New leaves…the magic of new beginnings! #ThursdayTreeLove

It is one of nature’s wonders that trees start to sprout new leaves just when the temperatures begin to rise steadily. Isnt it ? It soothes the eyes, provides shade and a cool breeze when the increasing heat seems to be taking a toll. Beautifully timed, the cyclical nature of events feels kind of magical and almost always leaves me in awe.

Generally speaking, there’s a scarcity of trees and greenery all around us and I feel truly blessed to get to spend a major part of my day in a locality that does have a fair amount of green cover!

A majority of this green cover comprises of the Honge tree and I literally see it wherever I turn πŸ™‚ The various shades of green and especially the translucence of the new leaves during spring is something I look forward to each year.

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Botanical Name: Millettia pinnata (earlier classified as Pongamia pinnata)Β 

Family: Fabaceae (Legume family)

Uses: The plant has a fair number of uses listed and I will not go into the details. Interested folks please hop over to the wiki page and/or this one at Useful Tropical Plants πŸ™‚

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At this point of time, most of the Honge trees around here are still shedding leaves profusely. There are bare branches with brownish leaves , roads strewn with dry leaves all around.

But there are glimpses of beautiful light green with reddish tinge too, as some of the trees have started sprouting new leaves…

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On one tree, old leaves ready to be shed. Newly sprouted leaves on an adjacent tree…

Here are a few more shots of the fresh new translucent leaves, that I’d clicked in 2019. New leaves and the morning sun.. magical and full of hope!

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Hope you enjoyed the view of the new leaves against the rays of the morning sun.

This is my entry for the #ThursdayTreeLove blog hop hosted at Parul’s blogΒ , on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Do join in, and/or hop over for a feast of tree pics πŸ™‚

P.S I had also blogged about this tree a few years ago..

4 thoughts on “New leaves…the magic of new beginnings! #ThursdayTreeLove

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  1. What lovely shots, Priya. The tree is so beautiful. I am glad you shared these pictures. It is true that trees change looks with weather. πŸ™‚ I hope to see you back tomorrow πŸ™‚

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