Late Post: In Quest of the Tree of Gold – 5

Day 5
16 March 2016

I left home very early on Wednesday morning with a glimmer of hope of seeing the Trees of Gold (Tabebuia argentea) in full bloom. In all probability, the heavy downpour last night would have brought down most of the flowers.

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It must have been a quarter past eight when I reached Cubbon Park. As I walked up to the Bandstand, my fears turned out to be true. The heavy rains last night had come down heavily on the yellow canopies. Perhaps I should have visited the place on Tuesday morning.

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As it was a working day, there weren’t many people around. I could spot some joggers and there was this one man who seemed to be meditating.

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The overnight rains had created many tiny ponds on the lawns much to the relief of the critters here who were till then reeling under the intense summer heat.

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I left the park after what would have been my shortest visit here. And with that I decided to end my quest for the Tree of Gold this year.

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