Friday, April 3, 2009

Chennai's prolific bloomers - Copperpod & Bougainvilla

Last evening i set off to see an old friend of mine and her new born baby. Along with me came my grandmother, who happened to be an acquaintance of her grandmom (yes the ties go way back!) Did a million detours before reaching home so we could admire the summer foliage (my grandmother is a great one for stopping on the road to see the trees, which helps with my nature photography). I got some really nice shots of the bougainvilla in the neighbourhood and a good one of the copperpod (a.k.a rusty shield bearer) near the R A Puram temple.

The copperpod is also called the Yellow Flamboyant. It's scientific name is Peltophorum pterocarpum.

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