Friday, September 19, 2008

Moraghat Tea Estate: Sunrise, Sunset


Sunrise

The real hero of this piece is the sun. But the splendid creature who dominates our front garden year round is this towering specimen of Albizia Chinensis. We call this tree 'Kala Siris' here. It is a variety of mimosa, and in the months of May and June it produces lovely scented 'shaving brush' flowers which are light green in colour. The species is prone to canker, and a goodish bit of the tree had to be lopped off two years ago. In spite of that, this grand old tree still towers at around 60 ft and hasnt lost its beauty.





My husband and I saw the sky suddenly turning pink on the evening of these pictures and I ran out with the camera. The little white bit to the left of the pillar in Picture 2 is my husband, standing in the porch. Hardly any time passed between shooting Pictures 2 and 3. Someone else who was moving around was quicker than me and managed to turn on the lights outside the bungalow. So they figure in Picture 3.
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14 comments:

Sandradb said...

Great photos and fantastic colors, I really like it.

Suzanne said...

These are lovely photos. I love the light that was captured. Happy SWF

vincibene said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Arija said...

Great photos, all three.

Anne-Berit said...

Your sunrise-photo is gorgeous,but I really like your sunser-photos too,they are beautiful!

Leedra said...

the top is my favorite, I look the tree sunsets and sunrises.

Ivon said...

You posted three pictures, but your sunset pictures told me to keep watching. The color scheme is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Beautiful colors in both the sunrise and the sunset. Too few people post sunrise photos. I suppose it may be because too few people are up before the sun??

Indrani said...

Beautiful shots of the sky!

Gallicissa said...

Hi Gowri,
Beautiful pictures - I like the first one with the big Albizia.
It tells a story. I bet it is good for birds.

Thanks for dropping by in my blog. It is always good to meet a Scrabbler!

Pradeep Sachdeva said...

Hello Gowri,
Love the pictures. Evocative and magical.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Good photos,all of them. The first one is really superb.

kallu said...

Lovely pics Gowri. And the tree is great.

visuallens said...

Beautiful sunrise and sunset pictures