This morning I passed through Lodi Gardens, as I do quite often, and quite a few things were blooming just beautifully.
The Tomb of Muhammad Shah Sayyid
One of many gardenias
Mountain or cassumunar ginger (Zingiber cassumunar) in the Herb Garden
One canna cultivar...
And another, with the Sheesh Gumbad mausoleum peeking out in the back...
... and yet another
A particularly red cultivar of Plumeria rubra - even the leaves have a reddish tint!
View across the lily pond
Some of the flowers of the bright pink Nymphaea rubra cultivar were absolutely massive
The purple and pale blue varieties were much more delicate but just as lovely
The highlight of this walk in the park were definitely the waterlilies. In part because they were absolutely glorious but also because they were somewhat unexpected. I have been stopping by the lily pond and two smaller pools in the park that also have a few waterlilies in them every once in while ever since I first got to Delhi in March; for most of that time the waterlilies have looked rather sad, with a few raggedy pads and only an occasional unimpressive flower. All the more remarkable then that now they make such a wonderful display.