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  • The fragrance of flowers is something so eternal .
    Some flowers are so small and we are filled with wonder
    at their beautiful,natural smell.
    There is a flowering tree called the Champa tree.
    In our language, Kannada , we call the flower ,sampige.
    These flowers do not bloom the whole year through.
    Here the yellow flowers are more common than the
    creamish white ones.
    When they are in bloom, their fragrance spreads
    over the whole area. Some find it a little too much :))

    There is a champa tree in our neighbour’s compound.
    When in full bloom, I can smell the fragrance
    of the flowers while preparing for breakfast .
    It gives a special feeling to the everyday tasks.

    The fragrance of these flowers reminds me of the
    Kantheshwara temple in a small place called Kanthawara,
    in Karkala taluk, Karnataka.
    We came to know of this place many years ago and visit
    it as often as we can. The temple is nestled in serene surroundings.
    There are two champa trees in the courtyard . They are huge and
    more than seven hundred years old. We have never seen such big
    Champa trees.The trees soar high into the heavens.
    We seem to be so small when we stand near its trunk :)
    The temple, the serene surroundings, the beautiful trees
    and the fragrant flowers make the whole place so peaceful
    and beautiful.
    A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

    The beautiful smelling flowers in our neighbour’s compound
    reminds me of those champa trees . Just imagine, more
    than seven hundred years old. If they could talk ,they
    would have so much to tell:))
    Thank God they are in a place far away from the main
    roads and in a temple courtyard.They will never be cut
    down in the name of development.
    All flowers are a joy forever.
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