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 🙂 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)
Family: Fabaceae (Legume family)
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…
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 blog , on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Do join in, and/or hop over for a feast of tree pics 🙂
P.S I had also blogged about this tree a few years ago..