Hello friends! My break took much longer than what it was meant to be. I’m catching up on all your posts now and will definitely get back to my posting. I’d like to thank all of you who stopped by. Although it’s late I’ve responded to all your comments today. Better late than never!!
It makes sense to take this route back to my hometown [where else?:)))] But this time it’s to be with my parents for their fiftieth wedding anniversary. What a journey it’s been for them and despite my father’s ailment, it is a huge reason to celebrate! The family got together joined by many relatives and friends.
And March is kind! To be greeted by trees in full bloom along the jungle roads, many without leaves and only blooms is a sight to behold! We came across many of these Bauhinia varieties, visions in lavender with dark pink in the middle of the blooms. Taking this route is a delight. The roads are in a deplorable condition but there are always spectacular blooms in every season and certainly not the ones you’d see in cultivated areas here.
This is indeed a pleasant time to travel. The intense heat of summer isn’t upon us and the wind carried a mild hint of rain.The forest is still dry. The emerald green look will come only after the rains.And then every leaf will look as if you were to touch it , moisture would gush forth!!!
Remember the pomelo tree I’d posted earlier? Well as soon as the last fruit falls to the ground, the tree starts to flower again. Much more than the beauty, it’s the fragrance that greets you! A heady combination of lemony aroma with a hint of jasmine in between! As for the pollinators, they were ever so busy!
And back home the freesia bulbs I’d planted for the first time bloomed. At the nursery I was told that they’d have yellow blooms. But I’m delighted with this combination of pink and yellow! Happy Spring everyone!