It is the month of March. Summer is getting warmer and warmer in Bangalore, with every passing year. Blame it on ‘Global Warming’. Hey, but I think it is the high-rise apartments, disappearing lake beds, felling of trees and pollution!
But, there is still something very nice about the onset of summer in Bangalore, the city once known as the Garden city. Every morning, I drop the kids off to the bus stop and walk home; I see all the below trees in full bloom. Every street in Bangalore would be painted in differently – pink, yellow or purple hue, mainly. Unfortunately, not any more. These days very few trees are spared the axe; widening of the roads to resolve the traffic congestion is making Bangalore a concrete jungle. Very sad indeed!
Reference Flowering Trees by Karthik – Karthik’s blog post has the complete list of all the flowering trees in Bangalore. It has a downloadable pdf too.
One of these days I plan to go to lalbagh and photograph all the trees that are currently blooming. That will be my next post.