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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