Under the Boughs of A beautiful Raintree | #thursdaytreelove

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The mind tends to forget but the heart has a way of knowing; how to remember— the joy of sitting under the boughs of the beautiful rain tree.

While the city faces the brunt of rapid and aggressive urbanisation, in the name of development, our hearts weep for the loss of the green cover that will invariably have a detrimental effect on our collective health and well-being in the coming years. This was not the world that we promised to leave behind for our kids and yet, here we are face to face with the truth.

Having irreversibly damaged our beautiful blue planet, when shall we have the strength to admit the gravity of our action?


Joining Parul today for #thursdaytreelove which is a photo feature on her blog that brings you beautiful trees from different places every second and fourth Thursday of the month.

If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her post.

  • Pr@Gun


    Beautiful click with the sky
    Sad state that people are still not realising that this development is going to cost heavily to nature and future too.

  • Archana


    Such an important post Esha.. Rampant tree cutting has become the norm. In fact people dont even realise the presence of trees let alone know their names or appreciate their beauty. We enjoy the cool shade of this beautiful Rain Tree in the summer all because someone planted it years ago.. We should do the same for our next generations.

    • Esha

      Absolutely, Archana! Our vision has become so myopic, we can hardly see into the future and what a scary world we are going to leave behind for our children.

  • Ramya


    This tree looks beautiful.. And yes, there is lot of development going on which is depleting the green cover, but there is still hope as there are initiatives for tree plantation all over which can certainly help. Fingers crossed!!!

    • Esha

      The efforts are outnumbered by those bent on sabotaging the environment, Ramya! It is sad to see this beautiful city giving in to irreversible damage and loss of green cover!

  • Parul Thakur


    What a beautiful tree. And you are right, Esha. I don’t know why those who should care don’t do anything about deforestation and those who care can’t do anything about it. It is indeed a sad state of affairs.

    Thanks for sharing this and also hinting at the present times. See you on the 24th.

    • Esha

      Absolutely, Parul! I don’t even know if we have time to salvage the situation from spiralling out of control! It is already bad enough for us and our kids…wonder what’s coming next!

  • Alana


    I don’t know if it’s too late to reverse our actions, but I think it is close. We may not survive – will the trees? This raintree is new to me and I see that it (or some types) are medicinal in nature. It does have a beatiful pattern against the sky.

    • Esha

      Scarily true, Alana! But, yes, love that pattern…you can still see it in the city where we live…but the numbers of these beautiful trees are diminishing every minute!

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