From March through to our monsoons in mid-June, Mumbai is stiflingly hot & humid. But it’s also the season when the all-too-rapidly-vanishing trees left in this grey concrete, glass & steel metropolis, bloom in all their flowering finery. Sparse patches of green become a riot of colour. I’m no expert, but I can appreciate nature and a thing of beauty. So here are some that I’ve driven past – ogling at their multi-hued floral foliage – which mask the grit and make my city a little more pretty to look at.
In the picture are the few I’ve seen and could get the names of – Copper Pod, Bougainvillea, Laburnum, Pink Cassia, Frangipani, Flame of the Forest, Pride of India, Pride of Burma and Jacaranda.
(A point to note – none of the photos is mine, they’ve been googled and then composed).