I have always been fascinated by trees – the variety, the shapes, their forms and the way they set off my crazy imagination. We went on a two day trip to Mysore in the middle of last week – an unexpected last minute plan that turned into a fabulous break. I noticed Mysore had an abundant number of banyan trees and bamboo trees.
Steeped in history and culture, Mysore is a great place – we are fortunate to be just a three-hour drive from it. Although we’ve visited it in the past, it is always a pleasure to go back. Lots of palaces, temples, monuments, museums, lakes, a zoo, a gorgeous bird sanctuary, natural beauty – what else could one ask for? This time we only visited two temples, the zoo and the bird sanctuary. But I’ve got to tell you that the palaces are beautiful! There’s a gold throne. Yes. 😀 … Continue Reading
So today, I’ve picked photos of a few trees that I loved looking at. I’d really like to show you lots of photos of the bird sanctuary – one of these Sundays, eh?
Trees have special religious significance in India. For example, each temple has its own special tree. and is specially worshipped. We believe neem trees heal. Peepul trees have their own importance and we believe trees are the homes of the Gods 🙂 But hey, that’s a whole different post!
But first, a haiku for trees:
Trees, symbol of life
Perpetual growth. Treasure
Trove of nature’s gifts
Here we go, then: (click the photos to see their original size)
|Banyan trees freak me out!|
|This one was just outside the guest house we stayed at.|
|Abundant Bamboo – We kept expecting pandas to peek out from them|
|At the bird sanctuary – the greens took my breath away and so did the birds|
|So peaceful to watch the reflection|
|I found this everywhere – bamboo, again. There were HUGE ones like this everywhere|
|Beautiful to see this – the tree was at a height – its branch arched and leaned into the water, and came up again to go back into the water|
And now, let’s travel the world. Our next stop is Unknown Mami’s blog, where she kindly hosts this lovely link up and also has our itinerary waiting. Here we come, Unknown Mami!
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