“Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven”! ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Come summer with temperatures soaring above 40 degree Celsius the “Golden Shower Tree” or the Amaltas dares the adverse conditions to bloom. The effect of the entire tree cloaked in yellow flowers delicately hanging downwards chandelier like pendants is sheer magic.

The rich yellow and golden flowers being showered from the tree top is truly a sight for the Gods. Thus inspiring Gerard Manley Hopkins to say ~ “The world is charged with the grandeur of God”

3 Wishing you my friends a bright sunshine and plenty of joy.

Cheers🙂

About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. A truly spectacular tree with a fitting name, Dilip. What a sight to behold. I would welcome such a specimen in my neck of the woods. I promise I would gaze upon it with an abundance of appreciation.
    Cheers!

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Shelley I am certain you would have loved the sight of this beautiful tree in all its splendour. Oh yes the Amaltas or the Golden Shower would have added more beauty to your lovely hill forest. Cheers to you too and best always.

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  2. Rangelz says:

    I didn’t know that this was called Golden shower. We use these flowers for our harvest festival Vishu which happens in April. I do agree that they look majestic!😀 It doesn’t feel like Vishu if not for the konna trees lining up everywhere🙂

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  3. sindhoooo says:

    Golden shower! Thanks for the beautiful pictures of one of my favourite flower, which is named as ‘Konde’ in Dakshina Kannada (coastal Karnataka)🙂 Your thoughts are as beautiful as the pictures…

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  4. purehaiku says:

    your words and these pictures lifted my heart today

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  5. ShethP says:

    Truly a beautiful sight to behold!🙂 Thanks for sharing. Reminds one to pause and reflect.

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  6. suhas says:

    One has to be a Milton to understand Milton.
    & One should have patience to understand Rabindra Nath.
    Takes me down the memory lane to pre 1971 war days at Agartala.
    My basha mate at Hq IV Corps, Maj Acharya would regularly hear 6.30 programme from Cal.
    Often he would say,”Robindra shangeet shuno -gitanjali shuno; mon prassanna hoi jabe”
    VERY VERY TRUE

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Very true Suhas what you say gladdens my heart and I too now remember those days in the East🙂

      Yes Rabindra sangeet surely “mon prassanna hoi jabe”🙂

      Thank you my friend!

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  7. Beautiful capture.. Nicely written

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  8. Chandeliers is such an apt word for them! I also love the purple-lavender ones. Together, they form a lovely canopy for humans.

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  9. Alok Singhal says:

    Such beautiful worlds inspired from nature’s beauty.

    Happy Sunday 😊

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  10. urvinegi says:

    Hey there! I’ve nominated you for the ‘Creative blogger award’ and the ‘Versatile blogger award’ . For further details check out my recent post.
    Thanks.🙂

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  11. Simona says:

    HAPPY WEEKEND🙂

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  12. Beautiful thoughts and even more beautiful pictures. Thank you for the mental smile!

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  13. Aquileana says:

    Beautiful trees, dear Dilip… I love the quote above: “The world is charged with the grandeur of God”… And by the way 40 degrees Celcius is hot indeed! …😎
    Have a wonderful day. All the best to you!, Aquileana😀

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  14. Wonderful wishes you have bestowed Dilip.. The blossoms on our trees here at the moment are so full this year…. So I know the berries will be abundant in the autumn.. So Nature is making sure there is plenty for winter..

    Wishing you a perfect Thursday and wishing you well for the forthcoming weekend.. Blessings
    Sue🙂

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  15. Looks so beautiful and happy! Wishing you a lovely summer🙂 (love the title of your post!)❤

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      I am so delighted that you liked the Amaltas as well as the tittle🙂

      Many folks walking by the road stop in awe of the beauty of the Amaltas and leave with their hearts full of joy!🙂

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  16. namitasunder says:

    Amaltas…I am in love with this tree….always have been….I have this tree in front of our home. In fact we planted it there way back in 1992, when we purchased this house.

    http://creative.sulekha.com/mera-wala-amaltas_471122_blog

    you have very rightly said to experience these lovely bunches of silky, feathery flowers in a hot afternoon is therapeutic to soul.

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      I read your stirring poem in praise of the beautiful Amaltas. Great photography too I loved the contrast of the green leaves with the bright yellow. Thank you making my day.

      The great Amaltas heals so many through its Ayurvedic properties that I am sure by now your tree too has rejuvenated itself with its own healing powers.

      Thank you Namitaji and kind regards.

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  17. renu says:

    Beautiful tree..see we also have something like fall colours in India..it just not advertised:)

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  18. Binky says:

    A very interesting tree! There are so many beautiful plants and trees that make a wonderful showing during spring.

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      True spring is a wonderful season in most part of the world. In India after winter we move to a long hot summer. Some trees like the Amaltas and the Golmuhur are a summer treat🙂

      Thanks Biniky have been missing some fun at Wombania but will soon catch up.

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  19. natasha says:

    Perfect image and colors to show indian summers

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  20. So bright…just like the sunshine. It is such a lovely sight to witness it in full bloom… Thanks for sharing with us….🙂

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  21. aFrankAngle says:

    Depending on location, the heat and signs of summer are either approaching or upon us.

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  22. VEDANT SHARMA says:

    Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’

    itz seems like spring season

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  23. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    I wish you the same Dilip.🙂

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  24. SalvaVenia says:

    Beautiful tree that …

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  25. story teller says:

    Such lovely and bright colours🙂

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  26. Aakansha says:

    This is indeed a lovely sight to witness.🙂 A compensation for the soaring temperatures in India. Haha!

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  27. Rajagopal says:

    The golden shower tree blooms around the March-April period every year, coinciding with ‘Vishu’, the Kerala new year. Lord krishna’s idol is adorned with the yellow flower, known as ‘konnappu’ in Malayalam; keralites wake up to this auspicious sight at dawn on Vishu, mostly falling on 14th April, to usher in the new year, truly ‘charged with the grandeur of god’, as Hopkins would have it… Lovely post, dilip…

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Oh that’s so wonderful to know that the beautiful Amaltash has a powerful religious connection with Lord Krishna.
      So that accounts for its special appeal and the awe that it creates.

      Thank you dear Raj and have a great week ahead🙂

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