Thursday, April 15, 2010

Journal Post...the golmohar tree

The Golmohar tree has just begun to flower. Inspite of Kolkata being such a crowed and cramped city there are many trees lining streets or even growing amongst shanties, and the golmohar is almost as common as the peeplal and banyan! It is one of my most favourite trees, as the colours are so amazing. There are still many leaves on these trees, but in a little while the trees will be only full of flowers and the tree will look as though it is on fire. No wonder its called the Flame of the Forest! The heat in Kolkata is exhausting at the moment but I guess the flowers wont be so vibrant without the heat. So there is some solace in that!

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