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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cassia (Indian Laburnum) flowers - a 'Vishu'al treat



Many of Delhi's roads are lined by the Indian laburnum trees (Amaltas / golder Shower / Cassia fistula) , which are in full bloom in all their yellow glory in May (as summer travels northwards). Behold them, and celebrate Vishu with every eyeful...




More kanikonna / Indian laburnum / cassia posts here and here
(Views from Dwarka, a Delhi suburb, May 16)

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10 Comments:

Blogger RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

A visual feast, definitely.

17 May, 2009  
Blogger Salil said...

Well, a 'vishu'al feast, though a couple of months late :-)
Cheers,
Salil

17 May, 2009  
Blogger Kamini said...

Beautiful! What a cheery shade of yellow!

Kamini
http://kaminidandapani.typepad.com

18 May, 2009  
Blogger Rhapsody said...

Namaste....lovely pictures. Here (Toronto Canada) the trees turn every imaginable color you can think of, pinks, purples, blues, reds, browns, yellows, lilac, burgungy even black if you can believe.

thanks for sharing. have a blessed week.

19 May, 2009  
Blogger Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Swarna:)

Lovely photos!

We have these trees here but I have not seen such a gorgeous bloom. The trees you have shown are breath taking. I can visualize that you have been enthralled with the abundance of yellow flowers.

Many thanks for sharing.

Have a lovely day:)
Joseph

19 May, 2009  
Blogger Swarna said...

@ Raji, Kamini, thanks
@ Salil
- one month later, I agree.
@ Rhapsody,
yes, thanks for feeding the imagination. It's a pleasure to see the different shades of leaves as much as the colours of flowers.
@ JP
That was only a glimpse. In the Army cant area, whole roads are continuously lined with these trees. Some are completely yellow, some are half-green, half-yellow. You're right. I let my breath be taken away. :)

20 May, 2009  
Blogger lazyclick said...

Beautiful snaps. It looks like the trees have only flowers and no leaves at all.

20 May, 2009  
Blogger kallu said...

lovely lovely loverly...one of my favorite trees

22 May, 2009  
OpenID sandsofchange said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful gifts of nature.

23 May, 2009  
OpenID swapnap said...

Loved them...its such a treat to the eyes. We too have couple here , none this dense. Still i enjoy the richness of the yelllow and the flower bunches hanging like grapes.....

22 July, 2009  

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