“Flowers preach to us if we will hear” ~ Christina Georgina Rossetti
Yes it’s another summer bloom. The Ruby Red Champa is also known as Frangipani. You get them in as white flowers too. The deep color of the Champa and its fragrance ignites the heart and evokes love, passion and warmth. There is a common saying in Hindi “चम्पा तुझमें तीन गुण – रंग, रूप और बास ; अवगुण तुझमें एक ही कि भंवर न आए पास” translated it means ~
“Hey Champa you have three qualities – color, beauty, and fragrance, but the only thing you lack is that honey-bees never sit on you”.
Question – I wonder why honey bees do not sit on the Champa despite its sweet fragrance? 🙂