Ever since winters have gone on a break here, Manchester has been on a color riot. I have never seen such a mind-boggling variety of flowers before and that too within a radius of a kilometer of my house. So, a brand new camera and a plethora of colours to experiment upon was reason enough for me to get started on my expedition.

Right now, the city is covered with innumerable varieties of flowers, a few of which are already been shed on the roads and parks in the form of innumerable petals. Believe me, the beauty of thousands of petals whirling on roads as the buses rush past OR the beauty of parks covered under a heavy blanket of petals with is something hard to pen down. So, here goes.

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The city has an overdose of the pink flowered trees. Don’t ask me the names because I don’t have the slightest clue. During the months of April/May, the trees will be filled with such pink coloured flowers which would later fall and adorn the streets and parks. More photographs later.

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Tulips are another favourite here. You will find them in the gardens of numerable houses.

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These Lotus shaped flowers are also abundant. These are also the first ones to fall. The trees look really beautiful completely covered with them.

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The grass all around the city is covered with these very tiny yellow flowers. 

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When I saw these blue flowers, I thought, they should be called Bluebells. And voila! That was their name.

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Well, this is what I was talking about. The pink flowered trees. This is a park near Rusholme. I got down from the bus to take a stroll and was awestruck by the beauty. And can you see the petals strewn over the ground?

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No? Have a closer look!!

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Well, that was it. Before going, I would also like to add two of my favourite photos from my collection. They are nowhere related to the topic of the post but are worth sharing. The first one is that of a cemetery near my house. Somehow it reminds me of a huge dormitory where all the children are sleeping. 🙂

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The second one is that of the Manchester Eye. I love the clouds at the backdrop!

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That is all gents and ladies. Over and out.

p.s. If you want any of these photos, just let me know.

About the Author:

Amit Sharma is the Author of fiction novel False Ceilings published by Lifi Publications in January 2016. Amit always keeps a book and a portable reading light in his bag (much to the amusement of his fellow travellers). His other hobbies include watching world cinema, travelling, staring at hills, digging into various cuisines, cooking, listening to music, painting, blogging, making his daughter laugh and helping his wife with her unnecessary and prolonged shopping. He is currently working on his Second novel which is a thriller.

82 Comments

  1. dinu May 10, 2009 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    vow !!! some amazing captures !!! good job buddy !!
    you could have made it a wordpress gallery post, and got comments on individual photos

    • Amit May 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm - Reply

      Thanks! Don’t I have to buy my own domain to access gallery? I just have the css upgrade.

  2. atipriya May 10, 2009 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Wow!!!!
    Naya camera le liya??

    • Amit May 10, 2009 at 10:50 pm - Reply

      Thanks! Haan, the day I came back from Edinburgh, the new camera arrived. 🙁

  3. Smita May 10, 2009 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    wow!!! Great snaps….I fell in love with each of them..

    Aren’t u lucky to be there???

    • Amit May 10, 2009 at 10:51 pm - Reply

      Thanks! Well, yes, I am lucky. I am not sure if I will be able to say the same during the winters(If I will be here). 🙂

  4. oorja May 10, 2009 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    you live in heaven man… 🙂

    i think those white bunches are cherry blossoms… and the blue ones must be blue bells there is no other more relevant names to them..

    great shots.. u must become a pro… or are you..?

    • Amit May 10, 2009 at 10:52 pm - Reply

      Heaven? Haha! No, there is a dark side too. You have to cook food on your own! 🙂
      Well, no I am not a pro and I am not sure how to be one. 🙂

  5. Lokesh May 10, 2009 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Awsome pics man…….
    bhaiya aap to ek dum professional photographer ban gaye ho……:-))))))

    • Amit May 10, 2009 at 10:53 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lokesh!
      Aree kahan! Hum to bus yu hi camera use kar lete hain. Bas. 🙂

  6. Reema May 10, 2009 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    very beautiful flowers and photos.

  7. vishesh unni raghunathan May 10, 2009 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    coming over there with my camera 😛

    • Amit May 10, 2009 at 10:54 pm - Reply

      Just let me know when you arrive. Will be there on the airport. 😛

  8. Ordinary Guy May 10, 2009 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    awesome pics dude!!!!! but i do not like flowers!!! i can look at them from a distance!!!! 🙂

  9. Ordinary Guy May 10, 2009 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    enjoy the summer!!!

    • Amit May 10, 2009 at 10:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks! Err…Ahem! Thanks! 😀

  10. anrosh May 11, 2009 at 7:23 am - Reply

    something very similar happening here tooo..especially with the hues of pinks– and the greens have a sparkle too — and colorful birds tooo.. goodbye grey skies –even it is for a while..

    • Amit May 12, 2009 at 1:11 am - Reply

      Welcome to my blog! Well, pardon my ignorance, but where is here? 😛
      And the flowers have a very short window here. Just two months. I am not sure what will happen in the remaining summers. 🙂

  11. Nita May 11, 2009 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Lovely flowers and pictures Amit. Good to know you are taking time to smell the flowers! 🙂 By the way you look slimmer in your new avatar. Is it your new look? 🙂

    • Amit May 12, 2009 at 1:15 am - Reply

      Thanks Nita! Yes, Sundays and Saturdays are all mine. 🙂
      Slimmer? 😆 I am putting on weight here! There is too much junk food and chicken here and its very difficult to resist. 🙂

  12. Monika May 11, 2009 at 8:47 am - Reply

    lovely lovely pics Amit i am jealous that u live in such a nice place…

    awesome

    • Amit May 12, 2009 at 1:20 am - Reply

      Thanks and Welcome to my blog! 🙂
      Yes, please be jealous. I love to do that to people! 😛

  13. Final_Transit May 11, 2009 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Amit, beautiful pictures of spring! Its nice around indeed. The flower carpet is awesome. I made a post about Dandelions sometime back. here it is. Cheers!

    • Amit May 12, 2009 at 1:24 am - Reply

      Yes, its very nice! I have never liked going on a walk but now a days I love to walk back home after getting down from the bus. 🙂

  14. Suda May 11, 2009 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Excellent photos dude!!! And cool avatar 😉

  15. ArunGJ May 11, 2009 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Good ones Amit! Which camera is this?

    • Amit May 12, 2009 at 1:30 am - Reply

      Thanks Arun. Its Fujifilm S8000FD. Its cheap and its good. I am not sure if its in the market. Ordered it from Amazon. 🙂

  16. amreekandesi May 11, 2009 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Nice pictures, as always. I too went around taking pictures of the beautiful tulips all over New york last week.

    The pic in the header – northern lights i guess? Can you see them from UK?

    • Amit May 12, 2009 at 1:36 am - Reply

      Thanks! Its quite irresistible, isn’t it?
      I think its the Northern lights. Picked it up from the internet. 🙂
      Aurora Borealis is something I have to see before I die. 🙂

  17. Liju Philip May 11, 2009 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Great pics. Beautiful flowers.

  18. Smitha May 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Lovely pics! Summer is the best part of life in UK 🙂

    • Amit May 12, 2009 at 1:45 am - Reply

      Thanks Smitha and Welcome! Yes, it is and the best part is that there is sunlight till 9 pm. 🙂 Oh wait! Its 9:15 pm now and there is still light! 🙂

  19. SAM May 11, 2009 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    good Bhaiya.. meri training ka kuch to phayda hua aapko..
    ab to theek thak pictures le lete ho…
    good Job.. Keep it up 🙂

    • Amit May 12, 2009 at 1:48 am - Reply

      Haha! Thanks! Waise kaunsi training?? 😛

  20. Vijaya Bharat May 11, 2009 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Really you are very very lucky man. I am very jealous of you 🙂

    I want to be in that place immediately.

    First thing I want to do in such kind of places is to take a novel and chips packet along with me and spent full day by reading and eating there 🙂

    • Amit May 12, 2009 at 1:50 am - Reply

      Ha! Yes, be jealous! I love that! 😛

      Yes, that would be good but believe me, the weather changes with the snap of a finger here. But, surprisingly, the weather forecasts are prefect so its a good idea to have a look before planning something. 🙂

  21. Priya May 11, 2009 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Oh My!! What camera did you get?! And all the pictures are so lovely!! I just LOVED the 15th and 16th one. ( ie, 3rd and 4th from the last ) Fairytale!!
    Oh I like the 3rd one too! Nice focus and bokeh!

    • Amit May 12, 2009 at 1:52 am - Reply

      Thanks! The camera is Fujifilm S8000FD. I am not sure if it is in the market. Ordered it online. 🙂

  22. Harsh May 12, 2009 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Lovely pics … and yes , an excellent piece of photography ….

    You must have had a wonderful collection of photographs by now …. amazing !!!

  23. Harsh May 12, 2009 at 2:19 am - Reply

    about the domain … I took the domain + hosting (100 MB) for 1000 bucks a year !!! 🙂

    • Amit May 14, 2009 at 12:42 am - Reply

      Thanks Harsh! Yes, and its growing. 🙂
      1000 bucks…hmmm.

  24. Solilo May 12, 2009 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Awesome, Amit. Beautiful! Spring brings allergies but it still is beautiful.

    • Amit May 14, 2009 at 12:45 am - Reply

      Allergies?
      * I can imagine you sneezing* 😛
      Thanks!! Yes, spring is beautiful.

  25. sakhi May 12, 2009 at 11:45 am - Reply

    WOW.. this is so beautiful 🙂

  26. Maddie May 12, 2009 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Lovely pics. Am sure this is something you will miss after you come back to India. Here mud and dust covers the roads instead of flowers 😛

    • Amit May 14, 2009 at 12:55 am - Reply

      I really don’t want to think about that. 😛

  27. Anand May 12, 2009 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Hey Amit bud, how be u? The pics r awsome. Nature is absolutely unbeatable in beauty, inni??

    Ok, since Im a nice person (lol), I wud like u to know the answer of teh puzzle that u had missed out on.
    Here they are: Cross these from the pic if u like ;

    1) The date says, June 31st. June has only 30 days.
    2) The wire from the reciever is going into the wall…instead of going towards the phone.
    3) Phones handset is not connected to the base.

    ENjoy dude.
    😉

    • Amit May 14, 2009 at 12:56 am - Reply

      Thanks Anand! 🙂 I am glad that you liked them.
      Thanks for the answers of the puzzle. Now it is officially confirmed. I am dumb. 😛 I could not even point out such simple things. 😛

  28. ish May 12, 2009 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Amit the blogger seems to be turning into Amit the photographer. And doing a great job at it too! The pictures are really beautiful, especially the London Eye. I’ve always been fascinated about it but I’m not pretty sure if I’d like being at that kind of height. :-s

    • Amit May 14, 2009 at 12:58 am - Reply

      Thankyou hai! Oye! Its not the London Eye. Manchester Eye hai! 😛 Waise kya farak padta hai. Aankh hi to hai. 🙂
      Hmm..well its high, but you wont feel it. Believe me.

  29. Destination Infinity May 12, 2009 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Even their grave yard looks beautiful! Human monuments matching the monuments of nature….

    Destination Infinity
    So, does the Giant Wheel turn fast?

    • Amit May 14, 2009 at 1:01 am - Reply

      Thanks! Someone noticed! 🙂
      The giant wheel is quite slow. They just want you to have a good view of the city around you. 🙂

  30. Kido May 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    WOW!!! The photographs are stunning 🙂

    Very very very beautiful 🙂 They just made my day! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    How many mega pixels? If you don’t mind me asking i.e…

    • Amit May 14, 2009 at 1:02 am - Reply

      Thanks and Welcome to my blog! I am glad that you liked the photographs! 🙂
      Well, its 10 megapixels and 18X zoom.

  31. Poonam May 13, 2009 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Whoa! Your blog is soon turning into an awesome photo blog!

    I love flowers, flower pictures! No, dnt gift them to me, take me to a garden to admire them! I love this psot for this reason. I am itching to know the names as well. Feeling like going on a search right at the moment, but certainly ont have that kind of time on hands right now.

    How are things going? 🙂

    • Amit May 14, 2009 at 1:06 am - Reply

      Hehe! Thanks Poonam. I won’t like it to entirely turn into one. 🙂
      Ok Pakka! Whenever I am back we will go to see some flowers. 🙂 Even I am not sure what the names are. 🙁
      Things are fine. A little hectic but manageable. 🙂 And hows life in Delhi?

  32. Indyeah May 13, 2009 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    beautiful pictures!and flowers? 😀 absolute favourite!
    What are you? a pro? 😛
    coz the pics are darn beautiful!
    my fav is the third one coz of the color 🙂
    Poonam is right …ye toh photo blog hai 🙂 an awesome one 😀

    • Amit May 14, 2009 at 1:08 am - Reply

      Thanks Indyeah! Well, I am not. hehe. 🙂 The camera was good. 😆
      Areee..ye photo blog nahi hai. Ye sirf ek blog hai! 😛

  33. Archie May 13, 2009 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    OMG! These are beautiful!!

  34. Archie May 13, 2009 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Love the tulips and bluebells ofcourse are meant to adorn stone walls… Simply magnifico!

  35. Dinesh Babu May 13, 2009 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Very nice shots of the flowers. Why don’t you join Flickr and post some of your best shots there. You can find mine here – http://www.flickr.com/photos/ubababu/

    • Amit May 14, 2009 at 1:14 am - Reply

      Thanks Dinesh! Well, everytime I open up my flickr account and then I close it without doing anything. Maybe I am just being lazy. 🙂
      Your pics are nice. Why don’t you upload it more on your blog?

  36. kanagu May 14, 2009 at 12:25 am - Reply

    each and every photo is great bro… very good photography 🙂

    Lucky you.. you have been there at the right time 🙂

    • Amit May 14, 2009 at 1:15 am - Reply

      Thanks Kanagu! Yes, right time….maybe….maybe not. 🙂

  37. vaibhavtiwari May 14, 2009 at 2:49 am - Reply

    sahi hai bhai : ) great pics …

    Wish I too go to a place like this some day .. : )

    • Amit May 15, 2009 at 1:00 am - Reply

      Thankyou sir! Well, as they say, every dog has its day! 😛

  38. deepsm25 May 14, 2009 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Amazzzin Pics Amit..! Abs luved the last two!! Good Job!

  39. Indian Homemaker May 14, 2009 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Loved,and absolutely gushed over the beautiful flowers…

  40. Indian Homemaker May 14, 2009 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Though I wish the names were also all there….I loved the while wild ones in the grass … the pictures are really a treat!

    • Amit May 15, 2009 at 1:15 am - Reply

      Thanks IHM! I am glad that you liked them! 🙂

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  42. Swaram July 22, 2009 at 10:41 am - Reply

    How beautiful Amit! U r so lucky to be living so close to nature 🙁 Me feeling J of u 😛

    Please to share more such beautiful pics 🙂
    N yeah, u r gr8 behind the lens too … gr8 colours n composition!!!

    • Amit July 22, 2009 at 11:48 pm - Reply

      Yeah! It seems people here are very fond of gardening and keeping things neat and clean. 🙂

      Thanks a lot! 🙂

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  45. The Girl Next Door October 12, 2012 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Lovely pics! Beautiful, beautiful flowers! What a treat it would be to live here in this place! Sigh!

    • Amit October 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      It was amazing. The best part was when the petals started to fall on the roads, loads and loads of them. It was like a dream.

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