Saturday, March 6, 2010

Yellow!

The Carribbean Trumpet Trees (tabebuia caraiba/ tabebuia aurea) are putting up a brilliant display in  Bangalore at this time of the year. It's a riot of yellow all over the neighbourhood!

At first i wondered if this was the Chestnutleaf Trumpetbush (tecoma castanifolia) but soon realised it was not - the latter has broader leaves, with serated edges; but this one has narrow leaves that have almost all fallen when the tree is in bloom. (not unlike the white trumpet tree (tabebuia roseo-alba) that i was first acquainted with in Chennai)



Its crooked branches are hidden by the yellow flower bunches, but if you take a minute to observe its shape, you'll realise how unusually wonderful it is - asymmetric and filled with contortions.

What better time to quote William Blake -
Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.

This post has been featured in the 46th Festival Of The Trees and in Ideas of Inspiration. Go check them out!

10 comments:

eljay said...

Beautiful trees and flowers! Which park is this?

Arati said...

just a little neighbourhood park - u must visit! :)

radha said...

Today's Hindu also had a picture of a popular street lined with these trees. Was planning to make a trip there soon.

Sunita said...

Beautiful post, Arati, and even lovelier photos! I love this season which is so full of life and trees bursting into bloom one after the other.

Jade L Blackwater said...

lovely, lovely trumpet trees! thanks for sharing - that shade of yellow looks positively delectable!

The Nature Blog said...

I love this time of year as all the blossom starts to show it's face. Here in the UK the cherry blossom is here in abundance turning whole streets pink.

JSK said...

These are such a wonderful yellow. Must life spirits on a cloudy day

Jasmine said...

Arati, this tree is wonderful.

Arati said...

thank you all for your comments.
Jasmine, i love your profile picture!!

malathi said...

Wow amazing pictures.Unparalleled Nature's beauty.Thanks Lalitha for giving info about this blog.Kudos Arati , pictures speak volume of your love for Nature.

Sairam
Mala