When you are away from your homeland, no matter how much you love and are comfortable in your new country, you long for certain things that you grew up with. And among the list of things that I miss are plants and flowers of my homeland. These clusters of star shaped blooms are something I have always loved.
The Ixora seen in the picture above were in bloom at a small road-side open store in Bangalore. Was I delighted and sad at the same time, that these bunches of starry blooms can’t make it to my garden. I had to settle to just shooting a picture of it for the time being.
My love for Ixoras took the better of me, so when I saw Kalanchoes at the store, I mistook it for the more beautiful Ixoras and delightfully brought them home, only to be disappointed with realization.
Never mind, I don’t give up hope easily, who knows, I might some day see it somewhere in the stores, like so many others that I thought I might never get to bring home but eventually did, and are faring well in my backyard.