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B is for Blooms!!

Well, I’ve been inspired by the event Bangalore Tree Festival to finally post the pictures of trees that I had clicked last summer!

Trees and plants, in general, excite me. Somehow, I intuitively tend to notice them … the changes at the turn of the seasons. Trees that sprout new leaves, flowers outside of the normal season and stuff like that 🙂 But I have to say that its the flowering plants and trees catch my attention the most. Of course, the flowers are meant to attract..  is it not 🙂

So.. here goes.. pics of a few of the trees in bloom, which make for the prettiest sights in Bangalore!!

Caesalpinia pulcherrima .. in our apartment garden

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Jacaranda .. right outside our apartment..

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Cassia fistula ! at the corner from my home.. This one took me quite by surprise. A very delightful one 🙂 Happened to see these yellow beauties in the midst of some bushes growing wildly. This tree was just about 4 – 5 feet and went unnoticed for a long time, that is until the flowers made their spectacular appearance!!

Few days later, just close to where I saw these, a construction activity started and I worried that they might clear off all the plants in the surroundings. Not sure if they’ve removed this one… waiting to spot these blooms again this Summer 🙂

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Bougainvilleas.. in all their gorgeousness! How beautiful they looked one evening when I reached back home.. 🙂

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Tabebuia rosea – the pic was taken in our office campus on a bright sunny afternoon. The colour in this pic is not as awesome as that of the original flowers. Nevertheless.. I look out for these every winter . They cheer me up on cold windy days.. and I’m glad I took this pic 🙂

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And last but not the least… Delonix regia , the fiery Gulmohurs!! Couldnt resist clicking so many 🙂

A feast to my eyes .. on my way from home to the bus stop.

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Hope you liked them all 🙂
Linking in to ABC Wednesday for the first time!!

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Of pink and purple :)

February came and went. But  much awaited pink flowers were not in sight, on the stretch that I traverse each working day. Very few blooms here and there… reluctance or was it resilience!!

The temperatures started rising steadily. Mornings .. no longer cold.. or even cool!  Some of the trees started sprouting new leaves again and I wondered if the flowers would bloom at all this year. I yearned for the burst of pink and mauve!!

One fine day, well into March, the flowers came into view! It was a pleasant surprise. It wasn’t the burst that I was looking forward to, but nevertheless.. They came into their own slowly. But almost half of the trees are yet to show any signs of blooming.

Just on a whim, I clicked the pics using my mobile phone…
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At a signal, pic taken from the car window…

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Pic taken from the Volvo bus… See the bare branches/trees?

And, in my reverent watching of these trees, I almost missed the ones that were abloom and beckoning!I spotted a lot of them in full glory, especially on our way to and from dance class 🙂 Just love to gaze at them as long as I can, till they are in view..
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In our office campus…

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Most are already shedding.. the flowers have given way to the lush green leaves. Its like seeing these trees in various stages.. all at once 🙂

And, not to forget, the Jacarandas are in full purple glory!! Here’s one that I managed to click..
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Waiting for more colours of the spring 🙂

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