Les Fleurs du Prairial

The incredible heat of summer in India ends with the coming of the monsoon. Summer is a brilliant time, blazing with trees covered in bloom, orange, yellow, red, and purple, and redolent of the smell of mango and jackfruit. This second hot month of the year is called Jyaishtha, the closest western equivalent is Prairial from the French revolutionary calendar. The evening before the first shower I paused in my walk to admire the ground below this tree covered with orange flowers, as if its shadow had caught fire.

Debbie | Friendly Friday | Lend Artists 49 | Nancy Merrill | Sunday Trees

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