The Rain Tree at Lal Bagh

From a small seed, a mighty trunk may grow.

—Aeschylus

Big things often have small beginnings. It’s lovely to dream big but, it’s funny how often and how easily we tend to get carried away with our plans, and many a times, our beautiful audacious plans never even see the light of day. Happens to all of us, right?

The important thing, therefore, is to make a beginning. That one step is necessary. Sometimes, by keeping it small, we can get off to a promising start. A little step taken in time can take us farther than we can think.

Like, how this beautiful Rain Tree grew over time to create this huge imposing presence at the entrance of the Lal Bagh Gardens. All it took was a teeny tiny seed to start with. Amazing, isn’t it?

The grand Rain tree near the entrance of the Lalbagh Gardens in Bangalore

This was an early morning shot, when we met up with our friends for a nature walk, followed by a delicious breakfast at a popular eatery a short drive away, called the Virinchi Cafe. The 5K morning walk got me my steps and with the early morning sunlight, I even managed to capture a few shots on my phone, which I shared on social media sometime back.

By the way, have you been to Lal Bagh for an early morning walk? If you did, did you ever catch the sunrise from the top of the large rock? If you haven’t, you must do it sometime. You’ll thank me for it, I can promise! 🙂

That’s all for today. See you in a fortnight again to share another #treelove post. If you’d like to share your comments, do leave them below, along with a link to your #treelove post. I promise to visit you back.

Thursday Tree love is a photo feature hosted on Parul’s blog, which she shares on the 2nd and the 4th Thursday of every month. The next edition goes live on April 14, 2021. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog, detailing where you spotted the tree and link it back to her post.

8 thoughts

  1. I have been to Lalbagh a couple of times when i visited Bangalore; but not in the early hours,, agree how a small little seed can grow up into a beautiful huge tree, thanks for inspiring.

  2. What a lovely one and I also loved your write up. I haven’t been to Lal Bagh in ages but yes, Cubbon Park and Lal Bagh deserve visits every now and then. Thanks for joining, Esha. I am so behind this week’s post.

  3. Oh yeah, the trees could be an example for us. And a haven of peace. Never seeen a raintree in real, the trees of India seems much bigger as ours here. A sunrise I see every morning from my rooftop, not always spectacular, but familiar 😉
    Greetings from Germany

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