Two trees

Walking around the village this week, I saw this grand old banyan with a tiny shrine below it…Banyan4

Laburnam2…and this cheerful laburnum. In Kerala, this tree (Cassia Fistula) announces the solar New Year, and is called Vishu kanni. It’s a native tree and prefers to grow wild. When we first moved to the farm, I bought and planted a few saplings, but none of them survived. Luckily, though, I found we had several growing on the land already.

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