09 May 2019

Tree House (ThursdayTreeLove)

This is one tree that almost everyone would have seen, admired and possibly also know its name.

Thats right this is the Cassia fistula of the Caesalpiniaceae family. It is commonly called Amaltas / Bahava / Golden Shower Tree or Indian Laburnum. 

The trees were in full bloom in Pune in April and its blazing yellow blossoms were actually soothing despite the mercury crossing 40Deg C. I did not complain having to halt at the traffic signal as I could photograph the lovely cascading flowers! 
On one of these trees, I spotted a bird's nest ... It must be such a beautiful sight to sit among these beautiful fragrant flowers and watch people race around on the road below!! 

Can you spot the nest in the centre of the image?
Here is a close up of the flowers but from another tree some years ago..
Glorious is it not?

Bahava is easily among my favourite trees.

Have you seen the Bahava? Have you spotted any nest on it?

I am joining Parul in ThursdayTreeLove blog hop. Do head over to see some lovely trees from around the world. Better still, join in!

12 comments:

Kshitija said...

Wah wah

Vinitha said...

We call this 'Kanikonna'. This flower is an important item in our Vishu festival. What a beautiful click! :)

Archana said...

Thank you Kshitija! :-)

Archana said...

@Vinitha Thanks for sharing this info. :-)

Parul said...

Lovely one, Archana! I have seen the white ones for sure. They look lovely. I loved the details you shared. Always good to have an expert in the group. :)

Archana said...

Thanks Parul! :-) And I am no expert.. there is so much to learn :-)

Ramya said...

Beautiful clicks!!!

Archana said...

Thank you Ramya! :-)

Anamika Agnihotri said...

I love the yellow flowers and also the name of this tree - Amaltas. 40 degree in Pune? Isn't it very hot and quite unusual?

Archana said...

@Anamika Indeed unusual.. No sign of the famous summer showers ... Waiting for the monsoon.. Thank you so much for stopping by :-)

Natasha said...

Stunning. I shared one in my #WW post this week. Thanks for the backstory Archana. :)

https://natashamusing.com/2019/05/sunshine-in-my-neighbourhood-wordless-wednesday-natasha-musing/

Archana said...

Thanks Natasha! :-)