Last Fall when I went to New Jersey, I was amazed at how the foliage changed from green to brown, yellow and orange even before they finally fell off in November. Though we in Mumbai are facing a blazing summer, there is no sign yet of the brilliant red and orange blossoms of Gulmohar which is, quite frankly, a rare species with new buildings taking up the place of old trees. However, Parul’s post brought back memories of my Fall Foliage in New Jersey so I thought I’d share my Fall colours in Summer.
For some strange reason, whenever I see a tree, the words of Joyce Kilmer resound in my mind.
I think that I shall never seeA poem lovely as a tree.