Monday, April 30

Purple Haze

By the end of March the mountain side is dotted with hazy purple. The Jacaranda begin to bloom.  
Captured with my cellphone. 
Jacaranda trees line the mountain road which leads down to the plains.  

 The Jacaranda trees are in bloom for about a month. Purple gives way to the yellow blooms of the Laburnum or Amaltas by mid April, right around the time it's Vishu which is on April 14th each year  and then the orange of the Flame of the Forest. It's a pleasure driving down the ghat roads.
What's blooming in your neck of the woods? 


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Beautiful pictures. Nothing but daffodil and tulips blooming in Northern Indiana right now. We might be officially skipping Spring and jumping right into summer. Glad YOU have some color in your landscape.
xx, Carol

Gumbo Lily said...

Oh my! Those are some beautiful scenes with the purple blossoms. Absolutely gorgeous. Isn't it great that everything doesn't bloom all at once? Always something to look forward to. Thanks for sharing your beautiful places and landscapes.

Maya Sara Matthew said...

Hello ladies,
Carol - thank you. I feel we're going straight from spring to the monsoon here in the Nilgiris. We've been getting so much rain and the weather is so unpredictable.
Gumbo Lily - It is a gorgeous sight - the purple blooms. The jacaranda trees lose all their leaves so for a brief while, three weeks or so it's only purple blossoms. So glad you like the pictures of the landscape.

kathyinozarks said...

so beautiful! thanks for sharing these photos

Charlton Stitcher said...

What a lovely glimpse of places so distant from here in the UK. That soft purple is beautiful. And the contrast with that multi-colour truck in the second photo is a delight.

It's been an amazing and sudden spring here, with the landscape transforming from cold bare winter to a riot of greens and flowers in just a very few weeks. Now it's June, we've been having lovely warm days and asking whether, in the way of the UK, we've already had summer and should prepare ourselves for chilly rain and wind in July and August. Climate change has a lot to answer for!