Oh, Monsoon ... how I do love you!
All the Gulmohurs are soaked and drenched. Fiery Summer meets Cool, Wet Monsoon. Shimmering drops cling to feathery leaves and scorching petals. Such an incredibly beautiful combination!
Who is to say just what wonders lurk under those arching fern fronds?
This is one of the monsoon wonders in my garden which always leaves me gasping at the sheer unexpected beauty of it.
Native to our land, it wasn't planted here. It just shows up every monsoon. Like a hostess gift brought by the Monsoons.
So alike, yet so different from the Aromatic Turmeric which I have planted here. It blooms in Summer, giving me a foretaste of the beauty awaiting me in the Monsoon when the Wild Curcumas come into their own.
And, the Carambola is still in bloom! I love its clusters of tiny bubblegum-pink flowers.
So do all the bees and other pollinators, I think.
Another native, the wild Ixora is blooming its head off.
And when the flowers fall off, it's still a pretty sight!
As are all the plants in my garden. De-petaled, or mud-coated or wind-torn they may be but they love the Monsoons. As do I (can you tell?) .
Some more Monsoon links for you ( I know, the monsoon inspires me like no other season!) :