This has become a regular yearly event now in our household every year, but this time it was a mega bloom, the first time around it was 10/11 or more at a time. This time it was 8 at a time. It starts blooming at around 7:30 – 8:00 pm, stays for the night before closing down and withering away at around 5:00-6:00 in the morning.
Colloquially called as ‘Brahma Kamala’, it is actually called by the names – Dutchman’s pipe or Queen Of The Night, scientifically called as Epiphyllum Oxypetalum.
It is a type of cactus. Usually flowers bloom in the season leading upto monsoon and monsoon.
[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphyllum_oxypetalum ]
How does the dark rain bearing clouds move over Bengaluru. A short time-lapse below.
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[ Shot using Samsung Note 3]
This was on 2nd of June, 2014 around 6:30pm in the evening. It rained cats and dogs with hailstones reported in some places. The night was filled with lightning and thunderstorms and it continued until 3:00am the morning next.
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A lazy Saturday morning, followed by a relaxed breakfast at Koshy’s. This place needs no introduction – one of the oldest restaurants of Bangalore. Bread butter jam,baked beans on toast, omelettes are very popular here. Followed by coffee. Ah, awesomeness!