Hello, people! How have you been doing? What did you do over the weekend?
We spent most of the weekend driving around on the bike – sometimes on errands and sometimes just aimlessly – and being awed by the yellow flowers in bloom all over the city now. Have you noticed them?
Sigh! Does Bangalore look pretty now or what?!
Of course, we took the camera along and took a HUGE number of snaps of these lovelies. 🙂
At some places, there are so many bunches of flowers on the trees that they appear to be leaf-less. At some places, these trees have formed a yellow canopy, and it is a breath-taking experience just driving below it. I loved watching the way these trees seem to spread a welcome mat of yellow flowers all around them. 🙂
We walked amidst these magnificent trees to our heart’s content, and felt so very close to nature. We realised, for the umpteenth time, that nature is indeed magical.
These flowers have signified summer for me, for the past 3 years that I have lived in Bangalore. To me, they seem to herald not only a change in season, but also a change in circumstances and in life. They signify new hope to me.
A quick check on Google told me that these trees are called Tabebuia aurea, a native of Brazil. Locally, they are also called the Tree of Gold or Golden Trumpet Tree. Very apt, considering that the flowers indeed resemble little golden trumpets.
I am guessing these trees were also planted as a part of the ‘planned horticulture‘, pioneered by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV.
Beautiful, aren’t they?