Welcome to Blooming Friday! The blooms for this post are from the gardens of a local Cultural Centre--Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra. I had gone there hoping to photograph Mussaenda shrubs but came back with much more!
To see other posts on what's blooming today please visit Katarina at Roses and Stuff.
The water bodies in the grounds had clouds of dragons and damsels. Here's one kind I hadn't captured before!
The pretty pink blooms of the Lipstick Tree/Bixa orellana.
There were many birds there. In fact two long-tailed drongos ushered me into the gardens! Here's another commonly seen bird...it's the Asian Pied Starling.
A pink hibiscus. There were several all across the grounds. Many were the white ones.
A dense cluster of very dark pink Ixora.
The Sleeping Hibiscus aka Wax Mallow, Turk's cap, and Firecracker Hibiscus.
Thank you for visiting. I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
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