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#121 Mar 7th, 2012, 17:55
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@Naveena, Welcome back & Lovely pictures from Bangalore.

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Hi Ronak,

Many thanks! Hope you and family doing well !
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Welcome back Naveena.

Nice to see that beautiful yellow Tabebuia tree in full bloom. Bangalore is famous for its Tabebuias. The pink variety also must have been in bloom?

This year, Mumbai is cooler than most other places!! But Im sure the usual heat will be on after Holi.
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Originally Posted by snonymous View Post Welcome back Naveena.

Nice to see that beautiful yellow Tabebuia tree in full bloom. Bangalore is famous for its Tabebuias. The pink variety also must have been in bloom?

This year, Mumbai is cooler than most other places!! But Im sure the usual heat will be on after Holi.
Thanks snonymous !

So, it is Tabebuia!! I couldn't spot pink ones in the places I moved around this time. Yellow ones were seen everywhere, completely covering the trees!

I agree, Mumbai weather is much better when compared to Bangalore, this time!
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It was surprisingly cool last night, I did not even use the fan. Hope the cool spell bids Bombay a very late farewell.

Some spring flowers from my balcony in Mumbai. The yellow Tecoma gaudi-chaudi is a relative of your yellow Tabebuia aurea Bangalore tree. T.g-c is easy to grow in a pot and will flower in profusion in a sunny location.
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OK, so the yellow blooms are yellow Tabebuia. It is good to know!
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Pink Tabebuia Trees in Bombay, but they are very rare here. Bangalore has many and is well known for its variety of Tabebuias that bloom better there than in Mumbai.





EDIT: Wanted to add, for those in Mumbai who are interested you can see an avenue of Pink Tabby trees in the lane behind Bombay Gymkhana which goes to VT Station, also an exceptionally good specimen outside the Jindal Mansion on the road going up to Malabar Hill from Marine Drive. A couple at Rani Bagh too. Right now to end April is their flowering season in Mumbai.


Golden Tabebuia [T.aurea] - at Mumbai's Byculla Rani Bagh

You can see the similarity of the flowers to the shrub Tecoma g-c in my previous post. All of the Bignonia family
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Those are lovely flowers, snonymous!

Something new I saw this time in one of my friend's house!



Also, this one at Lalbagh botanical garden!




EDIT: I see above it's a riot of 'colors', but very safe and attractive . So, 'Happy Holi' to one and all !
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HELP: I intend to be at 'SEWRI mudflats' tomorrow morning by 8.30 am! I would like to know if there is place for parking vehicle nearby? Also is there an means to know the high tide timings, there?


I have posed the same query on 'Squirrels...' thread too!
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For Sat

Time Height Time Height
Tide Set One 12:51 AM 15.52 ft 07:01 AM 0.98 ft
Tide Set Two 01:22 PM 15.58 ft 07:20 PM 2.56 ft

For Sun

Tide Set One 01:29 AM 15.36 ft 07:40 AM 0.75 ft
Tide Set Two 02:06 PM 15.45 ft 08:03 PM 3.25 ft

See it here http://www.myforecast.com/bin/tide.m...cationID=T0259
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Thanks Amar,that will be useful info!

Still waiting to know if parking facility would be available, there!
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Yes, there is more than adequate parking at the Sewri jetty itself. If driving, make sure you get onto P D'Mello Rd. If you go from Reay Rd, then the level crossing does not open until 1045am.

Tide timings are also published in the daily DNA paper, apart from on the net.

You will get closer sightings of the flamingoes from the IOC jetty near Trombay than from Sewri. From your place, it would be the same driving time more or less, perhaps even closer to near Trombay.
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Thanks snonymous for that feedback! We were planning to take this route:

Borivali (E) - Sion Circle - Gandhi Market - take Nathalal Parek Road - drive upon Nana Phadanvis Bridge and take L M Nadkarni road to join Mahul road - Sewri Fort/Mudflats.

Now that you mention 'Trombay', I will check that route too. Infact, we can drive up from Sewri towards Trombay via 'Mahul road I think!

Parking details was very urgent, thanks a ton .

Now, fingers crossed - for the first time I will be seeing Flamingos.
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From Borivali, go on WE Hwy and take the JVLR road to Eastern Express Hwy, cut through to Chembur and go straight to the IOC jetty, its not at Trombay itself but near the 281 bus terminus, ask any local. This would be the direct road instead of coming all the way from Sewri on Mahul Rd. But you can do it either way.


This is the IOC jetty
http://g.co/maps/t5295

You can walk freely upto a certain point and if you are lucky and no one else is around, the guard may let you go further onto the IOC jetty.

So we can expect to see a riot of pink in this thread tomorrow!
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That's interesting! Thanks snonymous, again .
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