As I enter this holiday home the first thing to catch my attention is this huge ‘Madhu Malti-Bel’ which covers the back entrance of the house. It’s like a dream come true!
And as I discover in a walk around the lovely garden I realise it has all possible fragrant plants and trees around. OMG. This tall parijat😳 with the equally tall yellow desi SonChampa trees around it. The Ananta bush, the mogras, the Plumeria-Champa in every colour and variety! I discover that every corner has been filled with a fragrant bush. Bushes of Kamini fill the garden. Surely all year through must be filled with their seasonal aromas.
This MadhuMalti-bel is extraordinary! As it’s in full bloom.
I find myself on this rocking chair every morning taking a nap besides this aromatic creeper, till I am woken up by the nudge of a nose from this Indibreed dog who claims ownership of this verandah. Which then reminds me of the takeaway sentence from this trip, courtesy Amisha my daughter;
“You have to learn to co exist, it is the natural way to live”!
Well I am trying this new life lesson and it does make a lot of sense: Even when I learnt that I was actually on the pot with a frog under me 😩
As the sun rises and it’s rays hit the ground, this fragrance fills the surroundings. I have spent mornings and evenings, taking in this wonderful fragrance. It’s actually been a long standing desire to create this fragrant garden around me. Circumstances have not been conducive to it, I find myself living this dream here. The fulfilment of one more desire with kripa from my Thakurjee. (with help from my dear Tiki)