The Cannon Ball tree has highly scented, beautiful flowers. It is a native of India and tropical America. It is revered by the Buddhists and Hindus as a tree which gave shade to the Buddha.
It is known as the Naga-linga tree locally, because the flower has a structure similar to the hood of the Naga (cobra). One can see easily why it is called the Cannon ball tree, if one sees the big round fruit.
My thanks to the team of Today's Flowers.
I am also joining ABC Wednesday, started by Mrs.Nesbitt and being managed by Roger and others.
Many of the historic monuments in India have beautiful arches, like the one above. It is an unfinished palace of a 15th century Sultan of Bijapur.
These arches are in a mosque built in the 15th century, near Mandu.
These arches grace the palace of Tipu Sultan in Bangalore. It was built in the 18th century.
This is my contribution to the Absolutely wonderful meme ABC Wednesday, started by Mrs.Nesbitt, and ably being carried forward by Roger.
This colony of bats is presumed to be there on these trees in the campus of IIT Bombay since 60 years. Every evening they go out into the city to hunt for insects and return at dawn.
There have been great changes around the colony- huge building complexes have come up, an expressway with a constant stream of traffic is right next to the trees. Fortunately, the bats are still holding on to their territory.I hope they will never be forced to leave their property.
I thank the team of Our World Tuesday, where you can get fascinating glimpses of other parts of our world.