Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Holi ...with the flame of the forest...

Its Holi time in India ... and for me there is one flower that makes it ever so special ... in company of the flame of the forest... or palash ...as most of us would call it ... I grew up knowing about it as the Tesu ... some things are unexplainable and my love for this flower falls in that category ... drive around the dry and hot rural India in the summer and you are sure to know where the tesu grows ... see you there....................................







The images of the tesu make me sooo... nostalgic... I wish I could have clicked them myself ... guess it wasn't meant to be ... its Holi ... and I am far away from a tesu tree ... I had to say ...HAPPY HOLI ... to all my readers, with something very special to me ... thanks toptropicals.com

10 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

Happy Holi Rajee!! Hope you have a colourful day!!

Rajee Sood said...

Thank you Patricia (I love your name) ..you have a wonderful holi too ...

~mE said...

wow...i have seen these so many times but never so close..they are so pretty

Rajee Sood said...

Happy Holi ~mE ,
Next time you see... do stop and touch them ... they are like velvet... you'll be amazed ... I can't have enough of them...

Arch at Rang said...

Happy Holi:-)

Enjoy yourself!

Rajee Sood said...

Thanks Arch,had the most wonderful holi ... in many many years ... the things kids do to our lives :)
HOpe you had a wonderful one too.

Sunita said...

Happy Holi! So did you get drenched in colours and high on bhang?
I loved your Flame of the Forest post. Know something? I've only seen them from afar and bunched up they're mindblowing. I've never taken a good look at the individual flowers. Shame on me!
Dont they look like beckoning fingers?

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sunita,
I sure was wondering what my gardner friend would say ... the more I say I love them ... is less... see if you can go have a closer look next time... i won't be surprised if you'd want to try growing them ... that's my dream ...
As for soaking... well I got a dunking... the things you do for the lil' brats... but never progressed to bhang so far ;D
What was the scene at your end ...

indianyarn said...

more rang and more water at you..
bhura na mann na(spellcheck) holi ha!

Rajee Sood said...

Never a question to bura mano... its all fair on holi;)
Well you get back ton loads in return... watch out.

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