City Nature – Yellow Flowers, Humayun’s Tomb
The yellow magic.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
One August evening The Delhi Walla visited Humayun’s Tomb. The setting sun made the Mughal-era stone monument appear deceptively light, and yet this impression was not the day’s principal poetic element.
The sightseers were instead distracted by hundreds of yellow flowers that were shooting out of the green grass.
It was an unexpectedly amazing sight.
Two young women from Bombay were so thrilled that they plucked off the flowers, sticking them behind their ears. Elsewhere, a young man was lying sprawled across a bed of yellow, and 3-4 children were playing their own strange game within the wilderness of these flowers. Nearby, a black dog loitered.
By next evening, the gardeners had done their duty. All those yellow flowers were gone. The grass was completely green. Humayun’s Tomb had regained its great beauty.
Where Humyayun’s Tomb, Mathura Road Nearest Metro Station Jangpura Time Sunrise to sunset
Outshining the Mughals
Gorgeous! Those were rain lilies, which flower in great profusion at this time of the year. They go pretty well with the monsoon. These hopeful little yellow flowers are doing their job diligently despite the fact that Delhi has had no rain to speak of.
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