I am re-doing some of my previous tree posts to join in the #Thursdaytreelove linky with Parul.
If you love trees like me, maybe you would like to hop across to my posts during my days in Bangalore. I went nuts at the variety of the flowering trees that I could sight in the garden city. Plus the huge trees formed such a gorgeous canopy overhead that I could just gape in wonder.
Its said that when Kempegowda was planning the layout of Bangalore city, he devised a design whereby every month the city would change colours. This is achieved by planting the flowering trees in a specific sequence. It is a brilliant thought plan and I am astounded at his ingenuity.
The city is painted a new hue – Pink!
A soft Pink!!
Kinda like the baby pink!!!
That was my first impression when I saw these huge trees, burgeoning with fat bunches of pink blossoms all over the Bangalore city. Its like someone sprayed these trees pink and took away most of the leaves; leaving behind a huge pink fountain.
The trees are the Pink Trumpet flower tree or Tabebuia Rosea – national tree of El Salvador. These are also called the Pink Poui trees. These are one of the many exotic flowering trees in Bangalore and seem to do well in the climate of this city.
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The sight of its profuse flowering lifts every heart, as can be seen on every nook and corner of Bangalore city these days. And thats exactly how I have been feeling like! Every time I chance upon one of these pink beauties; it feels like my heart is going to burst with joy.
These gorgeous trees start blooming in winters (Bangalore winters) and seem to shed all their leaves. Infact, they bloom in three different colors – magenta, bright yellow and the soft pink. The latter two are in season now, rendering the sidewalks carpeted in pink blossoms.
As one stands under a tree, it seems to shed a few of its blossoms every second or so; these float down gently and cover every thing from parked cars, to nariyal pani stands and vegetable stalls. I loved the sight of these softly falling blossoms; its as if time stands still to allow them to drift down slowly – ever so slowly, down onto the earth.
I woke up early today to photograph some of them in their glory as their life is very short and soon these will be covered with leaves after shedding all the flowers. I missed out on the flowering of the magenta ones as their season was very short. But these I can share with you all.
I love this facet of bangalore – the different hues of flowering trees which dot the cityscape so beautifully, rendering the city a character unlike any.
You can check out my last tree post here