During these difficult times, when the world is reeling under the pandemic, one tends to reflect on the good times….
It was in late January 2018, the world was yet to know the horrors it would encounter due to the Corona Virus.
I was on a trip to London and it was a chance visit to the Painshill Park, on a rainy afternoon, when I spied these beautiful flowers in a meadow.
The Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) is a common spring flower in the meadows and parks of London. Seen here in its pristine beauty at the Painshill Park, Cobham, Surrey, London….
When they were abundant, most butterflies had names prefixed with the word Common, indicating that were commonly seen. Today, with the changes to the environment, we seldom see these beautiful insects. Yesterday was a good day with Chennai cooling a bit after rains, had butterflies in abundance. This was at the KAruna Nursery Garden on ECR.
Come morning and the ground is littered with the sweet smelling blossoms of the Parijat (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis – Night flowering jasmine) tree…. the flowers are lovely, with bright orange stems and white petals… and the smell is intoxicating…
I am dotted silver threads dropped from heaven by the Gods…..
The opening lines of the poem “Song of the Rain” by Khalil Gibran, speak of the timeless romantic beauty of the rain…. I was lucky to capture some freshly minted raindrops on some bougainvillea flowers.