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.
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.
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.
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.
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.