This year, I have spent a significant amount of my time staring and observing trees. It is one of those therapies that I cannot quantify.
As an extension to my Instagram series, this post includes more visuals of trees from Kumaon in Uttarakhand. Also known as the fruit belt of India, I’ve been to the region in Spring and Autumn this year. Although the landscape—terraced farms, the lone Kumaoni homes and the shadowed hills—have largely remained unchanged, the trees and the colours do change seasonally.
In Spring, the green leaves flourish, the farms are ploughed and the fruit trees bear blossoms. This visit was solely about identification. I spent time studying and recognizing the flowers of the different trees.
Autumn was about admiration. The colours turned into more earthy browns or sombre yellows. The saturation did not come from the sun. The contrasts outdoor were insipid.
Do you also gawk at trees?