Rooted together – #ThursdayTreeLove 8

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Sharing a beautiful Gulmohar tree in full bloom in the compounds of the HAL Aerospace Museum – India’s first aerospace museum located at the Old Airport Road, Bangalore. It was our first visit and I was impressed with the way HAL had created a well-maintained space to preserve the various models and their gradual evolution while tracing the aviation history and the growth of the aerospace industry in the country. While walking around to see the models, the sheer number of blooming Gulmohars within the compound took me by surprise. Sharing a random shot of one of the trees I captured on my mobile.

To me, what seemed interesting about this tree, was the way the branches seem to be seeking out new directions, even while being rooted together.

Perhaps a bit like us, humans, at times! Throughout our lives, we seek our own path, in some cases, away from the herd, at times, even misunderstood! What we often forget is that we all share a common root. We have a common origin and are parts of the whole, even though we may think we are different. Wonder, why we tend to forget the fact!

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Joining Parul Thakur with her post based on the theme, #Thursday Tree Love – where Parul brings you her #treelove picture and links to other beautiful ‘tree’ posts from the week. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree and link it back to her post. Let’s appreciate Nature around us!

22 Comments
  • Parul Thakur

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    Sometimes I think that these Gulmohar trees are the soul of Bangalore. The red petals on the road feel so special and unique here. Thank you for linking up Esha!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Its true, Parul. They do look so strikingly beautiful here. Especially during this season. Thanks for featuring my post from last week for the #treelove prompt.

  • arv!

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    Personally, For me the first thing I think when someone mentions Bangalore is Gulmohar trees. Roads shaded with huge Gulmohar trees is firmly entrenched in my mind. I too have a couple of pictures of Gulmohar trees in bloom, but didn’t find time lately….will share it on Instagram soon.

    It’s been ages since I last visited old airport road in Bangalore!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Yes, they are synonymous with the city and yet, they lend a distinct character to every road in every city where you find them. I often recall the image of these trees lining up both sides of the road (both the yellow and the red varieties) during our road trips there during childhood. And, now, here in Bangalore, they are the last remaining vestiges of beauty left! Not sure for how long though!

      • arv!

        I totally understand given the priority development has taken. Luckily here in Jaipur we have variety of trees. Of course in some places they are making way for buildings but still it’s not bad.

  • Balaka

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    Oh!! what a similarity, I also posted Gulmohar for Thursday Tree Love 🙂

    • Esha M Dutta

      Really?? Will check out your post right away, dear 🙂

      • Balaka

        🙂

  • Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu

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    The best thing about trees is they are always beautiful and helpful.With or without flowers .Self less and kind and forgiving .

    • Esha M Dutta

      They do, Amrita. And yes, even without flowers, they have a beauty all of their own.

  • Natasha

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    Lovely parting thoughts. Yes we all are part of the larger universe, one big team. Always love reading your posts Esha

    • Esha M Dutta

      Glad you liked them Natasha! And, thanks for the wonderful words. 🙂

  • Eli Ert

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    Oh, love how you think about them- how true is that- like humans- we know our roots— but grow in different directions:-) Gorgeous tree!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, Eli. Glad to know you liked the image! Thx again.

  • Menaka Bharathi

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    Gulmohar always reminds me of my college – the roads were bordered with red and yellow Gulmohar and when n full bloom it was really a sight to see!

  • upasna

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    Love trees in every way. Lovely takeaway at the end. We all have common roots. Wish we all understand this and stop fighting over land and religion.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks for your response, Upasna. I totally agree with your wise words that we need to stop highlighting our differences by being in conflict with each other.

  • Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden)

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    Such a beautiful tree – one that won’t grow where I live, so I will admire it from afar.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks, Alana. But you are blessed to live amidst so much beauty, which I get to enjoy from your wonderful images. Keep them coming, Alana. I look forward to your pics every week along with your skywatch posts!

  • G Angela

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    I just saw another gulmohar tree:) for the tree love post. I love the way you have interpreted and given meaning to what you have posted… yes I love that statement from one root and moving in different directions… thanks for reminding.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Oh, thats lovely to hear, Angela. So glad you loved the idea. Yes, trees make me think that way for some reason.

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