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.


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™‚


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…


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!


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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