I keep drifting back to stare at this picture I took in September 2005 during my first trip to India.
It was taken on the grounds of the Park Guesthouse in Pondicherry. The guesthouse is on the Bay of Bengal and I woke at dawn one day to do yoga outside, facing the rising sun. Surya namaskar on the Bay of Bengal at dawn is a good thing.
This is an amazing display of Bonsai Frangipani, which are trees in India. You might be familiar with its other name of Plumeria.
Looking at the thickness of the stems the plants must be quite old and would surely be several feet high if growing normally.
I tweaked the photo a bit to make the colors pop, but what you see is what you get in person.
I went to Pondicherry during my first two trips and it’s where I sent my yoga student and his girlfriend when I hit the road in the opposite direction.
Images of My India.