Amaltas blooms aplenty in my hometown in the month of May. I discovered it only last year, for I would avoid visiting in the hot months. At that time of the year, living in the hills was more comfortable.
May is hot and torpid and the warm winds sweep the landscape carrying dust. In midst of this miserable onset to an even more severe summer, comes relief in the form of resplendent flowers that cover the trees.
Amaltas or the Indian Laburnum, has golden yellow flowers and a tree in full bloom can look like a golden shower.
Last year, I delighted in the blooms. There were rows upon rows of these lovely trees.
This year, I was away from my hometown at the time the trees were in beauty. I longed to see them and when I finally got back home, there just a few of these. In days, the flowers would fade and the trees would soon be only green instead of yellow.
I was grateful to be able to witness them at all.
This post is part of Becca Given’s Sunday Trees.