With GBBD and floral thoughts still on my mind, I'm
posting photos of more blooms taken in this beautiful
amusement park on the Chennai-Bangalore highway. While
the children freaked out on the rides, I went berserk at
the sight of hundreds of trees, flowering and non-
flowering shrubs, birds, butterflies and dragonflies.
All this, and a water body, spread over an area of 70 acres!
The Orchid Tree (on the left) is popular in the East. So
called because the blooms resemble orchids, the tree can
reach heights of 20-35 ft. The botanical name is Bauhinia
Purpurea. The tree blooms in the winter with the blooming
period lasting till January.
Three different varieties of hibiscus. I simply ignored
the common red ones.
Although I coudn't get good shots of butterflies, this
little dragonfly showed me what camouflage was all about!
Wild grass blooming in white abandon.
A fountain amidst all that verdure.
Late afternoon...the sun turns a brighter shade of orange.
I hope you enjoyed going through these photos. I wish everyone
a wonderful weekend!
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