don’t know what else is roaming those grasses. Snakes are common in the fields!
Green Rice Paddy Fields and full water creeks are a common sight in the rains. That’s a scare crow by the way.
Cute little Fiddler Crabs. They got one huge arm, it’s not that one arm is missing. ^.^
Nature takes its own ways. Love to see trees in different shapes and growths. It’s amazing to still be able to witness some age old huge trees in Goa and India in general. Something I always missed in Middle Europe…
Hope you enjoyed the little Goa rainy season tour here. I ll see you guys again on Friday as planned! My main posting days remain with Mondays and Fridays. I have decided to surprise you once in a while, like today, with a Wednesday post, if time and life allows me so.