Nature in India

Golden blooms in Mumbai – flowering trees with yellow blossom

Copperpod

Me and my obsession with flowers… I wonder how many posts of this blog have been dedicated to the flowering plants. Perhaps it’s getting a bit overwhelming, but there are times when only two things make this planet bearable – chocolate and flowers. Now I know why there are so many beautiful flowerings trees here – to make it up for the lack of good chocolate 🙂

It’s time of Golden Showers in Mumbai at the moment – the yellow blooms are pretty much everywhere – I can see them when I look out of the window, walking along the streets in my neighborhood or taking the kids to the nearest garden. Now, there are two varieties of trees which are responsible for this beauty: Laburnum, or golden chain, and Yellow Poinciana, or Copper Pod.

Laburnum looks almost out of this world – this is a kind of tree you would imagine the forest fairies would live in.

laburnum in mumbai

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Mumbai laburnumLAburnum

Copper Pod is rather simple in comparison, but I can’t resit it for the blankets of yellow petals under the trees – the effect is especially striking when the flowers are lit by the soft, gentle rays of the evening sun.

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 Copper pod   Copper pod flowers  Golden Flamboyant

Yellow Poinciana

Peltophorum pterocarpum

Springtime (March to May) is called “summer” in India because it’s the hottest season of the year, and when I think of the awakening of nature in Ukraine, the fruit trees in blossom, tulips and narcissus in my garden, my nostalgia is greatly reduced by the sight of these yellow flowers.

And speaking of that, in Ukraine we have a sort of “golden showers” too – the Forsythia shrub with the abundance of yellow blooms is kind of reminiscent of these trees in India:

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