Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A tiny bit of magic!

I stepped out into our lane this morning, rather intrigued by what looked like a broad sun beam halfway down the road. A closer look revealed that the road was carpeted by the tiny yellow flowers from the kadamb tree's laddoo like inflorescence. A strong wind had blown a little magic into our lives. Thank you, wind. ( Of course I'll be even more grateful when you blow some rain clouds and actual rain our way!)

26 comments:

SUR NOTES said...

nice :)

sole said...

Must have been such a pretty sight and a beautiful way to begin the morning! Flowers always bring cheer and freshness doesn't it?

dipali said...

@sur: Thanks:)
@sole: Yes, it was lovely:)

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

I can see it in my mind's eye...how beautifully you've captured it!

happyfeetnme said...

nice nice.. me likey..
i can just picture them...
a breath of fresh air.. a sight to sore eyes...a little reminder ..

kbpm said...

where is our photo of the magic?
(i know i know words are worth a thousand pictures, wait, did i turn that one on its head? :-))

D said...

Doesn't that feel like you're in a Yash Chopra film? ;)

dipali said...

@m4: Thanks, dear.
@happyfeetnme: Hello and welcome here. What a cute blog name you have:)
@kbpm: Morning walks are sacred non- camera times:) (More like Dipali is a lazy bum!)
@D: For that I'd need to be hand in hand with the spouse:)

DotThoughts said...

lovely. take a pic?

Nat said...

where's teh camera when u need one?

Era said...

These sweet little moments in life really are magic.

dipali said...

@Dottie, Nat: ref comment to kbpm above.
@Era: So true:)

churningthewordmill said...

so nice to wake up to something as pretty as this!! thats another thing i think bbay doesnt offer- flowers!!
it does of course offer a surplus of rain...but this yr we havent got much of that either.:(

Shaan said...

No rain yet, huh?

Mom Gone Mad said...

well, you painted a picture here alright:-)

dipali said...

@mandira: I find summer totally awesome for its flowering trees! And Kolkata is lush and verdant all year round.
@shaan: a brief shower yesterday, and decent rain this morning:)
@mom gone mad: Thunkoo:)

choxbox said...

lovely!

with you on the camera bit.

dipali said...

@choxbox:Thanks! Living the moment is so often more appealing:)

eve's lungs said...

very very nice :)I can see it !

Mampi said...

but you should have clicked a picture too.
these three lines are a picture enough though.
next time, do not miss...

dipali said...

@eve's lungs, mampi: Thankoo:)

Mystic Margarita said...

I could visualize the beautiful scene - luverly :)

Lekhni said...

"ladoo like inflorescence" - that's such lovely imagery! I've never seen a kadamb flower before, but from your description, I guess they are round and yellow like a ladoo. Do they also scatter petals like boondis from a dropped ladoo?

dipali said...

@Lekhni: Thanks! There are loads of pictures of these laddoos on the Net-
http://images.google.com/images?oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=kadamba+flower+picture&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=Cz9XSuC0Dp2G6AOQlOWVCw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1

Anupama said...

..just happend to come across ure blog...strewn kadambam flowers always transports one to a make believe fairy land doesn't it?..
(even if its just 4 a couple of seconds!!) Its these little pleasures that makes life worth living..right?

dipali said...

@Anupama: Hi and welcome here! It's lovely to share the magic:)
Hope to see you around again.