Instead of writing about Profound Thoughts and boring the bejeesus out of everyone else, I feel it would be better to post pictures of a few lovely flowers and inflorescences that I have seen lately!

These were all taken in Lalbagh, on Saturday, 030911.

Seems to be a kind of magnolia flower….I used this photo for greeting some friends on their birthdays and wedding anniversaries πŸ™‚

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Here’s a Zinnia, with some kind of Hopper on it:

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This is called “Colville’s Glory” and is in bloom right now, near the Siddapura Gate:

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Just to clarify to the many people who ask me the difference between water liles and lotuses, here are the water lilies…

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And here is a lotus!

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Here’s a flower that grows directly out of the tree-trunk, which Karthik tells me is related to the Kigelia Pinnata (Sausage Tree):

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Here’s the Akasha Mallige (flowers of the Indian Cork Tree), that is also in full bloom everywhere now:

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Here’s a tiny Cosmos, with an insect on it, too!

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