Thursday, February 19, 2009
On a recent visit to Haflong, my hometown, I went around
town taking a whole lot of pictures. I was happy to see
the poinsettias still blooming. The photo above is the
new(er) building of the Circuit House.
All across India, a Circuit House stands for comfortable
rooms and basic food. Catering to bureaucrats mainly, the
room rent is cheap too. Some of them also have picturesque
views and this is one of them.
Part of the old building (built during colonial times) can
be seen in this photo. The garden is a riot of colour!
The bright red of the poinsettias amidst all that pink!!
There's another lovely garden beyond these small trees. The
C. House stands on the edge of a hill opposite the beautiful
Barail Ranges overlooking the Diyung valley.
Poinsettias are popular hedge plants too!
There's more at the back yard.
On the edge of this property near the lake, they bloom...
Maybe not as bright and not as beautiful as the ones seen
on top but that red is enough to cheer us up.