A couple of days ago, our company sent out a wellness survey and one of the questions read – What are you missing the most during this lockdown? The first thing that came to mind was – Driving, taking in the skies, trees and views around. Yes, that’s what I’m missing the most at this time.
The gorgeous Gulmohur will be in bloom now, painting the surroundings red! There are a number of Gulmohur trees on my way to the office and I love the reds that come into view when I’m driving. There are many trees near the famed Silk Board. Some of them line the huge sewage canal and the branches dipping towards the canal , with its bright blossoms, is a sight to behold!
I’m glad I do have pictures from last year! Yes.. I click pics of these every year and my daughter goes – Ma, you have so many such pictures, why do you want to click more! 😀
These pictures are of the Gulmohurs in the park adjacent to her school. It was her birthday and I’d gone to drop her as it was a Saturday and school van facility was not available. I was thrilled to see the tree still in bloom, as it was the first week of July already. Later learnt that its normal flowering season is April to July.
Botanical name – Delonix regia
Family – Fabaceae (pea family)
Subfamily – Caesalpinioideae
It is native to Madagascar but has been introduced to many tropical and sub tropical regions of the world and is regarded as naturalised in many of the locations it is grown in. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree.
It is notable for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of orange-red flowers during summer. and in English it is given the name royal poinciana, flamboyant, flame of the forest, or flame tree (one of several species given this name).
Hope you all are keeping well and staying safe. Cheers!
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 🙂