Meanwhile, in the Toppass garden…

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If it’s a cloudy sky show every evening, it’s always bright, dewy, and just-warming-up in the mornings, when the sun first crests yonder ridge at seven-thirty.

That’s when I like to be sitting on the porch with a cup of leaf-sharp orange pekoe in my hands and my camera by my side—just in case anything happens. It usually does.

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On this morning, Sabah helps Lal, Saman, G.S., and Anton pick carrots, cabages, and radishes to take home to their families. Today is Friday, and the week-long Tamil/Sinhala New Year’s vacation begins at quittin’ time.

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But first, there’s a full day of laptoppin’ and chart-crunchin’; maybe that’s why we look so excited (above). PALM’s annual progress report deadline (a project for which I’ve been the ghost-editor in chief) is today. Trying to get this 200-page document done is a bear; it’s been a computer-heavy, but Internet-poor week here in Nuwara Eliya.

But, like I said, the mornings are enjoyable and full of surprises.

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With the coming festivities, Nuwara Eliya gets too crazy with an influx of thousands of Colombo’s coolest crowds. So Tay and I are headed to the beach. See you there.

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