The trees in the vicinity are sprouting with new leaves. They are flaunting the baby leaves with pride and elan. I want to go out…armed with my camera to capture the numerous shades of green that one gets to witness during this season. But honestly speaking, can a few pictures do justice to this grand show of the nature? It seems that Mother Nature waves her magical wand and lo and behold…the new leaves start popping on each branch of every tree.
Can a camera capture the ‘riot of greens’? The mint green leaves peeping from behind the Banyan tree. The reddish green on mango trees… They set on a journey from red to dark green; when the green leaves would adorn our houses on auspicious occasions. The hues of green on a peepal tree – in the process of shedding old leaves to make way for the new ones. And the pear green leaves springing up on a semul tree. The aqua green leaves on Ashok tree. The opaque greens on Jhijheri tree catch my eyes. The opulent Kadam tree flaunting its new, yet sturdy greens leaves complimenting its strong structure. The plush green leaves on a neem tree gleaming in the soft spring sun…Oh I love the Greens!!
And then there is this tree in the garden that has gleaming new leaves in the shades of lime green. And right next to it what do I notice? The tree with leaves in shades of brown, so delicate and translucent, a gentle touch could hurt them and yet they withstand the ruthless winds; and with the passage of time they slowly move from brown to join ‘Club Green’. And then there are these shy baby leaves sprouting slowly… like a new born baby that has still not given up pink.
I try and satiate my hunger for greens when I take a stroll in the park, drive to the workplace, visit a friend in the neighbourhood or trek in the Aravallis. These newbies, these young leaves are all around. They are a welcome change in the concrete jungle. They are also a reminder that all is not lost…the nature can still revive its lost glory…just with a wave of the Magical Wand!!
Green, green, green…I am in love with the numerous shades of Green!!