I spotted a konna (golden shower tree/cassia fistula/amaltus) in full bloom as I walked down this morning around a corner near a zebra crossing. The dosa/idli breakfast vendor had parked his cart under its shade. In the evening, the sugarcane man makes it his corner for serving juice.
Konna or konnapoo is an important flower for Malayalees during celebration of Vishu in April. My mind goes back to a Vishnu season in Kerala a few years ago when there was very little konnapoo to be found. The enterprising malayalees welcomed the season with its plastic replicas 😉
A week into May, and the konna in that corner is still in full bloom. As I sit down on the footpath bench waiting for my glass of sugarcane juice, I see a bunch of these yellow flowers swaying in the evening breeze. In the backdrop of the night sky and the lights from the juice cart, the flowers seem a pale white in colour.
ps: One of those rare moments, when I regretted not having carried my phone along my walk.
Linking to Dutch Goes the Photo for flowers