Sunshine in my Neighbourhood: #WordlessWednesday

Sunshine in my Neighbourhood: #WordlessWednesday

“The common hill-flowers wither, but they blossom again. The laburnum will be as yellow next June as it is now. In a month there will be purple stars on the clematis, and year after year the green night of its leaves will hold its purple stars. But we never get back our youth.”

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray



Sunshine in my Neighbourhood

I chance upon this stunning Laburnum (also known as Amaltas, in Hindi) every morning, on my walks. This sunshine in my neighbourhood, and many such others is such a pick-me up. The beautiful blooms carpeting the ground underneath, entice me to just sprawl myself out under its gorgeousness, and regale in this unique wonder, bestowed by Mother Nature. 

Different Strokes, for Different Folks: I love the transiting colours and fragrances of the seasons. In autumn it’s the intoxicating Night Jasmine. Winters arrive with the fragrant blooms of Dragon tree or Chatim. Winters transit to spring with the vibrant Flame of Forests or Palash and the wispy Jacarandas. The radiant Gulmohars and the Laburnums, signal the advent of summers with their riot of reds and yellows. Different strokes for different folks, every season. 

I love how lane after lane in my neighbourhood and city, are endowed with these picture perfect trees, that shower a fountain of sunshine all around.

 Join me  this summers, as we celebrate the arrival of these stunning Laburnums, here in India.

A little side note: I had clicked this picture specifically for Parul’s Thursday Tree Love, but could not post. I was snowed with painting and renovation work at home, a new furry member and visiting guests. Therefore, I am taking the liberty of linking this post with Parul’s Thursday Tree Love, linky party as well.

I’ve also been guilty of not commenting on all your fabulous #WordlessWednesday posts, in the last few weeks. Please forgive me and give me a week and I shall do so at the earliest. Esha is taking the week off, as she is moving homes. She will be back soon. 

Thank you for showering us with so much love and linking up with us week after week. Have a blessed new month ahead. Cheerio!





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20 thoughts on “Sunshine in my Neighbourhood: #WordlessWednesday

  1. I love the yellow and this is such a beautiful tree. I am sure it must be such a beautiful sight for you in the morning. Something that makes you smile. Nothing better than that. Thank you for linking up. It means a lot!

  2. The tree is lovely. Jasmine is one of my favorite scents but I don’t think I’ve ever smelled the real thing. Maybe it ‘s too hot here for them so I envy you the rich cornucopia of flowers you get to view and sniff. Thanks for sharing them.

  3. This is a beautiful tree! We don’t have such lovely ones here in Canada and our summers are short. It must be a real mood-lifter, to see these bounties from Mother Nature all the time. Have a great rest of the week. Cheers!

  4. What a beautiful tree! Again, not like anything that grows where I live. By the way, could you let Esha know I can’t access her site at all – my browser says a problem with the security certificate, and will not let me proceed.

  5. The bright colours of summer flowers are some compensation for the intense heat. Amaltas is a favourite for its brilliant colour and gentle fragrance. I love how the flowers have carpeted the ground in your picture.

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