Imagine a long winding street, with shady trees on either side. Sound of chirping birds welcome weary travellers to the tree’s shade. Bright coloured flowers and fruits are a balm to weary eyes. A vendor selling tender coconuts under the shades tempts you after a day of shopping… Sounds like a relaxing day out? Thank the trees for this.
More lovely trees… from photographs I have taken over last 2 years.
Grandfather of trees 🙂 Must be atleast a hundred years old… holding the soil together, making it fertile. I spotted this one in a forest reserve area on the Indian Western ghats.
Guess whose leaves have anti-septic properties, fruits help digestion, flowers used in cooking delicious dishes… ofcourse, the neem tree.
A shady green cover… Spread out all ready to compete with the best Air coolers 🙂
Proudly displaying its rainbow colours… while busy sending vapours to clouds causing rains.
Rows of trees, removing bad air and giving out pure air. Rows of woody trunks, one of which might become a lovely wooden table or door decades later.
Dry leaves, about to fall and wither away. They do not go waste. They merge with the soil, nurturing it and making it fertile. They are also wonderful venues for picnics and outdoor fun.
My friends and I grew up climbing trees… to eat juicy guava fruits, learning how to fall down safely, many swings we made using climbers and creepers sprawling over these trees, counting butterflies…. These trees were our best playmates 🙂
Buildings without a single blade of grass, streets without trees for the sake of electric poles and wide roads… This is how they look!
Image courtesy – The Hindu – BusinessLine
Is it not scary to walk down a road like this? Let this not happen!
Let not the simple joys of life be lost on the future generations… Live and let plants live.