The Blooming Cassia: #ThursdayTreeLove 5

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Every tree tells a story. This beautiful Cassia blooming in our compound is a local favourite and proudly boasts of one too! The dark pink clustered flowers on the drooping branches of this tree turn white with age. During the peak season, every year, the ground below is strewn with the petals, which adds colour to the area. This sight inspires me to grab quick captures even as the blooms gradually fade away, indicating that things are temporal and that everything in nature must come to an end. The inevitability of Nature, as we know it. What a humbling thought for us!

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Today, I am joining Parul Thakur with her post based on the theme, #Thursday Tree Love – a new photo feature on her blog. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree and link it back to her post.

22 Comments
  • BellyBytes

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    My favourite tree. My dad has a beautiful, majestic tree like this right outside his bedroom window….

    • Esha M Dutta

      It is such a lovely tree…the sheer beauty is enough to bring in the joy of being close to Nature, right into one’s room!

  • Mayuri Nidigallu

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    You have such a stunning sight in your compound! Blessed be! Thank you for sharing it with us, Esha:)

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Mayuri. Yes, I feel truly blessed to have this beautiful tree gracing our compound, the loveliness of the area increasing manifold by its sheer presence. πŸ™‚

  • Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden)

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    Beautiful blooms. Where I live, nothing is yet blooming or leafed out, but give it a few days, with so much of our weather being unseasonable.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks Alana. It is, right now. Oh yes, there’s a lot of unpredictability everywhere…for us, here, in terms of the soaring temperatures we’re getting even though its only March. Will stay tuned for your spring pics too !

  • nabanita

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    I love that Bangalore is full of such beautiful blooms. Pink, yellow, purple and of course, greens al around. I have started noticing more after Parul’s link up and all your posts πŸ™‚

    • Esha M Dutta

      It looks so gorgeous right now in Bangalore, notwithstanding the unbearably high temperatures sending us all into a tizzy! Myriad shades for our eyes to revel in…Yes, I think the idea of the #treelove prompt was that, initially.

  • Denise

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    How nice it would be to see something blooming here. I just need a little patience while I enjoy your blossoms.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Of course, I know what you mean. Sometimes, all we need to do is wait for the seasons to come and start showing us the way. Nature has a perfect sense of timing, you see!

  • arv!

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    Love this pink bloom. I have never heard about this tree before. Is this an indigenous species? How likely I’m to come across such trees in Bangalore, Esha?

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks, Arv. Cassia is local to Bangalore. There are a couple of varieties of this tree, with some that have yellow flowers too. This one though, is the most common at this time of the year- in a way, almost resembling the Cherry blossoms of Japan! If you come now, you’d see it all over Bangalore, Arv πŸ™‚

      • arv!

        The name sounds so similar to Acasia that we have it in plenty, here in Rajasthan. But then it’s a tree for semi-arid region. so no flowers and even leaves are quite small. The furniture made out of its wood is exported, world over.
        Surely, it looks similar to the cherry blossom of Japan. Esha, I wish I could. Thanks for the info πŸ™‚

        • Esha M Dutta

          You’re right, Arvind. Seen plenty of Acacia trees in Ahmedabad. This one, typical of Banaglore, though, flowers only in March-end to early April and are gone by mid-April. They’re all bare now. And, yes, they are very similar to the beautiful Cherry blossoms of Japan.

          • arv!

            It’s interesting one Esha. I guess there’s so much beauty in nature that we are yet to notice, around us. πŸ™‚

          • Esha M Dutta

            Absolutely Arvind. All we really need is the eye to see it. But even then, I’m amazed how people stay glued to their gadgets all the time, not once bothering to look up whats in front of them.

  • Parul Thakur

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    A lovely picture and like you, I can’t stop admiring and clicking πŸ™‚ Such a joy. Thank you for joining, Esha. Means a lot.

    • Esha M Dutta

      True, Parul. Now, I’ve got an even better excuse to shoot these lovelies πŸ˜‰ Glad to join in for the prompt.

  • Rajlakshmi

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    i didn’t know it was called Cassia … looks absolutely beautiful πŸ˜€ Lucky that you have it in your garden.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks Raj. Cassias are lovely. You must have seen them in Bangalore when you were here last.

  • sanchthewriter

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    So pretty! I rarely know the names of trees/plants

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks a lot, Sanch, for stopping by. πŸ™‚

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