California Buckeye- Local Flora – Stay at home stroll – 11

This is a series about the neighborhood flowers and flowering trees that I saw and enjoyed on my walk in the neighborhood during the stay at home months.  Many of the flowers I don’t know much about and depend on Google lens to get a name.  If there are mistakes, apologize for my ignorance.

From a distance, when they are in full bloom it looks like a tree full of orchids.  Mildly scented, during spring the tree suddenly comes to life and is a sight to behold.  As the name suggest, these are California natives but I have not seen these trees in any ones gardens in the area. May be because these trees become brown and barren during the summer months people do not like to plant them in their gardens. I have seen many of these by the creek side and by some hiking trails in the locality. 


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the beautiful damsel

swaying her long braids

entices the mendicant 

till he breaks

A Rose is a rose




Author: pranabaxom

Poetry is my passion. I am not a methodical writer. I have no set topics to write about. What I feel, perceive, think about, I will like to share in this blog. I open my mind to the world. Like the weather, sometimes my poems are cloudy, sometimes stormy. I always like to see sunshine streaming through the leaves of trees, so I hope I can share some of those sunshine with my readers.

3 thoughts on “California Buckeye- Local Flora – Stay at home stroll – 11”

    1. In my home state in India, April 15 is the New Year’s Day and heralds the advent of spring. Female dancers adorn their braids with graceful orchids and flowers during Bihu (Rongali Bihu – festival of spring) dance. The buckeyes remind me of the orchids.

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      1. Thai new year is around the same time, mid April. It’s their hottest month (we found that out when we vacationed there). People wish you Sawadee Pee My (Happy New Year!) and spray or pour or dump cold water on you. A shock, but you are grateful. 🙂

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