After the harsh winter every living being awaits eagerly for the SPRING season, when the entire atmosphere gets charged with fresh blossoms. However this year the winter is yet not over and the meteorological department has predicted lowering of temperature on account of western disturbances.

At this time of the year when one moves over parts of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh ,Rajasthan and Punjab crop fields are filled with the yellow color as the yellow mustard flowers bloom in full. One really love to see the mustard flowers all over the field and would like to stop the vehicle and spend some time in and around the lovely flowers.

People dress in yellow and offers flowers to God and Goddesses. Yellow cooked sweet rice is also prepared in homes and is offered to God and Goddesses.

My warm wishes on the auspicious occasion of BASANT PANCHAMI.

May Goddess SARASWATI (Goddess of knowledge, art, music, science and technology) enlighten you with her knowledge.

Image of Peacock from the wilderness of New Delhi taken in March, 2017

About Vinod Goel

He joined Customs & Central Excise service in 1982. As a civil servant, his job takes him to various parts of India, which gave him an opportunity to capture our wild heritage, through his camera. His passion for wildlife photography started in 2004 when he was posted at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and this passion continues till today.