In bloom now, all across India, is the Corky Coral tree which is also known as the Indian Coral tree. This is a medium-sized thorny tree with eye-catching vibrant blooms. The flowering period is January to late March/early April. In winter, the leaves fall, then the blooms make an appearance. There are just a few leaves on this tree. They'll return when the blooms fade away.
This is a variety of Erythrina but I'm not too sure about the exact name. They all look similar-- spectacular in the dry landscape of an Indian winter. I got these shots on the outskirts of the city. An empty plot of land, a gate wide open...I didn't even attempt to fight temptation! And here are the results! I hope you enjoy going through these pictures...
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau