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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #50 – Trees

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”
― Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam

 

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This ‘sampige ‘ tree is in the front yard of my father’s maternal uncle’s home in Madikeri.  It was planted some time in the 1940s by his son who passed away when he was only 17 due to meningitis. The flowers are very fragrant and cream in colour. 

Magnolia champaca – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_champaca

Magnolia champaca, known in English as champak, is a large evergreen tree in the Magnoliaceae family. It was previously classified as Michelia champaca . [5] [6] It is known for its fragrant flowers, and its timber used in woodworking.
Family: Magnoliaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Genus: Magnolia
Species: M. champaca

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle.
We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books but now I am learning to write fiction. Sunday photo fiction is fun and challenging.
Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I am doing something in my own way. Twice a week I go to a home for the mentally challenged . This has enriched my life.
There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

3 replies on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #50 – Trees”

A very grand tree, thank you for the link as well! Now I learned about the leis and Chanel no 5 too – fantastic. I have only seen the flowers, and never knew what the tree looked like. Also amazing it is that high and still getting these flowers.

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