Friday, July 19, 2013

Chennai Marathon

some interesting sights while in Chennai for the marathon/10K

Indian Laburnum in full bloom on the way to the Leela to collect the bibs

 
View of the Adyar Poonga from the bridge across to karpagam avenue

 
Neem tree buds on the morning of the run
 
 
The run itself...
 
 
 
This tiny flower, no larger than my thumbnail, had dropped off a tree and almost formed a carpet along the sidewalk. I tried digging through 'flowers of india' to identify the flower/ tree but in vain; if you know what it is , please do leave a comment.

Update - thank you College Gardener! it is most likely the wrightia tinctoria.
 
 
Garlands being sold on adyar bridge
 
 
 

3 comments:

College Gardener said...

Could the little white flower be some sort of Wrightia? Perhaps Wrightia tinctoria?

Arati said...

yes I think you are right, the pictures of the leaves I have seem to confirm it. thnk you!

gardenerat60 said...

Wow!. Whoever looks at this photographs , will agree Chennai is beautiful. I have seen canopy on roads, in Chennai. I have seen green cover in certain roads. I think Chennai is more greener than Hyderabad. Lovely trees which flower on various season. Funny part is , they do not dry out., or shed too much leaves?