Stopping in my tracks (ThursdayTreeLove)

How many times have you stopped or detoured just to see a tree? It often happens to me and my family are now used to my (apparently) random calls to stop the vehicle.

One such tree (more like a large shrub) caught my attention and stopped me in my tracks.


This was on the curvy winding roads of Munnar. The tree was the Spiky Powder Puff

aka Calliandra calothyrsus of the Mimosaceae family.

Here it is.

I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove bloghop.

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Tree In Fog (ThursdayTreeLove)

Sometimes when you lose your way in a fog,

You end up in a beautiful place!

Dont be afraid of getting lost! … Mehmet Murad ildan

This post is about our long overdue visit to Malhargad.. a fort just outside Pune. As luck would have it, we were engulfed by a thick fog as we entered and could not enjoy and appreciate the fort structure.

Click here to read more about it.

This post is a part of Parul’s ThursdayTreeLove.

Talking Tree (ThursdayTreeLove)

We always wonder how many stories trees would have to share if only they could talk.

I came across this tree that does indeed tell a story and is in the town of Waterford in Wales.

Its a carving on a 23 foot long entire Douglas Fir tree that was uprooted in a storm.

My images do no justice but will definitely give you an idea.

Click here to read the entire post and relevant information links!

This post is part of Parul ‘s bloghop!

Sky Flower (ThursdayTreeLove)

Todays species is yet another introduced variety in India but it seems to be very happy here as it flowers and fruits profusely.

I am talking about the Duranta erecta. I am sure most of you would have seen it growing as a hedge.

Its commonly called the Sky Flower or Pigeon Berry.

You can read the full post here. I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove blog hop.

Creeper or Tree (ThursdayTreeLove)

Todays plant is a massive woody liana (creeper) whose trunk can compete with that of any tree. Yes, I am referring to the Bauhinia vahlii of the Caesalpiniaceae family. Though it belongs to the foothills of the Himalayas there are two of them growing quite happily in Pune.

You can read the post here as well..

Here you go…

My image does not justice to the lianas foliage that has grown to cover all the tall trees in the Empress Garden
Pretty flowers

Have you seen this plant?

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I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove bloghop. Do head over to see fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in!