OWT/ Blooming Trees Of The Season

Silk Cotton Tree in full bloom

Sunday found the husband and I waking up early to head towards Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary where large clumps of  Silk Cotton trees are in bloom. The drive is beautiful and these trees make it more so. The sanctuary is best known for its rhinos but we drove around the edge of the park, spending photographic moments under these trees. The area was also full of aquatic birds and it was a delight to see hundreds of ducks, herons, egrets, water hens, kingfishers, all within that area.

Although red blooms can be seen from far away, there are other trees whose blooms were less evident from a distance. This picture shows one such tree  with a crow’s nest on it.

A closer look at the pale blooms. I  don’t know what this is called.

Small settlements near the park had several of the Silk Cotton trees in a blaze of red.

Drumstick trees near the roadsides. The flowers are edible too. This tree is known to be one of the most useful trees as it has several medicinal properties.

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About Kanak Hagjer

Hello from north-east India! I love to blog about all things floral and foliar and sharing the beauty of my region is what I am most passionate about!
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11 Responses to OWT/ Blooming Trees Of The Season

  1. Ginny says:

    i love the foggy moodiness of these pictures. I have never heard of a drumstick tree. Did you take any pictures of the birds and rhinos?

  2. Those Silk Cotton trees are magnificent, Kanak. I have never seen them before. I imagine the rhinos are rarely seen?

  3. Mama Zen says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  4. Marie says:

    The silk trees are just so beautiful and I loved the other trees you saw there as well. A drumstrick tree, what a neat name! Really pretty photos!

  5. How lovely! You have a beautiful landscape. Enjoy and thanks for sharing these pics 😀

  6. Indrani says:

    Beautiful captures taken. Love the long road, urges me to dream of a long drive.

  7. Jenn says:

    The haze makes for a dreamy effect. Wonderful captures and love the red blooms lining the river banks.

  8. Titania says:

    A beautiful place to visit; plants, animals and birds, you are a lucky girl! The silk tree is really beautiful with its red crown.

  9. These are beautiful photos…

  10. jewaicious says:

    What a beautiful set of images, each one standing out so lovely on its own. Those silk trees…amazing, I love the varied nature visuals.

  11. Emille says:

    Love the silk cotton trees! What a paradoxical name! Have never seen these. Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

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