16 December, 2013
after the rains
Unfortunately, these flowers are extremely fragile and are easily dislodged by heavy rain. We have had 36 hours of continuous rain here, and the bauhinias in my village have been almost completely denuded of their flowers, leaving a pink carpet that prompted me to rush back home for my camera before the over-zealous local street sweepers have cleared up the ‘mess’, which they do every year far too quickly for my liking. This is the first time I’ve beaten them to it.