Late Post: In Quest of the Tree of Gold – 2

Day 2
6 March 2016

I continued my quest for the Tree of Gold (Tabebuia argentea) the following Sunday and headed to Cubbon Park early that morning. Sunday being a no-traffic day at the park, it was not surprising to see a lot of cycling enthusiasts peddling away happily on the shadowed roads of the park.

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A lot of crows were hopping around in anticipation of their feeders. There are quite a few spots in the park that are used for feeding crows and squirrels.

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The newly conceived idea of selling plants, fruits and vegetables in temporary stalls on the pavement seemed to be drawing a lot of buyers. The vegetables looked very fresh and seemed to have come straight from the farm. The aroma of freshness was all around.

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Chirps of birds filled the air. As I reached the Bandstand to catch a glimpse of the Tree of Gold I noticed a lot of chairs had been laid out on the lawn. Young Bharatanatyam dancers were getting ready to perform on the Bandstand stage.

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And most importantly, the Trees of Gold had not completely bloomed although I could see there were more blooms than on Wednesday.

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Try as much as I did, I couldn’t get good pictures of the dancers in action in the backdrop of the half- bloomed Trees of Gold.

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As the morning wore on, it started getting warmer. After watching the dancers for some time, I decided to leave hoping to come back again to see the Trees of Gold in full bloom.

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